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Old 04-30-2012, 07:32 PM   #1471
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It does look like a nice bike.
I now have a CBF 1000...they took an RR motor and knocked off over 70 HP!
You would think it would be a dog....it is far from it.
No real need to rev over 6K....just short shift and ride a big wave of torque.
Ya, this 700 will be no hair raiser, but it should be more than capable and actually excel in most day to day riding.
A little boring...maybe...but so was my Wee and the CBF.
However, excellent, excellent all rounders.
More about the ride then the bike maybe....but thats not a bad thing.
Ya a 1400 cc sport tourer would be nice, but for many riders, just an inappropriate tool for their needs.
BTW, it is nice to see some even smaller displacement bikes in the shute.
That Honda CBR 250 is a little sweety indeed.

P.S. When I got back into biking about 4 years ago I bought a new 2008 KLR.
It was great for the back roads but would make a Christian out of you on the slab.
A good bike for farting arround just about anywhere but the slab. It had much less power than the NC/NX.
I found myself wanting to go on the slab, so traded it for the Wee which I never thought I would get rid of but Honda was getting rid of old stock, new CBF 1000 ABS's for a song....and I am CHEAP....see KLR...

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Old 04-30-2012, 08:14 PM   #1472
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Seems pretty simple to me, if your expecting the NC700 to be that perfect bike. mile in 9 seconds,170+ mph top speed plus 65-75 mpg.
Quit dreaming Its not. Its not made for the adrenalin junkies, Its functional commuter that tops out around 190 kph/118mph and returns better than average fuel mileage.
If your wanting a bike to show off with, look somewhere else, or just buy 3 or 4 specialized bikes to serve your purpose.

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Old 05-01-2012, 05:20 AM   #1473
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I though i had both street and dirt covered with my current bikes ... I have a DRZ for the dirt and the C14 for the street.
But i feel like i need/want something in between. The DRz is to 'busy' feeling beyond local runs and the C14 just feels like a handful unless out on the e-way. So i am thinking the NC700x or a Versys or the New Wee would fit nicely inbetween the C14 and the DRz as a daily commuter to work and such. I am thinking the lockable storage and up right ergo's will make this bike great. I hope the manual trans version shows up here in the states for the prices listed.
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Old 05-01-2012, 07:51 AM   #1474
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Perspective

My first motorcycle was a 1983 BMW R65LS. I rode it for nine years. I had to work it hard to keep up with newer, much more powerful and sporting bikes in the mountains and canyons, but I kept up. I couldn't keep up with higher, extra-legal freeway riding. Overall, a very useable and entertaining motorcycle.

The NC700X seems much better than the LS in all ways, and I'm interested in it and the path it's plowing.
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Old 05-01-2012, 09:43 AM   #1475
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Well, it'll power wheelie in first(@ 2:00). Sold!



I've been calling the local Honda dealers as to availability, and they're saying around beginning of June.

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Old 05-01-2012, 01:34 PM   #1476
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so reducing revs for a given power output is an effective way to improve economy. ... The engineering behind the feat is not especially new; the thinking is.
That sounds a lot like Harley thinking. But I'm okay with that.
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Old 05-01-2012, 02:38 PM   #1477
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Has anyone knocked out any long trips on an NC700X? I'm curious as to the comfort level for 500 miles/day type riding...
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Old 05-01-2012, 02:58 PM   #1478
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Has anyone knocked out any long trips on an NC700X? I'm curious as to the comfort level for 500 miles/day type riding...
Dude, the whole of the UK is only 893 miles .

If you do 500-miles in a european country, you end up in a different country. Maybe two.
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Old 05-01-2012, 03:04 PM   #1479
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Dude, the whole of the UK is only 893 miles .

If you do 500-miles in a european country, you end up in a different country. Maybe two.
Wales to Scotland? Visit the world's friendliest sheep?
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Old 05-01-2012, 03:16 PM   #1480
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Wales to Scotland? Visit the world's friendliest sheep?
Friendly? They run away when I get there..
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Old 05-01-2012, 04:24 PM   #1481
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Local dealer around here says July.
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Old 05-01-2012, 04:39 PM   #1482
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My local dealer said don't expect it until August. But he also said don't expect to see it in his shop without putting a deposit down.

I really liked that video. Considering it could pop a wheelie tells me it has more pop than my current sled, a Suzuki Boulevard C50. I think the bike will have reasonable performance but I just don't see it selling well in here in the states. This might be the bike for me. I almost pulled the trigger on a used Versys yesterday, but I am going to wait until I get to sling a leg over this bike.
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:55 PM   #1483
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Talk to them nice, bring them flowers and chocolates? Maybe the locals can help you with your sheep endeavours?

But yes an all-day ride in the UK might only be a 200 mile around trip. I'm doing the Locksbttom to Hastings run, and that's only 160 miles there n back.
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Old 05-02-2012, 05:04 AM   #1484
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Canada looks to be getting the Manual box with ABS in both X and naked models.
Too bad the double clutch isn't listed and with my bad wrists I'd really like that for light touring.
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Old 05-02-2012, 12:11 PM   #1485
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As nice as it is to see a new Honda come to the market, this one is just not for me. I'll stick with my Strom for a while longer. The storage thing is neat, but I still like being able to refuel without dismounting. I think I simply prefer a traditional layout. A nice luggage kit and I can carry a week's worth of groceries, or a couple cases of beer.

About the only new Honda that excites me today is the Dullville. I finally had a chance to fondle one at a local stealership and it was surprisingly comfortable, actually a nearly perfect fit for me. I'd have one of those as an urban commuter easily, maybe even as my next bike, keeping the Strom for the long stretches of gravel that coax me out of the city.
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