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What's up Guys? Anyone got input on Honda's NC700X?

  • 12-06-2012 | 09:58 AM
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  • Quote goof2
    From the article: "The DCT will suspend downshifts
    until enough rpm is bled off to avoid the engine bumping
    the rev limiter. That might frustrate expert riders who will sometimes
    intentionally overrev an engine on the downshift when riding
    aggressively"



    Maybe I'm missing out on something great but this seems like a bad idea.
    Ew, I would hate that. I rev when I downshift...
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  • 12-06-2012 | 11:57 AM
  • goof2
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    Ew, I would hate that. I rev when I downshift...
    So do I, my confusion is the article is saying people intentionally time downshifts so the engine will be beyond redline. I've never heard of that before.
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  • 12-06-2012 | 02:44 PM
  • Sean
  • Quote goof2
    From the article: "The DCT will suspend downshifts
    until enough rpm is bled off to avoid the engine bumping
    the rev limiter. That might frustrate expert riders who will sometimes
    intentionally overrev an engine on the downshift when riding
    aggressively"



    Maybe I'm missing out on something great but this seems like a bad idea.
    Those writers suffer from AMBS (Ain't My Bike Syndrome)
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  • 12-06-2012 | 09:22 PM
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  • Quote goof2
    So do I, my confusion is the article is saying people intentionally time downshifts so the engine will be beyond redline. I've never heard of that before.
    I've never revved it beyond redline, that's a little extreme.

    It's more... while braking with two fingers, pull in clutch, rev with palm, downshift, let out clutch.
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  • 12-07-2012 | 03:16 PM
  • the chi
  • Thanks for the input. I'm ready to move up to something a lil different, and since the hubby recently picked up a Kawi Concourse, he is dying to do a good amount of touring, currently with his eyes set on the Keys for his first big trip and definitely not a trip I want to do on Mikey's RR that I'm still bike sitting (the tendonitis in the hands, the broken hip and ankle also protest vigorously ).

    To me the price is decent, about what I'd expect for something like that.

    They are indeed already out, I got to check out both models at a dealer near where we'll be moving this spring.

    I'm leery of the auto, simply because I LIKE being in control of my own ride, and ABS makes me slightly nervous, again, because I like knowing EXACTLY what input is going on when I am in charge of it.

    It does have luggage options, and the storage in what is normally a gas tank is AWESOME.

    I've read alot of the reviews and reports on it, and as the salesguy told me, compared to what I'm used to riding, it will be severely underpowered, since it isnt a supersport, however it has more than enough get up and go for any type of riding.

    Still no idea if it's something I want to pull the trigger on, but I wanted to check with some folks I actually know vs a salesman and get y'alls thoughts, so thank you!!
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  • 12-09-2012 | 07:06 PM
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  • Coming from track riding and dirt riding, I didn't think I'd like the ABS on the Tenere either, but I've changed my mind after using it.
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  • 12-09-2012 | 09:39 PM
  • Mikey
  • I looked at them pretty seriously. On paper, they sound great.

    Trouble is, in practice, it's a Honda. Hondas (with a few notable exceptions) are like toasters. They are plenty competent, and leave little to complain about, but they just don't really do anything for me. They work great, but there just isn't any spark there.

    If you're in that market (and I'm finding myself there), you should really seriously consider the Versys and the V/Wee-Strom as alternatives. They cost less, perform as well or better, and are more fun.
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  • 12-10-2012 | 05:21 PM
  • dReWpY
  • Vee- is too tall already, she itty bitty
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  • 12-10-2012 | 10:01 PM
  • Amber Lamps
  • Quote dReWpY
    Vee- is too tall already, she itty bitty
    Herz iz n elf!
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  • 12-11-2012 | 08:32 PM
  • Rangerscott
  • Ha. I tried to sit on the newer model KLR's. Surprised I didn't tump the damn thing over trying to get on it.
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