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post #1 of 21 Old 01-27-2012, 02:55 PM Thread Starter
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Two bikes I could see in my future...

Aprilia Tuono V4R Coming Soon to U.S. - Motorcycle USA

2012 Honda NC700X First Look - Motorcycle USA

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That NC700X looks slick!! With an in-tank helmet compartment, too bad my XL helmet probably won't fit in there. But hey, you can run to the store for a gallon of milk!

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That NC700X looks slick!! With an in-tank helmet compartment, too bad my XL helmet probably won't fit in there. But hey, you can run to the store for a gallon of milk!
5.2 Gallons of milk, to be exact!!!



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I too like that NC700X thing. Is it a clean sheet design or is it borrowed from something else around the world?

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I like the NC! Wish I could have made it to the show to see it.

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FINALLY getting the V4R here in the states.

And i hate to burst your bubble... but that motor in the NC700 is a fuggin dog. makes no power and weighs a ton.

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240 mile range for what looks to be an adventure bike. Not sure what the VStrom or GS gets, but that seems a little low.. Interesting the fill is underneath the backseat though, one could easily make a fuel cell cowl to bump that range to double or triple.

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5.2 Gallons of milk, to be exact!!!


Well specs say it's a 3.7G tank, so you could probably fit 4.5 at that gas station.

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And i hate to burst your bubble... but that motor in the NC700 is a fuggin dog. makes no power and weighs a ton.
yep but so is your 919 and yet look at what you can do with it.


hey some one had to say it

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Why the heck do they feel the need to put a dual clutch system in a freakin little 700cc motor?

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Anyone think my XXL helmet would fit in there?

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yep but so is your 919 and yet look at what you can do with it.


hey some one had to say it
no.... its a HUGE dog.... i wish i had time to look up the specs... but it weighs like the same or more as the 919... with something close to 40 less hp.

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And i hate to burst your bubble... but that motor in the NC700 is a fuggin dog. makes no power and weighs a ton.
Just like the bikes that it is competing against, the Vstrom 650 & Versys.

I think the only middleweight adventure bike that has good power is the Triumph Tiger 800 and it costs more.

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Anyone think my XXL helmet would fit in there?
I was thinking the same thing!

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nc700x
47hp claimed (need to see a dyno sheet first)472lbs rdy to ride
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110 claimed (yeah right more like 100 stock) 427 dry chime in if you know the curb rdy to ride weight.
yup nc700x is not a sport bike, and is a dog. but its like a saint banard compared to a great dane.
The same can be said comparing say the 919 and a z14. or for you a 919 and cbr1000rr(a little bit better in the corners)
dont get me wrong i loved the 919 but this bike has its target base. not sure who they are yet but im sure they are out there.
Would i liked to have seen the vfr crosstour come here hell yea, in both 1200 and 800.

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Just like the bikes that it is competing against, the Vstrom 650 & Versys.

I think the only middleweight adventure bike that has good power is the Triumph Tiger 800 and it costs more.
both make a good 10-15hp more than the honda parallel twin 700.

that mv agusta is nice... but id have to go with Brutale 1090RR

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I saw the NC700X at a dealers last week. I couldn't try it for size/weight, as the rear seat was propped up to show where the fuel filler was. This raises a bit of an issue, as any luggage strapped to the pillion seat would need removing before refueling. Although it is a very frugal bike it doesn't have a particularly large fuel tank, so it would need refueling during any substantial trip.

I was interested when I first saw it announced , but it has a mere 51 bhp and has a wet weight of 218 kg, just 3 kg less than my 150 bhp FZ1-N ABS ... and then I sort of lost interest.

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I managed to sit on an NC700X at a different dealers a couple of days ago. There's nothing wrong with the riding position as such, and the seat felt like it would be comfortable over distance. But it was way too tall for me at 5'6" (with a fairly long inseam for my height). I can very nearly flat foot my FZ1, but I was on extreme tiptoes with the NC700X. It's too high for me to even feel confident enough to take it on a demo ride, let alone own one, particularly since it's nearly as heavy as the FZ1. I will probably take out the NC700S when it appears though, just out of interest. The seat height is 40 mm lower than the NC700X and it's a whole 3 kg lighter (so all of 6 kg lighter than my FZ1).

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