Top test Honda Deauville (ABS)
The new Deauville is seven kilograms heavier. But that doesn’t matter. Because in return it has become cleaner, stronger, more stable and more suitable for traveling.
It could have turned out differently. With an informal circular to the dealers or a brief press-
her sister, the Africa Twin. Probably
the community would even have mourned a little. A community of 43,621 owners spread across Europe (as of December 2005).
Honda made a different decision. The D.eauville remains in the program. And still unrivaled in its own way. Because for 8,240 euros the customer receives a small, well thought-out, practical and comfortable travel steamer with cardan drive, integrated suitcases, lockable storage compartment and effective weather protection. There is an additional charge of 600 euros
an ABS. In addition, the new one has not only become stronger, but also cleaner and jumps the Euro 3 hurdle brilliantly. And all for just under 100 euros more than the previous year’s model.
Speaking of predecessors: In 1998 the first Deauville rolled off the production line near Montesa in Spain. Four years later he found out
The drive from the late 80s (NTV 650 and Africa Twin) received an update, two unregulated catalytic converters together with a secondary air system ensured compliance with the Euro 2 standard. But even then it was clear: Without any profound changes-
The V2 would not be able to comply with stricter emission standards.
Today, four years later, these interventions necessary for the Euro 3 standard have been carried out. When the button is pressed, a lighter starter, which is six millimeters shorter, engages in the toothing. Electronic injection with 40 mm throttle valves and twelve-hole nozzles replaces the previous carburetor system. In German: No matter whether 15 degrees below zero or 30 degrees in the shade? The two-cylinder hangs from the first turn on the gas without delay.
So take a seat, enter the corridor and go. With a seat height of 810 millimeters, the new one is one centimeter smaller than the old one. But it is at least the same
comfortable. Keyword grandma’s sofa. With the difference that you can keep your shoes on here. You could call the seat cozy. Even more homely than its predecessor. Because the fairing is wider, more protective and at the same time sleeker, the 30 millimeter higher handlebars fit perfectly in the hand. The disc can be removed in ten minutes using the on-board tool? by the way, for japanese spa-
niche conditions are quite generous-
falls ?? can be installed in a second position 170 millimeters higher. At the moment, however, this remains a minor matter. For now
see how the revised engine goes. Honda promises 65 hp at 8000 rpm and 66 Nm at 6500 rpm, i.e. nine hp and
eleven newton meters more than before. Only nine, only eleven? Do you even notice that??
Anyone who has ever driven Deauville knows what an “oasis of calm” means when referring to a motorcycle. The compact engine with a 52 degree cylinder angle and 76 degree crank pin offset cannot be disturbed by anything or anyone. Works persistently in the lower and upper speed range like an oil feed pump. Even at top speed you can’t get rid of the feeling that 8000 tours would be just as relaxing as 2000. In principle, nothing has changed with the revamped engine.
The incredibly massaging heartbeat, as if all components were made of rubber, can still be felt. However, the heartbeat of the Vau has become a bit harder. Reggae became funk. Which is because it reacts more agile to gas commands. Below 3000 rpm it chugs away, does not chop and does not choke if you tug the gas cord briskly. Above that he tenses his hardened muscles and happily marches to 9000 tours, where the shoot-
number limiter put an end to the march. In numbers: For the sprint of
The Deauville needs zero to 100 km / h
now 5.4 seconds and takes 0.6 seconds from her older sister. Up to 140 km / h pass with the 2006 Mo-
dell 11.1 seconds, makes 1.3 seconds
less than before.
The touring virtues of the engine, that low-vibration, massaging pulse that puts you in the holiday mood on the first few meters of the journey, have been preserved. In addition, there are qualities that will delight sporty Deauvillists or that simply make everyday life easier. In order to achieve this, the Honda men went to great lengths. They completely redesigned the head. Four valves per cylinder instead of the previous three and one in the middle
Take care of the candle instead of the double ignition
in connection with straightened intake-
channels and one from 4.5 liters to 7.5
Liter enlarged airbox for better filling of the cylinders.
In addition, the displacement was increased from 647 to 680 cm3 by a bore that was enlarged by two millimeters to 81 millimeters, and the compression was increased from 9.2 to 10.0 to one. Despite the larger bore, the pistons and connecting rods are lighter than in the previous model. The fifth gear is larger, the transmission
completely re-translated. The gradations for the sprint up to 185 km / h top speed are almost ideal, the annoying wide spread between the first and second is finally history. However, when switching through, you sometimes have to check back.
