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Old 02-11-2013, 08:36 AM   #316
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Even the NC700X has more range then like 90% of motorcycles out there..

You're pushing it.
There's no reason why my Ninja 250 (A design from the 80's) can have a 4 gallon tank from the factory but a new 500cc adventure bike can't match that or up it in some way. 4.5 gallons is a good start.

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Old 02-11-2013, 08:42 AM   #317
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^ +1 on that. Give me a little more than 3.7 gallons.
Maybe nice, but not needed as range is not a problem as it easily well over 200 miles as range exceeds many bikes as stated prior ^^^^^^^
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:47 AM   #318
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There's no reason why my Ninja 250 (A design from the 80's) can have a 4 gallon tank from the factory but a new 500cc adventure bike can't match that or up it in some way. 4.5 gallons is a good start.

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These types of posts confuse me. Why does the precise amount of fuel the tank will hold matter at all? Gasoline is just a means to an end.
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:54 AM   #319
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These types of posts confuse me. Why does the precise amount of fuel the tank will hold matter at all? Gasoline is just a means to an end.
Some of us hate stopping to refuel every 150 miles on a trip and loathe the idea of carrying extra fuel while in places where fill stations are far apart. As the discussion was referring to an adventure style bike I thought it a valid point to mention. If tank size is irrelevant in this case, my bad.

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Old 02-11-2013, 11:06 AM   #320
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These types of posts confuse me. Why does the precise amount of fuel the tank will hold matter at all? Gasoline is just a means to an end.
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Old 02-11-2013, 02:04 PM   #321
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Some of us hate stopping to refuel every 150 miles
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...Which is fine and dandy if you have a 50mpg bike, but we don't live in those days any more (for honda). 3.7 gallons should get you anywhere from from 220 to 260+ miles on the NC700 according to most mpg figures.
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:19 PM   #322
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That is a bit of a mystery. They may be gauging public interest and response to help them decide. If it has parts the other two don't, then they may have to charge more. It does have a longer travel suspension. I am very anxious to see what kind of real world economy these bikes get.
that makes sence, are you in the market for one? this has been the first Honda in years that has interested me.
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:26 PM   #323
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that makes sence, are you in the market for one? this has been the first Honda in years that has interested me.
I have a Versys right now and like it quite a bit, but the suspension is pretty harsh, economy is a bit disappointing and it has no ABS. I get something new every few years, so it's getting to be about time!
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:34 PM   #324
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I have a Versys right now and like it quite a bit, but the suspension is pretty harsh, economy is a bit disappointing and it has no ABS. I get something new every few years, so it's getting to be about time!
I am looking at the Versys too but still undecided. are you getting about 40mpg?
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:37 PM   #325
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What's this?

Why won't the x model bags just bolt onto the r model as well?
they make supports for the f which is the same as the r, so yes they do have them. the hard bags also have a color matched insert panel in the black and white, not sure about the red. go to honda site and pull up the f and click accessories.
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Old 02-12-2013, 02:20 AM   #326
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I am looking at the Versys too but still undecided. are you getting about 40mpg?
I had the 650R (same engine, less torque down low, potentially more
thirsty then the Versys) for 5 years - 20k miles.

My around-town average was 52MPG, traveling loaded up, not wasting
fuel overreving the engine (since it goes from basement) 58-59MPG,
and this was with overtaking whenever possible, and some spirited curvy
road riding, but staying under 6000 revs if I don't need the extra power.

The absolute worst tank I got was 47MPG, playing around in city limits.

Reading about it on the ninja650 forums and looking at youtube videos,
there's A LOT of guys reving the nuts of that engine for no apparent
reason.. riding at 60mph in 4th gear.. and it'll happily do that in 6th etc.
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Old 02-12-2013, 05:11 AM   #327
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I am looking at the Versys too but still undecided. are you getting about 40mpg?
With my riding style I have been able to nurse 50+ MPG out of a Burgman 650, V-Strom 650, DR650 GSX650F and even an FJR1300 on long stretches of slab. Not so with the Versys. The best I have done is 47 and most of the time it's in the 42-45 range. The bike is super comfy with the bar risers and the Seat Concept seat. I added an adjustable MRA screen that takes care of buffeting in most conditions. Overall, I am very happy with the bike.
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:28 AM   #328
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the CB500X reminds me of the old SL350, a bike I have often lusted after. While I doubt a 500 would work for me, I am intrested to see it in the flesh, read some reviews, maybe even take a test ride.

I hope it will be at least as frugal as it's 700cc stablemates.
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:57 AM   #329
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the CB500X reminds me of the old SL350, a bike I have often lusted after. While I doubt a 500 would work for me, I am intrested to see it in the flesh, read some reviews, maybe even take a test ride.

I hope it will be at least as frugal as it's 700cc stablemates.
Launch report in BIKE in two months, apparently. I don't know when the press junket is, it's feasible some other mag will get there first. Online quickest, obviously.
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Old 02-12-2013, 03:57 PM   #330
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Launch report in BIKE in two months, apparently. I don't know when the press junket is, it's feasible some other mag will get there first. Online quickest, obviously.
I believe it will go much like the NC700X and other bikes released in the last 12-18 months like the Triumph Trophy. Honda will host a world product release in the next few weeks and many motojournalists will be there to ride the 25 or 30 CTX bikes on hand. Honda will closely control the ride venue and release the same nicely bound technical detail booklet to everyone invited. Then every print magazine and internet outlet will have the same information for their First Ride and First Look articles 2 months from now. In 6 months the more detailed reviews and comparisons will start appearing in magazines and on-line as the press bikes are released for this purpose.
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