ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Regional forums > Canada
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-23-2012, 10:56 AM   #5656
dryden_rider_54
Sun Seeker
 
dryden_rider_54's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Just ahead of a flat line.
Oddometer: 1,619
WTF Canadian price is $1800 higher than US. That is a huge difference (125%) on a bike at that price point.

Quote:
Originally Posted by FINNDIAN View Post
affordable africa twin replacement.

http://www.canadianmotorcyclerider.c...77169117723974
__________________
Work is the last resort of the unimaginative.
His - 2006 KLR Red, 2010 F800GS 30th Anniversary edition
Hers - 2003 KL250 Super Sherpa Green, 2010 F650GS Biarritz Blue Metallic

Find us on Spot http://share.findmespot.com/shared/f...YGllfEZqqxYWcA
dryden_rider_54 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2012, 11:14 AM   #5657
Nanabijou
Studly Adventurer
 
Nanabijou's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
Oddometer: 664
Quote:
Originally Posted by dryden_rider_54 View Post
WTF Canadian price is $1800 higher than US. That is a huge difference (125%) on a bike at that price point.
I believe the starting price of the NC700x in the U.S. is $6999 (U.S.). But that price doesn't include ABS. The Canadian version DOES include ABS.......but at $8999.....ABS sure seems costly to Canadians.

Mike
Nanabijou is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2012, 12:18 PM   #5658
dryden_rider_54
Sun Seeker
 
dryden_rider_54's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Just ahead of a flat line.
Oddometer: 1,619
Good point, never saw that. I know there are a few reasons that prices in Canada are a bit higher than the US but the 25% jump for the simple addition of ABS seems like a bit of a stretch. The US model with ABS and the dual clutch transmission is the same price as the Canadian base model. .

I have been so waiting for Honda to make a serious venture into the adventure bike world and compete with the BMW / Triumph line. I think this bike has a long way to go to come near replacing the TransAlp but is a serious consideration for anyone looking at a VStrom or Versys.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nanabijou View Post
I believe the starting price of the NC700x in the U.S. is $6999 (U.S.). But that price doesn't include ABS. The Canadian version DOES include ABS.......but at $8999.....ABS sure seems costly to Canadians.

Mike
__________________
Work is the last resort of the unimaginative.
His - 2006 KLR Red, 2010 F800GS 30th Anniversary edition
Hers - 2003 KL250 Super Sherpa Green, 2010 F650GS Biarritz Blue Metallic

Find us on Spot http://share.findmespot.com/shared/f...YGllfEZqqxYWcA
dryden_rider_54 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2012, 01:02 PM   #5659
nofate
what blackflies?
 
nofate's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2005
Location: Chapleau, ON
Oddometer: 2,807
I read a couple of reviews on this Honda and it seems like a pretty mediochre bike. Honda has three models sharing this same platform as a way of saving development costs while targeting three rider segments. The car world does this a lot and Honda bike models have been adopting some Honda car marketing tricks. My first impression of this bike and its specs is not good.
__________________
Rick, Chapleau, ON
Triumph Scrambler 900
Honda Trail CT90

Flying with Rick float plane video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6my0FM9F_Q
nofate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2012, 01:08 PM   #5660
Nanabijou
Studly Adventurer
 
Nanabijou's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
Oddometer: 664
I really want to like the NC700X. I had predicted that it would start at $6999 in Canada and then thought I was in the ballpark when it was later announced that it would start at $6999 in the U.S. About the only thing I really like about the NC700X is the predicted fuel economy (77 mpg Imperial). The low redline of 6500 RPM is 1500 RPM lower than the 8000 RPM redline of my 2009 Civic Si sedan. That - and 48 hp just doesn't give me the warm and fuzzies. But the biggest drawback for me with the NC700X is weight. If Honda kept it to around 400 lbs wet - that would have made it interesting....yet they settled for 472lbs. Pretty conventional. I don't think they will sell many of them at $8999 in Canada unless they are heavily discounted.

