Questions for People Considering Purchasing an NC700/NC750
Q: Is the NC700/NC750 the right bike for me?
A: There are a number of threads that attempt to answer this question. The NC700X is a very versatile bike. There are a lot of OEM and aftermarket accessories available to customize the bike to your needs. It can be effectively used as a commuter, touring machine, or light off highway bike. If the upright ergonomics fit you and your riding style fits the bike then it is a good choice. If you are expecting a 100 HP sport bike, you should keep looking.
Q: Is the NC700/750 a good choice for a new rider?
A: Safety should be the first priority for a new rider. If you have not already, you should consider taking a course by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) or similar organization.
There are two essential questions the new rider must answer for themselves. Are you tall enough for the seat height and are you strong enough for a 700cc class motorcycle. Compared to other motorcycles of the same size the low center of gravity of the NC will be beneficial to the new rider.
Finally, make sure the bike fits your desired riding style. This is sometimes difficult for a new rider to know. If you are looking for a versatile commuter, one up tourer, or light adventure bike the NC will serve you well. If, for example, you are looking for a sport bike or cruiser you should probably look for a different motorcycle.
Q: I live in the US and was wondering if I can purchase a NC750S in Canada and bring back to the US?
A: The short answer is no. For a discussion on the issues involved with trying to do this, see the following thread. https://nc700-forum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=8456
Q: Is the NC700/NC750 a scooter or a motorcycle?
A: A scooter is characterized by a step-through floorboard space and the engine is mounted on the swing arm. Scooters usually have a continuously variable transmission (CVT). The NC700/NC750 is available with a dual clutch transmission (DCT). Because of this automatic transmission some people consider it a scooter.
The NC700/NC750 does not meet any of the definitions of a scooter (including transmission). It is without a doubt a motorcycle.
Q: Are there any issues that are commonly reported for the NC700/NC750?
A: Most people find the seat uncomfortable. The main complaint is that there is too much forward slope. This slope causes the rider to slide against the fake tank. The bigger issue is that it causes most people a lot of discomfort and causes them to have to stop frequently. There is an easy mod that can be done to raise the front of the seat ( https://nc700-forum.com/forum/nc700-m...pe-change.html ). There are also a number of aftermarket solutions available from companies such as Seat Concepts, Shad, Corbin, Russel Day Long, etc.
Broken Frunk (storage compartment) lock; To help prevent this press down on the frunk or seat when opening them. Some people have installed hidden emergency pull cables in case this happens. Honda has issued a product update (basically a recall) for a limited number of bikes. Here are a couple of threads that discussed this in detail. https://nc700-forum.com/forum/nc700-t...thout-key.html
2014 trip meter random reset; This is a known issue with the 2014 NC models affecting the Trip A reading. The Trip A value randomly resets to zero. Honda has offered to replace affected units. Some owners are choosing to keep the defective unit because they don't want their odometer reset to zero.
Some 2014 models shipped with Dunlop Trailmax tires that wear very quickly. Honda has been replacing these tires at no charge.