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Old 12-30-2012, 06:32 AM   #3916
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I think it was lazy salesman syndrome. The honda website doesn't list the NC700X as an 2013 model.
He should have checked into it more, but then the wife was already pretty turned off by it.
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:58 AM   #3917
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I think it was lazy salesman syndrome. The honda website doesn't list the NC700X as an 2013 model.
He should have checked into it more, but then the wife was already pretty turned off by it.

The dealer has no information because there has been no confirmation either way...........but the press has rumored a larger version of the NC coming to NA.............confirmed information is three 500 models coming to the dealers in April.
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Old 12-30-2012, 07:16 AM   #3918
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American Honda has indicated that here will be further model announcements in Feb,
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Old 12-30-2012, 07:54 AM   #3919
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The honda website doesn't list the NC700X as an 2013 model.
True, and there could be several reasons. ONE of the reasons could be that it's been discontinued.

Another reason might be that there are enough in stock to keep selling for months and there will be a midyear update and early launch of the '14 model.

I can't imagine discontinuing a successful model, but updating one? Sure!
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:13 AM   #3920
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Has long has they don't mess with pricing
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:02 AM   #3921
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Oops thats 2200sek @ 220euro ;-)

No idea how to quote on taptalk btw...
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:30 AM   #3922
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Oops thats 2200sek @ 220euro ;-)

No idea how to quote on taptalk btw...
That's more like it!

I figured it might be a full system, race stuff, but still would be WAAAY
over the top at 2200.
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:05 AM   #3923
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Another reason might be that there are enough in stock to keep selling for months and there will be a midyear update and early launch of the '14 model.

I haven't seen one at a dealer since summer or I'd probably buy one.
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:10 AM   #3924
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I'm going to take the fact that they were displaying them at the international bike show in Long Beach as evidence that they intend to keep selling them.
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:26 AM   #3925
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Just saying hp lives in the upper rpm range, probably not going to happen in a sub-700 cc motor that hits it's rev limiter at, what, 6500.
It can be done but it may not be worth the trouble. Waiting to see.
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Old 12-30-2012, 01:32 PM   #3926
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American Honda has indicated that here will be further model announcements in Feb,
Some forums seem to be indicating that the new NC700X is selling good. I hope to see 2013, 2014, and beyond models here in the USA.
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Old 12-31-2012, 06:58 AM   #3927
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A friend and I rode over to Alabama Saturday for the Last Ride Of The Year RTE in Stockton, AL. We left late in the day and had to make 400 miles in the teeth of a stiff headwind leaving no route choice but the interstate. I led and held 80 gps mph on I-10. 81 mph on the stock speed-o-meter. I only checked the first tank of gas and the mileage was 47 mpg which is the worst I ever recorded. With the headwind we were pushing 95 to 100 mph of air aside though. My friend's Tiger 1050 managed 38 for the same tank/distance. The ride home yesterday on the combo of 280 miles on little county FM roads and 175 miles on I-10 was much more enjoyable although much colder, 28 F in the morning and 35 F when I got home.

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Old 12-31-2012, 08:32 AM   #3928
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I only checked the first tank of gas and the mileage was 47 mpg which is the worst I ever recorded.
I've had a couple bad tanks recently, I'm wondering if the NC isn't especially sensitive to temperature for some reason. My last two tanks were 53.4 and 56.7 MPG -- 70-75 MPH, mid 30's temps, and ~10mph cross wind. I've had rides in similar conditions and managed closer to 60 MPG when the temps are warmer.

I also just mounted a big CalSci screen, I suppose it's possible that's hurting MPG more than I expected... I figured just about anything would be more aerodynamic than my shoulders....



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Old 12-31-2012, 11:28 AM   #3929
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I also just mounted a big CalSci screen, I suppose it's possible that's hurting MPG more than I expected... I figured just about anything would be more aerodynamic than my shoulders....



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Old 12-31-2012, 11:34 AM   #3930
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While you get some slight lowering of the coefficient of drag with a screen, the increase in frontal area, especially with a huge screen like this, totally overwhelms the tiny change in efficiency. I bet drag goes up 30%+.

If you want to decrease drag, you've got to get the screen way, way back such that the rider becomes part of the fairing.

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