Puig Rear Mudguard Honda NC700X 2012-2015
Perfect rear hugger
This rear hugger is a must for an NC. The lack of one from the factory is kind of lame but this is an affordable solution for that. The install was a breeze as all you have to do is remove the original chain guard and install the provided bracket in place of the brake line holder. An install tip, the zip ties they provide are pretty thin and can pinch your brake line if you cinch in too tightly. I just grabbed some slightly larger ones I had in my garage and used those instead. All and all this is a product you should have on your NC.
April 30, 2016
Easy to install and gets the job done! It mounts onto existing bolts for a no hassle but protective purchase
September 14, 2015
another perfect fit from Puig
After getting a couple hundred miles on the NC700 and seeing the junk tossed up on the monoshock from recent roadwork in the neighborhood this was a no brainer purchase. Install was a breeze taking about 15 minutes, more time finding the allen wrenches and 8mm combo. Pulled the stock chainguard, mounted the replacement metal plate on the offf side, zip tied the brake lline in place and reinstalled the now 4mm allen head boltts. Fits perfect and I even put the OEM chain tension sticker on it, along with a Revzilla sticker just for a little flash. Looks dead nuts center from the rear and it ought to keep the underside of important bits well protected.
September 6, 2015
Easy to install, fills the void, works as intended
I, like others, purchased this hugger to protect my shock and fill the void left where the designers should have put this thing standard.
The part itself is a durable seeming plastic that appears to be OEM. There are no awkward edges or imperfections.
The install is a breeze but as another reviewer noted, I had to get an actual set of allen keys as my tool couldn't fit in the tight places.
I am very pleased with this part and it improved the aesthetics and performance of an already great bike.
August 10, 2015
This should be OE..
I'm fully aware that the NC700 is a budget commuter/light adventure bike, but the lack of a rear hugger guard seems a bit odd for a company known for attention to detail.
This piece of kit fills the gap left by the Honda designers. I found the installation to be elementary, and was impressed by the build quality.
I would advise using a standard "L" type allen key to tighten the mounting screws, as there is very little room between the mounting points and the swing arm on either side.
Removal and re installation of the guard for chain maintenance is a breeze.
Echoing other reviews: this is a smart looking addition to the bike. It really dresses up the back end.
August 4, 2015
A functional accessory that fits
Other Honda motorcycles wear a "hugger" type fender so I am not sure why their "adventure" bike doesn't come with one. The Puig fender is a great solution to keeping debris and grit away from the rear shock. Over the years I have found that some aftermarket accessories are a compromise on fit or function. Cannot find a flaw with this product. Installation was very easy and required no modifications except removing the original chain guard and brake hose stay. All the mounting holes lined up perfectly and the hugger incorporates a chain guard. Bottom line is that it looks factory. I had occasion to remove the rear wheel recently and there is no interference from the hugger. Would recommend to anyone who owns the NC700X.
June 1, 2015
Looks absolutely brilliant on the bike. Gives the rear wheel so much more character, while keeping the suspension relatively dirt free.
April 14, 2014