New 2012 Honda NC700X 700cc Parallel Twin!

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Two Plugs, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. gkgeiger

    gkgeiger Every ride is an ADV

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    While you guys are deciding how to determine your exact fuel mileage, I'll be riding. I checked the first three tanks and got between 66 and 73, that's all I need to know.
  2. rubcicube

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    I ride until the fuel gauge reads low, then I fuel up. Sometimes I go a long way, sometimes I don't. I have fun either way.
  3. DesmoDog

    DesmoDog Desmo's my dog

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    I agree. However, in this instance the discussion was about how to accurately measure fuel economy in reference to a competition that was apparently posting results to 1/100 of a mile per gallon. They weren't askign about averages. They were asking if Johnny traveled 20 yards further on his gallon of gas than Jack did. IMHO the results should be stated in the amount of fuel used to go a fixed distance but I digress.

    I have no (accurate) idea what kind of mileage any of my bikes get, that's how much I care about mpg in the real world. Heck, one of my bikes doesn't even have a working speedo/odo. It tops out at about 65mph and this is Michigan so who cares?

    I was just commenting on an "easy" way to be very accurate in a situation that called for it, as opposed to some more cokmplicated ideas that were being thrown around.

    Commuting doesn't call for this accuracy. I agree. Hence my not caring how far I've gone let alone how much gas I've used on at least one bike. (FWIW this bike supposedly has a range of roughly 300 miles on one tank. Coincidently the maintenance schedule calls for checking the valves about every 300 miles. I put maybe 100 miles per year on it...)
  4. dduelin

    dduelin Amazing grace how sweet the sound....

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    The DCT model has a little less to meet licensing requirements.
  5. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    Does it REALLY have less, or did they just say it does?

    The manual needs 3-4hp more, not 3-4 less.. :cry
  6. dduelin

    dduelin Amazing grace how sweet the sound....

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    Good question. Dyno results have been on manual transmission models as the DCT requires the front wheel to be turning a certain rpm in order to shift out of 1st gear. As far as I know no magazine or blog has mentioned DCT dyno hp - only manual models. Since dyno results have been +/- 48 hp I assumed the manual has to make more than the 47.9 hp cap for tiered licensing.
  7. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    Right!
  8. Skapegoat

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    This motorbike is just not for me, I want a percision job for the tool, not a meh bike.

    Dont get me wrong I can see why honda made it, its economical, fits into most licence restricted countries, green, easy to ride and nit to powerfull..... but it has no SOUL!

    Its going to get people out of cars and into bikes in europe anyway but it is just boring to me.

    I have a Honda blackbird for commuting and touring, its my big mielage bike.
    I have a Honda dominator for off road fun, cos im too short to fit an Africa Twin:D
    I have Honda Firblade for all out sports riding.

    Percision tools for the job, what is the nc700's job? Just saving fuel???
    I would rather burn fuel on a journey and have more fun aswell as arrive in style!
  9. cls

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    Yes, but it had turned into a "How to practically measure" for many. That prototcol is amazingly straight-forward and plenty accurate and repeatable. Helping out the newer folks, I reckon/hope. All is well.
  10. Tim_Tom

    Tim_Tom Been here awhile

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    Saw one of these in person the other day.

    It's the Prius of the motorcycle world. :puke2









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  11. Marylander

    Marylander Been here awhile

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    I've heard this opinion from lots of folks who haven't ridden them but a different opinion from those who have. They sound like fun bikes, in spite of being very practical.
  12. Tim_Tom

    Tim_Tom Been here awhile

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    I have yet to ride a motorcycle that isn't 'fun' on some level. However 45hp out of 700cc's seems like such a waste. I get that the motor will be severely under stressed and incredibly reliable and efficient. Good job Honda. Just seems blah to me. But hey, different strokes for different folks I guess.

