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Honda NC700X first ride

Honda’s all-new NC700X is currently being put through its paces by MCN Chief Road Tester Trevor Franklin in Portugal. Here are his impressions so far: “Honda is promoting its new bike as a step up from a 125 for people to get their first taste of an adventure bike that is confidence-inspiring because of its stability, comfort and agility. “But the main...

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Banzai600

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Banzai600 says:

NC700X

It looks ok, price is ok, mpg etc is good.

No big bike for the experienced rider but for what it offers regarding mpg or moving from 125cc i think its ideal. Just dont put it up against an F800GS or Tiger, that aint the makret its aimed at.

With regards to the luggage, i dont think its new (mentioned elsewhere), looks the same as whats on my current CBF600s ( i stand to be corrected on that one just in case ).

Tell me Trev, did you get the front wheel aloft, there's a challenge !!!   But seriously,keep us posted on the actual miles you get from the tank as well as opposed to the mpg.

 

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speedo007

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speedo007 says:

80mpg...finally

£5850 and 80mpg, I think those are two arguments that should sell a few. Finally some engineers are starting to understand that we expect bikes to be less thirsty then our cars on petrol.

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rog5150

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rog5150 says:

Convenience

This will set on convenience, I had a Tmax and rode it more than my bikes because of easy of use. this is similar but maybe better. Helmet storage while you stop and luggage after, looks good (to me) comfortable, sat on one at the NEC, and enough power most of the time. Good price in this day and age also.

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sj_edinburgh

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sj_edinburgh says:

Looks like a modern successor to the Revere/GS500/CB500 but NOT a competitor to the Tiger or F800GS. Should sell well at that price, the NC700S should come in a just over £5000 judging by the already published Honda Italian prices. As mentioned the DCT will probably be around £700 more - might well be worth the money it works well.

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Piglet2010

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Piglet2010 says:

Like black and white, but...

Looks good, but rather lacking in storage compared to my Deauville.  Built-in hard saddlebags with tip-over protection would make it a lot more useful.

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Andy949494

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Andy949494 says:

Disapointing...

My initial reaction is disapointment to its performance and its chain but in truth that probably doesn't matter. If it has a low purchase price, 8000 mile service intervals, looks like a bike but has better storage, acceptable performance and good economy combined with a  good fairing that keeps the weather off I suspect i will be buying one within a year or two. The only question on my mind is if I need two bikes one for normal commuting and one for fun...

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snailofsatan

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snailofsatan says:

how will this be compared to a ER6 for power & overtaking?

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sj_edinburgh

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sj_edinburgh says:

It's 15hp+ down on the ER-6 and redlines at 6500rpm, is heavier too, so don't think this will match the ER-6 for overtaking etc. Not saying this will be a bad bike just that it's aimed at a different market, despite being similarly priced. It's really designed for low maintenance, good fuel economy and easy of use.

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sack1

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sack1 says:

I could see..

This is the kind of bike I could see come with an available "Stage II" kit which would boost engine performance up for those willing to sacrifice some economy for power.

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