Hi, everyone! I've been lurking all summer here and wanted to share about my 2015 NC700X.
I just completed a 3,395 mile, nine day, eight state, trip from Minnesota to Texas. Rode the Twisted Sisters and hit the Devil’s backbone, Hell’s road, and the Arkansas Pig Trail on the way home. I purchased it as a new old model this spring and rolled over 6k miles by the end of the trip. We rode everything from interstate, city freeways, back roads, a little off roading, and twisties.
There were seven bikes on the trip mostly baggers, one dyna glide (they didn't participate in the off roading ), the man’s FJR, and my NC; so I was by far riding the littlest bike of the group. I even got to see another NC in the wild while stopping at a bar in Arkansas! My NC kept up easy with the big bikes no matter what we were riding. Thanks to my aircushion seat pad I’m not even sore!
I’m 5’3”, 125 lbs, with a 26” inseam, below are the mods I made to my NC.
- Madstad Windshield system – It's Fantastic! I had a Givi 19” and it was horrible.
- USA-BIKER Engine Guard (wing style) – It takes quite the beating, best $70 I spent.
- GIVI Handguards – I’ll opt for the cheapies when I need to replace them.
- Adjustable Lowering Links (lowered 3”) – After riding on the aircushion for the trip we are going to raise it up 1”.
- Rox 2” Handlebar Risers – used to pullback 2”
- Seat Concepts Seat Low - It's nicer then stock. I can ride 100 miles before I need to stop with the Seat Concepts Seat. The low doesn't feel any lower then the stock seat.
- Large Tusk Panniers
- Shorty Motorcycle Levers
- Cramp Buster Throttle Assist
- Vista Cruise Throttle Lock
- Grip Puppy Comfort Grips
- Phone Mount
These extras really helped on the trip:
- Spirit Airlines Foldable Travel Tote $10 on Amazon fit the large Tusk panniers almost perfect. They are about 3” shorter than the panniers, so you can fit a tool kit and extra rain gear under them.
- The air cushion knock off I got for $50 on amazon saved my backside. I’m really glad I found that gem for the trip!
- Tail bag, I used as a snack pack. It made popping the seat to fuel up extra easy since it had a handle; I'll probably leave it on permanently.
I’m definitely planning on taking the NC on more long trips in the future!