At the first sight it will be hard to put the Honda Integra into any known category. Its unique design places it just at the border between motorcycles and scooters and is pretty safe to say that the Integra integrates a small part of both these categories.
With the Integra’s styling and general layout, it’s hard to believe that its protective and aerodynamic bodywork hides the very same engine and chassis of the NC700X. Technical commonality extends to engine tuning, frame geometry, suspension and even to the wheels, tires and ABS-equipped brakes, the last featuring the same 320mm front disc and three-piston caliper.
Thereby, the bike offers the comfort of a big scooter offering a relaxed riding position, a big windscreen and plenty of storage places, while at its heart lies a pretty strong powerplant which rewards you with an agile acceleration and three digit speeds.
In fact, the very good riding qualities of this Honda chassis remain substantially unchanged in the Integra, which handles and rides way better than any maxi-scooter in production today. The engine is a highly innovative SOHC, 670cc parallel-Twin, with a substantial 11.7:1 compression ratio. Honda lists Max output as 38.1kW at 6250 rpm and 62Nm of torque at 4750 rpm, even with the six-speed DCT.
Once aboard, the Integra offers a rational and comfortable riding posture. Floorboards are set forward, and the consequent positioning of the rider’s feet partly compensates for the extra weight of the bags and top case. The seat, set at 31.1 in., is ample and comfortably contoured for two. The fairing proves highly protective, making even a ride in the cold weather a pleasant experience. Heated grips, available as an option.
Honda’s proprietary DCT is perfectly teamed to the flexible engine. In D mode, the midsize Twin is smooth in everyday riding conditions and easily delivers more than 100kms per gallon. In S mode, the DCT becomes a high-performance transmission, capable of holding gears to peak power rpm and downshifting under braking. The feeling is brisk and sporty, and the Integra hits 85 mph quite quickly. Manual shifting via the left hand is possible, but it’s best to set the transmission to Sport and simply appreciate the spirited performance. The fairing ensures very good stability at speeds of up to 160kms, about the performance limit of the Integra. On a similarly positive note, braking, as on all late-model scooters, is controlled by two hand levers, which is very instinctive.
Honda Integra Spec
Engine Type : Liquid-Cooled 4-Stroke 8-Valve, SOHC Parallel 2-Cylinder
Engine Displacement :670cm3
Max. Power Output :38.1kW/6,250min (95/1/EC)
Max. Torque :62Nm/4,750min (95/1/EC)
Ignition System : Computer-Controlled Digital Transistorised With Electronic Advance
Fuel System : PGM-FI electronic fuel injection
Fuel Tank Capacity :14.1 ltr
Fuel Consumption : 3.75ltr / 100kms
Transmission Type : 6-Speed Dual Clutch Transmission
Clutch :Wet, Multiplate Hydraulic 2-Clutch
Clutch Operation : Push Button – D Mode/S Mode/Manual Mode
Wheelbase :1,525mm , Seat Height : 790mm
Tyres : Front :120/70-ZR17M/C (58W)
Rear :160/60-ZR17M/C (69W)
Front :41mm Telescopic Fork, 120mm Travel
Rear :Monoshock Damper, Pro-Link Swingarm, 120mm Travel
Brakes : Front :320mm Single Wavy Hydraulic Disc With 3-Piston Calipers And Sintered Metal
Pads, C-ABS As Standard
Rear :240mm Single Wavy Hydraulic Disc With Single-Piston Caliper And Sintered
Metal Pads, C-ABS As Standard
Kerb Weight :238kg