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Old 07-27-2012, 10:43 AM   #1
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Honda's New Downsized Sport-Tourer
Saw a new bike this week.
Honda NT700V with a super paint job.


Shaft drive. Looks like a downsized ST1300.

No other info.

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Old 07-27-2012, 11:01 AM   #2
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That bike has been out for a few years.

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Old 07-27-2012, 11:21 AM   #3
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^^^ Son of a gun, you're right. Like 2010. Still the first one I've seen.

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Old 07-27-2012, 11:25 AM   #4
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I saw one in Klickitat a few weeks back. The guy just loved it It has a small pass-through between the side cases. It seems like a nice ride.

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Old 07-27-2012, 11:30 AM   #5
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^^^ Son of a gun, you're right. Like 2010. Still the first one I've seen.
Probably because only about nineteen people bought them.
I still think it's neat, but there's a very good chance I'm wrong.

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Old 07-27-2012, 11:35 AM   #6
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I Ride: 2003 Copper SV1K
65 HP, 50 Lb feet of torque, 50 MPG.....reminds me of a V-Strom 650 too.

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Old 07-27-2012, 11:43 AM   #7
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I hear the same 'power plant platform' is going to be used in a 'Dual Sport' style bike as well.
The PRICE is supposed to be real reasonable too.

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Old 07-27-2012, 12:25 PM   #8
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what's with the ape hangers?

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Old 07-27-2012, 01:14 PM   #9
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I Ride: wee-strom, klx250s
the reincarnation of the pacific coast

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Old 07-27-2012, 01:19 PM   #10
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I Ride: '14 DRZ400SM , '08 ZX-6R
kinda get the ' meh...' feeling about this bike... i think honda coulda done way better

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Old 07-27-2012, 02:10 PM   #11
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I Ride: '92 Suzuki VX800, '88 pre-Ninja EX500, RIP-'74 'Kwacker' 400 S3
I have always liked the look of the 1989-1998 Honda Pacific Coast, or PC800.


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Old 07-27-2012, 02:55 PM   #12
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I Ride: 2006 Yamaha FZ1
After having an ST1300. No thanks. Honda is lacking in the tech dept. And advancements.

Go with a V-Strom. A much better platform and proven. There are so many aftermarket items avaliable.

The NV is more of a "chick" sport tourer to ride along with Daddy. lol You would think that Honda would have the coolest and most cutting edge rides out there with their size and Corp. power. Sorry, too many issues that were never addressed and resolved with the bulky ST1300. Honda up your game!

The ST had almost zero changes since 2003. And their attempt at the VFR1200? Hmmm. Should have been a busa eater. Instead goofy auto shift and looks like a transformer going down the road.

Just saying. Much better platforms avaliable to Sport Tour. IMHO.

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Old 07-27-2012, 06:42 PM   #13
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Is this the one they were going to do the paddle shift/auto tranny on?

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Old 07-27-2012, 07:31 PM   #14
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kinda get the ' meh...' feeling about this bike... i think honda coulda done way better
When the VFR went up in size I think this slots in nicely for the class. Looks like a good choice for smaller riders.

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Old 07-27-2012, 08:43 PM   #15
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I Ride: kawasaki Ninja 650R, Kawasaki KLX 250s
The most serious problem with that bike is the price......$10K.

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Old 07-27-2012, 08:50 PM   #16
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I still think it's neat, but there's a very good chance I'm wrong.
Hah. Couldn't have stated my own opinion better. Those side bags are actually a pass-thru trunk, probly the neatest part. Other than that... well, I love all Hondas

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Old 07-27-2012, 09:19 PM   #17
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I absolutely loved my '89 Pacific Coast, and I'm thinking I might get one of these in the future (if I don't just buy another PC800). It's not intended to be a tourer, but a commuter, and it competes directly with the SV650 in that dept. It seems a bit higher priced, but if you outfit a SV with bags, you're looking at close to the same price. The NT700 has the same big selling point going for it that the PC800 did...very low maintenance. Contrary to Maverick's opinion, Honda intentionally went low tech, reliable, bullet proof.

Like the PC800 in its day, though, this isn't selling very well. I haven't ridden this, but I have a buddy with one, and if it's anything like the PC800, it's a very agile, easy to handle bike, unlike the big sport/touring rigs. About the only thing it lacks is a cruise control to really make it a good x-country tourer. I rode my PC800 from KS to Everett in 3 days, and could have kept on going!

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Old 07-27-2012, 09:36 PM   #18
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I absolutely loved my '89 Pacific Coast, and I'm thinking I might get one of these in the future (if I don't just buy another PC800). It's not intended to be a tourer, but a commuter, and it competes directly with the SV650 in that dept. It seems a bit higher priced, but if you outfit a SV with bags, you're looking at close to the same price. The NT700 has the same big selling point going for it that the PC800 did...very low maintenance. Contrary to Maverick's opinion, Honda intentionally went low tech, reliable, bullet proof.

Like the PC800 in its day, though, this isn't selling very well. I haven't ridden this, but I have a buddy with one, and if it's anything like the PC800, it's a very agile, easy to handle bike, unlike the big sport/touring rigs. About the only thing it lacks is a cruise control to really make it a good x-country tourer. I rode my PC800 from KS to Everett in 3 days, and could have kept on going!
ummm... have you ridden a newer sport touring bike?

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Old 07-27-2012, 10:59 PM   #19
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I wish they would bring back the VFR, one that does not look like a Star Trek prop reject.

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Old 07-27-2012, 11:40 PM   #20
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looks a little top heavy and under powered.

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