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I have always been a Honda fan. I have three Honda vehicles.
My first motorcycle was a Honda 125.

If this comes to are market in the USA, I may trade in my
Burgman 400 and buy it. Much will be determined by the
ride and feel of the machine. Looks good. I did not like
the BMW Scooter because of the high seat ride. I have
a 30 inches leg seam. I may not like it. This would
probably result in buying the Burgman 650.

I will never sell my Vespa 300. It is just to much fun to
ride.

Bob Copeland
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Bob Copeland wrote:
Much will be determined by the
ride and feel of the machine. Looks good. I did not like
the BMW Scooter because of the high seat ride. I have
a 30 inches leg seam. I may not like it.
If you are looking for a lower seat and riding position, this scooter or any adventure style bike would not be it.
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i bought one this spring (April)

best bike i ever had. Best of both worlds. twist n go of a scooter and all the good stuff of a bike. Real gear box so no lag. Larger wheels. bike heaven

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Skyway6 wrote:
i bought one this spring (April)

best bike i ever had. Best of both worlds. twist n go of a scooter and all the good stuff of a bike. Real gear box so no lag. Larger wheels. bike heaven

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Great looking machine.
Specs are good as well.

Sure is giving me the itch.
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New Honda
Dooglas,

You are probably right. My problem is, I would like at least
the ball of my foot to reach the ground when stopped. I previously
owned a Ducati 350 Scrambler (more of a street bike) that
had scrambler type higher clearance, but, the seat was low
enough for me to be flat footed when stopped.

Skyway6,

I really like the look of your new machine. Can you tell
how high the seat is. I don't care how high a ride, I just
want to avoid having to tip-toe when stopped.

Bob Copeland
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Bob,

I am 6ft with 32in inseam. i flat foot easy and still have a bend in my knees, so very comfy while stopped. Honda lists the specs for seat height at 32.7inches.

bike has a nice upright ergo. feet on pegs on under you so you can stand on pegs going over bumps.

the bike is nicely balanced and does not feel like its 507lbs.
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Why do they call a scooter if it's not ""Step-through"[/quote]
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Isn't one of the criteria of a scooter is that the engine, transmission, and rear wheel are one unit and move together?
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YaYaDave wrote:
Isn't one of the criteria of a scooter is that the engine, transmission, and rear wheel are one unit and move together?
Nope. that is how most all the smaller ones are made, but several of the maxi-scoots use an engine and transmission which drives the rear wheel with a chain or belt like most motorcycles.
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Skyway6 Thanks
Hey, I think the new Honda would fit me fine. I am
really looking to see it locally when and if available.

Bob Copeland
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I need an adventure bike.
Ha, just read about this Honda and then went for a run to the store. Hit a Seattle pot-hole that just about ate the 17 inch wheels of the BV--don't know how people ride the smaller wheel bikes here. I really want better shocks and may go to the Malosse's. I really get tired of Seattle's crap streets. Went up to Kitsap this week. Heaven as soon as you hit Shoreline.

BTW: the BMW adventure motorcycles -- GS 650, etc -- could be step-thru. The big bulge in front of the riders is NOT the fuel tank. It is storage. the tank is under the seat.
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Skyway6 wrote:
i bought one this spring (April)

best bike i ever had. Best of both worlds. twist n go of a scooter and all the good stuff of a bike. Real gear box so no lag. Larger wheels. bike heaven

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I agree. Also the frunk is great, it gets better mileage than a lot of scooters and has much more power. Funny, in the motorcycle community it's considered a slow bike but compared to scooters it's a powerhouse. Everything is relative.

The 2016 NC looks really nice.
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[quote="MichaelJohn"
I agree. Also the frunk is great, it gets better mileage than a lot of scooters and has much more power. Funny, in the motorcycle community it's considered a slow bike but compared to scooters it's a powerhouse. Everything is relative.

The 2016 NC looks really nice.[/quote]

yes just looking at the numbers the hp is low compared to many motorcycles but this bike has loads of torque and has fantastic pickup from a start.

in the first few weeks after i got it. Wanted to see what the DCT would do in the following.
Was cruising at 100kph in 6th. What happens if i crank the throttle like if i wanted to pass someone. I expected it would speed up but what happened totally surprised me. Cranked er and it was like after burners kicked in. The bike dropped a gear to 5th and took off ... kind of cool. Did not expect that at all.

The DCT is just wonderful. Pretty much shifts where i would on a standard bike. There are 4 auto modes to select from. Normal. and 3 sport modes. I pretty much always keep it in Sport 1, it shifts to next gear at 3k rpm. Up hill / down hill the bike is always in the right gear. And at times if u do want to down or up shift. A simple click on the buttons by the left grip is all that is needed.
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Re: New Honda
Bob Copeland wrote:
My problem is, I would like at least
the ball of my foot to reach the ground when stopped.
I just realized today, that I am never flat footed on my BV when I am sitting back in the seat.

But on the other hand, 99% of the time, I lean slightly left and plant only my left foot when stopping. The right foot almost never comes off the bike.

Feels completely comfortable to me.
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Speaking of nc750x dct

I love this color scheme.

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