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Old 01-16-2013, 10:29 AM   #1
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Default Middleweight Multi-tool Shootout: 2012 Honda NC700X vs. Kawasaki Versys - Video


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Old 01-16-2013, 12:17 PM   #2
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I want to hear more about how the Triumph fits in with the other two!
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:36 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 01-16-2013, 03:04 PM   #4
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I want to hear more about how the Triumph fits in with the other two!
Triumph...?
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:02 PM   #5
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I looked at it carefully.... performance, options, versatility and my choice is the Tiger800.
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I looked at it carefully.... performance, options, versatility and my choice is the Tiger800.
At $11K, it competes in a different league...
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:43 PM   #7
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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

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Old 01-16-2013, 10:00 PM   #8
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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?
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:20 AM   #9
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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.
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Old 01-17-2013, 04:30 PM   #10
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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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