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    Senior Member Pondering a bigger bike ld_rider's Avatar
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    I kinda like the newer BMW R1200R line of motorcycles. A bit lighter than my NC700 by a few pounds but with 3x the horsepower. Shaft drive, cruise control, ABS, and a bunch of other options (GPS, traction control, Electronic suspension, etc), make it a compelling choice for someone looking for a lightweight, all arounder with some serious get up and go.

    I know that the GS, GSA, K1600, and S100RR get all the press, but check out that little naked Beemer....

    Not inexpensive and a scattered dealer network might be significant negatives though....
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    I have never had a BMW, though I test rode an 800 before buying the NC and liked it.
    With those boxer engines, how do you mount highway pegs?
    https://www.fuelly.com/motorcycle/honda/nc700x_dct_abs/2015/oklahomahank/621000]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hank View Post
    With those boxer engines, how do you mount highway pegs?
    The cylinders double up as pegs
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    Senior Member Pondering a bigger bike happy's Avatar
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    I hope this encourages you.

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    Senior Member Hank's Avatar
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    I have been looking up some info on the Super Tenere. Shaft drive, cruise control, not too heavy, upright position. Expensive. Wish it had DCT.
    https://www.fuelly.com/motorcycle/honda/nc700x_dct_abs/2015/oklahomahank/621000]

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    Quote Originally Posted by StratTuner View Post
    Shaft drive was more important than big, but you can't get shafts drive without going big.

    I still dream of the BMW Pirsig wrote about in "Zen and the Art...",
    yes you can.I just got a BMW K75s. 740 cc and 75 hp. good condition for less than $3k

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    Quote Originally Posted by StratTuner:

    "Shaft drive was more important than big, but you can't get shafts drive without going big.

    I still dream of the BMW Pirsig wrote about in "Zen and the Art...",

    Yeah, that was an R69S as I recall. "Clunky" barely does justice to those, and lacking speediness to a large degree. Their main benefit back then was that they ran longer between breakdowns than the other bikes of the day.
    It would be decades before the propeller guys made the full package.
    That, from a former Airhead owner who was sometime grateful they were so slow since the flexi-frames and moosh suspenders wouldn't have been able to keep up with any actual horsepower. I could tell you about this R100/7 I had.

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    Super Moderator Pondering a bigger bike 670cc's Avatar
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    Isn't the NT700V just 10cc more than the NC700X? There's a case where you wouldn't need to go (much) bigger to get shaft drive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 670cc View Post
    Isn't the NT700V just 10cc more than the NC700X? There's a case where you wouldn't need to go (much) bigger to get shaft drive.
    Yes, that is true.

    2010 Honda NT700V - Full Specs

    2016 Honda NC700X - Full Specs
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