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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-19-2018, 08:17 AM Thread Starter
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Hi I'm new to the group and I am shopping the 650 against the Honda NC750x. I will continue to read thoughts on this forum in addition to the great info that I have already found.
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welcome to the nut house if you do get the v 650 and are interested in getting a gear indicator for it hit me up i got one for sale for far less then any place online. OEM new in the box

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Welcome aboard. You might find that we're a little biased about the Versys, but we'll answer your questions none the less so ask away.

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I've owned both bikes. I had an NC700x, which I really enjoyed. But someone crossed the center line into my lane and totaled it while I was on it. I really enjoyed the low center of gravity, which made it feel like a much lighter bike that it is. The "frunk", the front glove compartment/trunk area, was really nice. I liked having the lockable, waterproof storage. I disliked the location of the gas filler, under the rear seat. It was only a hassle when I traveled though. I strap a bag to the rear seat when I travel, and had to unsnap it and move it for every fill up. The rear bags are pretty small, but so are the ones that come on the Versys. I loved how narrow the Honda is even with the bags on.

After my Honda NC700x got totalled, I couldn't bring myself to buy another one. I had done too much work (customization, emotional investment) to start over with the same bike. So I ended up getting a Versys. I had considered the Versys when I first bought the NC700x, but ruled it out for a couple reasons (vibration, mpg, windshield, looks). But in the 2015 redesign, I felt like all those had been addressed. So I bought one. I like that it has a little more total power, however it does have less torque down low. I like that it has decent gas mileage, although not as good as the Honda. It has a great "feel" to it though, and it might be my favorite bike out of the 13 bikes I've owned. It definitely does feel heavier, but it's not so much that it bothers me.

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I had a NC700X. The bike was a little boring. Great if you are looking for a straight commuter bike with great gas mileage. It 65-70 mpg no matter how hard I twisted the throttle. I owned a Versys1000. The fun factor was much better as well as comfort and standard equipment. Iím sure the same would be for the Versys 650. It also appeared there was a lot more aftermarket stuff for the Kawasaki. I guess it comes down to budget and what you are using it for. Additionally, the Kawi is easy to work on.



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had a CB500X then versys 650

I did not have NC750 but did have a CB500X. I loved that bike. very light (I am not a big guy), good power, handling, nice size gas tank (4.5 gallon). The only thing I did not like was felt the lightness on the highway. I could ride all day at 78 mph, but felt a little more blown around. I wanted to take big trips (3000+ miles in a week) so I went for Versys 650. I will say the mechanics are not as refined, but for long rides with a full load its the better bike. more wind protection, handles 100 lbs of cases with camping gear and clothes easily. the big 5.5 gallon tank is great for long days of riding and when in more remote area with less frequent stops. lots of accessories available for Versys as well. and the power was a good improvement over my 500. I am very please with Versys. I can go all day in comfort.

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