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Old 05-16-2012, 12:28 PM   #1576
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I don't think you want to spend much time riding two up (or solo) on a XRL at 140kph. Better find a soft place to land when it sails out from under you in the wind.
The people who are going to buy this bike are not interested in doing 85mph two up. It has a performance envelope, it won't do 120 all day, so what. Get back to us when you have something interesting.
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Old 05-16-2012, 12:33 PM   #1577
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here's a picture of the rack installed:

>>The rear luggage rack got on the bike yesterday. Not much of a fuss to do, took an hour or so where the main time was spent on understanding how to dismount the rear end plastics and how to place the cutting template. The manual is not so very much of help here. But anybody not so unclever guy will get the work done. The result is quite handy, a good looking and practical add-on. http://nc700-forum.com/forum/nc700-m...ssories-2.html
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Old 05-16-2012, 12:37 PM   #1578
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The people who are going to buy this bike are not interested in doing 85mph two up. It has a performance envelope, it won't do 120 all day, so what. Get back to us when you have something interesting.
Would you buy it as your only bike?
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Old 05-16-2012, 01:10 PM   #1579
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The NC700 is a world bike for people who are too tall and heavy for a CBR250R and need to get where they are going using the least amount of gas. It can easily be set up for a 200cm/ 120kg rider. It is styled after the BMW G650GS and meant to compete with the street oriented Versys and V-Strom while killing their fuel economy by 40%. There are two riders on Fuelly with over 4,000 miles on an NC700 with a lifetime average of 72 mpgUS/ 3.2L/100km/ 31km/L. And it is a steal at $7000 US.
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Old 05-16-2012, 01:19 PM   #1580
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Would you buy it as your only bike?
I don't know, I sat on a Hayabusa and thought it was pretty comfortable. My 250 serves me as the 700 would currently. I would take this over a xr or drz, I thought you said the drz was faster, that just sounds crazy. Do you have a picture of you and the bike?
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Old 05-16-2012, 01:47 PM   #1581
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The X's (adventure model) suspension is still dialed in for the road and its just a marketing gimmick.
Take it down a road with bad pavement, at speed, and it becomes less of a gimmick.
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Old 05-16-2012, 01:54 PM   #1582
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here's a picture of the rack installed:
You have an NC700X in the US? I didn't expect to see them hit the show rooms until August.
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Old 05-16-2012, 01:58 PM   #1583
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I don't know, I sat on a Hayabusa and thought it was pretty comfortable. My 250 serves me as the 700 would currently. I would take this over a xr or drz, I thought you said the drz was faster, that just sounds crazy. Do you have a picture of you and the bike?
Most guys arent fortunate to buy more than 1 bike.

The DRZ400 is faster(acceleration), but probably not faster on top end. I've only ridden the DRZ400E which was uncorked and it ran pretty well. Mate of mine has a motard and he has it geared pretty tall, 100mph+

Depending where you live, your riding style and where you ride, the Nc700 might be adequate, but its a pity they didnt fit it with the NT700 engine.

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Old 05-16-2012, 02:03 PM   #1584
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The bike would not be on my potential bike list with an NT700 engine. It is specifically the high fuel economy that is of interest to me. The bike should be judged on what it was designed to do.
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Old 05-16-2012, 02:14 PM   #1585
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Take it down a road with bad pavement, at speed, and it becomes less of a gimmick.
Fair enough, I had it on potholed gravel.
We only have the X model here.
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Old 05-16-2012, 02:32 PM   #1586
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The DRz is 24 horse and i thought the NC700X was 54 ... total bummer if it is a slug.
I want the upright seating position of the DRz but with a better seat for commuting.
DRZ400? Should be around 45hp, pretty comparable to the NC considering the weight difference.

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Old 05-16-2012, 02:35 PM   #1587
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The people who are going to buy this bike are not interested in doing 85mph two up. It has a performance envelope, it won't do 120 all day, so what. Get back to us when you have something interesting.
You got me wrong. I was just saying the XRL can't ride two up. No sense comparing it to the NC700.
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I see your moniker says north west US but now I remember you saying you are currently over seas.
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Old 05-16-2012, 02:38 PM   #1588
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Most guys arent fortunate to buy more than 1 bike.

The DRZ400 is faster(acceleration), but probably not faster on top end. I've only ridden the DRZ400E which was uncorked and it ran pretty well. Mate of mine has a motard and he has it geared pretty tall, 100mph+
You're right, I am grateful for the opportunity. If I only had one bike I might trade up to the nc700, because I mostly commute on the bike. It's in my price range and I might even get better mileage, (but I doubt that.)

I'm probably more like you, it would feel funny at first. I just don't know if I would like living with it, but the maintenance seems like I could do it myself, which is good for me, when money is short..
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Old 05-16-2012, 02:41 PM   #1589
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You got me wrong. I was just saying the XRL can't ride two up. No sense comparing it to the NC700.
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I see your moniker says north west US but now I remember you saying you are currently over seas.
I knew what you were saying. I'm in the US, my powerhouse dealer is saying they will get the bikes in July.
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Old 05-16-2012, 02:55 PM   #1590
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I'm in the US, .
I thought that was your rack install but now I see the link to the forum.
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I hope to get a demo ride on an NC700X next month at Americade but have heard that it's hard for day pass people to get in line early enough to sign up for demos. By the time you get your wrist band and make your way into the parking lot, lock up your stuff, and get to the sign up, the people who stayed over night have taken all the spots.
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