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Old 02-19-2013, 03:22 PM   #391
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We needn't worry about clutch handles and brakes moving around. The Federal Highway Safety Act of 1966 standardized major controls on motor vehicles sold in the US. It took several years to implement the provisions but this legislation did away with various hand and foot control locations common to brands or country of origin. The Act did not cover position of lighting and horn controls so these do vary between brands and models - and variation is the spice of life.

Since you mentioned BMW note that they had horn over turn signal from the 70's until the early 90's, then a separate left and right with a single cancel button from first oilheads of 1993, then the K1300 (??) several model years back switched to your so-called "standard" arrangement of horn under turn signal. The latter has caused much grief to the party faithful who lament "giving in" to the so-called "Japanese" standard. Now Honda is changing back to horn over turn signal that they had in the 70's and 80s.
Fascinating. Thank you for all the education.
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Old 02-19-2013, 03:46 PM   #392
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Really?!! $3!!!!!!
NC700X = 55.884,15 kn = $9.838,76
CB500X = 55.900,00 kn = $9.841,55

It's actually $2,79.


And yeah, the 500 is more expensive!

CB500F vs NC700S is about $150 (500 is cheaper).

Really don't understand the pricing..
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:23 PM   #393
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Really don't understand the pricing..
That's because you have some absurd perception that the NC700 is worth more.
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:24 PM   #394
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That's because you have some absurd perception that the NC700 is worth more.
Indeed!

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Old 02-19-2013, 04:25 PM   #395
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That's because you have some absurd perception that the NC700 is worth more.
Oh well, you're probably correct.. but at the same price point, I'd rather
have the 700 torque..
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:29 PM   #396
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[QUOTE=Anteraan;20754304]I was there too. I liked the look of them in person, but can't for the life of me figure out why Honda has decided to go non-standard in their switchgear. Is this how scooters are set up or something? It started with the NC700X, and now it extends to the 700 series and 500 series. By "it" I'm referring to moving the horn to where the turn signals are typically found, and vice versa. I found it odd, since the other Hondas there (CBR250, Fury, CB1100, Wing and variants) all had the standard setup.


The reason is to accommodate the shift switches on the DCT models. Ideal placement of the shift switches required some adjustment to the switch arrangements and I guess Honda have started to go in this direction for future models since DCT will be adapted to so many of them.
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:07 AM   #397
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Now that is one sharp looking naked bike!

It makes me knowing that the U.S. won't be getting the Red bikes this year, they look sharp! Add a center-stand and windscreen/luggage for longer trips and I'm all over it!

I would buy the 500x, but I'm thinking the price difference will be significant.

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same here !!! so sick of all black bikes i could puke. so what else do we get,the total opposite of black-white. c'mon honda you can't kick off a new model with 3 colors to see what sells best and decide from there ! really like this model but it does'nt stand a chance in the colors their offering.

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Old 02-20-2013, 08:20 AM   #398
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I was there too. I liked the look of them in person, but can't for the life of me figure out why Honda has decided to go non-standard in their switchgear. Is this how scooters are set up or something? It started with the NC700X, and now it extends to the 700 series and 500 series. By "it" I'm referring to moving the horn to where the turn signals are typically found, and vice versa. I found it odd, since the other Hondas there (CBR250, Fury, CB1100, Wing and variants) all had the standard setup.


The reason is to accommodate the shift switches on the DCT models. Ideal placement of the shift switches required some adjustment to the switch arrangements and I guess Honda have started to go in this direction for future models since DCT will be adapted to so many of them.
I like the new placement. With turn signals that are not self canceling, turn signal button gets used a lot and it is right there. No more blowing the horn when canceling the turn signals. I'm not that good at blowing the horn in situations where I am busy braking or making defensive riding decisions.

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Old 02-20-2013, 09:29 AM   #399
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same here !!! so sick of all black bikes i could puke. so what else do we get,the total opposite of black-white. c'mon honda you can't kick off a new model with 3 colors to see what sells best and decide from there ! really like this model but it does'nt stand a chance in the colors their offering.
i want my X in white, but i know it won't be released here for a while in white.. so flat black it is.. all can be cured with spraypaint. hahahaa.
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:10 PM   #400
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I went to the Chicago show, looked at everything from everybody, and if I were in the market for a new bike it would be the CB500X hands down (especially if the price is about the same as the F). Loved the looks, the ergos were perfect for me (5'9" or so with relatively long arms and legs), and I think 500cc is the sweet spot for displacement.

Unfortunately I'm not in the market. But my wife fell in love with the F, so we may be haunting the Honda dealer yet...
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:42 PM   #401
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^ Got to love a wife that fall in love with any motorcycle!
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:44 PM   #402
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^ Got to love a wife that fall in love with any motorcycle!
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:02 PM   #403
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I wanted the 500x,but bought the nC700x.The 2 reason were..
1..I didn't want to wait till whenever ( the dealers didn't know when they were comming ) and I'm heading to Deadhorse in June.
2..At 6'1" and 275# I fit the 700 way better.
Plus the 700 might get better mpg's than the 500!!.


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Old 02-20-2013, 03:05 PM   #404
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NC700X = 55.884,15 kn = $9.838,76
CB500X = 55.900,00 kn = $9.841,55

It's actually $2,79.


And yeah, the 500 is more expensive!

CB500F vs NC700S is about $150 (500 is cheaper).

Really don't understand the pricing..
I hope you know I wasn't doubting you...I was just amazed!!!
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Old 02-20-2013, 04:13 PM   #405
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I was thinking the 700 may get better mileage as well.
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