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Old 01-03-2013, 05:50 PM   #32716
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I'm still on the fence about the LOOK of the NX700


But I'm not going to be buying one anytime soon so I have time to figure it out. COULD replace the v-strom some day... maybe
I just wish that motorcycle manufacturers would accept the fact that tail lights, blinkers and license plate holders are necessary parts, and would make them look like they are part of the bike, and not an afterthought. Then, we might not be in such a hurry to hack them off
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:00 PM   #32717
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I just wish that motorcycle manufacturers would accept the fact that tail lights, blinkers and license plate holders are necessary parts, and would make them look like they are part of the bike, and not an afterthought. Then, we might not be in such a hurry to hack them off
True enough, but then what would the aftermarket farkle seller do?

People have been hacking off fenders and replacing headlights - at the very least - since about the time that there was mass-production (with varying degrees of skill and success)

You did however point out a glaring design flaw on the NX. Looks like the Sportbike tail met with dual-sport reality and it didn't go very well.

It still looks WAY better than a V-strom. which HAS to be the ugliest bike on the market! But the damn thing just WORKS (for me)
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:08 PM   #32718
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I'm still on the fence about the LOOK of the NX700


But I'm not going to be buying one anytime soon so I have time to figure it out. COULD replace the v-strom some day... maybe
I would do some reading before you get one (yes I know you will) but that is the LAST bike I would ever own. Way to much big brother for me.
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:16 PM   #32719
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That looks cool!

Going to the show down in NY are ya?

Thinking about driving to CT then hopping a train into the city. Did it that way before. Good long day.
Going to make a weekend visit out of it with our oldest son, I think Nathan is going as well. DJ lives in NJ so we will take a train in Saturday and tour around
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:20 PM   #32720
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Going to make a weekend visit out of it with our oldest son, I think Nathan is going as well. DJ lives in NJ so we will take a train in Saturday and tour around
Sounds like a good time!
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:40 PM   #32721
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I would do some reading before you get one (yes I know you will) but that is the LAST bike I would ever own. Way to much big brother for me.
Not exactly sure what "big brother" had to do with the bike, but All the "first look" reviews show it as pretty vanilla flavored with a strong dose of mediocre. Of course, I'm reading between the lines here. About the only thing that it seems to score high on is gas mileage and a fair dose of functional. I find it hard to image that it will compete effectively with the F800's and the Tigers (or the DR650's and KLR's) - just to name a few. But it kinda reminds me of the Versys, and they have done ok in some circles.

At this point it's just something shiny. Having admitted that, I have to follow up with this. I LIKE my dirty, scuffed, high mileage, pig-pen bikes. Was Riding the 75k mile DR yesterday while my son and his GF rode the 85k V-strom, and it put a huge grin on my face. I can afford to own 4 dirty bikes for the price of one of these new shiny ones. I won't be buying anything that is "new" on the market today until it's plenty "old". I'm ok with that. I think I just like the IDEA of new and shiny.
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:47 PM   #32722
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Not exactly sure what "big brother" had to do with the bike, but All the "first look" reviews show it as pretty vanilla flavored with a strong dose of mediocre. Of course, I'm reading between the lines here. About the only thing that it seems to score high on is gas mileage and a fair dose of functional. I find it hard to image that it will compete effectively with the F800's and the Tigers (or the DR650's and KLR's) - just to name a few. But it kinda reminds me of the Versys, and they have done ok in some circles.

At this point it's just something shiny. Having admitted that, I have to follow up with this. I LIKE my dirty, scuffed, high mileage, pig-pen bikes. Was Riding the 75k mile DR yesterday while my son and his GF rode the 85k V-strom, and it put a huge grin on my face. I can afford to own 4 dirty bikes for the price of one of these new shiny ones. I won't be buying anything that is "new" on the market today until it's plenty "old". I'm ok with that. I think I just like the IDEA of new and shiny.
all this talk of riding is making me jealous...to much ice around here to get out of the "hood"

and I agree...dirty old cheap high mile bikes are just fine with me too
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:55 PM   #32723
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I think I just like the IDEA of new and shiny.

Tis why I commented on it. I like the idea of shiney too.
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:01 PM   #32724
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Not exactly sure what "big brother" had to do with the bike, but All the "first look" reviews show it as pretty vanilla flavored with a strong dose of mediocre. Of course, I'm reading between the lines here. About the only thing that it seems to score high on is gas mileage and a fair dose of functional. I find it hard to image that it will compete effectively with the F800's and the Tigers (or the DR650's and KLR's) - just to name a few. But it kinda reminds me of the Versys, and they have done ok in some circles.

At this point it's just something shiny. Having admitted that, I have to follow up with this. I LIKE my dirty, scuffed, high mileage, pig-pen bikes. Was Riding the 75k mile DR yesterday while my son and his GF rode the 85k V-strom, and it put a huge grin on my face. I can afford to own 4 dirty bikes for the price of one of these new shiny ones. I won't be buying anything that is "new" on the market today until it's plenty "old". I'm ok with that. I think I just like the IDEA of new and shiny.
No clutch, no picking the front tire up or spinning the rear wheel.


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Old 01-03-2013, 07:26 PM   #32725
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Going to make a weekend visit out of it with our oldest son, I think Nathan is going as well. DJ lives in NJ so we will take a train in Saturday and tour around

New Jersey? I hope they don't arrest you at the border. Aren't you public enemy #1 down there?
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:28 PM   #32726
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No clutch, no picking the front tire up or spinning the rear wheel.

Boooo !!!
it has a clutch, and I bet YOU could loft the front and probably spin the rear, but remember, it's cheap and light mostly street ride. A bigger issue for me is the seat. probably would be fine for a trip into town. But take it out for a couple hours or a couple weeks? looks like it might come up wanting.
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Old 01-03-2013, 08:03 PM   #32727
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...dirty old cheap high mile bikes are just fine with me too
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Old 01-03-2013, 08:50 PM   #32728
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and I agree...dirty old cheap high mile babes are just fine with me too.....!
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Old 01-03-2013, 09:10 PM   #32729
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it has a clutch, and I bet YOU could loft the front and probably spin the rear, but remember, it's cheap and light mostly street ride. A bigger issue for me is the seat. probably would be fine for a trip into town. But take it out for a couple hours or a couple weeks? looks like it might come up wanting.
Technically it has a clutch yes, but the bike is the only thing that can control it. Take a close look at the left side of the bike and you will see no lever or shifter. The computer won't permits the other two things. Honda has clearly aimed this bike at those that are new to motorcycles which is not a bad thing.
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New Jersey? I hope they don't arrest you at the border. Aren't you public enemy #1 down there?
Oh yea I forgot about that
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