    I suppose as a second bike purely for commuting it makes sense. As an only bike though? Wouldn't have it.
  13. rowdymoose

    rowdymoose Carpe Diem-seize the carp

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    Honestly...I got this bike to compensate for having such a large penis. :wink:

    For those that hate the bike and need more speed...here's an idea...stop spending time on this msg board and go out and hit triple digits on whatever your bike of choice is.

    If you don't like the bike, great, but why come to a thread solely about this bike and tell the world how you don't care for it? I wish I had that much free time to go to every thread for new bikes coming out to voice my opinion that I didn't like it.
  14. gkgeiger

    gkgeiger Every ride is an ADV

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    Bravo :clap
  15. cls

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    Voicing your opinion on something you thought was going to be interesting/good as constructive input is one thing. No need to beat up on something someone else likes, though. There is a reason they make different bikes...
  16. rowdymoose

    rowdymoose Carpe Diem-seize the carp

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    Exactly. Say I was hoping to be able to carry around a box of widgets in the front storage compartment, but realized they didn't fit...then I'd voice my opinion regarding that being a hindering factor. But (to use an example from above) if I went around dogging a prius cause it didn't get me from 0-60 in under 4 seconds...doesn't really benefit anyone, and definitely isn't going to garner any support for your cause to make a prius that can meet those specs.

    In this day and age, it's so easy to look at specs on bikes online--we can all read what this bike is built for and what it can do. If your end goal is not within it's performance characteristics, look elsewhere. Life is too short for such trivial issues in my opinion.

    No offense intended toward anyone--If you're a friend of motorcycling, and you help promote the lifestyle in a constructive manner, you'll always find a friend in me. There are so many amazing bikes available out there, surely we can all find one to enjoy this lifestyle, right?:freaky
  17. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    Ok, I for one am the kind of guy that would leave an exhaust stock on
    90% of bikes.. but NC700X seems like one of those that would be great
    with an aftermarket one!

    Anyone tried anything yet?

    I'd probably only look at Akrapovič stuff, but that's just me.

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    You gotta admit that looks sick, and it would probably get rid of that clicking/mechanical
    noise coming from the engine that I don't like on the NC.

    I'd never touch an exhaust on a 4cyl bike, and 90% of the ones I heard on
    my ex ninja 650 sounded horrible (freakin parallel twin..), just arrow and
    akrapovic did it for me.. but with it's specific 270° design, we can treat the
    NC700X like a V-twin, and I wet my pants when I hear a ducati 1000cc
    twin with termis or an Aprilia 1000cc rotax with akrapovic or leovince stuff.

    :eek1

    EDIT: A couple options w/ pictures here:
    http://www.motobike-schmidt.de/shop...00-sx&osCsid=74d6fc809d84d735786eeaaf5c3ed792
  18. rowdymoose

    rowdymoose Carpe Diem-seize the carp

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    Don't know what kinda sound they make, but it does look good. And not to detract from your post...but man I do wish I had waited until they came out with a red version in the states (assuming it's coming soon).
  19. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    I've seen them all in person, the red looks rather bland IMHO, the black is
    virtually a different bike, and the white is the sexy one IMHO.

    I'd probably get the blingy white one.
  20. L.B.S.

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    I'm 100% with you on the turns-my-knees-to-jello when hearing a good set of pipes on a Duc or RC51 etc. Lust, lust!

    That was my first thought after buying my NC, was getting a good carbon can and being thrilled with sporty V-Twin-like sounds :happay

    But then my over extended wallet kinda made some scared whimpering noises at the costs of these things. Jeebus, $800.00 bucks +/- is one helluva lot of fuel!!! :eek1 That would last me years!

    And when I was um..."Urban" dual sporting in some places probably quite frowned upon for such shenanigans, I did quite like the uber stealth aspect of the stock muffler. I definitely enjoyed being utterly anonymous to anyone more than 10 yards away...

    I'd love to be able to shed the, I'm sure, very heavy stock muffler, and it wouldn't hurt my feelings to get rid of the shiny chrome-like look for black, but sigh. Decisions, decisions :cry