Or instead of a toot-toot warning with the horn as you are about to pass someone with the throttle wide open you drop two gears in the same amount of time it takes to say "toot-toot."We are fearfully and wonderfully made and with sufficient practice learn amazingly complex tasks that require little conscious thought afterwards. We learn to ride manual bikes with clutches and we learn to ride scooters and DCTs that have nothing for the left hand to do after we learned to ride bicycles that have coaster foot brakes or hand brakes that are the reverse of a motorcycle. You will master it.
You might toot the horn when you want to signal a turn though!
For me it was down to the Versys and NC. I had owned a Ninja 650 years ago so I am familiar with the Kawi twin. The Versys has ~ 66 hp and 45 lb-ft of torque. My N650 was not as smooth as the NC but they may have improved that over the years.I am not trying to discourage anyone from buying the bike as everyone knows I have a love affair with this machine. It just does not feel right for me. I did not ride the 2021 NC but I did go and check it out yesterday at SunSports. There is zero question about it being a good looking bike. It was sitting next to a Strom and a Versys. I liked the looks of the Versys best, but the NC really did stand out. I'm 602, 235, 34" inseam, 36" sleeve length, 52" chest, 35" waist, I have a spare tire I carry around my mid-section. The 2021 just felt way too small for me and It reminded me of sitting on the rebel 1100 which felt like a minibike to me. The seat felt better than my previous NC and the slope was not noticeable in the time I spent sitting on the bike, which was very short. . It really reminded me of the Ducati Multi sitting on it in both weight and feel, which was also too small for my liking. Ergos were all wrong for me also. I did not like the position of the handlebars or pegs though I had tons of room in the knee wells. It is definitely a gorgeous bike and you get a ton for the money. But for larger riders it just does not seem to fit the bill as far as I am concerned. I know we can add pegs, risers, etc. But the overall form factor is just too small for my liking. I know that I am not the size of person that are considered by the engineering/RD teams, but the overall form factor is just too small for my liking. I am sure it would be a ton of fun to ride. Oh yeah, the clutch was noticeably lighter and the frunk was obviously larger.
The Versys definitely got my attention, but I know very little about their performance.
I bought my now 80000 miles nc700x in January 2012 and it was indeed produced in 2011 . Just a few corroded connector issues with all year riding in Scotland and riding through deep floods and fords .For the US market:
2012 model was 1st year of production
2021 model NC is the 10th year of production.
If any were produced in 2011 for early release somewhere in the world, then the 2021 NCs produced now would be the 11th (calendar) year of production.
And so it is, some were indeed produced in 2011. Yes, in the beginning, Europe got product earlier than North America. In the USA, it was the last week of July, 2012 when dealers first received the NC700X.I bought my now 80000 miles nc700x in January 2012 and it was indeed produced in 2011 . Just a few corroded connector issues with all year riding in Scotland and riding through deep floods and fords .
I would take it to the dealer and see if there is an issue with the TPS.2,000 miles on the new bike.
Disappointed with the throttle by wire. It is damn twitchy.
A weak work around is to use/create a mode that is far softer with power and engine braking.
Discussed with fellow riders, BMW GS riders and Others , especially riding off road also complained.
Hit a bump and you pogo the bike.
Computer guy for decades. Perhaps they should try an algorithm with the TPS sensor , speed and
rate of acceleration .... duh ???
I will get used to it , but never Like it.
I was in your neck of the woods not too long ago in West Chester. It seemed like a very nice part of the country for riding. Glad to see that you are racking up the miles! How are/did the stock tires holding up?After 5500+ miles on my 2021 I'd say the throttle is really light and easy. I can understand where hitting bumps off road which throw you back (and therefore slightly pulling on the throttle) would make the throttle SEEM twitchy, but I have had no issue with twitchiness for street use in the three modes plus the user mode I set up which is in between standard and sport.
Yes I worked out of an office near West Chester for 24 1/2 years, although I travelled daily throughout Ohio, Ky and Indiana. I live about 35 miles south east of there along the Ohio River. The counties east of Cincinnati from Clermont, Brown, Adams, Scioto, Muskingum, and Athens provide really good riding. Suprisingly so.
Stock tires are holding up so far. Closing in on 6000 miles in next few days, and they still have some life left in them. Might go 7500.
I used to live in Ft Pierce for a short while in the 50s.
I wish mine came with Metzlers. Only got 1700 miles out of the Dunlops before I was well into the wear bars.Well at 7100 miles I'm just about at the wear bars on the stock Metzler tires. They will go 7500 maybe. I have appt for next Saturday to get a set of stupidly expensive (lol) Michelin Roads 5s installed.
I wish mine came with Metzlers. Only got 1700 miles out of the Dunlops before I was well into the wear bars.