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Old 12-29-2012, 12:05 PM   #3901
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Anybody know if the NC is being discontinued for 2013????
I am at the dealer, and they are saying no 2013.
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:03 PM   #3902
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New member here from Sweden (sorry in advance for the crappy english)

Been reading these forums for a a while and this thread since this autumn. I just want to share my thoughts on this bike. I bought my ncx in late June and rode to October til it got too freakin cold and it whas time for winter storage. In these months i rode 11000km, 3200 of those was during a weeks vacation this summer. No planning, i just packed the bike and chased the sun(we had the crappiest summer in years). After 4 days of riding i went straight home 800km when a friend called and wondered if i wanted to pay him a visit at hes family home. Ofc i said, so the next day i packed the bike and rode 700km, visited him for two days and rode the 700km home again in pouring rain.. Not a single time have i bitched about this bike, i just love it, not even when i have to remove the dry bag every time i refuel have there been a frown on my face ;-)

Ive rode it everywhere, from highway to the smallest deertrails. Sure its not best at anything but it is a jack of all trades, and thats what i love.

I have rode bikes since i was four years old, enduro and mtx til i was 24 when i got my first street bike.
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After that i bought the NCX. Im 190 cm and weighing in at 94kg and i have no problems with the size of the bike.

Well thats a short review of the bike and my background if it helps someone.


Nice write up and welcome to the asylum!
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:06 PM   #3903
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I'm assuming your bike did not come with ABS? Although this is not a "deal breaker" on it's own, I find it strange that Honda would make such a proven safety feature "unavailable" on a bike with a "standard" transmission?
Blame the importer, Honda (Japan) doesn't care.

It's available in all colors and all transmission+abs combinations
in most other places in the world.

To tell the truth, I'm surprised they even imported it to USA.
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:08 PM   #3904
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Thanks for the heads up (Iím serious). I didnít realize my 2009 GS1200 had plastic quick disconnects that are problematic? Iíve not had any leaks, but Iíll look in to it.
Metal replacements are available and highly recommended.
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Old 12-29-2012, 02:50 PM   #3905
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Anybody know if the NC is being discontinued for 2013????
I am at the dealer, and they are saying no 2013.
There has been no official announcement..........but good as the NC is selling.......................suspect there will be 2013 model or they could run with the 2012 model line up and in fall of 2013 release the 2014.

2012 model was announced in JAN and released in the summer of 2012.
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Old 12-29-2012, 04:54 PM   #3906
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I just checked, a Kawasaki ZX-6R which makes 110 hp at the rear wheel at 14K rpm, makes exactly 50 hp at 6.5K rpm. Sounds a lot like a NC700X at 6500 rpm. So although you may not care about high revving engines, horsepower does.
How much torque does a ZX-6R produce at 6500?
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Old 12-29-2012, 05:27 PM   #3907
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Old 12-29-2012, 05:51 PM   #3908
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Nice little write ups, caryder and klantbo (WHAT crappy English?? Have you read some of the "natives" on the forums?? You obviously have far higher standards than many here.). Thanks for adding to the actual experiential offerings!


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Old 12-29-2012, 07:11 PM   #3909
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Anybody know if the NC is being discontinued for 2013????
I am at the dealer, and they are saying no 2013.
Western Honda in Scottsdale AZ said the 2013 models wouldn't be in for 5 or 6 months. I assumed they told me that so I would buy what was on the floor. They still had 4 2012 models in back and are selling about 1or 2 per month. I bought mine for $200 off MSRP + 15% off of all accessories I purchased that day. Seemed like a pretty good deal.


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Old 12-29-2012, 07:21 PM   #3910
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Cayder...interesting that you compared it to a Corolla. That's just what I don't want in a bike. On the road, with the wife, or kids, the Corolla is a fine car. The same qualities that make it a fine car, make for a piss poor motorcycle, IMHO, at least. I'm assuming your bike did not come with ABS? Although this is not a "deal breaker" on it's own, I find it strange that Honda would make such a proven safety feature "unavailable" on a bike with a "standard" transmission? My present bike doesn't have ABS, but my next bike will. Hope you enjoy many safe miles on the 700. Me? If I go with Honda, it'll be the new CB1100! Only available WITH ABS up here in Canada......as it should be.
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I didn't think I would either. Each day I ride it though, it feels more and more like I found a bike that suits me well. It has plenty of the kind of power you need for commuting and if you compare the power to a XR1200 or sportster it's almost the same but in my opinion is a more rounded do it all bike. Your mileage may vary. :-)

And like I said if I want excitement I have a bored, ported, chambered RD400 sitting next to it in the garage that gets 1/3 the MPG and keeps the mosquitoes at bay.



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Old 12-29-2012, 07:21 PM   #3911
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Somehow ended up with a duplicate post.
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:30 PM   #3912
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I've been following this thread since it started, but I still haven't been able to see one of these in the metal yet. Looking forward to riding one if I get the chance, even though I'm not in the market. It sure seems like it could be Honda's best 'right bike/right time/right price' offering since the XR400.
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Old 12-30-2012, 03:36 AM   #3913
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Thanks for the replys.

I will my kit my bike this summer with a higher windshield, skidplate, avon distanza tires,hardcases (for the side), and the original bar for foglights. For the looks ofc but the windshield and the extra light will help early and late in the season aswell.

Bought a slipon from GPR on Ebay, 2200euro ink shipping. I picked the small "race"(cant remember the name) model, only downside is that there where no dbkillers included and it sounds pretty high, in sweden that will be a problem since we have a mandatory inspection every two years for bikes. Sound is pretty sweet though hehe
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:23 AM   #3914
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So I shouldn't be concerned that the bike is being discontinued.
All I have been doing lately is reading this thread and the ones on the NC7000X forum, and rereading the issues of Cycleworld with NC articles. I heard nothing anywhere until at the dealer when he was like "you know they aren't going to be making these next year?"
I was pretty surprised, but the wife didn't like that at all. She seems to think that we don't need anymore " rare, only imported for one or two year Hondas".
Looks like I have to go back to the dealer again.
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:50 AM   #3915
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I heard nothing anywhere until at the dealer when he was like "you know they aren't going to be making these next year?"
I was pretty surprised, but the wife didn't like that at all. She seems to think that we don't need anymore " rare, only imported for one or two year Hondas".
Looks like I have to go back to the dealer again.
That's B.S. I'd find another dealer.
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