Owners Chat (with pics!): Honda NC700X

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by swiss-happy, Aug 9, 2012.

  1. dduelin

    dduelin Amazing grace how sweet the sound....

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    Was this a DCT model or manual transmission?
  2. Doctor Zed

    Doctor Zed Resident

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    I brought my bike home today:clap
    I put 1 whole mile on it and installed the Hepco Becker skidplate.

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    I can't wait for some better weather.
  3. oldenuf

    oldenuf Been here awhile

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    When I look at the dynamotor charts posted, my interest is in the reading from 5,000 rpm's down. Looking at these values I have to say Honda did a good job with the FI. Like Honda say's it's a "NC", New Concept.

    Art
  4. Bug Dr.

    Bug Dr. Extroverted Loner

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    Dave, I didn't think you could dyno a DCT because the front wheel has to be turning in order to shift. Not sure, but I thought I heard that somewhere.
    Mike
  5. brentde3

    brentde3 Should be outside

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    It's an awful cellphone pic, but at least it shows the sold sign!

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    I've joined the ranks of NC700x riders. Now, if the snow would just stop long enough to let the salt slide off the roads :puke1.
  6. dduelin

    dduelin Amazing grace how sweet the sound....

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    Congratulations!
  7. wuichet

    wuichet super geek

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    Where did you purchase yours? I bought mine at Sport Mann in E.Syracuse... Joe (the owner) was a great guy to work with,and the service department was excellent in installing the accessories & the first service.

    Welcome to the rank and file!:freaky

    -Steve
  8. Doctor Zed

    Doctor Zed Resident

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    Well it's 40 and raining out, might as well go for a ride.
    Holy shit this bike is sweet. I only rode 20 miles but it was great.
    I never hit the mythical rev limiter like other people had reported.
    Who does 30 MPH in a parking lot anyways:dunno
    Compared to my DRZ this thing rides like a dream.
    And on the way home I stopped at Jimmy Johns for a sub and the gas station for some snacks. The "frunk" held my sub, a bag of chips, beer, and a 2 liter of Pepsi with room to spare.
    :clap
  9. oldenuf

    oldenuf Been here awhile

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    Finally went and ordered Givi panniers, went with the E21's, like the top loading and with the funk and tank bag, did not go for the top case. I don't like weight that far back anyway. the panniers and mounts came to $406.80, delivered. Now ready for summer.

    Art
  10. rowdymoose

    rowdymoose Carpe Diem-seize the carp

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    Anyone heard of release dates for the 2013 models?

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  11. Doctor Zed

    Doctor Zed Resident

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    Not sure.
    But I thinkthe 2012 silver ones are faster:evil
  12. rowdymoose

    rowdymoose Carpe Diem-seize the carp

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    Got the 2012 silver...thinking of upgrading to the DCT, and have always been a fan of red...

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  13. High Hope

    High Hope World's Best Dog

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    I will be getting a 2013 DCT in April, acc'd to the dealer. That may mean May, I don't know. :lol3

    According to the dealership, the DCT is only available in silver, the red is a choice on the manual. Seems lame to me, but what do I know? Anyway,I wanted silver, the red, while really pretty in the pictures here, looks a little sport-bike to me.

    I ordered the c'stand, the heated grips, and the 12v outlet. Can't wait to get it!
  14. theloop

    theloop Been here awhile

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    The Honda web site shows both models in red or silver.
    http://powersports.honda.com/2013/nc700x/colors.aspx
  15. brentde3

    brentde3 Should be outside

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    I got it from Bennett's in Fly Creek. Paid about $100 more than a couple of other places I looked, but he's the closest thing to a "local" dealer I've got (30 miles away). I thought it might be best to patronize the guy most likely to see the bike in case of trouble :lol3.

    That, and I also worked with Mr. Bennett himself. Always great to work with the owner. No BS, just a good deal.
  16. rowdymoose

    rowdymoose Carpe Diem-seize the carp

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    Could be that dealer not getting a certain combo...one local dealer here told me that all dealers were only getting one DCT and one base model. But other dealers had multiple DCTs or multiple base models as well.

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  17. Bazzaz

    Bazzaz Adventurer

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    It's not going to be a blow your face off difference, but yes, most riders will notice an increase in throttle response, as well as smoother power delivery in the lower ranges, such as the on-off throttle transition.

    Yes, with our map, when you're going WFO it will get better fuel mileage; I'm not sure why Honda designed their map like they did, but it certainly isn't necessary to have that much fuel up there.

    It looks like with the CBR250 we added a decent amount of fuel over the entire map, so you'll definitely loose mpg, and it gained at least 1hp (5% gain) through the entire rev range until 8k where it leveled off and matched stock fueling.


    And someone else asked about the transmission but I missed the quote; it was a non abs, manual trans model.
  18. gkgeiger

    gkgeiger Every ride is an ADV

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    So you changed the rev limiter?
  19. oldenuf

    oldenuf Been here awhile

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    I believe that statement is in regards to the CBR250

    Art
  20. Bazzaz

    Bazzaz Adventurer

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    Yeah, that was in regards to the CBR250. I wish we could have done something about the limiter on the NC700, that thing is ridiculous.