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Administrator 01-16-2013 10:29 AM

Middleweight Multi-tool Shootout: 2012 Honda NC700X vs. Kawasaki Versys - Video
 

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Middleweight Multi-tool Shootout: 2012 Honda NC700X vs. Kawasaki Versys - Video

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bmwclay 01-16-2013 12:17 PM

Comparo
 
I want to hear more about how the Triumph fits in with the other two!

jmdonald 01-16-2013 12:36 PM

Commuter-centric
 
I really like both these bikes. As a commuter the Honda gets my vote but would like it more if the brakes were a little better. The storage and torque along with that reasonable cost make it a fine choice for reasonable distance commutes. The Kawi depending on your focus also has a lot to offer. The more I look at Kawasaki the more I am impressed by them.

Kevin_Duke 01-16-2013 03:04 PM

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Originally Posted by bmwclay (Post 279626)
I want to hear more about how the Triumph fits in with the other two!

Triumph...?

seruzawa 01-16-2013 06:02 PM

I looked at it carefully.... performance, options, versatility and my choice is the Tiger800.

Kevin_Duke 01-16-2013 06:55 PM

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Originally Posted by seruzawa (Post 279636)
I looked at it carefully.... performance, options, versatility and my choice is the Tiger800.

At $11K, it competes in a different league...

Duken4evr 01-16-2013 07:43 PM

The NC is an interesting bike with unique qualities. It appeals for the same reason a maxi scooter appeals - an easy to keep and ride nature, cheap to run, greater than a standard motorcycle storage capacity.

Could be the NC is the motorcycle for motorcyclists thinking about a scooter but unwilling to make that leap. Viewed in that way, the NC makes a lot of sense. My biggest hangup with scooters is I wanna shift gears. The NC basically has a maxi scooter powerplant with a manual trans. The NC would appeal greatly for the last riding chapter of life. For sure sign me up for one when I am an old fart. Perhaps I will prematurely wise up and fully appreciate it's virtues before then. I doubt it though :)

sliphorn 01-16-2013 10:00 PM

Hey Kevin, it sure looks like you're donning a JR Hemp Jacket. I've got the same one and love it.

How do you like yours?

The Spaceman 01-17-2013 06:20 AM

The local dealer has an NCX on the floor. Overall it's a nice looking bike, but where did they get those pipe-cleaner handlebars? My bicycle has better bars...

The bike also made the cover of the Men's Journal 2013 "Gear" issue. They called it "turbocharged." Sheese.

Kevin_Duke 01-17-2013 04:30 PM

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Originally Posted by sliphorn (Post 279641)
Hey Kevin, it sure looks like you're donning a JR Hemp Jacket. I've got the same one and love it.

How do you like yours?

Yep, you called it. I like it quite a bit, but I'd prefer to be in leather if I'm sliding down the road. A good city/commuter jacket that's easy to live with and wear even when not riding.


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