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Old 04-22-2011, 08:51 AM   #706
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Tony, I'm guessing the Shinkos make the bike a bit more suited for gravel and dirt. I'm also guessing that you didn't have clearance issues with the taller tire on the front. How is grip on dry roads? I think we'll all be waiting for information about how long they last.
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Old 04-22-2011, 09:04 AM   #707
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Tony, I'm guessing the Shinkos make the bike a bit more suited for gravel and dirt. I'm also guessing that you didn't have clearance issues with the taller tire on the front. How is grip on dry roads? I think we'll all be waiting for information about how long they last.
I did have to raise the fender about an inch. After I figured it out it wasn't a bad job at all. I'm going to start a thread on the NT owners forum where I'll give more details. I just got the tires on about 11PM last night so too soon for an evaluation but initially I like it. It definitly slowed the handling down. The combination of the bigger diameter and taller sidewall make it ride noticeably better.

These tires stuck pretty well on my WR250R. I'll give them a good test on this bike as well before I comment.
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Old 04-22-2011, 09:21 AM   #708
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I did have to raise the fender about an inch. After I figured it out it wasn't a bad job at all. I'm going to start a thread on the NT owners forum where I'll give more details. I just got the tires on about 11PM last night so too soon for an evaluation but initially I like it. It definitly slowed the handling down. The combination of the bigger diameter and taller sidewall make it ride noticeably better.

These tires stuck pretty well on my WR250R. I'll give them a good test on this bike as well before I comment.
I ran Shinko's on my DR650 and got about 4,000 out of a rear of course it was a lot more gravel eating away than would be with the NT.
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Old 04-23-2011, 12:48 AM   #709
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Honda just announced that the Deauville will be coming to the US as a 2010 model - as the NT700V and NT700V ABS.

There's also a VTX1300C fuel injected model and a new bobber - Shadow Phantom

For 2010, the CBRs get:

wait for it...

wait for it..

"Exciting new graphics."

No word yet on an updated VFR.
A sad day indeed - the NT700V - A better choice is the CBF600 fo the US
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Old 04-23-2011, 04:07 AM   #710
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A sad day indeed - the NT700V - A better choice is the CBF600 fo the US
What is sad? Half breed crotch rockets are a dime a dozen in the US, middle weight sport touring bikes are not. The NT was brought here to target people who ride piles of miles and do it in style "No I am not a rapper" without leaving comfort and storage out of the equation.
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Old 04-23-2011, 05:04 AM   #711
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Didn't mean to hurt your feelings. I'm all for middle weight sport tourers. I believe the intent of the bike is right just a bit wonky on the styling. The CBF600 is more to my liking. And yes I feel like you about crotch rockets. How lame to have clip on low mounted bars and ride bolt upright when the intent of the low bars is to be in a racing croutch. Whatever floats yur boat I say.

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Old 04-23-2011, 07:12 AM   #712
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Didn't mean to hurt your feelings. I'm all for middle weight sport tourers. I believe the intent of the bike is right just a bit wonky on the styling. The CBF600 is more to my liking. And yes I feel like you about crotch rockets. How lame to have clip on low mounted bars and ride bolt upright when the intent of the low bars is to be in a racing croutch. Whatever floats yur boat I say.

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You didn't hurt my feelings, Honda didn't bill the NT as "Do all" machine, I am just sick of hearing the NT being compared to bikes that are in a totally different category. It is apparent that the NT is not a track bike nor is it going to be crossing log's or streams without some major modifications. If I want to go fast I'll buy a Busa, for gravel I'd get a Strom, but I want to enjoy long comfortable day's of sport touring and commuting so I bought an NT.
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Old 04-23-2011, 08:11 AM   #713
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Oh, I totally think the bike is a great road bike for those that commute. The reason I wasn't interested in it is that I have 3 bikes currently that are pretty much only street bikes.

It's about time the next bike I get is reasonably capable on dirt.

But for an every day commuter, the NT700V sure seemed a decent choice. Especially since it already has bags on it, and many bikes chosen for commuting have to have them added.
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Old 04-23-2011, 11:07 PM   #714
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You didn't hurt my feelings, Honda didn't bill the NT as "Do all" machine, I am just sick of hearing the NT being compared to bikes that are in a totally different category. It is apparent that the NT is not a track bike nor is it going to be crossing log's or streams without some major modifications. If I want to go fast I'll buy a Busa, for gravel I'd get a Strom, but I want to enjoy long comfortable day's of sport touring and commuting so I bought an NT.
I want to appologize. I confused the NT700V with the DN01. I think the NT is a fine middle weight commuter/sport tour.
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Old 04-25-2011, 10:29 AM   #715
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So is living with the NT700 a good thing any drawbcks over the.twice as big nt1300? I like the bike and built on bags, it seems to want anything a road commuter and traveller could want.
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Old 04-29-2011, 07:55 PM   #716
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Old 04-30-2011, 05:32 AM   #717
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Middleweight?
NT700V dry weight 562 lbs.
My Aprilia Futura dry weight 463 lbs. With the bonus of about double the horsepower. Oh yeah, I'm excited.
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Old 04-30-2011, 05:55 AM   #718
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Middleweight?
NT700V dry weight 562 lbs.
My Aprilia Futura dry weight 463 lbs. With the bonus of about double the horsepower. Oh yeah, I'm excited.
I get your point, but to be fair - that's the Honda's ready to ride (wet) weight. Put 5-gallons of fuel, coolant, etc. in the Aprilia and I bet it's within 30 lbs of the NT.
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Old 04-30-2011, 06:10 AM   #719
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I get your point, but to be fair - that's the Honda's ready to ride (wet) weight. Put 5-gallons of fuel, coolant, etc. in the Aprilia and I bet it's within 30 lbs of the NT.
Oh, those buggers tricked me. It said Dry Weight: 562 lbs (wet)

So you would be correct. Still.
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Middleweight?
NT700V dry weight 562 lbs.
My Aprilia Futura dry weight 463 lbs. With the bonus of about double the horsepower. Oh yeah, I'm excited.
562 is the wet weight of the NT

MCN says the wet weight of the Futura is 542.5

This Futura owner said that his Futura weighed "250kg (not including panniers) weighed on the accurate automotive scale when registered"

250 kilograms = 551.155655 pounds

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