Adventure bike?? 670cc and only 51hp, no beginner would buy this model. The Integra or S versions would be a better choice. The DCT option i...
Adventure bike?? 670cc and only 51hp, no beginner would buy this model. The Integra or S versions would be a better choice. The DCT option is my choice and the x model the preferred machine for me. In this displacement other manufacturers have 70+ hp. Why did Honda detune this model for the adventure rider?? I've noticed that the first reviews note a dull bike!! Will Honda up the hp for this bike or will I have to buy the $$$$ for the VFR1200x ? There is a marketing lesson here since the DN-01 fiasco...Thank you...
I have a cbr600f 2011 version and love this bike if I ride smoothly and around 75 to 80 mph I can get 55 to 58 mpg out of it and still have loads of fun if I want to ,it can do slow speed town work just as well.
However I am going to take a NC700S out for a test ride as soon as it becomes available the mpg sounds good plus the tank range is a plus as well. The x version is too high for me (just) and I ride about 20,000 miles per year and I cant see the price of fuel coming down ever. Will let you know what I think of the bike if anyone is interested.
My ideal bike would be an R1 shape, higher handlebars, bigger seat, 55 mpg, the nearest I have seen is the kawasaki z1000sx looks lush in the new emerald green. Got me thinking....mm
Power Commanders adapt the fuelling, in many cases helping create even power and overcoming flat-spots often caused IIRC by emission testing requirements. however I'd be surprised if you'll see any great benefit onthe NC where it's already been "tuned" for torque/mpg balance. They're not cheap and need a purpose-built "map" for your bike created by a dyno expert, so I'd save your money.
I have had a problem with my honda NC700X DCT in that it every so often would jump into another gear and simply cease to respond to the twist grip. This is rather dangerous if you are half way to completing an overtake for example. It seems, after extensive dealer testing to have been due to accidental flipping the Manual/Automatic switch on the right hand handlebar when reaching for the front brake lever. Since I have stuck a large lump of bluetack in this switch so I cannot brush it accidentally, there have been no problems.
Otherwise this bike is great!
I have never been on a honda (am not much of a fan) but its reviews are very good. But how different is it from the 2013 Kawasaki Ninja ZX6R?
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Er, you cant compare a 160mph screaming ZX6R rocket to an NC700 . They are completely different except the 2 wheels bit
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