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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Tewster2, May 18, 2018.
I was really looking at the new Super Cub but if I’m gonna get a scooter it may as well be an NC
That’s funny, it’s a nice scooter though.
You should hold out for the Monkey.
Arrived at Hannah and Vic’s safe and sound...had a wonderful ride through RMNP, down hwys 36, 7, and 72...all were awesome...I’ll post a bunch of photos later.
Welcome Home! (temporary) Enjoyed the trip as always and can't wait for the blockbuster motion picture starring Brad Pitt as Tim!
The worlds largest top box?
Or a coffin in case you don't make it?
Shipping container for the bike maybe, you just remove the wheels and stuff it in the box?
(BTW, I'm enjoying your wordy RR)
I put a down payment on a NC750x. They would not order one because they did not know when it would be available and the actual cost. My son got a 700 two years ago and still loves it.
Keeping the Klr.
I called my dealer in Florida....he said the two he got went the first day...
My dealer said they are not sold in the U.S. lol.
They are as of last week or my dealer was lying about selling his first two.
I recently saw a comment that the NC700 was the motorcycle world's equivalent of a Toyota Camry. That can be interpreted as a very favorable compliment...or something less. Perhaps the NC700/750 is Honda's renewed attempt to capture the market segment that the PC800 Pacific Coast failed to garner. It, too, was designed as an amazingly practical commuter bike. Hopefully, the NC will be abundantly more successful.
Tim, unless you're set on the DCT, what about the CB500X? It's 75lbs lighter (the NC700 is over 500..!), fully capable of doing highway speeds all day, and should be better on fuel.. A friend picked one up a few months back and couldn't be happier. We ride together frequently and he has no problems keeping up with me on my Tiger 800. He even rides 2-up occasionally. Lots of aftermarket options including the Rally Raid kits.. This was on our short-list before we opted to buy Kaye's F700!
** Correction! Just noticed the NC750 specs @ 478lbs, a bit lighter than the 700!
After riding my buddies Africa Twin with the DCT I’m all in on it....most fun I’ve ever had shifting gears with the buttons.
From what I read the 500 gets in the mid 60s for fuel mileage....the 700/750 in the low 80s.
I’m not interested in having it for any dirt...it’s gonna be my cruising the backroads of America bike. I’ll be keeping the DR too.
Get the CB500X. Install the Rally Raid level 2 Suspension. best ride you'll ever have. smooth as butter. and 65 to 75 mpg. much lighter than the 700 and cost much less.
( cuz you're cheap, remember?)
Just one data point but I have a NC700X DCT and a CB500XA. My average mpg on the CB is 62.2 and the NC is 61.4. The CB carries about an extra gallon so has better range on a tank. I just put the Rally Raid Level 1 kit on the CB so it’s the stock height but much better quality ride. It would be very difficult for me to pick one over the other if I had to go down to one bike.
Thanks for all the input....I want the DCT so the 500 is a no go.
I too thought about the 500x, but I decided I preferred the low revving, torquey NC over the higher revving 500. My daughter has the 500 rebel. I like the engine, but still prefer the NC. It was perfect when I went out west chasing one of Tewster’s routes. I also owned a DR prior to the NC. Loved it too, for the same reason Tewster gives. I wanted anti lock brakes
Part of the problem with the PC800 was that it had the git-up-and-go of a 550...maybe. Uber practical motorcycle, but just kind of ho-hum, not really exciting or exhilarating to ride at all. I had a '90. That said, it seems like Tim knows what he wants and is going to be happy with it; that's all that really counts.
I would be interested in a NC750XD someday, but going from my current 160HP to 62 HP would be too dramatic a drop for my current touring mileage. Perhaps a second or third bike so I can have one for every segment and day of the week.
DCT model is 505lbs, dont drop it.