|Also called||Nighthawk 700S|
|Engine||696 cc air/oil-cooled inline four-cylinder|
|Power||Template:Convert/hp at 10,000 RPM|
|Torque||45.2 lb·ft (61 N·m) at 8,000 RPM|
|Suspension||Front: 39 mm air adjustable with TRAC anti-dive |
Rear: Dual shocks
|Brakes||Front: Dual-disc with twin-piston caliper |
|Wheelbase||59.1 in (1.50 m)|
|Dimensions||L 84.8 in (2.15 m) W 30.7 in (780 mm)|
|Seat height||31.1 in (790 mm)|
|Weight||469.7 lb (213.1 kg) (dry), 497 lb (225 kg) (wet)|
|Fuel capacity||4.2 US gallon (15.9 litre) (0.7 US gallon reserve)|
Honda marketed the CB700SC (also called Nighthawk 700S) in the US from 1984–1986, configuring the bike's specification to avoid a 1983 US tariff on motorcycles over 700 cc. Honda marketed the CB750SC, a virtually identical bike with a slightly larger engine capacity, outside the US.
Similar to the previously introduced 650 Nighthawk, the Nighthawk S featured a 700 cc engine, shaft drive and hydraulic lifters in a bike with angular lines, a small "bikini" fairing and a 16 inch front wheel more typical of a sport bike. The Nighthawk 700S originally (1984–1985) arrived in either of two colors: black with either red accent panels or black with blue accent panels. In 1986 it came navy blue (with white panels and red pinstripes) or black (with red panels and tri color red pinstripes). Valve cover and clutch covers were painted black as well as the wheels.
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 brushed satin silver trim. Other components were also enameled in black including the lower fork legs, handlebars, and rear grab rails. The 1986 model discontinued the blue and came in red, white, and blue similar to the interceptors .
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