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Old 03-26-2014, 04:40 AM   #1
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honda nc750

Hi everybody!

Is there anybody out there who has already been able to testdrive honda nc750sd/xd?

I have read and looked on a couple of review on youtube but I would like to hear what private testrider or owner has to say about it.

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Old 03-26-2014, 11:11 AM   #2
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Did you see this one on Youtube?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPtZY...6alqK6ZjOE8BTj

This guy already owns the 700x so it's a useful comparison.
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Old 03-26-2014, 11:13 AM   #3
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Yes, I did, but I am only interested in the dct version. If you look at my tread I have mentioned that I am interested in only the dct version.

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Did you see this one on Youtube?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPtZY...6alqK6ZjOE8BTj

This guy already owns the 700x so it's a useful comparison.
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Old 03-26-2014, 11:18 AM   #4
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Yes, I did, but I am only interested in the dct version. If you look at my tread I have mentioned that I am interested in only the dct version.
Sorry, didn't spot the 'd'
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Old 03-26-2014, 11:22 AM   #5
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no worries, thanks for replying!
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Old 03-31-2014, 10:39 AM   #6
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For what it's worth, a friend of mine who owns the 700 tried the 750 and
other then liking what they did with the gearing differences (1st and 2nd
gear I believe), he says they're pretty much the same, which is a good
thing.

Too bad the weight went up.
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Old 03-31-2014, 12:45 PM   #7
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Thanks for the info. I have testdriven nc700xd and I really disliked how it ran in d-drive and for me it felt little bit underpowered. My cbf 500 has 56 hp.

If the autobox works better then in the nc700xd and if the engine runs better I wouldn't mind to buy a nc750 but right now I think I will wait until something shows up with 70-75 hp.
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Old 03-31-2014, 12:53 PM   #8
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Thanks for the info. I have testdriven nc700xd and I really disliked how it ran in d-drive and for me it felt little bit underpowered. My cbf 500 has 56 hp.

If the autobox works better then in the nc700xd and if the engine runs better I wouldn't mind to buy a nc750 but right now I think I will wait until something shows up with 70-75 hp.
The differences are apparently very small, the bike is even heavier so even
the 5hp extra isn't that apparent, but they did make the gearing a bit longer
because of people complained a lot about hitting the rev limiter in first 2
gears.

It's still a slower bike then yours, other then roll-on torque.
They did mention they reprogrammed the D mode of the DCT though, so,
you should give it a try when/if possible.
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Old 03-31-2014, 01:37 PM   #9
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I will do so. ASAP but at latest at 17 Mai. There is a big motorcycle at 17 Mai and I will definetly try it then.
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Old 04-01-2014, 01:02 AM   #10
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I've got one (the non DCT model) just coming up to the first 600 mile service now where they drop the dinosaur oil and replace it with synth.

Th emain problem so far for me is the screen. It blasts air at the bottom of my helmet at 60mph plus, so is really loud. im 5 10. I need to experiment with a few different screens as the current one sucks
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Old 04-01-2014, 04:34 AM   #11
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Thanks for the info. I have testdriven nc700xd and I really disliked how it ran in d-drive and for me it felt little bit underpowered. My cbf 500 has 56 hp.

If the autobox works better then in the nc700xd and if the engine runs better I wouldn't mind to buy a nc750 but right now I think I will wait until something shows up with 70-75 hp.
If you didn't like the NC700XD then I don't think the NC750XD will make much of a difference, unless they really changed the D-mode to shift a bit later. How did you like the S-mode? IMHO the S-mode is really where you want to be when you're doing any kind of spirited riding. The D-mode upshifts really early and downshifts too late if you're diving into a corner. It's setup for economy, so that is where it shines and where you should be using it. In my experience the bike is still plenty economical in S-mode though.

As for power, the NC750XD has a bit more than the NC700XD, but the fact remains that it's still a under-square, low-revving engine, which is totally the opposite of the kind of engine that the CBF500 has.

I own an NC700SD and done ~11k miles on it so far, so if you have any questions on the bike in general or the DCT, ask away.
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Old 04-01-2014, 05:57 AM   #12
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I think it worked fine in S-drive but D-drive was really bad. It shifted up to early and you gave it a hefty dose of gas it got jerky and is a thing that I am not expecting from a autobike.

