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Old 11-05-2012, 12:14 PM
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I too have taken the Honda for a spin just to see what it was like. While I like Honda in general, the bike is nowhere near the bike my 09 Wee is, in objective performance or in the "fun factor".
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Old 11-05-2012, 01:16 PM
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...dangerous - when overtaking sometimes you need to give it a fistfull to get round things & theres just nothing available your just stuck there looking for gears
Yeah, how on earth could anyone live with a 6k redline. I mean, besides a few million cruiser owners...
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Old 11-05-2012, 09:55 PM
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Well I have had 3 Vstroms 2 650's and 1 1000 currently have an 08 DL650 and before I get into it there is no way I would trade my 08 dl650 for this Honda unless they gave me cash to boot in the tune of at least 2000 (So I could use it to trade for either another Wee or even a scooter for that matter). Now with that said I demo'd the Honda a couple of weeks back rode it several times in between other demo rides. I hit the rev limiter so many times it hurt my wrist trying to get the clutch pulled in quick enough to shift up. This was deplorable. They had this Honda setup nice with aftermarket exhaist and retuned maps but still what good is it if when you go to pass and just when the power comes on you hit the limiter it kind of leaves you hanging out in the wrong lane next to the guy who should be a dot in the rearview not only was that disgusting but I am so glad I had plenty of time wth no on coming traffic. Ride was decent it di in fact turn in quicker than any of my Stroms I have had. Rode the strom on the same test route for a apples to apples comparison even had my wife ride her bike so I could do the pass test in the same place. The bike had a quick take off but it would hit the rev limiter before you could even grin.In summary it sounded really good with the tweaks done to it. would I reccomend this bike to anyone NO not even a novice rider.
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would I reccomend this bike to anyone NO not even a novice rider.
Seriously?

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I hit the rev limiter so many times it hurt my wrist trying to get the clutch pulled in quick enough to shift up.
If shifting gears hurts your wrist, there are automatics out there. In fact, the NC700 comes in an automatic.
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If shifting gears hurts your wrist, there are automatics out there. In fact, the NC700 comes in an automatic.
Is that supposed to be an enticement?
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Is that supposed to be an enticement?
Not sure. I do know that I never redline any of my bikes and like most riders, I ride the torque curve on my bikes. I do get the wee up to 7k occasionally.
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I do get the wee up to 7k occasionally.
You're almost there.
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Kinda think the NC700 should be considered the Toyota Corolla of motorcycles. Not especially fun to ride, but economical and easy to get along with, especially in the DCT (automatic) version, which makes redlines irrelevant. Probably a nearly ideal bike for a newb who doesn't know any better, isn't looking for sport performance, has economy as a priority, and doesn't really want to learn much about bikes. About one step up from a mega-scooter (and a short step, at that). If I was a cager in my 40's or 50's who'd never driven a stick, didn't know how to work a clutch, but thought a bike might be fun, I'd have my checkbook out for one of these. So maybe Honda is developing a new market segment of riders. I sure don't see how someone who'd been riding for a while would find one attractive, unless the fuel economy was paramount.
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