But you can get used to it. So let’s drift along this road to somewhere. Because drifting is exactly the right expression for driving Deauville. The driver doesn’t have to worry about anything. You just feel right at home on the 257 kilogram tourer. Upper body and legs cuddle in the slipstream, the helmet is flowed very gently in a linear manner, and people over 175 meters can mount the windshield in the high position. However, in this position, she ensures essential-
The travel speed quickly levels off around 150 km / h. Then around six liters per 100 kilometers flow out of the almost 20 liter tank. With country road touring, it is 4.6 liters, which enables a range of 428 kilometers. Absolutely suitable for touring.
The Deauville also cuts a fine figure at top speed and remains stable on course on its Bridgestone BT 020 soles. The wall of the frame is reinforced at crucial points and the load
has been increased by seven kilograms to 197. And in order to adapt the heat balance of the drive, which is considered “indestructible” among Deauville drivers, to the higher output and ergo thermal load, the oil cooler is now also surrounded by cooling water.
Sounds good. And especially afterwards, as if the Deauville was forever
built. But how does the five behave?-
Hundreds of kilograms on the last groove?
South of France, curve maze. The Deauville arrows towards a nasty, tight right bend. Anchoring mercilessly, now. Two fingers are not enough. Three have to pull the lever, the foot crashes in at the back. In the event of forced braking, the combination of ABS and composite braking system creates a deceleration of 9.3 m / s2,
In other words, the bike comes to a standstill after a full braking from 100 km / h after 41.6 meters. The control processes of the ABS are soft, even bumps do not embarrass the ABS, which is also used in both CBF models. To get top marks
must be braked with the foot pedal ?? 56 percent of the vehicle’s weight rests on the rear axle when the vehicle is stationary. When the pace is sporty, the fork does not capitulate like that of the last model. Although it does not respond particularly sensitively, it cushions satisfactorily and does not have any impact even in two-person operation.
Due to the relatively high weight and the tires, the follows
Deauville steering commands precise, but somewhat lethargic. This is what the straight line is for
flawless. The cardan drive continues to work very unobtrusively. Its very low load change reactions help to hit the targeted line even if the throttle hand is restless. Bravo!
The bottom line is that there is almost nothing you can blame Deauville, born in 2006, for. Except maybe that they are
has lost its trademark: the
huge fuel tap. But better than the entire motorcycle would have disappeared.
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Top test Honda Deauville (ABS)
Was there anything else? – Honda Deauville ABS
l Mirror boom by 55 millimeters
extended, vibration-free, good view
l Large, easily recognizable turn signal at the rear
l Consumption display very accurate
l Hazard warning lights also work with
l Exhaust system made entirely of stainless steel
l Integrated crash bar
l alternator output of 240
452 watts increased
l Wide range of accessories
l Enlarged storage compartments in the cladding
l Better contoured seat for the passenger
l Standard case volume of 43.5
increased to a total of 54 liters, with wider ones
Case lids by 17 liters again
l Cockpit difficult to read due to reflections
l Loosening the bench is very difficult
l Hook the case locks
l Handwheel for adjusting the shock absorber
l Windshield is difficult to adjust
l Poke the passenger’s calves
to the cladding
MOTORCYCLE Measurements – Honda Deauville ABS
Top speed * 185 km / h
0 100 km / h 5.4 sec
0 ?? 140 km / h 11.1 sec
60 ?? 100 km / h 6.4 sec
100 ?? 140 km / h 7.4 sec
140 ?? 180 km / h 15.2 sec
Effective (display 50/100) 48/95 km / h
Display red area 8900 rpm
Effective 9000 rpm
Consumption in the test
at 130 km / h 5.6 l / 100 km
Country road 4.6 l / 100 km
Theor. Range 428 km
Fuel type normal
mass and weight
L / W / H 2230/980/1330 mm
Seat height 810 mm
Handlebar height 1070 mm
Turning circle 5730 mm
Weight with a full tank 257 kg
Payload 197 kg
Wheel load distribution f / r 44/56%
Driving dynamics 1
Braking distance from 100 km / h 41.6 m
Average deceleration 9.3 m / s2
Note: With the composite brake system CBS, pressure on the foot brake not only activates the rear saddle, but also a piston of the right front three-
piston caliper activated. As the brake pressure increases, a proportional-
tional control valve (PCV) the braking force
back. In practice, you get decent deceleration values just by pressing the foot brake lever. To achieve maximum deceleration, however, both levers must be used to brake.
Slalom and circular track are not passable due to weather conditions.
