I’ve ridden the Honda NC700X and Im impressed. With the fuel economy averaging 64 mpg, and its storage, it is one of the most practical bikes there I have seen. I have shown pictures of the large storage bin. The NC’s specification is very basic. Forks are non-adjustable and right-way-up; there’s only one, sliding, two-piston caliper on the single front brake disc; the aluminum swingarm is a simple box-section affair supported by a shock with only preload adjustment. Back to basics!!! Things get a little more clever in the engine department. The parallel-twin is essentially half a Honda Fit motor, its undersquare (longer stroke and narrower bore is the opposite of most performance motorcycle engines) bore and stroke reducing internal friction, but also leading to a redline of just 6,500 rpm, around half that of most other bikes of similar capacity. That engine’s cylinders, canted forward at 62 degrees, lay nearly flat, combining with the underseat fuel tank to drastically lower the center of gravity. The engine has a s "Diesel-like" character — most torque is just above idle, there’s no benefit to revving it out to the redline, fun "usable power", that one does not need to hot rod to feel the power. This is probably the easiest motorcycle available today to get on and just ride. All-day comfort combines with outstanding control (thanks to that low center of gravity), low running costs and the ability to carry stuff with you to create a motorcycle that simply doesn’t need to be anything more than it already is. The perfect do-it-all bike for commuting, camping, hauling, trips, just having fun or even epic desert adventures. Or, all the above, in one affordable motorcycle. This one has only 2,119 miles on it, ready to ride?? The NC700 is!!!!
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