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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Today, 10:49 AM
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Posted By mcmann
The NC7X is Japan produced . . . which surprises...

The NC7X is Japan produced . . . which surprises me that they could meet the price point etc.

http://i836.photobucket.com/albums/zz286/Twmcdono/image.jpg1_zps1irnnziv.jpg...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Today, 09:21 AM
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Views: 943,361
Posted By mcmann
I agree . . . I was surprised we were able to buy...

I agree . . . I was surprised we were able to buy the CB5X & NC7X. My guess is they were able to meet the marketing price point. I think the NC7X would sell like the CB5X in the states if it...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Today, 06:48 AM
Replies: 5,219
Views: 943,361
Posted By mcmann
I hope you all are correct . . . However, I am...

I hope you all are correct . . . However, I am still pecimistic regarding the U.S. release.

American Honda has had limited input on motorcycle development. They tried for many years to get an...
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 06:33 AM
Replies: 359
Views: 45,858
Posted By mcmann
The Wee2 & V should be similar RPM @ 70 mph...

The Wee2 & V should be similar RPM @ 70 mph (indicated): 5,000 RPM.

The NC7X is only 4,000 RPM @ 75 mph (indicated), V2 = 70 mph/4,000 RPM

Going up 1T on the front (15T to 16T) of the Wee & V...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 04:55 AM
Replies: 5,219
Views: 943,361
Posted By mcmann
I wouldn't wait on a bike purchase . . . Now is a...

I wouldn't wait on a bike purchase . . . Now is a good time to buy a bike . . . especially if it has been on the dealer's floor very long.

I thought KTM would have replaced the 640 Adventure by...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-23-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 5,219
Views: 943,361
Posted By mcmann
We are all just dreaming out loud . . . The...

We are all just dreaming out loud . . . The perfect bike . . . Which will be the first modern light weight true dual sport that you can take on long trips etc. Hopefully.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-23-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 5,219
Views: 943,361
Posted By mcmann
Speculation for now: "It’s highly likely...

Speculation for now:

"It’s highly likely that multiple models will eventually be created using many of the same components. We can expect to see the new 1000cc twin appearing in simple naked...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-23-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,923
Posted By mcmann
2015 Pricing is set up on this website: ...

2015 Pricing is set up on this website:

https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/oem-schematic/4

Tag Part # Description Reg. Price Our Price Stock Status Qty Add?
1 54111-11J00 HUB,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-23-2015, 04:41 AM
Replies: 338
Views: 60,747
Posted By mcmann
I don't have any beak issues . . . Just think of...

I don't have any beak issues . . . Just think of it as function:

http://i836.photobucket.com/albums/zz286/Twmcdono/imagejpg1_zpse8d0ffbc.jpg...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-22-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 5,219
Views: 943,361
Posted By mcmann
Nope . . . It is all about the "BASE" . . . NO...

Nope . . . It is all about the "BASE" . . . NO Treble . . .

Sorry . . . :1drink
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-22-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 5,219
Views: 943,361
Posted By mcmann
http://i836.photobucket.com/albums/zz286/Twmcdono/...

http://i836.photobucket.com/albums/zz286/Twmcdono/image.jpg1_zpszn3nynwt.jpg (http://s836.photobucket.com/user/Twmcdono/media/image.jpg1_zpszn3nynwt.jpg.html)...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-22-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 5,219
Views: 943,361
Posted By mcmann
No new info . . . Except that it is a 50/50 Dual...

No new info . . . Except that it is a 50/50 Dual Sport . . .

My guess, If initial pre production is Spring 2016 . . . It will not be released until mid to late summer . . . Probably will be...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-21-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 5,219
Views: 943,361
Posted By mcmann
Got it . . . :evil You have the best true...

Got it . . . :evil

You have the best true light weight dual sport bike in the market . . . For now!

http://i836.photobucket.com/albums/zz286/Twmcdono/imagejpg1_zpsbd416786.jpg...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-21-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,621
Posted By mcmann
Correct . . . However, it is rear wheel torque...

Correct . . . However, it is rear wheel torque that moves the motorcycle.

The NC's longer stroke engine utilises much higher gearing . . . Actually, a bit too high of gearing in my opinion . . ....
Forum: Road warriors 01-21-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 359
Views: 45,858
Posted By mcmann
Good catch: ...

Good catch:

http://i836.photobucket.com/albums/zz286/Twmcdono/imagejpg1_zps8d474451.jpg (http://s836.photobucket.com/user/Twmcdono/media/imagejpg1_zps8d474451.jpg.html)

Another pic w/brackets:...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-20-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,621
Posted By mcmann
True true . . . However, After riding my V2 . . ....

True true . . . However, After riding my V2 . . . I prefer lower revs . . . Less revs = less vibration.

When you are at altitude (above 8,000 ft) you may need a bit more power than a 650 with a...
Forum: Road warriors 01-20-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 1,219
Views: 310,465
Posted By mcmann
V35's rear view: Lighter than aluminum panniers...

V35's rear view:
Lighter than aluminum panniers

http://i836.photobucket.com/albums/zz286/Twmcdono/imagejpg1_zps07035c56.jpg...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-20-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,621
Posted By mcmann
The new Wee 650 XT w/Spokes is a nice package. ...

The new Wee 650 XT w/Spokes is a nice package. If they could bore and stroke the engine to allow a little higher gearing (for the highway) . . . It would be hard to beat.
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-20-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 5,219
Views: 943,361
Posted By mcmann
Clear as mud :wink::D:evil

Clear as mud :wink::D:evil
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-20-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 5,219
Views: 943,361
Posted By mcmann
Do you have a better pic than this: ...

