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Old 11-06-2012, 08:24 PM
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I am interested in looking at the NC700 over the gas mileage! 70+ MPG is very interesting plus itís only a few HP less than the WeeWee. It should be a fun little machine, with the lower center of gravity and great handling for most conservative riders. The only thing I do not like is no ABS on the manual.

I guess time will tell.
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I'll disagree with the scooter versus Strom argument put up by Midnullarbor, at least as regards the Burgman 400. When I owned mine, I found that I could get 30,000K plus on belt and rollers, and the same on the rear tire. While a set of chain and sprockets would last longer, and cost about the same, tires on the Strom wear out faster and cost a LOT more to replace. Plus I seldom got less than 80 mpg (Imperial gallon). And there's a lot of disagreement on how long the pulleys last on BUSA. Now my neighbour has to change a rear tire with every oil change (6000 km or 4000 miles) and a new belt every second oil change. Makes owning a Vespa REALLY expensive.

Would anyone else here like to claim they got 30,000mi+ out of their rear scooter tires ?
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Would anyone else here like to claim they got 30,000mi+ out of their rear scooter tires ?
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Ran across a pic of the 700's little brother. Pic was from a photo shoot in Italy. Honda will be making a CB500X in Thailand. Wonder if it will make it to North America? Europe is a no brainer and it should sell very well.
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Default 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.

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I had the chance to test drive the NC 700X. I liked the low center of gravity which makes the Honda seem much lighter than my Wee. It's easy and pleasant to ride.

When I hit the the rev limiter at 6500 rpm I was really surprised and the motor has torque but is not much power.

It's probably a better commuter bike than the Wee and that's about it.

I think it will probably be more popular in Europe than in the US or Canada.
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The Honda only makes sense if one buys the Automatic - the auto trans can keep the bike on the torque bubble much better than your left foot. You'd quickly be exhausted working that shift lever to keep the pot boiling correctly....
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The Honda only makes sense if one buys the Automatic - the auto trans can keep the bike on the torque bubble much better than your left foot. You'd quickly be exhausted working that shift lever to keep the pot simmering correctly....
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