Originally Posted by ultrarnr
I have read a lot of articles comparing the NC700X to bikes like the V-Strom and Versys but have yet to see anyone compare it to the one bike that is really the most like the NC700X DCT and that is the Aprilia 850 Mana GT. Both the Mana GT and the NC700DCT have a form of automatic transmission, both have manual shift features. Both have front storage and under seat fuel tanks. I would like to see how the Aprilia's computer controlled CVT compares to Honda's DCT in both auto mode and manual shifting. The front storage on the Mana has the hinge in front, the Honda has it in the rear. Maybe someday.
You can find Mana reviews online and form your own conclusions. Google Mana 850 review and you will be able to find 3 or 4 in-depth reviews. Subjectively the Mana costs a good deal more - about $2000 in similar spec and did not deliver very good mileage for a mildly tuned 850, low forties compared to mid sixties. The core idea of the NC is the low revving engine designed for efficiency rather than high specific power output per displacement. Conceptually I think that is the biggest difference between the two bikes.