Do you have a better pic than this:

http://i836.photobucket.com/albums/zz286/Twmcdono/imagejpg1_zpscdb623bc.jpg (http://s836.photobucket.com/user/Twmcdono/media/imagejpg1_zpscdb623bc.jpg.html)
Forum: Road warriors 01-20-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 359
Views: 45,858
Posted By mcmann
The confirmation request was for a 2015 Versys...

The confirmation request was for a 2015 Versys 650 RPM @ 70 mph (indicated).

We need a current '15 owner to confirm?

My guess is closer to 5,000 RPM @ 70

It sounds like it is geared on...
Forum: Road warriors 01-20-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 359
Views: 45,858
Posted By mcmann
My best guess: There will be an adapter that...

My best guess:
There will be an adapter that fits over the passenger peg support to connect the front of the hard bags. The top bag mount fits in existing slots of the base model. The passenger...
Forum: Road warriors 01-20-2015, 03:38 AM
Replies: 359
Views: 45,858
Posted By mcmann
Another very good ride review: Dangggg, 4,000...

Another very good ride review:
Dangggg, 4,000 RPM @ 70 mph is surprisingly low for a 650.

The power build smoothly from the 649cc twin-cylinder engine, making the bike feel friendly and...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-20-2015, 03:08 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,621
Posted By mcmann
As a daily commuter . . . The Wee2 is more...

As a daily commuter . . . The Wee2 is more practical due to better mpg and 30 lbs. lighter for off road riding. I went up 1T on the front (15T to 16T) which makes the speedo accurate and drops the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-19-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 5,219
Views: 943,361
Posted By mcmann
Lots of photos on the web: ...

Lots of photos on the web:

http://i836.photobucket.com/albums/zz286/Twmcdono/imagejpg1_zps36a70062.jpg (http://s836.photobucket.com/user/Twmcdono/media/imagejpg1_zps36a70062.jpg.html)
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-19-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 5,219
Views: 943,361
Posted By mcmann
Not sure why the US will not get the 1050? Also,...

Not sure why the US will not get the 1050? Also, why no tubeless spokes?
Forum: Road warriors 01-19-2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 359
Views: 45,858
Posted By mcmann
Riding the V-Strom back-to-back with the previous...

Riding the V-Strom back-to-back with the previous Versy . . . the Strom has a stronger low end and more passenger room. The Versys is Sportier, handles the tight curves a bit better, and has a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-18-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 5,219
Views: 943,361
Posted By mcmann
Yes, we only have rumors and speculation etc. ...

Yes, we only have rumors and speculation etc.

http://idratherberiding.com/2014/09/06/2015-honda-elsinore-or-africa-twin-500-or-1000-both-neither/

These are specs that were published by a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-17-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 3,382
Views: 655,347
Posted By mcmann
I really like the deep mellow exhaust tone . . ....

I really like the deep mellow exhaust tone . . . Even backing off the throttle. Great engine braking when approaching tight curves. It is very hard to stay off the throttle. Definitely, a "Real...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-17-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,077
Posted By mcmann
I went up 1 on the front (DL650) to 16T . . ....

I went up 1 on the front (DL650) to 16T . . . Much better . . . Still very lively . . . Accelerates nicely. Feels more like a 800 cc. Speedo is now accurate.

I did go up 2T on the rear of the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-17-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 5,219
Views: 943,361
Posted By mcmann
Looks like a tall bike . . . Hope I can tippy toe...

Looks like a tall bike . . . Hope I can tippy toe it . . . The guy on the end is about the right size for this bike.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-17-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 5,219
Views: 943,361
Posted By mcmann
I wish I could build a bike like that . . . Or,...

I wish I could build a bike like that . . . Or, this:
Light and torquey.

http://i836.photobucket.com/albums/zz286/Twmcdono/imagejpg1_zps5d99dbbe.jpg...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-17-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 5,219
Views: 943,361
Posted By mcmann
Hopefully, this is Honda's AT Target Market: If...

Hopefully, this is Honda's AT Target Market:
If it is under 470 lbs wet . . . It should get 50 mpg (250 mile range @ 5 gallon capacity):
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-16-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,077
Posted By mcmann
Drop me a PM the next time you are headed my way....

Drop me a PM the next time you are headed my way.

Yep . . . all great bikes.

The V & CBX are great tight curvy road bikes:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v655/mcmann87/image-444.jpg...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-16-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 5,219
Views: 943,361
Posted By mcmann
Since the US did not get the CT . . . I went with...

Since the US did not get the CT . . . I went with the V2 . . . while waiting for the AT. The ST falls into this category too . . . more of a Touring Type bike due to weight etc.

The base model...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-15-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 5,219
Views: 943,361
Posted By mcmann
Link: ...

Link:

https://www.facebook.com/crf1000africatwin

http://i836.photobucket.com/albums/zz286/Twmcdono/imagejpg1_zpsea4bb6e8.jpg...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-15-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,933
Posted By mcmann
Good point. In my opinion, Most NC buyers...

Good point.

In my opinion, Most NC buyers want a nice handling, good braking, smooth, comfortable, and economical bike to commute to work and take weekend trips (including luggage handling...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-15-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 5,219
Views: 943,361
Posted By mcmann
A 900-1000cc Adventure type bike (with decent...

A 900-1000cc Adventure type bike (with decent luggage ability) will be at least 460 lbs.

American Honda will do Market Research for a maximum price point. If the final production unit is above...
Forum: Road warriors 01-15-2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 2,115
Views: 240,334
Posted By mcmann
Its a Play bike too: ...

Its a Play bike too:

http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=MKE0KusRrao
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-14-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 5,219
Views: 943,361
Posted By mcmann
The ST is 100 lbs heavier than the projected AT...

The ST is 100 lbs heavier than the projected AT weight . . . Not in the same category.
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