Cycle World likes the NC700X
The November 2012 issue of Cycle World explains a lot about the theory behind the NC design.
NC stands for New Concept, and has nothing to do with the Tarheel State.
The basic idea is that bore>stroke leads to high RPM and lots of power, but stroke>bore leads to economy and level
torque over a wide range of RPM, but the redline is very low by modern standards. And that is where the NC is.
Of course, that is an oversimplification, but it appears that the NC700X is aimed at folks like me. I ride long distances to tour or to visit people; I don't yank on the throttle, and my chicken strips are wider than yours, perhaps wider than your grandmother's. But I ride a lot and I haul a lot, and I really like riding a dependable bike. So I have a Wee-Strom, and I like it a lot, and I plan to get another in 2016 when mine is ten years old.
Maybe Mr. Honda has other ideas for me. He has a lot of my money,
and a glimpse in my garage will show that he got some of it recently.