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Old 02-11-2013, 05:04 AM   #315
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Originally Posted by GrahamD View Post
Care to be more specific.

I am sure that level of soul is the first thing fishermen ask for when they are looking for an outboard.
Definitely. Totally agree.
Not looking for "soul" at machines.

However, what I dislike with these new bikes is: the NC platform was in a way innovative. The NC700 series
combines big riding fun with good mpg, low maintenance, nice styling, an enjoyable engine, up to date technologies and very good practical usage.

But with those two new bikes they take several steps backward.
Ugly outdated styling, looking like cars somehow (maybe this is intended?), extremely bulky, no great trunk, oldstyle fuel tank, even more weight, I guess

I was hoping they would bring the new concept including this special engine into an even more riding fun related class: lower weight, slim and up to date style. However, I am aware this was not a realistic view, but I did not expect them to create these bold oldstyle cruisers out of their latest mid level platform.

Well, after all there is no doubt, buying the NC700X in its first year was a perfect idea. It won't get any better.

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