Mike
Nanabijou is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2012, 01:54 PM   #5661
FINNDIAN
Mine goes to 11
 
FINNDIAN's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2008
Location: Wawa, ont, Canada
Oddometer: 1,732
What are the Canadian sales incentives though. I know with our product the Canadian retail its higher but the Canadian sales incentives are much higher, leveling the playing field.
Definitely a bike targeted at the v Strom type customer though.

Sent from my Droid RAZR using tapatalk 2
__________________
The more side roads you stop to explore, the less likely that life will pass you by. ~Robert Brault. 2004 KTM 950 S GO!!!!(Blacked out),03 Beta Rev3, 1973 Rokon Trailbreaker 2x2, 1999 Intruder 1500, 08 Aprilia rxv450, 90 DRBIG 800,79GS850
Ride Reports
FINNDIAN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2012, 02:01 PM   #5662
dryden_rider_54
Sun Seeker
 
dryden_rider_54's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Just ahead of a flat line.
Oddometer: 1,619
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nanabijou View Post
I really want to like the NC700X. I had predicted that it would start at $6999 in Canada and then thought I was in the ballpark when it was later announced that it would start at $6999 in the U.S. About the only thing I really like about the NC700X is the predicted fuel economy (77 mpg Imperial).
I wanted to like it too. I am so jonesing a Honda direct competitor for the BMW F800 or Triumphs 800XC but this is definitely not it. The 17 in front wheel and gas cap under the seat are show stoppers for me. The BMW F650GS is just $800 more with a lot more features, 350 lbs, 70+hp and already a strong adventure rider farkle market.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nanabijou View Post
The low redline of 6500 RPM is 1500 RPM lower than the 8000 RPM redline of my 2009 Civic Si sedan. That - and 48 hp just doesn't give me the warm and fuzzies.
Supposedly Honda did surveys that found that very few people actually drove bikes anywhere near the red line.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nanabijou View Post
But the biggest drawback for me with the NC700X is weight. If Honda kept it to around 400 lbs wet - that would have made it interesting....yet they settled for 472lbs. Pretty conventional.
That is a bit heavy bike but most bikes are weighing in that ballpark. The VStrom is 490 wet and the Versys 450.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nanabijou View Post
I don't think they will sell many of them at $8999 in Canada unless they are heavily discounted.
Agree
__________________
Work is the last resort of the unimaginative.
His - 2006 KLR Red, 2010 F800GS 30th Anniversary edition
Hers - 2003 KL250 Super Sherpa Green, 2010 F650GS Biarritz Blue Metallic

Find us on Spot http://share.findmespot.com/shared/f...YGllfEZqqxYWcA
dryden_rider_54 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2012, 05:03 PM   #5663
FINNDIAN
Mine goes to 11
 
FINNDIAN's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2008
Location: Wawa, ont, Canada
Oddometer: 1,732
Hey driff

Only isplat2 and scooter59 in the soo. They rode by here going west with a guy from Spain yesterday. Not sure if they are back that way yet.

Sent from my Droid RAZR using tapatalk 2
__________________
The more side roads you stop to explore, the less likely that life will pass you by. ~Robert Brault. 2004 KTM 950 S GO!!!!(Blacked out),03 Beta Rev3, 1973 Rokon Trailbreaker 2x2, 1999 Intruder 1500, 08 Aprilia rxv450, 90 DRBIG 800,79GS850
Ride Reports
FINNDIAN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2012, 06:59 PM   #5664
FINNDIAN
Mine goes to 11
 
FINNDIAN's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2008
Location: Wawa, ont, Canada
Oddometer: 1,732
Thought I would see them heading back today. Maybe Northrider shoved some hospitality down their throats.

