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Old 12-22-2012, 11:39 AM   #3826
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I think longdude17 was just using the wrong words in his post. I think he was talking about "Capable" riders or what "inept", riders commonly call, "squids". IMO.

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Fixed that up for ya, Art

After a year (and 10,000 miles) of riding her Ninja 500, my 51 year young girlfriend started shopping for her second bike. Before settling on a Tiger 800, she refered to an NC700 as "a weenie bike compared to my Ninja". I didn't ride it. To me, Honda created a niche between Maxi-scooter, and beginner bike. YMMV
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Old 12-22-2012, 11:49 AM   #3827
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Fixed that up for ya, Art

After a year (and 10,000 miles) of riding her Ninja 500, my 51 year young girlfriend started shopping for her second bike. Before settling on a Tiger 800, she refered to an NC700 as "a weenie bike compared to my Ninja". I didn't ride it. To me, Honda created a niche between Maxi-scooter, and beginner bike. YMMV
I don't think you fixed anything. You just proved my point.

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Old 12-22-2012, 11:56 AM   #3828
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Seriously Art?
A Ninja 500 is generally consideered a beginner's bike, and no rocket by any stretch of the imagination, yet it (according to her) outperforms the NC700.

If your point was that anybody who drives faster than 55, or actually uses lean angle is a "squid", then I get exactly where you're coming from.
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Old 12-22-2012, 01:24 PM   #3829
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Let's move along............
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Old 12-22-2012, 02:38 PM   #3830
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i don't think you fixed anything. You just proved my point.

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Old 12-22-2012, 02:58 PM   #3831
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I don't think you fixed anything. You just proved my point.

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So, if you guys are implying that my girlfriend is "more testosterone influenced", I'm going to have to take offense.
Your weenie bike, errrr, I mean scooter, is a fine commuter and grocery getter, when used in an urban enviornment. It's not going to be the "tool of choice" of experienced riders in the twisties (or for hours on the slab, unless you're a masochist). For the twistie bits, a Ninja 300 would be far more entertaining, even with its 10 less HP. It really IS more fun to ride a slow bike fast than the other way round.
To insult anybody with an interest in an entertaining ride in the twisties is really quite childish for a bunch of old men.

As I said before. Honda has created a nice little niche between maxi-scooter, beginner bike, and...um, urban retirement bike. If that's what you're looking for then it truely is perfect. BUT, that doesn't mean everybody else is irresponsible punks.

BTW, you guys are doing a great job of convincing me that it's a bike for cranky old dudes who remember going fast on thier Honda S90s
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Old 12-22-2012, 03:07 PM   #3832
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So, if you guys are implying that my girlfriend is "more testosterone influenced", I'm going to have to take offense.
Your weenie bike, errrr, I mean scooter, is a fine commuter and grocery getter, when used in an urban enviornment. It's not going to be the "tool of choice" of experienced riders in the twisties (or for hours on the slab, unless you're a masochist). For the twistie bits, a Ninja 300 would be far more entertaining, even with its 10 less HP. It really IS more fun to ride a slow bike fast than the other way round.
To insult anybody with an interest in an entertaining ride in the twisties is really quite childish for a bunch of old men.

As I said before. Honda has created a nice little niche between maxi-scooter, beginner bike, and...um, urban retirement bike. If that's what you're looking for then it truely is perfect. BUT, that doesn't mean everybody else is irresponsible punks.

BTW, you guys are doing a great job of convincing me that it's a bike for cranky old dudes who remember going fast on thier Honda S90s

I could care less what you or your girl friend ride. If calling a bike names, make you and the girlfriend feel superior have at it.
I would say that to your face also. Age doesn't mean intelligence or wise. Have fun on your sports bikes and ride safe.
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Old 12-22-2012, 03:28 PM   #3833
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I could care less what you or your girl friend ride. If calling a bike names, make you and the girlfriend feel superior have at it.
I would say that to your face also. Age doesn't mean intelligence or wise. Have fun on your sports bikes and ride safe.
There's really nothing wrong with...ANY bike, really. But there's not any reason to be insulting people who find one "boring" either. It don't meet his criteria for fun because it isn't trying to. I don't have an issue with the NC, but it, like all bikes, is built for a specific demographic.
For the two of you to dogpile that guy, suggesting anybody bored with the bike or unexpectedly hit the rev limiter is a squid, is just childish name calling...and now YOU are bringing that up in reference to bikes!
The GF and I aren't squids. We ride "adventure touring" bikes. My GS and her Tiger, but if I did have a sport bike it would be a Ninja 300 or CBR 250 for the reasons I stated...Plenty of power to have fun with, and light and flickable.

Good day, sir
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Old 12-22-2012, 03:28 PM   #3834
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The real problem with the NC700X

Just my opinion, but the NC is just to damn good. With only 1000 miles on it, and winter outside, there just is not much to do for it. I did get out for about an hour today but 40 degree F. was not enjoyable. Runs absolutely great, and the suspension seems to be wearing in, or the cold improved the fork dampening, so may try heavier fork oil in the summer. So looking forward to some summer traveling.

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Old 12-22-2012, 03:38 PM   #3835
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There are people that have trouble thinking outside of the box. Honda is playing a different game with the NC but many folks have little to nothing to compare it to so it is only natural for them to view it with their limited frame of reference.

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Old 12-22-2012, 03:39 PM   #3836
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There's really nothing wrong with...ANY bike, really.Good day, sir
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Old 12-22-2012, 03:59 PM   #3837
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It is amazing how many feel the need to go on about demeaning this bike on sport bike performance (which is obviously not what it was designed or intended to be). It's too bad. It does get tiresome and find it quite beyond the point of "it's only my opinion" (which I find is merely code for insult under cover of opinion). It's like saying curling is not speed skating, then insulting curlers when they protest. Really says the same old thing about American motorcycle culture, unfortunately. Women and "old guys" also getting their nice share of embedded insult, I see, being the most insulting thing you can compare someone to. Very nice. Lotta logs in eyeballs.

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Old 12-22-2012, 04:06 PM   #3838
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And moving on now; How do you fill the gas tank without unstrapping the drybag that's tied down across the pillion seat?
Somebody MUST have figured this out by now.
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Old 12-22-2012, 04:12 PM   #3839
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And moving on now; How do you fill the gas tank without unstrapping the drybag that's tied down across the pillion seat?
Somebody MUST have figured this out by now.
You tie the drybag AROUND the pillion seat so it moves with the seat, like on my wifes cruiser, except you have to unbolt the two seats to get the bag off.

Or you use the "not a tank" and forget about the bag.
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Old 12-22-2012, 04:21 PM   #3840
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And moving on now; How do you fill the gas tank without unstrapping the drybag that's tied down across the pillion seat?
Somebody MUST have figured this out by now.
I just put the stuff I need in the top case or side cases. Why tie it to the seat, when I can lock it up?
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