I have put crash bars, a skid plate, and a radiator guard on my 700. That is so I can ride gravel roads with confidence. Here are those modifications.
I realize some people call gravel roads or forest roads “off road,” but those are not actually off road.
This creates confusion about a bike’s capability. The NC can handle rough roads.
I think you would be better off with a Honda dual sport, 250 or 650. I guess the new street legal 450 would work.
That said, here I am riding my NC700 off road.
Last edited by Hank; 14th October 2019 at 09:03.