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    Buying NC750X DCT

    I'm looking to buy an NC750X DCT in the US. According to the Honda website. All DCT versions have ABS and all manual versions do not. What I'm seeing listed on cycletrader by dealers is something entirely different. Honda website also lists the only color option as red for 2018, which is my preferred color. Can anyone confirm that models advertised for 2018 DCT will all have ABS as well?

    I currently ride a VFR and these look so much more comfortable. I'm hoping to do maybe 90% road, 10% offroad . . . which the VFR doesn't handle so well. Seems like the NC is a great bike for that.

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    That is the model I wanted before I bought mine and couldn't find a dealer with a brand new one leftover. But yes, the DCT will have ABS and it will only come in red/silver for 2018, and blue/silver for 2019.

    Is your VFR DCT? If you never driven a DCT model, it is one of the coolest things I've ever had on a motorcycle! Exceeded my expectations. Good luck!

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    It isn't. My VFR800A is a 2007, before they started doing the DCT versions. Thanks for the info. I've had two Porsche' cars with the DCT(PDK), but never a bike. Really looking forward to not having a clutch lever in Atlanta stop and go traffic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by awksedgreep View Post
    It isn't. My VFR800A is a 2007, before they started doing the DCT versions. Thanks for the info. I've had two Porsche' cars with the DCT(PDK), but never a bike. Really looking forward to not having a clutch lever in Atlanta stop and go traffic.
    Ah, yeah it is an option on the newer VFR models. If I ever get ready for more power and a bigger bike, the VFR1200X is on my list as next bike. But I will probably hang onto my NC700X because of how little I have in it and just how easy to ride it is. I read where people said that a lot about it, but didn't get it til I got one. Man, it's just so quick to grab my jacket and gloves out of the frunk, strap on helmet and go, no worries about shifting. D mode sucks, S mode is great. And the best part is while in either auto mode, you can override it via the shift triggers to suit your immediate need to speed up or shift up/ down for whatever reason.

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    Gotta love the DCT!!! Mine is a manual and it is so enjoyable to ride, i'd only part with it to get a DCT. ENJOY!! :{)
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    I got my Red 2018 DCT model a few months ago, you will love it!

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    I bought my 2018 NC750XD back in September of 18. After riding over 30 years, and test riding an older NC700XD, I knew I had to get one. There is a marked difference (IMO) between the 700 and 750. The DCT is in a word, Amazing! The 750 is smoother and had a wee bit more gitty up to it. Iím also older so the aggressive off road stuff that I did on my KLRís isnít really an option for me anymore. Iíve taken my 750 off-road (light trails) and it handles ok, ground clearance and overall grit canít match the KLR, but itís perfect for me. Got over a creek that was 2-3 feet deep just fine. Just remember to put it in manual and to turn off the traction control if you ride the trails! If I were 15 years younger Iíd have probably bought the Africa Twin DCT instead, but that doesnít take away ANYTHING from the NC! Itís a fine bike and Iíll hang on to mine as long as I can!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kawi2Honda View Post
    I bought my 2018 NC750XD back in September of 18. After riding over 30 years, and test riding an older NC700XD, I knew I had to get one. There is a marked difference (IMO) between the 700 and 750. The DCT is in a word, Amazing! The 750 is smoother and had a wee bit more gitty up to it. Iím also older so the aggressive off road stuff that I did on my KLRís isnít really an option for me anymore. Iíve taken my 750 off-road (light trails) and it handles ok, ground clearance and overall grit canít match the KLR, but itís perfect for me. Got over a creek that was 2-3 feet deep just fine. Just remember to put it in manual and to turn off the traction control if you ride the trails! If I were 15 years younger Iíd have probably bought the Africa Twin DCT instead, but that doesnít take away ANYTHING from the NC! Itís a fine bike and Iíll hang on to mine as long as I can!
    My wife bought an 2016 NC700x DCT and I fell in love with it. Our local dealer had a 2018 NC750x DCT and I snapped it up. I really thought I was in the market for an Africa Twin DCT and that was what I went to see at the local dealership when I ended up buying the 750 instead. The AT is an awesome bike, I do have a bit of 'bike envy' but know that I'd never use the AT for its true potential and it would be more of a personal status bike for me. The 750 is just a plain old great all around bike. Not enough suspension travel for real off roading, but plenty enough for the gravel roads we take.

    The 700 has a bit less "oomph" to it when compared to the 750 but basically they are clones in almost every other way save for an LED light upgrade, traction control, etc that were added to the 2018 model.

    Loving the decision that I made to get the 750x. It is a well manner bike in many ways and while I have only 1500 miles on mine so far, its been a whole lot of fun.

    Both our 700 and 750 are now modestly modified for road touring. Both handle the odd bits of Suburban Chicago area traffic with their DCT transmissions but we do our best to stay out of that mess. It's only when the traffic makes its way out to the suburbs that we have to deal with it. Never been up into the city of Chciago with the bikes and really no real desire to do so but we've seen a good deal of the suburban sprawl traffic to know that the DCT is the solution for stop & go traffic woes.

    Tomorrow we head south and east on a 200 mile loop. Easy bikes to jump on and go.
    Last edited by melensdad; 6th July 2019 at 05:32.

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    "and blue/silver for 2019"

    funny how in Murica its blue, and up north in Canukistan its only in red for 2019.

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    The 2019 750x is not blue/silver in the USA, but blue/black. Not a good combination, unless you like bruises...

    I'm having a hard time finding any leftover red 2018 DCTs, and I called several places in California that don't even have the 2019's and are waiting for the 2020's.
    I think Honda has strong demand for the DCT in Southern Calif.

    As is the norm, no word from Honda on what THOSE 2010's will look like.

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