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Andy Downes  says:

First ride – new Honda NC750X

MCN is in Athens, Greece for the launch of the updated NC700 range and will today be riding the NC750X and the scooter version, the Integra.The full test of both bikes will be in a forthcoming issue of MCN.The three-bike range – NC750X, NC750S and Integra – all now get a larger 745cc version of its parallel-twin engine for 2014...

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snev

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snev says:

The NC700 that I ride

as a loan bike, is a great package........nothing complicated easy to ride from the off......Comfy, Economical and Relaxing.......an Ideal runabout. This new bike should be even better........

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Rogerborg

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Rogerborg says:

Awaited with interest

This could be my next ride. I'm only put off by my local Honda dealer.

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snev

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snev says:

Roger

Riding this bike led me to the MT09.......similar concept but........ Worlds apart. Some question its recent Design Award....they wouldn't if they Rode one....... Cracking bike.

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SundayRoast

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SundayRoast says:

Shame

Shame about the truly Nasty swingarm and skinny front forks. Could there be a more ugly bike in the sector. MT09 aces it in every department. Sad. It could have been so much more. Appears like Honda have hit harder times than we thought.

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snave

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snave says:

Note to Andy

 Downes, lose the beard - you look like a kiddy fiddler.

Meanwhile, the bike: No protection from the front mudguard, no spray protection from the rear wheel, no handguards as standard and passenger looks like they will have to compress their spine to be able to hold the grabrail and have feet on pegs at the same time.

Yeah, marvellous dose of practicality there Honda...

Let's hope it's a wet ride and we can get a shot of the muck and spray so the more experienced riders can experience getting **** thrown at them every time they ride in the rain. 

 

 

 

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snev

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snev says:

Snave

I thought it was "Parr for the Course" Getting Wet and Covered in Sh*t......That's Biking..... (Honda also make cars)

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Rogerborg

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Rogerborg says:

Small potatoes

Fender extender, fork gaiters, generic handguards and hugger will fix.  Yes, that's mo' monies, but 80mpg is nothing to sneeze at, and that under "tank" storage is a plus.  Not everyone's cup of tepid tea, granted.

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petervoros

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petervoros says:

I agree about the swinging arm.  They have put a better one on the Integra version so why not the 750X and 750S. 

The MT09 is an awsome machine, a real hooligan, I'd have one if I was younger. So I'll just go with the NC750X DCT for an easy life, where's my pipe and slippers?

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markinnormy

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markinnormy says:

A good option

 I seriously considered the NCX, just on fuel economy alone and it is a good looking well screwed together machine even with the box section swingarm. In the end though I plumped for an bmw f700gs. More power, better brakes, some off road capability, better residuals and similar fuel economy. I have to admit though, it's no looker, more function over form.

By the way, Andy, keep the beard. It makes you look like a 70's Action Man toy. 

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Rogerborg

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Rogerborg says:

Funny you should say that

I'm looking at switching from an F650GS, the twin that's recently been rebranded as your F700GS.  Torque is similar. Brakes, even the single disk on the F650GS is limited by the ABS on a dry road. Fuel economy is decent on the Beemer but not a match for the Honda, and as for off-road, I struggled to get it across 6 feet of wet grass with the standard road tyres.

I'll give the Honda a go and see how it matches up.

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