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Offline Omninorm

Re: Commuting - small or big bike?
« Reply #20 on: October 28, 2019, 11:52:14 am »
NC for your commute, MAYBE trade up to ABS version as soon as/when circumstances allow?

Yeah NC750X is awesome for commuting. Enough power to be nice on the highway, nice and slim still nimble, good on fuel and has ABS. the frunk is epic. Missed that thing on every bike since. make sure you don't go for the 700. it's amazing what a difference that extra 50CC and slightly higher RPM limit makes.

Then...if you want as much fun in traffic as off road... KTM 690 :D

 :laughing4: did you read his post and what he is currently riding  :peepwall:. you are right about the rev limit, it was also changed by the different gearing as the 700 hit the rev limit a bit quickly

I did but somehow missed it...though he was currently thinking of a NC700 not that he currently has one  :biggrin:
Anyway still stays...sell the 700x for the 750x ? abs.
I even did some breakfast runs that 750x and it was more than fine.
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Offline JourneySA

Re: Commuting - small or big bike?
« Reply #21 on: October 28, 2019, 12:24:49 pm »
all true... mostly itching I think....

I've been on the Nc700x for almost a year now, it is a near perfect commuter.

On paper it doesn't make sense to spend thousands more pm, but it's very easy to "outgrow" the 700 - maybe, like you say, the 750 is a bit more engaging, while retaining all of the NC advantages...

choices choices..

Is the NC your only bike? Do you ride for fun as well or commuting only? If you only commute and you don't ride for fun, buy what will make you smile on your commute. Otherwise keep the NC as the commuter and run it into the ground and add a second bike for recreational riding

Basically the biggest issue me thinks...I sold my Tenere for the NC - 2x toddlers at home makes long dirt rides difficult & the NC is way more suited to the commute.. I'm grateful to be able to ride everyday, but I have to get my kicks from the commute, so ja...
 

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Re: Commuting - small or big bike?
« Reply #22 on: October 28, 2019, 12:42:33 pm »
all true... mostly itching I think....

I've been on the Nc700x for almost a year now, it is a near perfect commuter.

On paper it doesn't make sense to spend thousands more pm, but it's very easy to "outgrow" the 700 - maybe, like you say, the 750 is a bit more engaging, while retaining all of the NC advantages...

choices choices..

Is the NC your only bike? Do you ride for fun as well or commuting only? If you only commute and you don't ride for fun, buy what will make you smile on your commute. Otherwise keep the NC as the commuter and run it into the ground and add a second bike for recreational riding

Basically the biggest issue me thinks...I sold my Tenere for the NC - 2x toddlers at home makes long dirt rides difficult & the NC is way more suited to the commute.. I'm grateful to be able to ride everyday, but I have to get my kicks from the commute, so ja...

You want a smile on your face ? I know the afficionado's will frown on it, but I have to force myself not to use my 1200RT to commute everyday, but rather the little Honda. And that's only 12k each way.
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Re: Commuting - small or big bike?
« Reply #23 on: October 28, 2019, 01:09:30 pm »
all true... mostly itching I think....

I've been on the Nc700x for almost a year now, it is a near perfect commuter.

On paper it doesn't make sense to spend thousands more pm, but it's very easy to "outgrow" the 700 - maybe, like you say, the 750 is a bit more engaging, while retaining all of the NC advantages...

choices choices..

Is the NC your only bike? Do you ride for fun as well or commuting only? If you only commute and you don't ride for fun, buy what will make you smile on your commute. Otherwise keep the NC as the commuter and run it into the ground and add a second bike for recreational riding

Basically the biggest issue me thinks...I sold my Tenere for the NC - 2x toddlers at home makes long dirt rides difficult & the NC is way more suited to the commute.. I'm grateful to be able to ride everyday, but I have to get my kicks from the commute, so ja...

You want a smile on your face ? I know the afficionado's will frown on it, but I have to force myself not to use my 1200RT to commute everyday, but rather the little Honda. And that's only 12k each way.

ja... a part of me knows that i'll miss a whole heap of things if I change the NC for a less nimble, more thirsty bike..
 

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Re: Commuting - small or big bike?
« Reply #24 on: October 28, 2019, 01:14:05 pm »
all true... mostly itching I think....

I've been on the Nc700x for almost a year now, it is a near perfect commuter.

On paper it doesn't make sense to spend thousands more pm, but it's very easy to "outgrow" the 700 - maybe, like you say, the 750 is a bit more engaging, while retaining all of the NC advantages...

choices choices..

Is the NC your only bike? Do you ride for fun as well or commuting only? If you only commute and you don't ride for fun, buy what will make you smile on your commute. Otherwise keep the NC as the commuter and run it into the ground and add a second bike for recreational riding

Basically the biggest issue me thinks...I sold my Tenere for the NC - 2x toddlers at home makes long dirt rides difficult & the NC is way more suited to the commute.. I'm grateful to be able to ride everyday, but I have to get my kicks from the commute, so ja...

You want a smile on your face ? I know the afficionado's will frown on it, but I have to force myself not to use my 1200RT to commute everyday, but rather the little Honda. And that's only 12k each way.

ja... a part of me knows that i'll miss a whole heap of things if I change the NC for a less nimble, more thirsty bike..


That's the thing about the RT... it may have the appearance of a couch, but it handles like a sports tourer. Light as a feather in traffic, just don't try and lane split. Its fat  :lol8:
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Re: Commuting - small or big bike?
« Reply #25 on: October 28, 2019, 01:16:24 pm »
I've had my NC750X for nearly 6 years now. 73 000 km's odd....

I commute on it every second day as my XRL and VF1000R get their turns on the alternate days.

3 different bikes, three routes...

But the NCX is the only one that is a REAL commuter..
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Re: Commuting - small or big bike?
« Reply #26 on: October 28, 2019, 02:23:16 pm »
You need a Z1000 H2 SX.... That distance sounds VERY far and to shorten it only a weapon like the H2SX will be able to annihilate it in any respectable fashion.... ;) :lol8: Plus side is you WILL look forward to going to work EVERY DAY just to ride the damn thing.... :thumleft: ;)

Forget the GS, you are in danger of hurting yourself by falling to sleep on the way to work, then the NC just makes more sense... ;D
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Re: Commuting - small or big bike?
« Reply #27 on: October 28, 2019, 02:41:07 pm »
690 SMC R
And that's how you spell commute.
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