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Honda CB700SC
Manufacturer Honda
Also called Nighthawk
Production 84-86
Engine 700cc
Sparkplug DPR8EA-9 '84-86
Battery YB14L-A1 '84-86
Front Tire 110/90-16 '84-86
Rear Tire 130/90-16 '84-86
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The Honda CB700SC is a motorcycle produced by Honda from 1984 to 1986 and more commonly known as the Nighthawk 700S.

Although the Honda Nighthawk CB750SC Motorcycle had been introduced in 1982, the 700 cc Nighthawk debuted two years later. In fact, the 1984 750 and 700 were almost identical except for the engine size. In Canada, for instance, the dealers opted for the 750 rather than the 700 because Canada did not have the tariffs that the U.S. imposed on motorcycles over 700 cc.

While its ancestor, the 650 Nighthawk, had a standard Motorcycle style, the 700 had angular lines capped by a small "bikini" fairing and a smaller (16 inch) front wheel which was the rage for sportbikes. The bike came only in black with either red or blue accent panels.

The engine was a larger version of the 650 Nighthawk's double-overhead cam, four cylinder with hydraulic lifters which virtually eliminated valve adjustments. The exhaust was a four-into-two finished in black chrome. The engine was enameled mostly in black with chrome trim. Other components normally chromed were also enameled in black including the lower fork legs, handlebars, and rear grab rails.

Since full-tilt sportbikes of the era were gravitating toward a more radical look with full fairings and crouched seating positions, the Nighthawk filled the gap between sport and standard motorcycles. Though a good compromise and a capable performer, the 700 Nighthawk was phased out after the 1986 model.


1984

1984 Honda Nighthawk "S"
1984 Honda CB700SC NightHawk S in Black/Blue
1984 Honda CB700SC NightHawk S in Black/Blue
1984 Honda CB700SC in Red/Black
1984 Honda CB700SC in Red/Black
1984 Honda CB700SC in Red/Black
1984 Honda Nighthawk 700 (CB700SC) in Red/Black
1984 Honda Nighthawk 700 (CB700SC) in Red/Black
1984 Honda Nighthawk 700 (CB700SC) in Red/Black
1984 Honda Nighthawk 700 (CB700SC) in Red/Black
1984 Honda Nighthawk 700 (CB700SC) in Red/Black


The CB700SC'84 Nighthawk "S" was sold in 1984 in one of two color schemes: Black with Red or Black with Blue. The color panels were on the tank, side covers, rear fender, and fairing. The color panels were outlined with a color matching pinstripe. The left side fork leg was black with a white "TRAC" logo. The engine was a 696cc DOHC 4-valve inline four linked to a 6-speed transmission and driving a shaft to the rear wheels. The serial number began JH2RC200*EM000014.

1985

1985 Honda Nighthawk "S"
1985 Honda Nighthawk CB700SC in Black/Red
1985 Honda Nighthawk CB700SC in Black/Red
1985 Honda Nighthawk CB700SC in Black/Red
1985 Honda Nighthawk CB700SC in Black/Red
1985 Honda Nighthawk CB700SC in Black/Red
1985 Honda Nighthawk "S" (CB700SC) in Red
1985 Honda Nighthawk "S" (CB700SC) in Red
1985 Honda CB700SC in Blue
1985 Honda CB700SC in Blue
1985 Honda CB700SC in Blue
1985 Honda CB700SC in Blue
1985 Honda CB700SC in Blue
1985 Honda CB700SC in Blue
1985 Honda CB700SC in Blue


The CB700SC'85 Nighthawk "S" was sold in 1985 in one of two color schemes: Black with Red or Black with Blue. The color panels were outlined with white pinstripes. The left side fork leg was solid black. The speedometer numbers were in increments of 10 (e.g., 15, 25, 35, 45, etc.). The engine was a 696cc DOHC 4-valve inline four linked to a 6-speed transmission and driving a shaft to the rear wheels. The serial number began JH2RC200*FM100001.

1986

1986 Honda Nighthawk "S"
1986 Honda CB700SC in White
1986 Honda CB700SC in White
1986 Honda CB700SC in White


The CB700SC'86 was sold in 1986 and came in one of two color schemes: Black with Candy Alamoana Red or Candy Aleutian Blue with Shasta White. The black bike had red panels outlined with orange stripes; but the blue bike had white panels outlined with red stripes. The wheels, engine, and "velocity stack" covers were solid black. The left side fork leg was solid black. The speedometer numbers were in increments of 10 (e.g., 15, 25, 35, 45, etc.). The engine was a 696cc DOHC 4-valve inline four linked to a 6-speed transmission and driving a shaft to the rear wheels. The serial number began JH2RC200*GM200001

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