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Old 01-24-2012, 08:28 AM   #436
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Probably not a good idea. Its a sealed compartment, that problaby seems moderate heat from the engine. Not a good place for gasoline fumes.


Besides, just because above the engine is where the fuel tank traditionally is, doesn't mean its where it should be. Don't be a

This is probably a better solution if you've just GOTTA have another couple hundred miles before stopping:

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Old 01-24-2012, 09:59 AM   #437
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Honda NC700

Thought this looked interesting...
Is it a spirited adventure bike, a comfortable tourer or a convenient, reliable commuter? According to Honda, the NC700 is a little of each -- as well as simple, functional and inexpensive. Powered by a new 670-cc parallel twin engine with electronic fuel injection, the NC700 is aimed at those riders more interested in usability than strict horsepower one-upmanship. With a fuel capacity of 3.7 gallons, the bike will have a range of up to 240 miles and get more than 60 mpg. Unlike most bikes, the gas tank isn’t positioned in front of the rider. Instead, it is concealed beneath the rider and accessed by flipping up the passenger seat. Where the gas tank normally resides is a flip-top storage compartment with 21 liters of space, enough for a helmet. The bike’s upright seating position should make for good visibility. Touring-friendly accessories include a 45-liter top case and 29-liter saddlebags. Also available are crash guards, LED fog lights, heated grips, 12-volt DC socket and center stand.



Price: $6,999 for the standard 6-speed transmission; $7,999 with dual-clutch transmission version with anti-lock braking system.
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Old 01-24-2012, 10:11 AM   #438
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Laugh Honda /TDM

Obviously HONDA engineers thought they could do a better job than the YAMAHA'S TDM.
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Old 01-24-2012, 11:05 AM   #439
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Big ol thread on it right here:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=728895
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Old 01-24-2012, 12:02 PM   #440
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I own a Wee and have ridden the new X once and the Versys a couple of times, along with the F650GS and Transalp. There's no question the Wee and Versys will stamp all over this new Honda in terms of top end, however the new Honda feels at least as strong as these bikes below 6000rpm and revs up as cleanly as either of them. Up to 70mph there's not a lot between these bikes..
IIRC Honda says the X is faster to 60mph than the 76bhp CBF600.
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Old 01-24-2012, 12:02 PM   #441
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I wonder what the odds are of someone eventually building an aftermarket tank that will fit in that storage compartment where the fuel tank should be...
That's not a bad idea..
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Old 01-24-2012, 12:08 PM   #442
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Yep, to expand list - another alternative is BMW F800ST. Same fuel consumtion figures without much fuss over it. Much more expensive (10 000), but plenty of them second hand and BMW offers excellent finance. Much more capable too.
The 800ST is about to get a redesign/update; there are spy shots floating around. I always liked the 800S better, but BMW discontinued it.
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Old 01-24-2012, 06:37 PM   #443
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Honda NC700X - New Bike

The new Honda NC700X debuts this summer..

http://www.motorcycledaily.com/2012/...t-this-summer/











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Old 01-24-2012, 06:39 PM   #444
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Lots of discussion in the 'New Hondas for 2012' thread

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...723905&page=11
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Old 01-24-2012, 06:39 PM   #445
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Nice looking bike, but only 700cc?
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Old 01-24-2012, 06:41 PM   #446
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mods feel free to delete this thread..
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Old 01-24-2012, 06:43 PM   #447
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Nah, leave it. That other thread was all speculation from when it looked like they weren't coming to the US. I just thought I'd mention thread in case you were interested.


Anyway, I'm amazed they are selling base models for $7k. I figured it would carry the usual Honda premium and go for $10k.
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Old 01-24-2012, 07:29 PM   #448
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Nice looking bike, but only 700cc?
670cc

economical though, 3.7 gallon gives ~240 mile range
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Old 01-24-2012, 07:32 PM   #449
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Any idea when these may hit the show room so I can take a look at it? I'm looking to buy a new bike in the spring and this is a nice mix to the versys vs weestrom debate.
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Old 01-24-2012, 07:43 PM   #450
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Any idea when these may hit the show room so I can take a look at it? I'm looking to buy a new bike in the spring and this is a nice mix to the versys vs weestrom debate.
Summer 2012 according to press releases
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