New 2012 Honda NC700X 700cc Parallel Twin!

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

  1. ridewv

    ridewv Been here awhile

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    NC700 production will soon be moved from Japan to Thailand.
  2. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    +1 on both brakes and suspension.

    That thing stops and has better suspension then my 07 Ninja 650R, and
    that bike was a lot faster.
  3. fredz43

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    Ah, thanks for that info. I wish they had one for anywhere near that price for my Super Tenere.

    http://www.solomotoparts.com/Ohlins-S46HR1C1S-Shock-Absorber-for-XT-1200Z-Super-Tenere-10-12/

    They do have a good price for the Super Tenere shock, though. I emailed them to find out if that shock is custom built for rider weight and riding style, as is the norm for most top dollar shocks.
  4. turbodieseli4i6

    turbodieseli4i6 Been here awhile

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    Glad I got a Japanese model then.
  5. gkgeiger

    gkgeiger Every ride is an ADV

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    My new T100 was built in Thailand and it's a beautiful machine. I did some research and if I'm not mistaken they've been built there since '07. Doesn't bother me.
  6. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    Why?

    They didn't even start making them over there, and you already
    somehow know that the Japanese model will be better?

    :huh
  7. oldenuf

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    I think it has to do with Honda seeking to save money, and here in the US it reminds us of the jobs that left our country for cheaper labor. Japan products, cars and electronics are generally top quality. The recall on the chain on the NC came about with out-sourced manufacturing with a Japanese product.
  8. cls

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    Woo doggie! Folks who are a little overly defensive of their choice of motorcycle model? I've never heard of such a thing...I'm just commenting on what I've read thus far and what I'd like to see different from what's been reported (At least in a number of places.). If the reports are wrong, awesome. Carry on. It's just a preference. I'm looking for a high-end, practical, economical, do-it-all bike, not a price-point one. That includes sporty road riding, which should include lower weight (especially considering the limited power of the bike) and high quality, fully adjustable suspension. That's what I'd like to see. If that doesn't work for you, that's perfectly fine. Everybody just breathe...
  9. Mike Cash

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    The thread got started with about EIGHT HUNDRED posts of speculation and pontification based on nothing but having seen the spec sheet....all this before anybody had so much as taken a test ride or even seen one.

    We have since had a shift to having people who have at least test ridden one and quite a number of people who actually own one and are very satisfied with the bike....some more satisfied, perhaps, than they themselves expected to be based on the spec sheet numbers.

    We're not being defensive of our choice of bikes, we just find it annoying when we get dragged back to the early days of the discussion by yet another person who saw the spec sheet and felt a need to bolster his own ego by piping up and telling us that our bike isn't up to his own high standards. The discussion has moved on.
  10. oldenuf

    oldenuf Been here awhile

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    What's the saying, "don't feed the trolls".
    All I wish for is warmer weather so I can go riding.

    Art
  11. cls

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    Certain confirmation of what I said. Shame...Here I thought I was just chipping in my two cents after reading numerous riders' reviews (Not just the spec sheet. Get your accusations together, at least, as far fetched and silly as they may be.). It's far from anything to do w/ego. In fact, what kind of ego goes w/a 470#, 51 hp bike?! You're kidding, right? "Methinks thou protests too much." The ego is obviously on your end. My whole comment was pretty easy to just skip over if you didn't like it. As it is, the bike doesn't meet up to my expectations to spend my money. No big deal. The same is so for a lot of bikes I still have hope for. I wasn't aware I was making a personal attack on anyone. Some folks take themselves way too seriously, I reckon. More from an imperfect world. So it has been; so it shall be.

    Pressing on.
  12. oldenuf

    oldenuf Been here awhile

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    In planning for some panniers, and looking at options from Givi, and the E21 panniers are seemingly a nice option for smaller size.

    Anyone have this model and are they made as well as the rest of the Givi cases?

    Art
  13. rowdymoose

    rowdymoose Carpe Diem-seize the carp

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    You say you were making your comments based on rider reviews, yet you try to talk down to the other guy by referring to specs.

    Talking down to someone, then trying to take the high road doesn't make you the better man, at least not in my opinion.

    Pressing on.

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    http://www.ashonbikes.com/content/honda-nc700x-0
    ''Despite the budget intentions of the NC700X, the bike is built in Japan rather than a low labour cost country such as India or Thailand, I suspect because of the importance of the project, but this does show in the fit and finish which really are outstanding. Our test bikes were pre-production but showroom versions should be similar, and Japanese-made Hondas still set the standards others aspire to''


    +1




    Not defensive, I was just telling you my experiences not what I have read. I personally could care less what others think of my choice.
    If you want a high-end bike, then the NC isn't for you. I have no problem with that. Saying "Now lighten it up, give it good suspension and brakes, and I'm (maybe) in. Economy doesn't have to be cheap.''
    The brakes will lock up if needed, from experience. The suspension is adequate for pavement, but for the price works good enough. Like I said before, I will probably upgrade my shocks, but it is adequate for now.
    But actually owning and riding one, must not be as good as reading what someone else said about it is, right?
  15. Mike Cash

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    "What you schlubs ride isn't good enough for me. I'm above that (and above you). I really had nothing meaningful to add to the discussion. Just thought I'd drop by and make myself feel better by asserting my superiority. You little toy people carry on riding your little toy bike......Jeez, but you're all defensive!"
  16. oldenuf

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    You know your just feeding the Troll :rofl
  17. Mike Cash

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    Antagonizing him, I hope.
  18. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    I understand what that means, but we're condemning the Thai version
    before it even came out, and knowing Honda, there probably won't be
    any noticeable difference.
  19. Mike Cash

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    I hate to tell you guys this, but just because it ships from the factory in Kumamoto doesn't mean it is a 100% Japanese domestically produced bike.

    The steel for the frame comes from India, gets processed in the Philippines, and then welded in Japan. Some components are sourced from China and Indonesia, with about 40% of the bike originating outside Japan.

    Source Article (Feb. 2012)
  20. sloryder

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    "I'm looking for a high-end, practical, economical, do-it-all bike, not a price-point one. That includes sporty road riding, which should include lower weight (especially considering the limited power of the bike) and high quality, fully adjustable suspension." < From cls.

    Would you give us a couple of examples of bikes which meet your critera? Thanks.