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Old 10-05-2012, 10:02 AM   #3286
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AAAhhhhaaaa, some honesty in this thread!!

Thanks for stepping up. Hope your bro's don't run you out of town now.

That is exactly where I would use the 700, commuting 175 miles per day and it sure as hell won't get 68 mpg.
I doubt you would get away with it for more than single commute or two, laying on the tank with your 250 WOT to maintain 95-100 mph the whole way.

In the service you describe, a 175 mile commute you would get close to 70 mpg. Honestly. If the traffic was moving close to 70 you would get mid 70's. I have made several trips over 450 miles now and got no less than 68 in this service. I don't normally ride at 90-100 mph like I did the 57 mpg return. If you do that's another matter and the 700 won't return 68, more like 55 mpg at this speed.
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Old 10-05-2012, 10:05 AM   #3287
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You rode for an hour at 100 mph? Where were you, Nevada?
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Old 10-05-2012, 10:14 AM   #3288
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You rode for an hour at 100 mph? Where were you, Nevada?
I-95. I was minding my own business at 80 when a red late model Mustang passed me. Initially I was just wondering how fast he was going so I caught up out then I let the rabbit run out ahead of me a half mile or so and then just kept him in sight. We got caught up in knots of traffic now and then so it was not a steady 100.
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Old 10-05-2012, 10:15 AM   #3289
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Sure hope its a typo. My wife's RAV4 will do 0-60 in under 10 seconds. Pretty sure my neighbour's lawn mower will do that as well.
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My cousin just called up, had a nice controlled tank, 60 miles of straight road,
more or less cruising at 70-75mph, all 6th gear, he got 70MPG exactly (US).

Not paying attention to fuel consumption around town, shifting around 4000
the worst he had was 63MPG.

I'll try to replicate that when he borrows me his bike for a longer ride ASAP,
2up too.
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Old 10-05-2012, 10:19 AM   #3290
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I was waiting to see that type of data. In Bike back in the spring there was a typo that said the NC700X 0-60 times were over 10 seconds. A friend and I did some informal timing after I read that and I was getting around 5 second 0-60 times but the methodology we were using was very dodgy. Still I knew it was in the 5 second range.
A local magazine just tested the NC700 Integra in both 'D' and 'S' mode.
They got 8,5 and 7,5 seconds to 62mph (GPS).

I believe I saw 6 seconds for the NC700X in another mag test.
I don't think 5 is possible.

I tried the Pegaso Strada once (650cc single, 48hp), and it felt faster to 60mph,
and mags say it runs around 5,0. It's a 370lbs bike.
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Old 10-05-2012, 10:58 AM   #3291
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A local magazine just tested the NC700 Integra in both 'D' and 'S' mode.
They got 8,5 and 7,5 seconds to 62mph (GPS).

I believe I saw 6 seconds for the NC700X in another mag test.
I don't think 5 is possible.

I tried the Pegaso Strada once (650cc single, 48hp), and it felt faster to 60mph,
and mags say it runs around 5,0. It's a 370lbs bike.
Cycle World published 4.9 seconds for the X manual transmission zero - 60 time.
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Old 10-05-2012, 01:24 PM   #3292
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Cycle World published 4.9 seconds for the X manual transmission zero - 60 time.
0-60 indicated vs 0-62 gps perhaps might make the 1 second difference.

I just checked that magazine again, I missed the numbers a bit.

8,4 seconds to 62mph GPS in Drive mode
6,9 seconds to 62mph GPS in Sport mode.

That's for the Integra.

GPS corrected top speed was 105mph.
Indicated 112mph.

I believe I saw 115mph factory spec for the NC700S, probably same for X.

EDIT: Aprilia SRV850 scooter, 6,3 seconds and 116mph
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Old 10-05-2012, 06:27 PM   #3293
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Did you notice the NC700 used in the HJC helmet ad in the same issue?
I didn't so I looked again and I didn't. Then I noticed the tall windscreen. Good eye there dduelin.

Larryboy - if you're smaller than Haystack Calhoun, you'll get better than 47MPG...

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Old 10-06-2012, 07:35 AM   #3294
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Larryboy - if you're smaller than Haystack Calhoun, you'll get better than 47MPG...




I'm 20 mpg off the Honda number for the 250, I'd expect the same for the 700.

Don't forget kids, I LIKE the 700x and WANT to be proven wrong when I get one.
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Old 10-06-2012, 02:42 PM   #3295
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Cycle World published 4.9 seconds for the X manual transmission zero - 60 time.
Boy, my Hawk GT650 is an absolute rocket ship at 3.9 seconds 0-60. 52 mpg when I flog it, 56 or so when I don't.
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Old 10-06-2012, 04:44 PM   #3296
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Boy, my Hawk GT650 is an absolute rocket ship at 3.9 seconds 0-60. 52 mpg when I flog it, 56 or so when I don't.
That's awesome. I remember when Honda couldn't give the Hawk 650 away, two or three years old and still in the crate.
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Old 10-07-2012, 06:40 AM   #3297
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That's awesome. I remember when Honda couldn't give the Hawk 650 away, two or three years old and still in the crate.
Same thing with the Pacific Coast. I would love to have a low mile Hawk and Pacific Coast.$$$ The NC700 could be my next ride.
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Old 10-07-2012, 07:33 AM   #3298
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My buddy and I rode by the dealership yesterday on our normal Saturday ride to look at these things, he walked out with one and let them take his dualsport away. He loves it. Super smooth, that little trunk in the front is great. I will say though, I think he bumped it off the rev limiter a couple times on the first ride. They are so smooth they just don't sound like they are working. He dumped it down to pass a car and had the "oh s#@t moment" because he imediately went into the limiter so he was out in the suicide lane, and thought his bike had just died, when really he'd just hit the limiter. I read the same thing happened to the Cycle World tester, he kept banging it off the limiter. He finally just stuck it in auto mode and let it shift for him, he said that was much better and stopped him from looking like an idiot. My buddy just got the manual though, so he's just going to have to keep it in mind until he gets used to the sound. You have to shift them like a single cylinder.
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Old 10-07-2012, 01:05 PM   #3299
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Same thing with the Pacific Coast. I would love to have a low mile Hawk and Pacific Coast.$$$ The NC700 could be my next ride.
I got my Hawk a year ago, sat on a collectors living room floor on display. It had 5k miles on it. He did ride it from time to time and did the maintenance.

So, after two other Hawks I had to refurb, I will keep this one. Mebbee an NC700x in my future!
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I got my Hawk a year ago, sat on a collectors living room floor on display. It had 5k miles on it. He did ride it from time to time and did the maintenance.

So, after two other Hawks I had to refurb, I will keep this one. Mebbee an NC700x in my future!
I love the hawk (had two ) but wondered how the NC700 directly compares ? Have you tried them both ?
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