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I grew up on the back of my dad's Kawasaki motorcycles and learned to ride from him during our long trips to Maine, North Carolina, Florida, and other destinations. Unfortunately, I never had the chance to get a bike until recently (30 years later) and my research led me to the CTX700 and the NC750 since I wanted the DCT. The former was too difficult to get a hold of and I was getting frustrated trying to find one I wanted. I went down to a local dealer to see a NC750 they supposedly had in stock just to see one in person. They didn't have one but they did have a fresh trade in of a 2015 NC700X DCT in black. I fell in love with it and after a few minutes of hesitation I pulled the trigger on it. I didn't even have my temp license yet but I had it delivered a couple of days later.

I'm sure the purists don't like the DCT, but my dad thinks it's a good concept especially for those of us learning to ride all over again and haven't been on two wheels in 30 years or so. Drivers have changed as well and I also enjoy less distractions on the bike although I'm sure everything becomes pure reaction after a while.

- Brian
 

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Good for you Brian. I’m sure you made a good decision. What kind of mileage is on your new bike? DCT or manual it’s just a matter of driver preference. What type of driving are you planning on doing?
 

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Welcome aboard Brian! I too researched CTXs and NCxs. I didn't like the small gas tank and lack of Frunk on the CTX. Also, the riding position is footforward cruiser-esque. I think the NC700s is much better but isn't sold in the USA.

I have an '82 GL500 and '83 GL650. I'm going to put collector plates on them and want to keep the miles low, so I am looking for a NC750x DCT when riding season stops. I want it for travel.
 

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With all the distracted drivers these days, as well as the speeders on the freeways and all the nuts who are parking wherever they feel like it, the DCT is a great way to reduce your own distractions when learning a new bike. The riding position helps too, so you can spot the crazy SUVers from a distance!
 

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Thank you all for the warm welcome. The bike did come with 10,900 miles on it but has fairly new tires, a taller windshield, new exhaust, and a much louder than normal horn. There are only minor scratches on the "tank" but the rest of it looks way newer than 5 years. I plan on riding with friends on occasion and probably taking it to work in the warmer months (I live in Ohio) to save wear and tear on my car. Eventaully I would like to take it on a trip somewhere but first things first. I don't have too far of a ride to work but the gas savings will still be felt.

My biggest fear is how drivers have changed over the years. I've been annoyed at how I see some people ride bikes, but the way people drive their cars is scary. I guess with lane assist, air bags, and all of the safety features and cell phones to pay attention to motorcycles really just get in the way. I've always been a defensive driver who anticipates what people do and those instics will hopefully help.
 

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Welcome and congrats Brian! I too just got an as new 2015 NC700XD DCT with 1660 miles, and it's Black/Black! This is my second NC700, y first one was a 12' that i got with 1702 miles on it and traded it with 23+K miles. I've put some miles on it since now and am looking to take longer ride with it very soon before our mornings are too frosty-icy for early morning rides. Do post some pictures of your accessories, farkles and your rides!! :{)
 
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