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Old 01-20-2013, 09:54 PM   #4036
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I'd like to see what the NC700X, with and without aero aids, could do in Craig Vetter's fuel economy challenge.
http://www.craigvetter.com/pages/201...Challenge.html
Somebody almost did last year.
I bet it will beat 100 mpg pretty good with aero aids. I'm sure my big windshield and luggage dropped my mileage a few mpg's.

I'm going to try for 85 mpg this summer though. 50-55 mph and see what I get. I'm betting at least 85 mpg.
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Old 01-20-2013, 11:42 PM   #4037
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Whoa, doubley impressive.
Going to be a big upgrade from my KLR.
I remember now the quick pic of the guy and the girl in the middle of the vid.
I'll check out his Topspeed vid.
Thanks for the info.
Yeah. AFAIK that video was an ordinary vacation trip, not at all a speed trip or whatever.
He posted about it over here some months ago.
And one must keep in mind those horror speeding fees inside of switzerland, BTW :)
These are no fun. Once in a lifetime.

However, I agree, acceleration seems pretty good. His NC is known to perform very well.
But then, his topspeed values were confirmed by some other riders in our forum and by other youtube videos.

I for myself reached a topspeed of 182km/h (GPS) with the DCT version (which means odometer > 190km/h),
which is still a very good value for a 52HP bike.

Whether acceleration of my DCT could compare, I cannot tell. It is very hard to interpret from those fisheye cams videos and taking into account he was on full load for that ride.

Anyway, given the paper sheet specs and the weight of the bike, it rides like a fun bike. Nasty low end 4cyl (as like XJ6 or whatever) up to maybe 80HP I tested may on the one hand be considerable faster, but on the other hand are no fun rides, boring and oldfashioned compared to this so called "commuter".
Which actually is no surprise to me, coming from single cylinder offroad sports and adventure bike riding.

Now lets hope snow will go away soon.
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Old 01-21-2013, 12:04 AM   #4038
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This is US mpg's with a 77.6 US mpg average. http://www.fuelly.com/driver/670cc/nc700x
My best was 76.3 mpg US, 670cc's 80.3 mpg US is hard to beat.
I should have added, it's hard for me to beat. There are a few that beat 80 mpg. I beleive 1 got 90 mpg +/- on his, but its hard to do that when your running late for work.
I still turn my head when I see a KLR on the road. Someday I will have a Killer or DR sitting beside the NC sitting beside my TW.
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:45 AM   #4039
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I should have added, it's hard for me to beat. There are a few that beat 80 mpg. I beleive 1 got 90 mpg +/- on his, but its hard to do that when your running late for work.
I still turn my head when I see a KLR on the road. Someday I will have a Killer or DR sitting beside the NC sitting beside my TW.
I got 90 mpg one time by choosing a road where I could ride a steady 45 to 50 mph and there were no stops or intersections between the gas stations. I posted a picture of the gas receipt somewhere in this thread during early August 2012.
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:27 AM   #4040
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Wow,anything 60+ would be great for me!!.


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Old 01-21-2013, 07:42 AM   #4041
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I got 90 mpg one time by choosing a road where I could ride a steady 45 to 50 mph and there were no stops or intersections between the gas stations. I posted a picture of the gas receipt somewhere in this thread during early August 2012.
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Yep, your the one that set the bar! I am happy with a 67mpg average, considering that I'm not trying for the best mileage.
When it warms up, I'll try to raise my average back up to around 70 mpg.
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Old 01-21-2013, 12:07 PM   #4042
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Yep, your the one that set the bar! I am happy with a 67mpg average, considering that I'm not trying for the best mileage.
When it warms up, I'll try to raise my average back up to around 70 mpg.
That 90 mpg was unusual and not intended to reflect normal riding mpg. Ridden in my normal brisk manner I get mid to high 60's most likely just like you do. I just went out one day on a lark and wondered if I could get over 80 but there is no way I could ride in traffic at 45 or 50 hugging the shoulder in search of high mpg.
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Old 01-21-2013, 01:15 PM   #4043
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That's very impressive to turn that kind of economy and not be babying it. That's a big step in the right direction. I average 53-57 mpg w/my Versys while just "easy" commuting. If you can play a little w/the X and still beat that by 15-20 mpg's, that helps the scenario considerably. Still gathering info. Thanks to all.
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Old 01-23-2013, 01:38 AM   #4044
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Very nice numbers, and excuse my ignorance, but I presume that is not the same as U.S. mpg's? Sounds way too good to be true if you're riding aggressively. I'd love it to be so, though.
Those were US MPG figures.
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:00 AM   #4045
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Some product planner at Honda is reading these mpg discussions on different forums and thinking, yeah we nailed it!
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:46 AM   #4046
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all good stuff... I am just lookig for additional feedback on the bike... I am first time road rider, long time off road rider considering the NC700... my worries are does it have enough HP to ride comfortably two up doing day or weekend trips... ??? thanks!!!
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:12 PM   #4047
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Some product planner at Honda is reading these mpg discussions on different forums and thinking, yeah we nailed it!
I hope he's reading the sales figures instead. At least if he was my product planner/ marketer.
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Old 01-23-2013, 04:58 PM   #4048
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all good stuff... I am just lookig for additional feedback on the bike... I am first time road rider, long time off road rider considering the NC700... my worries are does it have enough HP to ride comfortably two up doing day or weekend trips... ??? thanks!!!
Did you see the video of a two up, fully loaded ride up the The Gotthard Pass?

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Old 01-23-2013, 05:48 PM   #4049
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Where do I find this two up ride of the nc700x
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:07 PM   #4050
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The local honda shop seems to be doing a brisk bidness' in CBR250's and the NC700's, seen a few rideing around.

The one they have sitting in the showroom now has like $2000 worth of add on's, givi racks and full luggage, Different windshild, heated grips, Driveing lights, dual sport tires, etc. Looks sharp.
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