Honda Vultus Review (2014)

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Honda Vultus

When properly ridden the Vultus corners on a rail and is, I cannot emphasis this enough, smooth as silk!
- Rating: 10 / 10

What Is It?

>The Honda Vultus is a premium maxi scooter with a dash of manga / cruiser styling and is closely related to the more conventional NC750D Integra. It's powered by a Euro 3 compliant liquid cooled 745 cc parallel twin engine, producing 54 bhp at 6,250 rpm and maximum torque at 4,750 rpm.

Specs

  • Seat Height: Low (650 mm / 25.6 inches)
  • Weight: Heavy (245 kg / 540 lbs)
  • Economy: Good (70 mpg / 4.0 l/100km / 24.8 km/l)
  • Range: High (180 miles / 290 km)
  • Power to Weight: Low (0.220 bhp/kg / 0.164 kW/kg)
  • Top Speed: Average (100 mph / 161 km/h)

Pros

  • Super easy gearbox
  • Really low seat
  • Smooth ride
  • Handling
  • Backrest
  • Storage
  • Looks

Cons

  • Very limited availability
  • It's quite wide
  • Protection
  • Screen
  • Range

What Is It Like?

Honda Vultus

Does It Divide Opinion?

My NM4 is not only eye catching! I call my bike ‘Marmite’ as people seem to either Love or Hate it. There is no in-between. Luckily the Vultus is more flexible than people’s opinions and is always easy, smooth, compliant and fun to drive.

Practicality

I suffer from ill health and sometimes I am weak which meant I was unable to ride my sports bike, however the Vultus is very kind and with its low centre of gravity, smooth automatic gear selection and adjustable back rest I am able to ride every day.

DCT Gearbox

It has fully automatic gear selection for smooth, economical distance eating pleasure rides, sports mode for thrilling acceleration and has ‘Klicktronic’ instantaneous style fully manual gear selection for serious control allowing safer, faster twisties than I have ever managed on any of my other bikes.

Honda Vultus

Handling

Top speed is surprising and very easy to achieve, the storage is innovative and surprisingly roomy with security and phone charging easily accessible.

When properly ridden the Vultus corners on a rail and is, I cannot emphasis this enough, smooth as silk!

Honda Vultus

The Dash

Added features such as different colours for the different modes and digital dash brightness control only add to the fun.

Honda Vultus

Protection

Although the front fairing looks wide it is nowhere near as big as any of my cruisers and fits through my standard garden gate with no issues.

Unfortunately, although it does look as if it will protect you from exposure, none of the essential areas are covered. Hands, knees and face are all exposed and I am hoping to fit hand warmers, which can be purchased for the model, before Winter arrives.

Honda Vultus

To Sum Up

I did look at the optional larger screen but it does not appeal to me as it spoils the superb styling of the Vultus.

The mirrors are great; low down and with enough angle to allow you to view directly behind yourself with only the edges of your hands in the frame.

I am so happy I bought this bike and I feel lucky to own it.

- Marion H, 2019

Deals, specs and pics

Price Guide

Year
Dealer
Private
Part Ex
Mileage
2017
£8,000
£6,400
£5,600
6,700
2016
£6,900
£5,550
£4,850
8,500
2015
£6,800
£5,450
£4,800
10,300
2014
£7,750
£6,200
£5,400
12,100

Year shows signs of appreciation

Gear & Accessories

Related Bikes

Honda NC750D Integra - The maxi scooter which the Vultus is based on.

Add Your Review

Do you own this bike? We would love to hear anything good, bad, unexpected or that you have changed plus anything that a prospective new owner might find interesting or useful.

More Info

Check out this video review from CagerOnTwoWheels.