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Old 12-06-2011, 06:37 AM   #1
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"What can’t be understated is the originality and importance of this new approach to engine design. Assuming this bike is a success (and I am...) then it will prove to be as important a milestone in motorcycle history as the bike which was launched to the press at the same event, no less than the Fireblade. The NC700X really does represent as important a change in direction as did the first ’Blade, finally giving a large number of riders a bike that suits their real world needs rather than conforming to the fantasy performance template forged by sports-oriented bike journalists."

There appears to be a lot more to this new bike than simply dropping a scooter motor into dual-sport package. Among other things, this bike is the first-ever collaboration between the Honda motorcycle and automobile divisions.

There's an excellent article on the bike and what it means to Honda here:

Honda NC700X | Ash On Bikes
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Old 12-06-2011, 07:48 AM   #2
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Interesting. Though note that the 80mpg claim is for Imperial gallons not US gallons. And Honda's rhetoric is somewhat overblown, but everybody does that. But it's good to see Honda innovating for a change. Too bad the HP/displacement nuts US market probably won't touch it with a 10 foot pole.
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Old 12-06-2011, 08:44 AM   #3
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I can see this as a Euro only model.

I can live with the 40 mpg on my K1600.
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