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Old 11-11-2011, 07:57 PM   #811
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My wife is pissed Big Time because I bought the NT and not the BMW K1200 LT that I was looking at and also test rode. She had her heart set on that big ol' LT, thinking that after years of my riding sporty bikes she might finally get to ride with me and maybe take a trip. She was devastated when I told her I thought the NT would be a better all-arounder for me and the way I ride. She's just convinced that she won't be comfortable on the NT, although she has no empirical evidence of that, she refused to go with me to test ride the NT. But then (lucky me) that's the way she is with everything, making her mind up based solely on pre-conceived opinions without any personal experience to back up that opinion.

I'm hoping she'll warm up and eventually agree to at least try the NT. But then, maybe I'll have more fun without her ...
I've got a russell seat on mine and it is most certainly an all day bike. She'll love the wind protection on this bike too. In clean air there is less buffeting than any bike I've ever ridden and less than any convertable either.

BTW this bike seems to like the cold air. Made a 12 car pass on a 2 lane after a log jam and the bike was still pulling hard at the ton like it was going to go forever.
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Old 11-16-2011, 07:12 PM   #812
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I'm officially in the club

As of this evening, 26 months from my starting this thread, I'm now an owner of a new '10 NT700 (Silver, non-abs). Long story short, I literally lucked into a deal from a dealer "motivated" to move this unit that I couldn't refuse. (The fact that it was the faster silver color was icing on the cake.)

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Old 11-16-2011, 07:24 PM   #813
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Old 11-16-2011, 10:06 PM   #814
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Looks good, Towjam!
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Old 11-17-2011, 05:27 PM   #815
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May I ask where the motivated dealer is located?

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Old 11-17-2011, 06:57 PM   #816
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May I ask where the motivated dealer is located?

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Old 11-17-2011, 07:19 PM   #817
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I saw the "Manager's Demo" on sale there last weekend. I may need to take another look at this one.
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Old 11-19-2011, 05:19 PM   #818
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I saw the "Manager's Demo" on sale there last weekend. I may need to take another look at this one.
FYI - it's still there as of this afternoon. (I stopped by to pick up some farkles.)
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Old 11-19-2011, 09:33 PM   #819
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FYI - it's still there as of this afternoon. (I stopped by to pick up some farkles.)
Yep, I saw you (I assumed) and it there today. A friend of mine was wanting to look at the CB1000R. Not sure if that or the Versys would suit me better. Small world
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Old 11-21-2011, 12:08 PM   #820
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Interesting, all the new NT owners here are all happy with their bikes. Should give the naysayers something to think about.
after getting some good riding in this past weekend (in *all* kinds of traffic and road conditions), I have to say that so far, I'm very happy with the NT. The ergos are exactly what I was looking for and the bike handles very well.

And yeah, I know I'm replying to an almost 2 year old post.
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Old 11-21-2011, 08:36 PM   #821
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As of this evening, 26 months from my starting this thread, I'm now an owner of a new '10 NT700 (Silver, non-abs). Long story short, I literally lucked into a deal from a dealer "motivated" to move this unit that I couldn't refuse. (The fact that it was the faster silver color was icing on the cake.)

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Congratulations! May you enjoy endless, safe miles on it. I too am looking to get an NT700V. I want out of my '09 GSX650F. I live in an apartment so the bike lives its life outside, sometimes uncovered. Add that to my +12k miles a year and it feels like I'm working on that damn chain twice a week. I need a bike to commute to the city, go to school, tour down the parkway and interstate and lean through the corners through Wharton State Forest (NJ) and Bucks County, PA. I also want a bike with storage and wind protection to extend my commuting season. I've no problem layering all up for a proper ride, but when it's just a 15-20min commute, it's a pain in the butt. I'm fairly confident the NT is my answer.

Be sure to keep us posted and tell us how you like it.
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Old 11-22-2011, 06:40 AM   #822
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Congratulations! May you enjoy endless, safe miles on it. I too am looking to get an NT700V. I want out of my '09 GSX650F. I live in an apartment so the bike lives its life outside, sometimes uncovered. Add that to my +12k miles a year and it feels like I'm working on that damn chain twice a week. I need a bike to commute to the city, go to school, tour down the parkway and interstate and lean through the corners through Wharton State Forest (NJ) and Bucks County, PA. I also want a bike with storage and wind protection to extend my commuting season. I've no problem layering all up for a proper ride, but when it's just a 15-20min commute, it's a pain in the butt. I'm fairly confident the NT is my answer.

Be sure to keep us posted and tell us how you like it.

You want an NT, Rick. It's a perfect all-arounder for everything you list.
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Old 11-22-2011, 09:23 PM   #823
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Guess what's not coming back to the US as a '12 model???

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Old 11-23-2011, 07:27 PM   #824
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Guess what's not coming back to the US as a '12 model???

No? Where'd ja hear that? Guess we've all got cult bikes now.
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Old 11-23-2011, 07:48 PM   #825
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No? Where'd ja hear that? Guess we've all got cult bikes now.
Sales Bulletin # 11-0507

Sent to US dealers 11/21. (It's nice to have friends in the business.)

Based on Honda's announcments at this year's EMCIA, it looks like Honda is building a new line based on a parallel twin platform - replacing the 680cc v-twin.
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