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Old 01-22-2012, 07:49 PM   #21
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A lower seat height here.

I bet they'll be a Multistrada with the 848 SF engine in about a year.
The Ducati website lists the 1200 at a wet weight of 485 lbs. An 848 Multi should be very interesting.
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Old 01-23-2012, 03:23 AM   #22
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The Ducati website lists the 1200 at a wet weight of 485 lbs. An 848 Multi should be very interesting.
Lets just hope they don't put all the computerized mumbo jumbo on it. One so it will be cheaper. Two so it will be more reliable....
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Old 01-23-2012, 05:07 AM   #23
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Reminds me of my CB-450 but with less technology and about the same power.
And your Guzzi is a lot more fun.
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Old 01-23-2012, 06:53 AM   #24
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Looks like screw and locknut valves. With such mild tuning and easy care and Honda build quality, this thing may just never stop running. The bike leaves me cold, but the scooter powered by this powerplant with it's DCT tech would be of significant interest. Funny how that is!
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Old 01-23-2012, 08:02 AM   #25
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Honda has now announced the Dual Clutch Transmission version of the NC700X will be priced at $8999. That's $2000 extra for DCT as well as Honda's Combined ABS.

For the sake of comparison, DCT for the 2010 Honda VFR1200F cost an extra $1500 (both versions already came standard with C-ABS). Factor in $500 for the ABS, it looks like Honda's second-generation DCT system has the same price as the original.
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Old 01-23-2012, 09:12 AM   #26
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This only bike makes sense at a low price point. At $8999, it's another DN01...

The low HP is misleading from what I've read; reviewers say you shift it more like a car in the low RPMs instead of winding it out.
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They will sell a ton of these at $6999. Only 2k more than the cbr250r but much more bike. Still crappy suspension though. However I'm starting to think all bikes weak link is the suspension. On this one in the videos you can see it pogoing through the turns. Revalve/spring the forks and hope somebody makes a rear shock for it and it may be a decent little bike.
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Old 01-23-2012, 11:04 AM   #28
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The low HP is misleading from what I've read; reviewers say you shift it more like a car in the low RPMs instead of winding it out.
Yep, that long-stroke engine should offer a lot more grunt than the peak hp claim would lead us to believe. Its redline is only 6500 rpm, IIRC, so not only won't it need to be wound out to make power, it can't really be wound out!
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