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Old 06-03-2013, 11:40 PM   #21
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More small bikes....I like that new CB500.and the Grom of course lol. CBR250 is selling well I've heard.
Hopefully the 500's will sell because the dealer only makes like $50 bucks on each CBR250 they sell.

I rode the manual shift version of the NC700X and it's quite a different machine. The low revving engine takes some getting used to if you're used to something that revs into the teens but I'm sure it's not a factor on the DCT model. The low RPMs wasn't bad, because it had tons of torque for it's size down low, but it feels like you're short-shifting until you get used to it. I am actually considering replacing my trusty VFR800 with one. I tour on my VFR, and have a Iron ride under my belt on it, but I also commute to work on it every day. It gets around good, but man the VFR is a hot motorcycle when you have to sit in traffic.

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I like the CB1100 old school standard bike build with Fi and other modern stuff. But it looks like its from the 70's or early 80's. It would be a great commuter bike.
I saw one at Honda of Houston a few weeks ago and it was beautiful. Great paint and a lot of details without being flashy. I think it was already sold.
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Old 06-04-2013, 08:25 AM   #22
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For what it's worth, I average about 40mpg on the VFR1200, which is better than what I got out of litre sports and both C14 and Sprint ST. "Spirited" riding bring it down 2-3mpg. Never saw it south of 35mpg. About what I would expect out of a ride like this. YMMV.

The layered fairing is for sure an acquired taste. Looks aside, it works very well at keeping heat off the rider, better than every big bike I've had - bar none. I hear the fan cycle ON/OFF but I don't feel the heat.
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Old 06-04-2013, 08:59 AM   #23
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For what it's worth, I average about 40mpg on the VFR1200, which is better than what I got out of litre sports and both C14 and Sprint ST. "Spirited" riding bring it down 2-3mpg. Never saw it south of 35mpg. About what I would expect out of a ride like this. YMMV.

The layered fairing is for sure an acquired taste. Looks aside, it works very well at keeping heat off the rider, better than every big bike I've had - bar none. I hear the fan cycle ON/OFF but I don't feel the heat.
That would be worth extra $$ for me right there. The fan turns on while I'm sitting at a light on the 800 and suddenly I'm in a bath of hot air. Moving is fine as the side radiators kick the hot air out past my legs.
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Old 06-04-2013, 09:20 AM   #24
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Yap, every bike I've had, I feel heat somewhere. Worst is probably RSVR and the C14. That ape would rotisserie my thighs and cook my lower legs well done standing in traffic in August. the C14 started out blow drying my lower leg, then I tried aftermarket foam blocks, which blocked the heat going to lower leg but the redirected the trapped heat toward tank and upper fairing.

The relatively naked SV1000S and FZ1 are not too bad. Those, I feel the heat mostly only when bike is stopped and the fan is blowing.
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That would be worth extra $$ for me right there. The fan turns on while I'm sitting at a light on the 800 and suddenly I'm in a bath of hot air. Moving is fine as the side radiators kick the hot air out past my legs.
Yeah this, commuting on my VFR800 in the heat is TOUGH. My 919 did the same thing though, but I was hardly ever in traffic on it.
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