New 2012 Honda NC700X 700cc Parallel Twin!

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

  1. Crash48

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    ...at least until that part of the Japanese bke manufacturer's 'U.S export non competition agreement' runs its course. Suzuki's Wee might just be in its last year of non compete from Honda.:wink:
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  2. eakins

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    each of the japanese mfg. are not competing against each other???
    where are you getting that idea?
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  3. 1224R

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    Calling those "dual sports" oy vey....
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  4. GrahamD

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    Seems to me the if any "non competition" comes into it it would have to be leveled at the feet of the US importers.

    Look around the world, The Japanese compete and very hard.

    If the market is small Honda US may not bring in a model because they know that they will have to build a market.

    Just as YAMAHA are doing now with the S10. It takes time and effort and possibly losses "in that market" to do that and as has been proven often enough, what sells in other parts of the world may not sell in the US.

    I know it's a total; cliche' but Cruisers sell in the US and "ADV" bikes sell in Europe up to this point. The rest of the world, the fast growing parts, are looking at scooters and small cc bikes. So if you want variety I suggest you all get into the small cc bike segment. You will be flooded with choice.

    The rest are just niche' products. The days of the US being the driver of product is fading. If you want variety the US will have to learn to pay more for the smaller and smaller volumes they require. AT least the ADV segment is declining more slowly than the rest, but that is not a great rap for the market, but may draw more focus to that segment as its percentages increase.

    Each importer will be asking themselves how they die more slowly than the others. On the other hand if they tax the crap out of petrol that may change, but that's not about to happen.

    Cheers
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  5. precarious

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    I recall seeing numerous articles about how the adventure-touring market was the fastest growing US segment. A few years ago, the motorcycle industry would have been in the negatives if it weren't for an adventure and dual-sport sales bloom. But, I don't know what the stats are, now.

    Maybe Honda wants to see how well the Super Tenere fares being a late, premium addition to the market. More variety is always a good thing.
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  6. Two Plugs

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    Unfortunately (or should I say predictibly) not the Africa Twin Successor I thought it would be. But I love the specs:
    48 Bhp / 60 Nm Torque / 218 kg

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  12. herrPezzel

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    Seriously, wtf?
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  13. GrahamD

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  14. MookieBlaylock

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    wow bmw and triumph blow that thing away re hp
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  15. Two Plugs

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    I Rest My Case... Nope, they are really going to build it. Unfortunately. :puke1
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  16. Yossarian™

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    48 BHP?

    You gotta be kidding me.

    Seems like H is determined to use that alien headlight on everything these days.
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  17. GrahamD

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    In Honda's defense, I thought this thing was supposed to be ultra frugal for people paying $2.50 a litre.

    You don't get big HP while sipping gas. It's that bloody physics thing getting in the way again.

    Wasn't that the big deal earlier in the thread? like 70MPG or something? Try getting that out of your Tiger.

    So for those people in Caracas paying 12 [edit 1.2 cents :eek1] cents per litre, I suppose it's a bit of a laugh, but others may like it.

    As long as the tank is bigger than 5 litres. :deal
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  18. Yossarian™

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    5 litres? That's like 1.5 gallons, eh?

    Anyway, I'm happy with the 55mpg I'm getting out of El Tigre, but that's really not what this thread's about.
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    I wished this was a bad joke. I think these H guys are just hopeless, seriously. Over.
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  20. Ludocrator

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    48 hp just to comply with the new 2013 european motorcycle license scheme.