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Old 09-10-2012, 06:18 PM   #21
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Switch, Nice looking bike, Im not ready to buy, plus I live in NY
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Old 09-10-2012, 06:21 PM   #22
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This is great information, Thanks you guys!
Before Im done it looks like im always going to want one more bike!
I have a lot of work to do and my MSF prior to buying
thank you!
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the Mana is not DCT.

regarding the NC700x. thats also on my radar as a commuter and tourer.

then i can make the TMAX track only.
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I was thinking more about Mana's built-in "trunk" where the fuel tank usually sits, which is almost identical to the NC700. Powertrain is a different story.
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:56 AM   #26
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Man I wish I knew about the NC700X a year ago, I would have given it a test ride.

Got my 2011 Versys earlier this year. It can keep up with the sport bikes, and I have done 400+ miles on a single ride with no fatigue. It's very tall, and you sit upright on it. I am 6'5" and can look into pickup trucks easily. I love it.
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Don't think NC700 was out a yr ago. Honda may have announced it earlier, but they just hit the showrooms this summer from what I saw.

FWIW, I would keep it simple and not go for the DCT, unless of course the rider must have it for some reason. If you can get a base model for $6399 here in Houston as Mr P mentioned earlier, that's one heck of a bargain. But if you start loading up options and push $10k, then you'd be spending money that will buy a whole lot of other great bikes at that price bracket.
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My first bike was a Versys 650.

I bought it new in 08 after learning to ride in an MSF class.

I now have over 30k miles. It's a solid across the board do everything well bike.

It is a great first bike. No, it is a FANTASTIC first bike. It is pretty fun on the track too with the right tires.

Ps, I'm about 5'10. The hight is not an issue.
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I also like the upright riding position.

Check out this or last months Motorcyclist mag. The did another write up on it vs some other 650.
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Ya know, I have never seen another Versys on the street, pretty interesting seeing all the posts about people who have them.

Here's the Motorcyclist Article.
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