Sent from my Droid RAZR using tapatalk 2
__________________
The more side roads you stop to explore, the less likely that life will pass you by. ~Robert Brault. 2004 KTM 950 S GO!!!!(Blacked out),03 Beta Rev3, 1973 Rokon Trailbreaker 2x2, 1999 Intruder 1500, 08 Aprilia rxv450, 90 DRBIG 800,79GS850
Ride Reports
FINNDIAN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2012, 07:13 PM   #5665
speedracer
The Lucky One
 
speedracer's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2007
Location: Middle of Canada.......no really.........it is
Oddometer: 176
Anyone have any plans for the long weekend?
__________________
The true measure of a person's Character is how they treat someone who can do nothing for them" Unknown"
speedracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2012, 10:06 AM   #5666
ZZR_Ron OP
Underground
 
ZZR_Ron's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2004
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
Oddometer: 8,004
Quote:
Originally Posted by nofate View Post
I read a couple of reviews on this Honda and it seems like a pretty mediochre bike. Honda has three models sharing this same platform as a way of saving development costs while targeting three rider segments. The car world does this a lot and Honda bike models have been adopting some Honda car marketing tricks. My first impression of this bike and its specs is not good.
You have that gorgeous Triumph Scambler...I drool if I get within 50 feet of that bike!
__________________
Great minds think alike;small minds seldom differ...
ZZR_Ron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2012, 07:26 PM   #5667
nofate
what blackflies?
 
nofate's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2005
Location: Chapleau, ON
Oddometer: 2,807
Quote:
Originally Posted by ZZR_Ron View Post
You have that gorgeous Triumph Scambler...I drool if I get within 50 feet of that bike!
When you limit yourself to only one bike get the one that makes you smile the most.
__________________
Rick, Chapleau, ON
Triumph Scrambler 900
Honda Trail CT90

Flying with Rick float plane video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6my0FM9F_Q
nofate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2012, 07:55 PM   #5668
FINNDIAN
Mine goes to 11
 
FINNDIAN's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2008
Location: Wawa, ont, Canada
Oddometer: 1,732
so ooo is the bandit being replaced with a scrambler Ron??

Sent from my Droid RAZR using tapatalk 2
__________________
The more side roads you stop to explore, the less likely that life will pass you by. ~Robert Brault. 2004 KTM 950 S GO!!!!(Blacked out),03 Beta Rev3, 1973 Rokon Trailbreaker 2x2, 1999 Intruder 1500, 08 Aprilia rxv450, 90 DRBIG 800,79GS850
Ride Reports
FINNDIAN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2012, 08:43 PM   #5669
BackRoader
Heading There Next
 
BackRoader's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2007
Location: The Center of Canada, Home of the Arctic Vortex
Oddometer: 4,567
Quote:
Originally Posted by ZZR_Ron View Post
You have that gorgeous Triumph Scambler...I drool if I get within 50 feet of that bike!
It's hard to imagine only having one bike, lol....

Sorry, got carried away.

As soon as I get the RZ350 and the Dream, the collection will be complete.

The KLX is a nice addition to the fleet, it fills the hole the R1200GS had created.
__________________
2011 BMW R1200GS Triple Black, 1983 Yamaha RZ350, 1978 Yamaha XS650 SE,1967 Honda CD125, 2007 Kawasaki Super Sherpa, 2004 Yamaha BWS, 1980 Honda C70 Cub.
BackRoader is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2012, 09:53 PM   #5670
FINNDIAN
Mine goes to 11
 
FINNDIAN's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2008
Location: Wawa, ont, Canada
Oddometer: 1,732
What. no rg500 Greg

Sent from my Droid RAZR using tapatalk 2
__________________
The more side roads you stop to explore, the less likely that life will pass you by. ~Robert Brault. 2004 KTM 950 S GO!!!!(Blacked out),03 Beta Rev3, 1973 Rokon Trailbreaker 2x2, 1999 Intruder 1500, 08 Aprilia rxv450, 90 DRBIG 800,79GS850
Ride Reports
FINNDIAN is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 02:32 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014