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    NC700X or NC750X auto model as your only m/c

    Old guy here. I have owned ridden, and enjoyed many styles and types of motorcycles. IF you could only have (1) motorcycle because of space, point in your life, age, what ever, would the NC 700 XD abs or 750 XD abs auto trans model be your choice for the only mc you could own ? I am considering either of these models as possibly the last mc purchase I make. Please offer your opinions why this mc over others. Thanks in advance.

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    It depends entirely on whether I’d ride single or two up. If I were never taking a passenger, the NC700/750 could be my only motorcycle. However, I would stay with the manual transmission for simplicity and reliability. But since I involve my wife with the sport, currently my single bike choice would need to be a GL1800. While the NC could take a passenger, it is far from ideal for that purpose. (Of course going to a single bike GL1800 would mean giving up off road riding, so don’t force me to make a choice).

    If you are going to ride solo and you like the DCT, I think the NCXD could work well for you.
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    I have a NC700X for single riding and commuting. Planning to get panniers and set it up for 1up camping.
    I also have a ST1300 that I ride mostly 2up with my wife. I also rode it on a 4500 mile trip this summer. It handles the freeway much better than the NC.

    Because my wife likes to ride, if I could only keep one it would be the ST. If she didnít ride, I would keep the NC.

    Iím blessed that my wife told me to get the second bike.

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    I don't think there is an appreciable difference between the two models. There are increases with the 750, but I doubt you would be able to either notice or utilize them. If both bikes were in front of me at the time of purchase, I'd go with the cheaper of the two and use the difference on gasoline.
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    Iíd stick with my ST1300 if I could only have one bike. The NC is a great bike, but tiring to ride long,long distances. The ST gets only 2/3 the miles per gallon, though, and is no good for off-road.
    Tough choice!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Honda333 View Post
    Old guy here. I have owned ridden, and enjoyed many styles and types of motorcycles. IF you could only have (1) motorcycle because of space, point in your life, age, what ever, would the NC 700 XD abs or 750 XD abs auto trans model be your choice for the only mc you could own ? I am considering either of these models as possibly the last mc purchase I make. Please offer your opinions why this mc over others. Thanks in advance.
    My wife is 57, I'm 58 ... we purchased DCT versions of the NC700x and NC750x as her & his motorcycles. Probably our last bikes, assuming they hold up as well as we expect them to hold up.

    FWIW, I do notice the difference in power in the 750 over the 700 but neither is a sport/high performance bike

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    I had only one choice. I don't have room or the money right now for another bike. That said, my choice in the NC700x was because I wanted the best commuter bike and this one hit all the points. It's not the fastest bike, it's not the most comfortable, it's probably not the best one for all lot of things. But it gets fantastic fuel mileage, Oil changes are at 8k and other maintenance is relatively easy, it runs great on the freeway at 75 mph and I could put some storage on it. All in, I did the research and came up with this bike for the best commuter. If I was looking for a highway cruiser I would want something larger. If I was looking for a trail bike, it would probably be smaller with better suspension. Something to bop around my neighborhood? I might go with a scooter. But for this one purpose, that is going 50 miles each way back and forth to work, the NC does the job great...and I get to use the carpool lane.


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    Thanks for your replies. Wife and I rode for many yrs, went many places. She doesn’t care to ride anymore- so it’s just me. Medical issues mean heavy bikes are out. I had 6 cyl wings,big v- twins, fast sport bikes. At a point were she enjoys her hobbies and mine have narrowed down to motorcycles, although I’m at a point that “one” bike that will/ would work to fill my needs. I’d bought a new Indian Scout 2 yrs ago. It’s a lot of fun, low CG,fast, good mileage, but the riding position is not the best. Besides after relocating I need to travel more unimproved roads and desolate areas, but still need to travel hwy for appointments, etc.. The whole reason for this post about the NC 700/750 x or DC. I don’t want upkeep,insurance,batteries, maintenance on additional mcs anymore. A friend of mine wanted to sell me his 2013 V-Strom for a very good price because of his recient condition. But it’s heavier than I want, and I don’t need to go 130 mph or 0-60 in two seconds anymore. Besides it sits too high. I’ve mellowed out. Just want to have so fun solitude riding to/ where ever strikes me, and that includes a little off roading at times.

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    Until a recent gremlin set in, I was enjoying my bike in much the way you plan. Trips to downtown, out of town, shopping runs where I buy one small bag of food that can fit inside my frunk or a big bag that can fit in my top case and errands. Still waiting until I can tour the roads that burned up here in Malibu to see what's gone or what remains.

    The only thing to remember is that it is still a motorcycle and that means it's not maintenance-free. Unlike a car you need to spend time working on it
    - chain cleaning and lubing
    -making adjustments so it fits better
    -adding accessories and farkles- seat, windscreen, luggage, centerstand, heated grips, etc.

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    The NC700/750 carries its weight well. I like DCT so yes I could live with the combination as my only bike. I am 67 and as such I am tending to lean towards lighter bikes as I get older. Accordingly I see a CB500X on the horizon at some point. Other than not having DCT it will pretty much do all that You require and indeed will carry you to the ends of the Earth if You so require. It will cruise at 80mph all day and has comfortable ergonomics. With the new model having a 19" front wheel I believe it would be better on unimproved roads than an NC. Just one to consider.
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