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    Honda Powersports 2019 Model News Releases

    hondanews.com

    Several Honda news releases went out today, November 6, 2018, one suggesting that the NC750X will live on in the U.S. market as a 2019 model, available in Ultra Blue Metallic. I personally will very much welcome that shift away from the greys and reds, although I really wish they had retained the silver wheels to go with the blue body.

    Other news worth noting is that the CB500X is updated with a 19 inch front wheel, and the CRF 250 Rally goes back to the pretty red/black scheme and away from 2018’s all grey color.

    More photos and news should come available as today rolls on.
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    Here’s another photo of the 2019 NC750X.

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    links not working well on this post?
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    Quote Originally Posted by StratTuner View Post
    links not working well on this post?
    Yes, I don't know why the links don't work well. I removed them after trying all different approaches. Just type in hondanews.com and go to the Nov. 6, 2018 article about the CB500X.
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    Interesting news. The site seems to be down.

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    New pages just went live on powersports.honda.com, but the server must be overloaded with requests at the moment. The blue NC750X is showing but the details page is bogged down.

    Anyway, the specs are posted for the 2019 NC750X, and other than the color and possibly OEM tire choice, they look unchanged from 2018.

    powersports.honda.com/2019/nc750x.aspx
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    Pretty blue; however, with other bike manufacturers making 650-700cc adventure style bikes with 15-20 more hp and torque, in the same price range, Honda's future mid-deplacement bikes may be time limited. With the Versys 650 having 15 more hp, the Yamaha Tracer 700 (I know not in North America yet, but neither was the 750 in US for years after introduction) having 20 more hp, Royal Enfield coming out with the 650 twin standard bikes next year (I know only 47 HP but close to a $6000 bike-they are shooting for less in the US) and the wee strom having 70 hp, Honda is going to need to do some engine upgrading to match the hp output of the other manufacturers (or bring the price down significantly as the RE). I really enjoy riding my NC700, but if I have to do a replacement in the future, it will probably be at the bottom of the list compared to these other bikes.

    I forgot one the Tenere 700 coming to Europe and New Zealand next year and the US in 2020, <700 cc and 70hp and really configured as an adventure bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by davidc83 View Post
    Pretty blue; however, with other bike manufacturers making 650-700cc adventure style bikes with 15-20 more hp and torque, in the same price range, Honda's future mid-deplacement bikes may be time limited. With the Versys 650 having 15 more hp, the Yamaha Tracer 700 (I know not in North America yet, but neither was the 750 in US for years after introduction) having 20 more hp, Royal Enfield coming out with the 650 twin standard bikes next year (I know only 47 HP but close to a $6000 bike-they are shooting for less in the US) and the wee strom having 70 hp, Honda is going to need to do some engine upgrading to match the hp output of the other manufacturers (or bring the price down significantly as the RE). I really enjoy riding my NC700, but if I have to do a replacement in the future, it will probably be at the bottom of the list compared to these other bikes.

    I forgot one the Tenere 700 coming to Europe and New Zealand next year and the US in 2020, <700 cc and 70hp and really configured as an adventure bike.
    Horsepower output was never the goal with the NC series. It wasn't in the beginning, and I don't see why it needs to change for the future. Remember, NC stood for New Concept, which meant going a different direction and making the bike more efficient and real world useful. I sure hope Honda doesn't abandon that concept and start chasing horsepower to please journalists and compete with the models you mentioned. If they do, the New Concept dies.

    When I bought my NC, a high horsepower rating for the bike was not on my punchlist. Low RPM torque and efficiency were the reasons I bought it. I still find the NC more than adequate in horsepower output.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 670cc View Post
    Horsepower output was never the goal with the NC series. It wasn't in the beginning, and I don't see why it needs to change for the future. Remember, NC stood for New Concept, which meant going a different direction and making the bike more efficient and real world useful. I sure hope Honda doesn't abandon that concept and start chasing horsepower to please journalists and compete with the models you mentioned. If they do, the New Concept dies.

    When I bought my NC, a high horsepower rating for the bike was not on my punchlist. Low RPM torque and efficiency were the reasons I bought it. I still find the NC more than adequate in horsepower output.
    This ^^^

    Comparisons of the NC700X to other 650 class bikes' horsepower were the norm in 2012-2014, I'm surprised to see a post like that for 2019 models.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidc83 View Post
    Pretty blue; however, with other bike manufacturers making 650-700cc adventure style bikes with 15-20 more hp and torque, in the same price range, Honda's future mid-deplacement bikes may be time limited. With the Versys 650 having 15 more hp, the Yamaha Tracer 700 (I know not in North America yet, but neither was the 750 in US for years after introduction) having 20 more hp, Royal Enfield coming out with the 650 twin standard bikes next year (I know only 47 HP but close to a $6000 bike-they are shooting for less in the US) and the wee strom having 70 hp, Honda is going to need to do some engine upgrading to match the hp output of the other manufacturers (or bring the price down significantly as the RE). I really enjoy riding my NC700, but if I have to do a replacement in the future, it will probably be at the bottom of the list compared to these other bikes.
    Probably should be comparing to the other manufacturers within the intended purpose (commuter). So which have machines that consistently return 70+ MPG and still make around 50 Ft-lb usable torque?

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