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Old 04-25-2012, 08:42 AM   #1366
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Sounds better than I expected
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Old 04-25-2012, 06:27 PM   #1367
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I'm interested to see if the nt700 gets this engine at some point?
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Old 04-25-2012, 06:43 PM   #1368
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I'm interested to see if the nt700 gets this engine at some point?
Umm, no. The NT is basically a Shadow with a body bolted on, and is absolutely nothing like the NC.

Closest thing would be the same-platform maxi-scooter thing, the Integra.

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Old 04-25-2012, 08:13 PM   #1369
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Not yet, ORT. I think they are going to try it in Canada first.

Kawi did the same with the Versys 650 (and again this year with the Versys 1000 now) so it isn't unfathomable that we'll see it eventually.
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Old 04-26-2012, 04:52 AM   #1370
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Geez you don't get much over there do you.
Considering how well the W650 sold, I don't blame them. It's unfortunate, but the only way bike companies make money is by selling bikes.
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Old 04-26-2012, 09:45 AM   #1371
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This is a video of the S not the X but still pretty cool...

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Old 04-26-2012, 10:13 AM   #1372
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Sounds better than I expected

Sounds really good, I like that the cat isn't in the muffler.
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:38 AM   #1373
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Center Stand

Another thing to consider over the Versys is the NC700X can get a center stand ... makes chain maintenance easier.
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Old 04-26-2012, 12:36 PM   #1374
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This is a video of the S not the X but still pretty cool...

I am pretty impressed with the bike in this vid, understanding that the rider has some pretty good skills.

Still in a 3-way tug of war with a Versys, WeeStrom, and the NC700X. Glad I have a bit to figure it out.
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Old 04-26-2012, 12:49 PM   #1375
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Another thing to consider over the Versys is the NC700X can get a center stand ... makes chain maintenance easier.
No centerstand on the Versys?

Really... Another derp by Kawasaki.
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Old 04-26-2012, 02:01 PM   #1376
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This is a video of the S not the X but still pretty cool...

There's a whole lotta scrapin going on there...:
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Old 04-26-2012, 03:05 PM   #1377
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Anyone ever wondered why the Europeans have so much better tests, magazines, and bikes than we do in the USA?
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Old 04-26-2012, 03:25 PM   #1378
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No centerstand on the Versys?

Really... Another derp by Kawasaki.
The Buellish under slung muffler is in the way. Not impossible to engineer one, but apparently their isn't the demand for an aftermarket solution.
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Old 04-26-2012, 03:52 PM   #1379
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There's a whole lotta scrapin going on there...:
It doesn't look like he is leaning it over very far, certainly not to 'reach out and touch the ground' territory. I bet they have some feelers mounted on there. Because, if that is the pegs scraping, then the Integra will lean over a lot more, from the looks of it.

Seems pretty quick though, at least as fast as my 300 hp Corolla S, without putting up much fuss.
Nice, quiet bike.
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Old 04-27-2012, 03:33 AM   #1380
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Nice, quiet bike.
But we can fix that with an aftermarket exhaust, thankfully. I liked the second one.
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