New 2012 Honda NC700X 700cc Parallel Twin!

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

  1. andoulli

    andoulli CAJUN

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    Some product planner at Honda is reading these mpg discussions on different forums and thinking, yeah we nailed it!
  2. trentster

    trentster Been here awhile

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    all good stuff... I am just lookig for additional feedback on the bike... I am first time road rider, long time off road rider considering the NC700... my worries are does it have enough HP to ride comfortably two up doing day or weekend trips... ??? thanks!!!
  3. Larry Ferguson

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    I hope he's reading the sales figures instead. At least if he was my product planner/ marketer.
  4. bobobob

    bobobob badbadbad

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    Did you see the video of a two up, fully loaded ride up the The Gotthard Pass?

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  5. Mk5mike

    Mk5mike Been here awhile

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    Where do I find this two up ride of the nc700x
  6. RustyStuff

    RustyStuff Been here awhile

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    The local honda shop seems to be doing a brisk bidness' in CBR250's and the NC700's, seen a few rideing around.

    The one they have sitting in the showroom now has like $2000 worth of add on's, givi racks and full luggage, Different windshild, heated grips, Driveing lights, dual sport tires, etc. Looks sharp.
  7. rowdymoose

    rowdymoose Carpe Diem-seize the carp

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  8. Davidc83

    Davidc83 Been here awhile

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    back one page, ah, actually back one post, post #4050
  9. Mk5mike

    Mk5mike Been here awhile

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    Thanks guys
  10. Kart22

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    My girlfriend and I always go for rides on the NC. It has plenty of power to accomodate two riders and a glovebox full of goodies.

    The only comment I should incude is that my girlfriend is significantly shorter than me (about a foot) and the rear seat isn't raised enough for her line of sight to clear the back of my helmet. This shouldn't be much of a problem for most couples, however.

    -Ryan
  11. shepp

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    Can anyone tell me if it is possable to get a rotpax fuel cell/can into the storage compartment of one of these bikes? Just a thought!
  12. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    I'm putting one on the rear rack when I get it.I just put one on my wifes GS500 rack last night.I used the Kolpin 1.5 gallon,I have a RotoPax 2 gallon also.

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  13. dduelin

    dduelin Amazing grace how sweet the sound....

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    Rotopax containers do not fit. They are an odd design for a fuel container being so thin (tall) they push the width and length dimensions out. The ordinary square or rectangular types will fit to about 5 liters.
  14. bobobob

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  15. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    Here is the dims of a 2 gallon RotoPax
    The Kolpin is thicker but smaller overall.



    Rotopax..13.5"x19"x3"h


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  16. dduelin

    dduelin Amazing grace how sweet the sound....

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    I think you will see 80-85 easily just by holding the speed to 55 and limiting stop and goes.

    Just today I took a ride with an eye toward getting a good mpg return without holding up traffic and still have fun. I picked a route where I would get out of urban traffic quickly then ride over 100 miles with a return to the same gas station, same gas pump and still have fun doing it. I did not exceed 60 mph and most often was between 50 and 60. I know this will not excite many riders and ADV riders in particular but it was a nice change of pace for me and a beautiful day to just be out riding. The thread has returned recently to fuel mileage and I had not had mpg on my mind for a while so it was fun for me. My bike turned 9500 miles on the ride today.

    119 miles/1.44 gallons = 82.4 mpg on 10% ethanol regular. I am 5' 6" and 155 lbs.
  17. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    Nice !!!!!!


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  18. GsVs

    GsVs Goin' Somewhere

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    Hey dduelin ...

    That's great MPG's ..... Just for reference ..... which windscreen do you have installed and what side and/or top bags did you have on during your ride ??

    Thanks - Larry

  19. cls

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    Excellent info and very cool. That's the detailed stuff I need to know.

    Much obliged.
  20. dduelin

    dduelin Amazing grace how sweet the sound....

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    The bike did not have bags or top box in place for a short day ride. I didn't install saddlebags as the type of regional touring I do is handled by a 46 liter top box and the 21 liter not-a-tank storage. My windscreen is a National Cycle Wind Deflector.