Hondas frugal twin NC700C. Not so...

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by CoffeeBaron, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. Royal Tiger

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    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.
  2. dduelin

    dduelin Amazing grace how sweet the sound....

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    What PM?
  3. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Ooops, was somebody else. :lol3

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  4. Mobiker

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    I believe that's whatcha ya call a "social faux pas"
  5. RonZacapa

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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.
  6. bikeridermark

    bikeridermark Long timer

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    My brother gets better mileage on his 2008 xt250 yammie than I do on my reflex scooters. cvt not as efficient as gear drive.
  7. Solarbronco

    Solarbronco Been here awhile

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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.
  8. turbodieseli4i6

    turbodieseli4i6 Been here awhile

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    My NCX doesn't have any problems running 90 mph, but I only weigh around 220 geared up.:D
  9. L.B.S.

    L.B.S. Long timer

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    Same. Exactly the same. :D

    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... :huh
  10. Cigar Mike

    Cigar Mike Too Old and Too Slow

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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.
  11. dduelin

    dduelin Amazing grace how sweet the sound....

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    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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  12. puttman

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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.

    Tom
  13. GrahamD

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    Honda could use that. :deal

    NC700X "It's like half price gas for life"..
  14. captain crunch

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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.
  15. MZ5

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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!
  16. turbodieseli4i6

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    I normally try to ride around the speed limit, but on one of my last tanks, I was exceeding Solarbroncos highway speeds. (Cold and running late.)
    That was the lowest mpg I've got on my NCX, 50 mpg.
    I went on a ride that had several cruisers up to 1900 cc's and a 1200 Goldwing on it and they couldn't leave me if they wanted to.
    What's so funny about this is I could have left everyone of those bikes if I wanted to.
    Of course we were on roads that weren't very straight.:evil
  17. 670ccc

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    During break-in I got 70 mpg, and now I've seen as high as 81 using 87 octane gas from top tier stations. Even when I flog it I never see below 70, so those in the peanut gallery claiming 50 mpg either live way up in the mountains or are just trying to discredit the bike because they are jealous.
  18. Jim K.

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    I'd like to mention that MPG often goes up as the engine wears in & internal friction goes down. The 1st 2000 miles on my old Concours (GTR for our euro mates) gave me a consistent 42-45 MPG, not bad for a heavy, shaftie, 1 liter tourer. I basically ignored milage for the next year or so. Just on a whim, I decided to check milage again, at about 20,000 miles. It had increased to 51 MPG!. That's a more than 10% increase. I first figured it was an artifact of new tires, but my buddy was riding a brand new BMW with a digital odometer & new OEM tires. When we filled up next day, we both filled from the same pump. We rode the same 135 miles, (country roads, hilly, curvy), & returned to the same pump & filled up. Both odometers were within 2 miles of each other & my big old Connie still worked out to 49.9 MPG. That range, (49-51) stayed consistent until I sold it at 50,000 miles. Im told the old Connie was unusually "clean" (aerodynamically) for a big faired tourer, but a 10% increase really surprised me. I knew there would be some improvement with miles, but better than 10% was a lot better than I ever expected.

    (Note: I'm a small guy, 145 lbs, & I only hung the bags on her for trips. Both of these probably contributed to better than avg. MPG.)
  19. turbodieseli4i6

    turbodieseli4i6 Been here awhile

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    Believe me that 50 mpg isn't a farce with my NCX. Of course that is the worst I've got so far. I ride year around without concern of temperature.
    50 mpg was with cold temps and go directly to jail speeds.:eek1
    (Not smart, but I was running very late.) When the temps start warming up, I will be getting mpg's in the 80's again. I will say this to the ones that think it won't run 90+ with ease. You are very wrong!
  20. L.B.S.

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    My first tank mpg recorded for 2014 was...


    46 US mpg :uhoh



    During break in, I think my first tank was 48 mpg.

    My best ever tank so far was 72-ish mpg.

    To be fair, I seem to consistantly get worse fuel mileage than just about anyone else who happens to own the same bike as me, for any brand or model, so it really must be my riding style. :huh

    Having said *that*, though, I'm buggered if I can figure out what I'm doing so wrong compared to everyone else, because it's not as if I go around at full throttle, VMax starts at every light, do Harley blip blip blip blips at every stop sign, and so on. Heck, 99.999 % of the time, I never go over 70 miles per hour.