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Old 11-01-2013, 05:03 AM   #4906
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Ten pounds seems like a lot for such a small displacement boost. I wonder if other changes have been made to the bike that account for some of that weight. Like maybe a slightly larger fuel tank. I guess we'll find out more information when Honda releases official specifications.
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Old 11-01-2013, 08:10 AM   #4907
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8,000 miles and 7 months later I"m still liking the NC700X. Like many markets, north of the 49th parallel offers ABS and a manual transmission.
While the debate is lively I'm firmly in the camp of "it's a good bang for the buck," motorcycle.
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Old 11-01-2013, 11:35 AM   #4908
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And no mention of ABS with the manual version. Lame.
Honda is crazy if they keep the DCT/ABS bundle for the US market. Why do they keep shooting themselves in the foot like this?

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Old 11-01-2013, 12:02 PM   #4909
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Honda is crazy if they keep the DCT/ABS bundle for the US market. Why do they keep shooting themselves in the foot like this?

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Because maybe not everyone wants or needs ABS.............$$$$
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Old 11-01-2013, 12:10 PM   #4910
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Because maybe not everyone wants or needs ABS.............$$$$
I kind of like the no nanny aspect. I have locked the front tire twice and slid the rear once. Probably the TKC's don't help.
The bike is stable with out ABS and I don't see it as a great loss.
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Old 11-01-2013, 12:32 PM   #4911
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Oh, I'm not too happy about that.
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Old 11-01-2013, 02:19 PM   #4912
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I kind of like the no nanny aspect. I have locked the front tire twice and slid the rear once. Probably the TKC's don't help.
The bike is stable with out ABS and I don't see it as a great loss.
IMHO
I see no harm in Honda offering abs as an option on the manual transmission equipped bike. I'm not sure what your point is regarding locking up the tires, as it seams you are demonstrating a need for ABS, but also arguing against it being offered as an option.
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Old 11-01-2013, 03:26 PM   #4913
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Oh, I'm not too happy about that.
I am, my 2012 is perfect.
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Old 11-01-2013, 03:30 PM   #4914
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I see no harm in Honda offering abs as an option on the manual transmission equipped bike. I'm not sure what your point is regarding locking up the tires, as it seams you are demonstrating a need for ABS, but also arguing against it being offered as an option.
I agree, but most dealers get what they get and ordering a bike in the way you want it is almost unheard of, except from Harley maybe. I like the simple mechanical braking of the non-ABS bike. In the instances I mentioned, ABS would have helped. But I don't want to pay for it or have it on my bikes.
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Old 11-02-2013, 05:56 AM   #4915
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I kind of like the no nanny aspect. I have locked the front tire twice and slid the rear once. Probably the TKC's don't help.
The bike is stable with out ABS and I don't see it as a great loss.
IMHO
The ABS is not a nanny, it's something that is only meant to keep your motorcycle upright in an emergency braking situation. Seeing as many bikers get into accidents that could have been avoided if they could just have braked harder without dumping the bike, I personally do see it as a great loss. I have the DCT+ABS version, but I'd be the first to say that the DCT is definitely not for everyone and that Honda USA is fucking retarded for not shipping the standard ABS version.
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Old 11-02-2013, 06:07 AM   #4916
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the abs is not a nanny, it's something that is only meant to keep your motorcycle upright in an emergency braking situation. Seeing as many bikers get into accidents that could have been avoided if they could just have braked harder without dumping the bike, i personally do see it as a great loss. I have the dct+abs version, but i'd be the first to say that the dct is definitely not for everyone and that honda usa is fucking retarded for not shipping the standard abs version.
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Old 11-02-2013, 12:56 PM   #4917
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Rev Limiter and speed

I have never hit the rev limiter in my few rides. Quite the opposite, while trying to get some circulation back in my throttle-hand I slowed down to 30 mph maybe in 6th gear. When I went to roll the throttle back on the bike wouldn't go. It wasn't even lugging. I realized my error, downshifted and away we went. I love the torque on this thing and shift up at 3K revs or less most of the time.

But here's what I tell people that complain about the speed of the NC700X.
The fastest production Porsche ever made went 0-60 in 3.3 seconds. Current models are around 3.7. A Honda CBR 1000 will do 0-60 in 2.9. The NC700X manual does 0-60 in 4.9 seconds. If you count it out aloud it points up the absurdity of complaining that your bike isn't as fast as a sport bike. Here's the difference between the NC700X and one of the fastest sportbikes available.
One one thousand, two one thousand. That's it.
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Old 11-02-2013, 05:24 PM   #4918
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Old 11-03-2013, 06:59 AM   #4919
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Question Maybe a 10Lb increase in weight

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increasing the capacity shouldn't make the bike heavier it'll weigh the same and the power will probably be in the midrange when you want good torque the motor has torque but that bit more will make it easier to live with sitting at lower revs which a bigger engine gives.

http://rideapart.com/2013/10/2014-honda-nc750x-leaked/

Unfortunately, the increased capacity will come with a weight penalty, adding 10 lbs to the NC’s already portly 472 lbs curb weight.

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... WTF? Just for a 5 more horses.
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Why not a 10lb increase for a better suspension.
Tell me I'm wrong.

I'm not into Horse power, I'm into having a functional transport. Sure, the bike can go off road now, but a little better suspension would improve ground c. a little more, and allow a little more speeds off road (to make better time and have more confidence).

Will not buy!
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Old 11-03-2013, 09:54 AM   #4920
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I figure the difference between my fat butt ( 275 # plus full saddlebags. ) is probably about 5 hp compared to a 150# rider with no luggage !!.
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