Originally Posted by dougwo
As a potential NC700X buyer, I am definitely reconsidering my options.
I haven't had a chance to meet a potential NC700X buyer, so your opinion is interesting. My circle of rider friends and I all see the 472lbs + 48hp + lots-o-plastic of the NC and scratch our heads wondering who Honda is trying to sell to, because it isn't any of us.
This FZ however has everyone waiting with baited breath, checking the web daily for any new info. I personally haven't been this excited for a new bike in years. The first bike I would consider actually buying new, never done that because I rotate through them so fast.
So I had thought they were going after different market segments, Honda the reasonable, responsible, reliable transportation appliance rider, and Yamaha the affordable, reliable, yet passionate enthusiast market. I had kind of assumed there would be little cross shopping these completely different bikes, so thanks for chiming in!
I would love to see some sales numbers as things develop to see which one pegged the motorcycle market more accurately.