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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by HondaFanatic, Feb 6, 2013.
Anyone know if this is the same engine that the Honda Acura 700 scooter uses overseas?
if you mean the Integra, yes it is. Nothing to do with Acura though.
Yes that is what I meant. I wonder if it is exactly the same cam and crank profile.
I have heard some of the Integra 700s with aftermarket exhausts and they are downright badass sounding..
Hmm, I'll be over that way in June. Might have to check that out. Maybe the faired CTX will be around.
I had bought their first NC700x (a DCT model). Sadly they still had a left over NC700x in the corner (manual shift).[/QUOTE]
If it had ABS, it would be gone. Here in NY, one dealer had a 2010 Wee left over for 2 years but was getting $500 over msrp for the ABS when he could get one.
Yeah, we still have dealers advertising new non-abs NT700V's on CL. The abs models are long, long gone.
Back on topic: I'm disappointed Honda hasn't gotten a few bikes to journalists yet. Surely, they have something coming out of the factory by now. All the videos out there are just rehashes of Honda marketing material with the exception of one or two walk-arounds at Daytona.
yeah, they haven't done crap to build excitement beyond the announcement, daytona, and a few cheesy videos.
What a couple of turds....
Feet forward with all your weight on your lower back certainly NOT the most comfortable or optimal position for control.
In the riding picture, there appears to be enough bend at the knees that the weight will be more evenly distributed on the butt and hams, than on the tail bone area. Looks much more like the floorboard position on a Harley big twin than forwards on something like a Wide Glide, etc.
The shorter the rider's inseam, the more uncomfortable the ride may be. It looks like a non threatening machine for many riders, new or experienced...
The absolute best riding position for me would be one where you sit straight upright, with a 90 degree bend in your knees, and be able to reach straight out for the grips, with some bend in your elbows. You should not be leaning forward, not putting any weight on your arms, and you should not have to bend your neck back. it looks like the CTX pegs are a little bit farther forward than that, but close enough.
I would definitely choose a non ABS bike over an ABS model even at the same price. So getting a better bike at a lower price is a whopper of a deal. I am really glad Honda is offering the CTX in a non ABS version, it's to bad they don't offer the DCT as a separate option, as I might consider it. But not a chance with ABS. I have heard there is a way to disable ABS on some bikes. I already know it can be done on cars, I did it to my '01 Chevy.
I wonder if we might ask what your current or past bikes are? Everyone is different but I have always found that when I sit on a bike straight up my lower back bothers me after a while. I've always been more comfortable on a bike where my arms help support my weight somewhat. At least on longer rides.
Mostly cruisers, touring bikes, and dual sport bikes. I currently ride an '02 Kawasaki Vulcan 750, and just sold a 1500 Goldwing (just to big) Both are extremely comfortable. I also have a Yamaha XT225, and raised the bars 2" to make it fit properly. The pegs are a little to far back, but not bad. Many XT225 owners remove the passenger pegs if they do not plan on carrying a passenger, but I kept mine, so I can switch back and forth on the road to relieve leg cramps.
I bought a brand new '09 EX500 Ninja at a killer closeout price. I thought I would be ok with it, but wasn't. I installed 1 1/2" risers, bars were still way to low. I had serious arm, shoulder, and neck pain, and leg cramps, from having my legs (34" inseam) scrunched up underneath me. I put less than 5000 miles on it in 3 years, and finally sold it.
I understand the low bar/rearset peg position for handling, but I just can't tolerate it for any length of time.
I recently put over 500 miles on the Vulcan, and only got off once. I filled the tank from the seat. I was slightly sore, but no real pain. The EX500 was killing me after 100 miles.
man, no first rides yet? is honda really planning to have this available in june? or are they not previewing it since it'll probably get pooped on by the enthusiast press?
I am anxious to get some "real world" reviews of this Bike ... particularly the naked Roadster version ... c'mon Honda ... Yamaha is walkin' all over you as far as new-model Buzz is concerned!!
I don't want to steer this thread in a different direction. But what is the Yamaha buzz?
The Bolt. It looks more like a Sportster than the Sportster does, lol!
has anyone heard when these bikes will start showing up on the showroom floor?
No, you're just a guy who likes the business relationship you have with that dealer. If they didn't treat you nicely you wouldn't go back.
Nice treatment isn't about making a dealer give most every penny of profit away, it's about having a pleasant transaction .
On a $7000 bike I believe they only have about a $500 profit margin.
I had success with 5 or 6 acupuncture sessions.