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    700/750 power differences

    Just curious. Is there a noticeable difference in power between the 700 and 750?
    The CX500 has about the same H.P. as the 700 50hp at 9,000 rpm and lower torque 33.9 @ 7000 rpm
    The CX650 has more H.P. than the CX500. But it also has better MPG, being geared higher.
    65h.p @8000 rpm and 45 @ 6500 torque

    Thanks!

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    My wife rides a 700, and I have a 750. I ride both and don't notice a lot of difference. The 750 will accelerate a bit quicker but for the most part they are very similar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by melensdad View Post
    My wife rides a 700, and I have a 750. I ride both and don't notice a lot of difference. The 750 will accelerate a bit quicker but for the most part they are very similar.
    Thanks! You see many more used NC700Xs than 750s. I've seen that the manual clutch is a little faster than the DCT 0-60. The DCT is about the same as my GL500, which is plenty quick for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeInMpls View Post
    Thanks! You see many more used NC700Xs than 750s. I've seen that the manual clutch is a little faster than the DCT 0-60. The DCT is about the same as my GL500, which is plenty quick for me.

    Lee in Minneapolis
    Performance difference between manual and auto transmission models will be negligible, if any at all. With all due respect, if anyone was concerned with acceleration times, the NC series may not be the right bike. However, the NC excels at having good, usable power at low RPM. I like to say it’s suitable for real world riding conditions, rather than power crazed moto journalists.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeInMpls View Post
    Just curious. Is there a noticeable difference in power between the 700 and 750?
    The CX500 has about the same H.P. as the 700 50hp at 9,000 rpm and lower torque 33.9 @ 7000 rpm
    The CX650 has more H.P. than the CX500. But it also has better MPG, being geared higher.
    65h.p @8000 rpm and 45 @ 6500 torque

    Thanks!

    Lee in Minneapolis
    What is this CX500 and CX650 that you speak of?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TacomaJD View Post
    What is this CX500 and CX650 that you speak of?
    They were a breakthru motorcycle like the NCXs, made from the late '70s into the early '80s Their engines were short stroke, high revving. 50hp at 9,000rpm. Water cooled with a drive shaft. Extremely durable.
    Read more here:
    Honda CX series - Wikipedia

    I am looking at NCXs, PC800s, CTX700s, GL650s and Royal Enfields as a second bike, after I put a sidecar on my GL500. Info about the differences between the 700s and NC750xs and also between the DCT and manual clutches help me decide about this model and the CTX. They are pretty natural questions for a shopper.

    Thanks everyone!

    This is my '82 GL500

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    This is a CX500D

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    We also looked at a CTX for my wife instead of the NC700x she ended up with.

    Certainly a lot lower, so straddling the seat was easier. We ended up with a 2016 NC700x for her and then lowered it a couple times. It's now too low and I have to raise it a bit

    The CTX doesn't seem to have any resale value. Not that most of these retain value, they don't. But the CTX value seems to keep dropping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by melensdad View Post
    We also looked at a CTX for my wife instead of the NC700x she ended up with.

    Certainly a lot lower, so straddling the seat was easier. We ended up with a 2016 NC700x for her and then lowered it a couple times. It's now too low and I have to raise it a bit

    The CTX doesn't seem to have any resale value. Not that most of these retain value, they don't. But the CTX value seems to keep dropping.
    Thanks! The lack of resale value of the CTX is the biggest plus to me. You can buy a brand new CTX for $3,500 which is less than folks selling them used. I don't plan on selling anything I buy.

    I should try to ride both and also the DCT and manual. I want a touring bike. My GL500 will be my in town bike. so I wonder if the DCT is important for touring. If it has better MPG, that would be a good reason to get one with DCT.

    THanks,
    Lee in Minneapolis

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeInMpls View Post
    I want a touring bike.
    My wife and I rode ours on a 4000 mile trip. Both of our bikes have DCT. Is DCT important for touring? Nope. But its convenient and I love it. Its much more convenient in stop-and-go traffic, city riding, etc. Honestly I have no plans to ever go back to a manual transmission after getting a DCT. Perhaps I'm more extreme in my views than others but I'm a 1 bike at a time guy and I just don't see the need for a clutch lever after switching to the DCT. Some of my buddies are nay-sayers and gave me a bit of grief but I ride more than they do so I guess it proves something!

    When you look at the DCT bikes strongly look at the model year '16 and newer, those have the most current version of the DCT available on the CTX/NC7..x platforms.

    I think the CTX and the NC7..x platforms are both reasonable mid-weight touring bikes. Neither gives you the coverage of Road King or Goldwing. We swapped the tiny NC windshields with Madstad's touring windscreens. Added a Corbin seat to mine, which increased saddle comfort for me. We have gravel roads in our area and the NC platform is probably a bit better suited for those than the CTX platform. Found some gravel while touring too. But we are not off road people. The NC can manage all reasonable conditions. The CTX might be slung a bit low for some of the touring we did this summer on our Great Lakes circle tour trip.

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    I agree with melensdad, DCT is awesome. I am a left leg below knee amputee and that's why I opted for DCT, but now after having it, even if I had 2 fully functional legs, I would still opt for DCT!

    It's kinda like DVR....never knew how handy it was til everyone got it and got used to recording shows at their leisure.

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