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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Two Plugs, Sep 27, 2011.
Neither, just the facts.
Why do you think I should stick to the 250?
You are funny. The only time I've gotten less than 60 something was when I rode it on the slab for an hour, most of that time going faster than your 250 can go. Even then it returned 57 mpg.
Old ladies, he he.
AAAhhhhaaaa, some honesty in this thread!!
Thanks for stepping up. Hope your bro's don't run you out of town now.
That is exactly where I would use the 700, commuting 175 miles per day and it sure as hell won't get 68 mpg.
I doubt you would get away with it for more than single commute or two, laying on the tank with your 250 WOT to maintain 95-100 mph the whole way.
In the service you describe, a 175 mile commute you would get close to 70 mpg. Honestly. If the traffic was moving close to 70 you would get mid 70's. I have made several trips over 450 miles now and got no less than 68 in this service. I don't normally ride at 90-100 mph like I did the 57 mpg return. If you do that's another matter and the 700 won't return 68, more like 55 mpg at this speed.
You rode for an hour at 100 mph? :eek1 Where were you, Nevada? :huh
I-95. I was minding my own business at 80 when a red late model Mustang passed me. Initially I was just wondering how fast he was going so I caught up out then I let the rabbit run out ahead of me a half mile or so and then just kept him in sight. We got caught up in knots of traffic now and then so it was not a steady 100.
My cousin just called up, had a nice controlled tank, 60 miles of straight road,
more or less cruising at 70-75mph, all 6th gear, he got 70MPG exactly (US).
Not paying attention to fuel consumption around town, shifting around 4000
the worst he had was 63MPG.
I'll try to replicate that when he borrows me his bike for a longer ride ASAP,
A local magazine just tested the NC700 Integra in both 'D' and 'S' mode.
They got 8,5 and 7,5 seconds to 62mph (GPS).
I believe I saw 6 seconds for the NC700X in another mag test.
I don't think 5 is possible.
I tried the Pegaso Strada once (650cc single, 48hp), and it felt faster to 60mph,
and mags say it runs around 5,0. It's a 370lbs bike.
Cycle World published 4.9 seconds for the X manual transmission zero - 60 time.
0-60 indicated vs 0-62 gps perhaps might make the 1 second difference.
I just checked that magazine again, I missed the numbers a bit.
8,4 seconds to 62mph GPS in Drive mode
6,9 seconds to 62mph GPS in Sport mode.
That's for the Integra.
GPS corrected top speed was 105mph.
I believe I saw 115mph factory spec for the NC700S, probably same for X.
EDIT: Aprilia SRV850 scooter, 6,3 seconds and 116mph
I didn't so I looked again and I didn't. Then I noticed the tall windscreen. Good eye there dduelin.
Larryboy - if you're smaller than Haystack Calhoun, you'll get better than 47MPG...
I'm 20 mpg off the Honda number for the 250, I'd expect the same for the 700.
Don't forget kids, I LIKE the 700x and WANT to be proven wrong when I get one.
Boy, my Hawk GT650 is an absolute rocket ship at 3.9 seconds 0-60. 52 mpg when I flog it, 56 or so when I don't.
That's awesome. I remember when Honda couldn't give the Hawk 650 away, two or three years old and still in the crate.
Same thing with the Pacific Coast. I would love to have a low mile Hawk and Pacific Coast.$$$ The NC700 could be my next ride.
My buddy and I rode by the dealership yesterday on our normal Saturday ride to look at these things, he walked out with one and let them take his dualsport away. He loves it. Super smooth, that little trunk in the front is great. I will say though, I think he bumped it off the rev limiter a couple times on the first ride. They are so smooth they just don't sound like they are working. He dumped it down to pass a car and had the "oh s#@t moment" because he imediately went into the limiter so he was out in the suicide lane, and thought his bike had just died, when really he'd just hit the limiter. I read the same thing happened to the Cycle World tester, he kept banging it off the limiter. He finally just stuck it in auto mode and let it shift for him, he said that was much better and stopped him from looking like an idiot. My buddy just got the manual though, so he's just going to have to keep it in mind until he gets used to the sound. You have to shift them like a single cylinder.
I got my Hawk a year ago, sat on a collectors living room floor on display. It had 5k miles on it. He did ride it from time to time and did the maintenance.
So, after two other Hawks I had to refurb, I will keep this one. Mebbee an NC700x in my future!
I love the hawk (had two ) but wondered how the NC700 directly compares ? Have you tried them both ?
No, I have not ridden the NC. I would think they are not similar, but that would be what I would want, something a bit different.
I thought about the NT700, really like that one, shaft drive, bags, etc, but the NC gets me more interested.
Did it involve a dust cloth and a can of Pledge?