Performance Chart – Honda Deauville ABS
Nine PS and twelve Newton meters more than before? the revision was successful. Over the entire speed range, the four-valve engine is its older, three-valve brother
Bag. The gear ratio has been adjusted. That means: The
First to fourth gears are slightly longer than the previous model,
and the spread got closer. This is good for sporty driving and harms
56 percent of the weight is on the rear wheel. Therefore, behind can
a lot of braking force can be transmitted, so that the Deauville remains extremely stable when braking. The ABS regulates sensitively up to the maximum deceleration.
Technical data – Honda Deauville ABS
Engine: water-cooled two-cylinder four-stroke 52-degree V-engine, crankshaft lying transversely, one chain on top each-
driven camshaft, four valves per cylinder, rocker arm, wet sump lubrication, injection Ø 40 mm, regulated catalytic converter, alternator 452 W, battery 12 V / 14 Ah, mechanically operated, multi-disc oil bath clutch, five-speed gearbox, cardan.
Bore x stroke 81.0 x 66.0 mm
Cubic capacity 680 cm3
Compression ratio 10.0: 1
48.0 kW (65 hp) at 8000 rpm
Max. Torque 66 Nm at 6500 rpm
Pollutant values (homologation) in g / km
CO 1.068 / HC 0.094 / NOx 0.075
Chassis: bridge frame made of steel, telescopic fork, Ø 41 mm, single-joint two-
arm swing made of aluminum, central-
Suspension strut with lever system, adjustable spring base, double disc brake at the front,
Ø 296 mm, three-piston floating calipers, rear disc brake, Ø 276 mm, double-piston floating calipers, composite brake system.
Cast aluminum wheels 3.50 x 17; 4.50 x 17
Tires 120/70 ZR 17; 150/70 ZR 17
Tires in the test
Bridgestone BT 020 “J”; “U”
Dimensions and weights: wheelbase 1475 mm, steering head angle 61.5 degrees, caster 115 mm, spring travel f / h 115/120 mm,
permissible total weight 454 kg, tank capacity / reserve 19.7 / 3.5 liters.
Service intervals every 6000 km
Oil and filter change every 12,000 km / 2.8 l
Engine oil SAE 10W30
Telescopic fork oil
Honda Ultra Cushion Oil SAE 10W
Spark plugs NGK CPR8EA-9
Idle speed 1200 ± 100 / min
Tire pressure solo (with pillion passenger)
front / rear 2.5 / 2.9 (2.5 / 2.9) bar
Two year guarantee
Colors gray, beige, blue, black
Price 8240 euros
Price test motorcycle3 8,840 euros
Additional costs 200 euros
Conclusion – Honda Deauville ABS
The Deauville has never been better. Honda
has strengthened its virtues and eliminated weak points. You can’t get rid of the feeling of having to drive around the world immediately after taking off. And if luck is by the wayside: No bike in this class offers so much travel comfort for two and so on
plenty of storage space for luggage.
Scoring: Engine – Honda Deauville ABS
Its old strengths such as the low load changes and its smoothness
or the two-cylinder has retained the homogeneous torque curve. New ones are added
easier starting behavior, better gear ratio, more power. You can’t expect miracles from 65 HP, but the one
The engine gives off that holiday feeling from the first turn.
Scoring: Chassis – Honda Deauville ABS
Except for the variable spring base
of the shock absorber is nothing
Adjustable chassis. But power
Nothing. The Deauville only works in pillion mode with luggage
when driving hard to their limits. The new, tighter set-up
the fork succeeded.
Scoring: Safety – Honda Deauville ABS
Noticeably inconspicuous: In terms of things
The little touring bike hardly ever makes a mistake. The light output of the new headlight should be even better? it shines brightly,
but a bit too selective. Even sporty driving brings up-
because of the strengthened engine that
reliable brake and good lean angle fun. The front brake could do this
but tolerate more bite.
Scoring: Everyday Life – Honda Deauville ABS
THE LEAN adjustability of the chassis prevents the
Equipment a higher score. The payload could turn out to be a modest 197 kilograms for tourist conditions. The large range is exemplary.
Scoring: Comfort – Honda Deauville ABS
The comfort is great. And he
can be improved by the wide range of accessories: navigation system, music system, heated grips, knee pads, ankle protection, etc. everything at
Honda dealer available.
Scoring: Cost / Environment – Honda Deauville ABS
The 150 mm rear tire beats
relatively small craters
in the wallet. The consumption of rural roads is also 4.6
Liters quite pleasant. Honda should extend the 6000 inspection intervals, 10,000 kilometers without an intermediate check are included
modern engines are no problem.
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