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Old 02-11-2012, 11:21 AM   #826
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Inital feelings after a couple of hundred miles

Fuel consumption - 79mpg :-)

Good points

Comfortable, much quicker than its weight/power figure suggest, GREAT gearbox (dont waste your money on the DCT), great riding position, really easy to ride, handling is safe, good quality (see below), good clocks, brilliant fuel consumption (70mph = 3300rpm)

Bad points

Seat is "BMW Firm" (might be numb bum after a couple of hours), suspension can get harsh over poor surfaces, fuel cap and rear seat stay are "cheap", indicator switch position needs some getting used to, radiator is very exposed (getting an R&G rad cover). Thats it
Overall

If you are looking for a cheap to run, cheap to buy, well built, comfortable commuter/all rounder this is a good choice. I am very happy, so far........

PS Tutoro chain oiler is A1 (for £17 lol)
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Old 02-11-2012, 11:27 AM   #827
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Inital feelings after a couple of hundred miles

Fuel consumption - 79mpg :-)

That's good to hear, almost all bikes improve after break in.
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Old 02-11-2012, 11:36 AM   #828
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I have trouble reconciling that with the purported wide powerband.
Same here, but when I get to ride one I will see what it's like in the real world.

I suspect you just have to get away from a certain mentality. Maybe put the mind in "Cruiser mode" and chill out a bit.
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Old 02-11-2012, 12:29 PM   #829
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Graham, when are they hitting dealers floors in Oz?
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Old 02-11-2012, 12:40 PM   #830
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Inital feelings after a couple of hundred miles

Fuel consumption - 79mpg :-)

Good points

Comfortable, much quicker than its weight/power figure suggest, GREAT gearbox (dont waste your money on the DCT), great riding position, really easy to ride, handling is safe, good quality (see below), good clocks, brilliant fuel consumption (70mph = 3300rpm)

Bad points

Seat is "BMW Firm" (might be numb bum after a couple of hours), suspension can get harsh over poor surfaces, fuel cap and rear seat stay are "cheap", indicator switch position needs some getting used to, radiator is very exposed (getting an R&G rad cover). Thats it
Overall

If you are looking for a cheap to run, cheap to buy, well built, comfortable commuter/all rounder this is a good choice. I am very happy, so far........

PS Tutoro chain oiler is A1 (for £17 lol)
How do you feel about putting any sort of distance on it? Does it feel like it will be comfortable for longer than a half hour?
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Old 02-11-2012, 03:43 PM   #831
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Where did you read that?
guys on stromtropper and vrsi plus a few here who are upgrading to/getting one. the bike is well received with a large majority of existing strom owners plus those who didn't like gen 1 but now like gen 2.
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Old 02-11-2012, 03:47 PM   #832
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gotta say Honda nailed the mpg with the motor.
gotta a pic?

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Hi
Inital feelings after a couple of hundred miles

Fuel consumption - 79mpg :-)

Good points

Comfortable, much quicker than its weight/power figure suggest, GREAT gearbox (dont waste your money on the DCT), great riding position, really easy to ride, handling is safe, good quality (see below), good clocks, brilliant fuel consumption (70mph = 3300rpm)

Bad points

Seat is "BMW Firm" (might be numb bum after a couple of hours), suspension can get harsh over poor surfaces, fuel cap and rear seat stay are "cheap", indicator switch position needs some getting used to, radiator is very exposed (getting an R&G rad cover). Thats it
Overall

If you are looking for a cheap to run, cheap to buy, well built, comfortable commuter/all rounder this is a good choice. I am very happy, so far........

PS Tutoro chain oiler is A1 (for £17 lol)
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Old 02-11-2012, 04:05 PM   #833
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Graham, when are they hitting dealers floors in Oz?
They aint, I read somewhere that we are only getting the S version here, not they X.
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Old 02-11-2012, 06:04 PM   #834
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Edgey999, thank you very much for your reviews.

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How do you feel about putting any sort of distance on it? Does it feel like it will be comfortable for longer than a half hour?
Yeah. Is the NC anything like a naked NT?
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Old 02-12-2012, 12:10 AM   #835
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How do you feel about putting any sort of distance on it? Does it feel like it will be comfortable for longer than a half hour?
Hi

I think it would be fine for its fuel tank range (250 miles +) about 3-4 hours riding, no problems. In all fairness i have not found many seats good for more than 3-4 hours in the saddle without numb bum (inc an ST1300 and a GS1200 Adv)

I dont think it would have any problem doing touring. In fact i am thinking of using it to go to France again this year.

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Old 02-12-2012, 01:26 AM   #836
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Graham, when are they hitting dealers floors in Oz?
I emailed Honda and they gave me an exact date of "Early 2012" NC700S Only.
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Old 02-12-2012, 05:36 AM   #837
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Thanks Graham.
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Old 02-12-2012, 01:09 PM   #838
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They aint, I read somewhere that we are only getting the S version here, not they X.
Probably a better Street bike that the X but having just re-acquainted myself with some NSW back roads, more suspension travel is never a bad thing.

I'll still be having a ride though. The shorter suspension may be better, since they don't look that beefy.
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Old 02-12-2012, 01:44 PM   #839
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Apparently Honda Australia feel that the X could take sales away from the Crossrunner (or vice versa) hence we'll only get the S.
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Old 02-12-2012, 06:12 PM   #840
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Apparently Honda Australia feel that the X could take sales away from the Crossrunner (or vice versa) hence we'll only get the S.
They definitely are different bikes, but I suppose it may get people confused about pricing.
Seeing an NC at X and thinking they were looking at a VFR, then getting all deflated at the dealer.

But I don't think you could confused the two after riding them (conjecture on my part).

I bloody hope not
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