I think though that the nc750sd suits my body much better.

I would probably rate a honda nc750sd with a 5 if it had a round 75 hp and better autobox.


I would like to ask you what kind of milage you are getting out of it?

Ubrigens, Ich habe probfahrt mit der Honda in Berlin gehabt. Darf ich Fragen wo Sie in Deutschland wohnen?




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If you didn't like the NC700XD then I don't think the NC750XD will make much of a difference, unless they really changed the D-mode to shift a bit later. How did you like the S-mode? IMHO the S-mode is really where you want to be when you're doing any kind of spirited riding. The D-mode upshifts really early and downshifts too late if you're diving into a corner. It's setup for economy, so that is where it shines and where you should be using it. In my experience the bike is still plenty economical in S-mode though.

As for power, the NC750XD has a bit more than the NC700XD, but the fact remains that it's still a under-square, low-revving engine, which is totally the opposite of the kind of engine that the CBF500 has.

I own an NC700SD and done ~11k miles on it so far, so if you have any questions on the bike in general or the DCT, ask away.
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Old 04-01-2014, 06:02 AM   #13
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I think it worked fine in S-drive but D-drive was really bad. It shifted up to early and you gave it a hefty dose of gas it got jerky and is a thing that I am not expecting from a autobike.

I think though that the nc750sd suits my body much better.

I would probably rate a honda nc750sd with a 5 if it had a round 75 hp and better autobox.


I would like to ask you what kind of milage you are getting out of it?

Ubrigens, Ich habe probfahrt mit der Honda in Berlin gehabt. Darf ich Fragen wo Sie in Deutschland wohnen?
Why not just shift it manually in those situations where you think the
automatic mode isn't working as you'd want it to? It's still less of an
hassle then a clutch.

But if you already know you want 75hp (which is where I set my limit too),
forget about the NC, since it's slower then even some other 50hp bikes.
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Old 04-01-2014, 06:15 AM   #14
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I think the hole idea of a autobike is to do as little as possible.
Well I have not entirely made up my mind about this bike and what I want to buy. Need to do more testdriving during the summer.


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Why not just shift it manually in those situations where you think the
automatic mode isn't working as you'd want it to? It's still less of an
hassle then a clutch.

But if you already know you want 75hp (which is where I set my limit too),
forget about the NC, since it's slower then even some other 50hp bikes.
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Old 04-01-2014, 06:21 AM   #15
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I think the hole idea of a autobike is to do as little as possible
For me it would be having the option to have it in the automatic mode when
I want it to be there, I wouldn't consider it if it was an automatic only, since
I want to shift gears on my own on open roads when riding fast and touring.

I'm sure it would stay in 'Drive' most of the time, especially around town.

You'd probably like the way Mana drives a lot more, it's seamless, classic
CVT experience, no gears, moving around, clicking noises or anything, but
make sure you can afford to maintain it and that you don't mind waiting
for parts (or stocking up in advance).

The biggest turnoff for me is the reliability issues that I read about, but
then again there's people who never had any issues. For me it's just too
expensive to keep on the road, costs more to maintain then a Bandit 1250
and drinks just as much fuel, so.. I'd rather have the 1250 and deal with
the clutch.

I'm sure we'll see a lot of new automatic bikes in the future, and hopefully
a few scooters with DCT (or at least most of them moving to the electronic
CVTs like the Mana and Burgman have).

I know I would miss the power that I have right now if I bought the NC, but
if I could afford the new 750X /DCT/ABS, I'd just do it and worry about it later.

To be perfectly honest, when I ride my cousins NC700X I tend to ride a lot faster
and more aggressive then I do on my FZ6, just because the power of the NC is
available RIGHT NOW and everywhere, without the noise of 10.000 to 14.000 revs
(I gotta get up to 50mph just to hit the power band in 1st gear on my bike) that
my bike has, which draws unwanted attention.

You can ride the NC around town SM style, sliding around, backing it in, and no one
will ever notice it.
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