New 2012 Honda NC700X 700cc Parallel Twin!

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

  1. bobobob

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    NC700X impressively quick overtaking while ascending Passo San Gottardo.

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  2. flatboarder

    flatboarder Been here awhile

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    The guy from this video is one of the fast riders from the german nc700x Forum. He averages at little more than 4l/100km. The Gotthard video you are referring to was taken with 2 persons on bike and full baggage!!
    Just to make this clear.
    He BTW also published an impressive topspeed video. This is the manual shifting version.

    Regards, Phil
  3. bobobob

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    Whoa, doubley impressive.
    Going to be a big upgrade from my KLR. :lol3
    I remember now the quick pic of the guy and the girl in the middle of the vid.
    I'll check out his Topspeed vid.
    Thanks for the info.
  4. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    This fuel consumption stuff is getting on my nerves.

    I've managed a 3.3l/100km riding like a normal person on a relatively
    straight road up to 75mph at times but using that overdrive gear as
    often as possible (55mph+).

    Riding like a maniac, shifting as late as possible and downshifting on every
    overtake (average probably around 4000-5000) and revving it out to the
    redline every time I had to stop on the same trip as above -

    I never went above 80mph, maybe once or twice, and kept using 6th above
    60mph.

    It was way faster pace then I'd normally ride at and borderline dangerous.
    I got 3.6l/100km that time.

    That's 71 and 65MPG!

    Anyone getting worse then that is either abusing the engine riding at
    unnecessarily high revs OR riding at speeds over 80mph all the time.

    I got freakin' 65MPG without being overtaken ONCE on my Ninja 650R
    on a 400 mile trip, heavy on the throttle, but not revving it's nuts off
    (4500-6000 when at nice canyon-like roads, and 75 in 6th everywhere else).

    Even the 650R was great, that's basically a 250cc scooter MPG category, and the
    NC is obviously better.

    I bet I could get it down to 78 MPG.
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    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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  6. flatboarder

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    That seems very sad if you just let go on all the riding fun it could easily deliver.
  7. cls

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    Very nice numbers, and excuse my ignorance, but I presume that is not the same as U.S. mpg's? Sounds way too good to be true if you're riding aggressively. I'd love it to be so, though.
  8. showkey

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    Kart22 posted similar MPG in the US...............other than fuel quality (alcohol) In the US the bike should deliver the same power and mpg.
  9. dduelin

    dduelin Amazing grace how sweet the sound....

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    I completed an IBA Saddle Sore 1000 on my NC700X a few weeks ago. For the first half of the 1054 miles I had a strong headwind with gusts to 29 mph and the mpg average for this 500 or so miles was 56.45. The second half with a slight to no tailwind garnered 65.1 mpg average. I rode mostly between 70 to 80 mph except for a +/- 50 mile section at and near Atlanta, GA where traffic was moving somewhat faster. These are US gallon mpg and I had to maintain a log of gas station receipts to document the route traveled and time. Mpg was calculated after odometer error was corrected. The numbers are accurate.

    I have a larger windscreen than stock and hand guards that increase frontal area over stock.
  10. turbodieseli4i6

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    This is US mpg's with a 77.6 US mpg average. http://www.fuelly.com/driver/670cc/nc700x
    My best was 76.3 mpg US, 670cc's 80.3 mpg US is hard to beat.
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    I bet it will beat 100 mpg pretty good with aero aids. I'm sure my big windshield and luggage dropped my mileage a few mpg's.

    I'm going to try for 85 mpg this summer though. 50-55 mph and see what I get. I'm betting at least 85 mpg.
  13. flatboarder

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    Yeah. AFAIK that video was an ordinary vacation trip, not at all a speed trip or whatever.
    He posted about it over here some months ago.
    And one must keep in mind those horror speeding fees inside of switzerland, BTW :)
    These are no fun. Once in a lifetime.

    However, I agree, acceleration seems pretty good. His NC is known to perform very well.
    But then, his topspeed values were confirmed by some other riders in our forum and by other youtube videos.

    I for myself reached a topspeed of 182km/h (GPS) with the DCT version (which means odometer > 190km/h),
    which is still a very good value for a 52HP bike.

    Whether acceleration of my DCT could compare, I cannot tell. It is very hard to interpret from those fisheye cams videos and taking into account he was on full load for that ride.

    Anyway, given the paper sheet specs and the weight of the bike, it rides like a fun bike. Nasty low end 4cyl (as like XJ6 or whatever) up to maybe 80HP I tested may on the one hand be considerable faster, but on the other hand are no fun rides, boring and oldfashioned compared to this so called "commuter".
    Which actually is no surprise to me, coming from single cylinder offroad sports and adventure bike riding.

    Now lets hope snow will go away soon.
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    I should have added, it's hard for me to beat. There are a few that beat 80 mpg. I beleive 1 got 90 mpg +/- on his, but its hard to do that when your running late for work.
    I still turn my head when I see a KLR on the road. Someday I will have a Killer or DR sitting beside the NC sitting beside my TW.
  15. dduelin

    dduelin Amazing grace how sweet the sound....

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    I got 90 mpg one time by choosing a road where I could ride a steady 45 to 50 mph and there were no stops or intersections between the gas stations. I posted a picture of the gas receipt somewhere in this thread during early August 2012.
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  17. turbodieseli4i6

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    Yep, your the one that set the bar! I am happy with a 67mpg average, considering that I'm not trying for the best mileage.
    When it warms up, I'll try to raise my average back up to around 70 mpg.
  18. dduelin

    dduelin Amazing grace how sweet the sound....

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    That 90 mpg was unusual and not intended to reflect normal riding mpg. Ridden in my normal brisk manner I get mid to high 60's most likely just like you do. I just went out one day on a lark and wondered if I could get over 80 but there is no way I could ride in traffic at 45 or 50 hugging the shoulder in search of high mpg.
  19. cls

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    That's very impressive to turn that kind of economy and not be babying it. That's a big step in the right direction. I average 53-57 mpg w/my Versys while just "easy" commuting. If you can play a little w/the X and still beat that by 15-20 mpg's, that helps the scenario considerably. Still gathering info. Thanks to all.
  20. Cortez

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    Those were US MPG figures.