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Old 02-24-2013, 08:39 AM   #121
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Larry,

It's time for you to put up or shut up. As the saying goes, you are entitled to your opinion but not your own facts.

What you see here is 138 pages of just about everything that has appeared on the NC700X in technical reviews, magazine articles, comparisons, and blogs either in electronic or print media. I collected it and don't think I have missed much of anything since the bike was released in the EC early 2012. The binder is open to the Cycle World September 2012 review where author Bruno Deprato says the test bike returned 47 mpg riding a steady 85 mph and at times riding to it's top speed of 117 mph. In the other published reviews the bike returns mileage no lower than 59 with many references to returns in the mid 60's to 70's. All published. I must have missed those but I would like to add them to my binder if they are not a figment of your imagination.

Since you continually refer to published tests where the NC700X returns less than 48 mpg this is your chance to provide your references, you know, those published reviews you refer to.

I have sparred with dduelin in the past on another forum, and what I know of him is that he (usually) is very respectful to the other party during a discussion. I also know he brings facts to the table during his discussions and I think he respected that I did the same. I trust the guys thoughts as a real world user and the guy is obviously not a bullshit artist. I think you are off base Larry IMHO. I'm going with dduelin on this one.
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Old 02-24-2013, 05:19 PM   #122
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Old 02-24-2013, 08:03 PM   #123
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What PM?

Ooops, was somebody else.

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Old 02-24-2013, 09:07 PM   #124
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Ooops, was somebody else.

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I believe that's whatcha ya call a "social faux pas"
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Old 06-23-2013, 11:07 AM   #125
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Gotta chirp in here, had my 700X since Friday afternoon 2 days ago, current mileage 738km. The bike is still new so I expect that consumption figures may get better with time. I'm a bit ham fisted with regards to throttle openings and dont believe in babying a bike during the first 1000km of riding will do it any good. My consumption thus far with 2 refills - around 4.2L/100km, thats 56 mpg US and 67 mpg imperial.
Sure that if I were to take the relaxed approach around 3.5L/100 would be possible and wringing the bikes neck on some fast motorway stretches anything around 4.5L/100.

The 700X is still pretty frugal though overall, very similar figures as a 650 Dakar I had a few years ago.
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Old 06-23-2013, 12:05 PM   #126
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If you are that concerned about gas mileage, buy a scooter...
My brother gets better mileage on his 2008 xt250 yammie than I do on my reflex scooters. cvt not as efficient as gear drive.
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Old 01-29-2014, 09:20 PM   #127
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My great state of Idaho is raising the speed limit to 80MPH. That mean's that everyone will be doing 85-90 MPH and NC700's would be blown off the highway here. I owned one for a month, loved it in the city and around town and I often was running in the 64 mpg range. But it wasn't the right bike for me. Great bike for in the city and for new riders. Like a scooter with bigger tires.
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Old 01-30-2014, 07:18 AM   #128
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My great state of Idaho is raising the speed limit to 80MPH. That mean's that everyone will be doing 85-90 MPH and NC700's would be blown off the highway here. I owned one for a month, loved it in the city and around town and I often was running in the 64 mpg range. But it wasn't the right bike for me. Great bike for in the city and for new riders. Like a scooter with bigger tires.
My NCX doesn't have any problems running 90 mph, but I only weigh around 220 geared up.
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Old 01-30-2014, 08:07 AM   #129
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My NCX doesn't have any problems running 90 mph, but I only weigh around 220 geared up.
Same. Exactly the same.

I can't say I've ever had a second thought about going up any mountain passes all fully loaded up for camping, and not been able to be in the "enjoy massive fines and have bike confiscated" speeding zone. (80+ mph)

Maybe he got a bad one.



And good grief, I wouldn't think riding the slab at 90 mph for any great length of time would be very enjoyable...
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Old 01-30-2014, 10:26 AM   #130
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I sold a fast bike to buy the 700 and I am loving every minute I ride it. At almost 90 less horsepower I didn't expect it to be as fast. 75-80 is fast enough for me. MPG is only important to me when figuring where I am stopping next to get gas. But I only ride for pleasure and could own any bike I want. I chose the NC700X. I have only 500 miles on the bike and the worst was the first tank at 61 mpg. Second fill up was 66 mpg. It works for me and has preformed as advertised.
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Old 01-30-2014, 05:31 PM   #131
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My great state of Idaho is raising the speed limit to 80MPH. That mean's that everyone will be doing 85-90 MPH and NC700's would be blown off the highway here. I owned one for a month, loved it in the city and around town and I often was running in the 64 mpg range. But it wasn't the right bike for me. Great bike for in the city and for new riders. Like a scooter with bigger tires.
It's also a bike for an experienced rider that knows what he wants in a bike. I've owned several bikes I sold after a short time because they weren't what I had expected. No harm in that but after 20,xxx miles I really like the 700. A third of the miles have been touring. I don't really ride bikes in the city except to leave them behind.

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Old 01-30-2014, 09:23 PM   #132
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Not that it matters

I have around 3k on my nc700x, average 75 mpg. My 99vfr got around 45 mpg. Both are great bikes but built for slightly different purposes. I really like getting 75 mpg its like free gas for life.

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Old 02-01-2014, 12:37 AM   #133
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I have around 3k on my nc700x, average 75 mpg. My 99vfr got around 45 mpg. Both are great bikes but built for slightly different purposes. I really like getting 75 mpg its like free gas for life.

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Old 02-05-2014, 11:23 AM   #134
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I tracked my mileage for 5817.3 miles. Averaged 77.6 MPG.
I do drive like an old man but that's still a lot better than the 50 MPG I averaged with my DR650.
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Old 02-06-2014, 07:45 AM   #135
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I averaged around 55mpg on my '00 (carb'd) CBR600, commuting down the freeway mostly. Same service on the NCX I get 72 - 75 mpg. I can't claim I don't miss the CBR's power, but I also can say I used it hardly ever. The NCX does exactly what I wanted and expected, 1 primary component of which is burning under a gallon an hour running down the highway. I don't put as many miles on as some of you, but I'm closing on 14k miles after 14 - 15 months. It's a great machine!
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