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Old 12-08-2012, 08:53 AM   #3676
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rpm's

actually, on the manual transmission, you will be reading about 3200 rpm's at 60 mph
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:54 AM   #3677
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May I ask what is wrong with the current suspension? I live in Savannah and ride to Atlanta all the time and it soaks up all those damn splices on I-16.

I do wish I still had ABS though. Not that you need it all of the time but it's comforting to know that you can't lock up the tires and wipe out.

Some people just can't be satisfied. I agree the suspension is more then acceptable. The only time I'm not satisfied with it is when I use the bike for something it's not intended for.
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:21 AM   #3678
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Some people just can't be satisfied. I agree the suspension is more then acceptable. The only time I'm not satisfied with it is when I use the bike for something it's not intended for.
I agree that the suspension is acceptable, and the forks just seem to firm on bad roads. I have a bit over 1000 miles now and the forks seem to be wearing in. I will try some different weight fork oil with more miles, so the fix will probably be easily worked out.
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Old 12-09-2012, 05:06 AM   #3679
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Now lighten it up, give it good suspension and brakes, and I'm (maybe) in. Economy doesn't have to be cheap. They're almost there...
You don't bench press a motorcycle, you ride it. This Honda feels 75 pounds lighter than it is. It's never going to be a 350 lb dirt bike with minimal DOT lighting, it's a street bike you will be able to ride 100,000 miles with minimal drama.

Better brakes? The two piston front caliper model stops shorter than the Versys or the DL650 and that stopping distance places it in the middle of the current crop of 600cc sportbikes. What better brakes do you think it needs?

Out of the box the many press and video reviews out there generally praise the budget suspension as do many owners. If you need to upgrade it Ohlins and RaceTech only charge about $1200 for a new shock and fork make-over. Then you will have the suspension you need without making the rest of us pay for what we don't need.
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:01 AM   #3680
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You don't bench press a motorcycle, you ride it. This Honda feels 75 pounds lighter than it is. It's never going to be a 350 lb dirt bike with minimal DOT lighting, it's a street bike you will be able to ride 100,000 miles with minimal drama.

Better brakes? The two piston front caliper model stops shorter than the Versys or the DL650 and that stopping distance places it in the middle of the current crop of 600cc sportbikes. What better brakes do you think it needs?

Out of the box the many press and video reviews out there generally praise the budget suspension as do many owners. If you need to upgrade it Ohlins and RaceTech only charge about $1200 for a new shock and fork make-over. Then you will have the suspension you need without making the rest of us pay for what we don't need.
I agree with you on all points, except that you must have not priced an Ohlins shock recently. The shock alone will be about $1200.
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:04 AM   #3681
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Now lighten it up, give it good suspension and brakes, and I'm (maybe) in. Economy doesn't have to be cheap. They're almost there...
I have locked both the front and back brake with ease several times. I'm not getting the need for better brakes, unless you just want ABS to be standard.

The shocks can be upgraded, if needed. They are adequate on pavement and gravel roads for the majority of riders this bike is marketed for.

The times I want a better suspension, is when I'm on very rough dirt roads that have limestone protruding up to 4'' from the surface, so replacing the shocks is on my list, after a skid-plate.
I just have to slow down, when on these.

The aftermarket already has the replacement parts, minus skid-plate when I can afford it.

If you were complaining about the seat, I would be in total agreement. The after market is already on that also.


I have about 4300 miles on mine now, averaging 69 mpg. Anything that I don't like just takes a little saving up.
I wouldn't be on the NCX yet if all the mods were already done. At least this way I can put what I want on it, not what someone else wanted.
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:05 AM   #3682
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I have yet to ride a motorcycle that isn't 'fun' on some level. However 45hp out of 700cc's seems like such a waste. I get that the motor will be severely under stressed and incredibly reliable and efficient. Good job Honda. Just seems blah to me. But hey, different strokes for different folks I guess.

I suppose as a second bike purely for commuting it makes sense. As an only bike though? Wouldn't have it.
BHP is about RPM. Long stroke lower revving engines have less BHP, more torque and better fuel economy.

I'm a long stroke torque guy myself.
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:06 AM   #3683
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I agree with you on all points, except that you must have not priced an Ohlins shock recently. The shock alone will be about $1200.
Heres one for $617.00 http://www.solomotoparts.com/Ohlins-...for-NC700X-12/
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:45 AM   #3684
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I found the brakes to be fine on my test ride.

I did find the supension to be a little harsh on a rough section of road. Admittedly we didn't bother with preload or anything else to set up the bike. The dealer asked if I wanted a test ride and I jumped on it - literally
I'm a big (i.e. fat) guy so I would imagine that someone of more petite dimensions would have found it quite stiff.

I've ridden the same stretch of road on my BMW and never even noticed it was that rough.
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:48 AM   #3685
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Has there been any word from Honda as to whether or not the NC700X is continued for 2013, and if so, are there any changes planned, such as color, performance, etc.?

-Joe

NC700 production will soon be moved from Japan to Thailand.
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:58 AM   #3686
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You don't bench press a motorcycle, you ride it. This Honda feels 75 pounds lighter than it is. It's never going to be a 350 lb dirt bike with minimal DOT lighting, it's a street bike you will be able to ride 100,000 miles with minimal drama.

Better brakes? The two piston front caliper model stops shorter than the Versys or the DL650 and that stopping distance places it in the middle of the current crop of 600cc sportbikes. What better brakes do you think it needs?
+1 on both brakes and suspension.

That thing stops and has better suspension then my 07 Ninja 650R, and
that bike was a lot faster.
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:11 AM   #3687
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Ah, thanks for that info. I wish they had one for anywhere near that price for my Super Tenere.

http://www.solomotoparts.com/Ohlins-...-Tenere-10-12/

They do have a good price for the Super Tenere shock, though. I emailed them to find out if that shock is custom built for rider weight and riding style, as is the norm for most top dollar shocks.

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Old 12-09-2012, 09:39 AM   #3688
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NC700 production will soon be moved from Japan to Thailand.
Glad I got a Japanese model then.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:21 AM   #3689
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Glad I got a Japanese model then.
My new T100 was built in Thailand and it's a beautiful machine. I did some research and if I'm not mistaken they've been built there since '07. Doesn't bother me.
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Glad I got a Japanese model then.
Why?

They didn't even start making them over there, and you already
somehow know that the Japanese model will be better?

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