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Old 10-31-2013, 09:18 PM   #4906
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Time to go out and buy an NC700x. Looks like the measely 5 hp bump comes with a 10 lb penalty. Local dealers have been blowing out stock of NC700's for way cheap. And no mention of ABS with the manual version. Lame.
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Old 10-31-2013, 09:59 PM   #4907
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Yeah sounds like the msrp will also go up. Time to buy a nc700x now
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Old 10-31-2013, 10:42 PM   #4908
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If true, that's disappointing. I still would want the 750, but would have preferred a 10hp boost. The extra weight sucks but I could drop the 10lbs with a lithium battery, and more with an exhaust.
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Old 11-01-2013, 01:34 AM   #4909
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New tires on my NCX today. Tomorrow I'm off to grab some hand guards and the rest of the bits (skid plate, engine bars, etc) will come sometime after that. Yes I intend to take this thing out on proper adventures, asphalt or not!

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Old 11-01-2013, 05:03 AM   #4910
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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   #4911
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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   #4912
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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   #4913
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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.............$$$$
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Old 11-01-2013, 12:10 PM   #4914
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Because maybe not everyone wants or needs ABS.............$$$$
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   #4915
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Oh, I'm not too happy about that.
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Old 11-01-2013, 02:19 PM   #4916
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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   #4917
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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   #4918
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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   #4919
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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   #4920
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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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