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Old 01-14-2014, 04:44 PM   #1
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NC750X info

Anyone have any idea if this revised version of the nc700x is coming to the states.
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Old 01-14-2014, 06:56 PM   #2
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What about oz?

....aaaand does anyone know if its coming to Australia?

Sorry to divert so quickly!
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Old 01-14-2014, 07:47 PM   #3
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I think I read it was going to come later in 2014 but I don't think there was an announcement. I think they have NC700s to sell first. In fact, it looks like you can walk out the door with a new 2012 leftover one just about anywhere in the US for under $6K, even with DCT and ABS. I would expect the 750X to be just shy of $8k. I imagine the CB500Xs are selling like hot cakes in comparison, though I find the NC more of a useful design.
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Old 01-14-2014, 08:21 PM   #4
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I think I read it was going to come later in 2014 but I don't think there was an announcement. I think they have NC700s to sell first. In fact, it looks like you can walk out the door with a new 2012 leftover one just about anywhere in the US for under $6K, even with DCT and ABS. I would expect the 750X to be just shy of $8k. I imagine the CB500Xs are selling like hot cakes in comparison, though I find the NC more of a useful design.
Total bull ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
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Old 01-15-2014, 01:52 PM   #5
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Can never tell whats what on here
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Old 01-15-2014, 05:54 PM   #6
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Can never tell whats what on here
dealer Quote from the NC700 forum:

I have two stores and have aways had a hard time getting standard and dct models. i only have one standard left and cant get anymore for the 2014 are released, that means a couple of months with no nc700 at all to sell. sometimes i can get them from other dealers. We offer a lot of parts for the nc700, and dual sport rides that i put on. And i ride almost daily. My other street bike that i got in june now has 31000 mils on it, i have only had the new nc for three week. thanks dale


One example the NC sells well if not sold out in some markets.

There is no info available on when the NC750X will come to the US market but it will not be a 2014 model........2014 is NC700X in the US.
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Old 01-15-2014, 07:42 PM   #7
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Total bull ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
What do you mean? There are dozens and dozens of leftover 2012 NC700s for sale on CycleTrader at great prices.

Don't take my word for it - http://www.cycletrader.com/Honda-Nc7...:asc&newsort=1

But here's the thing, different dealers sell different models. If you're not excited about a model, you're just not going to sell it. Some dealers will order it because they are obligated or because they feel they should, but either the staff or the business doesn't give it the attention. I've been in shops where guys try to push me into bikes that don't even remotely interest me because THEY like it, while I have to practically beg them to show me the one that appeals to me. Or even try to talk me out of being interested in it.

It would be VERY easy to subtly talk someone out of an NC. Just throw out a few things like "a little low on power" or "isn't as fun as the CB500X" or "yeah...it's....nice.... but I really like.....".

Also, I would suggest that Honda is being very cautious about importing massive quantities of the NC, given its experiences in trying to sell unique motorcycles in the US. The bike is fantastic but most people want a crotch rocket or something that will get them laid by stupid women at a bar. Personally, I like the idea of a 2012 leftover at a great price, about $2000 less than the NC750X will be. Also, while the NC750X is now available in other markets, they still have leftover NC700Xs and also, we're a secondary market for these kind of products, so they'll no doubt bring it in as a 2015 model once they sell out of NC700Xs. It's also notable that Honda waited until just the last month to release the price on the 2014 version, as though they were waiting to see if they should bring in the 750X or perhaps whether they should delay or even not bring in a 2014 700X and work off leftovers.

I am seriously thinking leftover if I can raise the cash, and the only thing that doesn't have me 100% is the lack of a shaft. I think this unit screams out for a shaft drive.

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Old 01-16-2014, 06:34 AM   #8
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Cycle trader is notorious for advertising low prices........until you get there to purchase where they add all sorts of fees to get back to a price near retail.

Cycle trader is also well known for advertising product that does not exist.........then when you get to the dealer they switch you to a product they have in stock at a much higher price.

Honda warehouses are completely sold out of 2012-2013 NC700 in the US. Some dealers may have stock others have none. YES.... There are some deals out there but $2000 off retail out the door price would be a real deal on any new bike ....most used bikes are around the $5000 mark private sale.
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Old 01-16-2014, 08:07 AM   #9
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This may be, but I don't see how it negates the point. If the NC700X were flying out the door, there wouldn't be that many leftovers. And that is FINE, it just means people are stupid. So you can see how Honda did not rush the NC750X to market in the US. I doubt they brought over mass numbers of NC700Xs anyway. It's hard to find the figures, but if you see'em, please post'em. It seems fairly obvious to me that Honda hedged on making the NC750X a 2014 model here and put it off until later.

I mean, how many people thought Americans were smart enough to think of engine power in torque instead of horse power anyway? That a trunk is more useful than LED lights? That high fuel mileage might actually be useful now and in the future?

I think we need more bikes like this, but we sure don't deserve them.
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Old 01-16-2014, 10:52 AM   #10
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This may be, but I don't see how it negates the point. If the NC700X were flying out the door, there wouldn't be that many leftovers. And that is FINE, it just means people are stupid. So you can see how Honda did not rush the NC750X to market in the US. I doubt they brought over mass numbers of NC700Xs anyway. It's hard to find the figures, but if you see'em, please post'em. It seems fairly obvious to me that Honda hedged on making the NC750X a 2014 model here and put it off until later.

I mean, how many people thought Americans were smart enough to think of engine power in torque instead of horse power anyway? That a trunk is more useful than LED lights? That high fuel mileage might actually be useful now and in the future?

I think we need more bikes like this, but we sure don't deserve them.

Honda does not publish individual model sale numbers in the US market.
It is really not clear why the US opted for the 700 for 2014. One theory is they were trying to keep the cost low in the US. The 750 has a premium price increase and the just a few improvements that most would not really notice.
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Old 01-16-2014, 12:23 PM   #11
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Word on the street is that Honda did not get the 2014 NC750x model out in time to get approval of U.S. emission tests.
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Old 01-16-2014, 07:04 PM   #12
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Word on the street is that Honda did not get the 2014 NC750x model out in time to get approval of U.S. emission tests.
That could be. The 750X seems rushed to market. I think Honda was blind-sided by the demand for more power and smoother engine.

But the price diffence between the 700 and 750 in Europe is less than $500 and the difference is fairly substantial.

I think they should do a 1000cc triple version with shaft drive if they're not going to bring over the VFR. I don't think they realize how shaft would play to the strengths of the NC.
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Old 01-16-2014, 07:10 PM   #13
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We'll be getting the nc750x this year here in Canada. It's already up on the Honda canadian website as a 2014 model.
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Old 01-17-2014, 06:07 AM   #14
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wow that gives me some hope that we may get it since canada has the 700 and the 750 listed on their website. Do honda dealers let you test ride???
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Old 01-19-2014, 10:48 AM   #15
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I talked to the honda rep's at the novi mi motorcycle show and they said no 750 for the US. They said because it is a 750 it would raise the price to high.
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