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+75cc = 2014 Honda NC750XA/SA

From 670cc to 745cc.

For 2014, an extra balancer shaft has been added to inject the engine with just the right amount of ‘good’ vibration. The effect of the twin balancers is to counteract vibration from higher rpm inertia, making the engine feel more refined, yet still with the distinct “throb” delivered by its 270 firing order. The intake-port layout inside the cylinder head was carefully designed to create an intentional interference between adjacent ports, which results in subtle combustion variations. In addition, the timing for the opening and closing of the intake valves was set differently for each cylinder. The result? An engine that always lets you know what it’s doing.

Overall gearing is now 6% taller, giving an extra 12 km/h top speed and more relaxed highway cruising; another effect of the taller gearing is to broaden the usable rpm range relative to road speed and the rev-limiter features a softer cut point at 6,400 rpm.

A new muffler design with heavily revised internals to regulate backpressure due to the capacity increase further adds to the riding experience, with a more inspiring beat and exhaust note.

http://motorcycle.honda.ca/sport/nc7...750xa/features

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Head to head the Versys wins, more power (still), better forks and bigger tank.
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Head to head the Versys wins, more power (still), better forks and bigger tank.
Does the twin front disc versus single on the NC mean better braking also??
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That looks like a great bike! Ergo up right sitting! Bet she's a great commutor. Taller gears for highway!





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I've been pretty disappointed in the fuel economy of the versys and am likely to move to an NC or cb500x in the future because of the better fuel economy of those bikes.
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Been getting around 50 mpg using 87 octane mix of city/highway 70 mph on the highway.
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MPG has been around 50! Sorry to hear about 40.

I wonder if a 44t sprocket would help? Tire......or psi?





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Been getting around 50 mpg using 87 octane mix of city/highway 70 mph on the highway.
I get a little better mileage on my 08 cbr1000rr riding it exactly the same as I ride the versys (short shifting both bikes, riding steadily on the highway at whatever the prevailing speed happens to be at the time, no heavy throttle use). I would be happy enough with 50 mpg in my use but I'm usually closer to 40.
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Still red lines like a car at 6,400rpm. If you're on two wheels, at least some of the time, you just gotta wind 'er out! Can't do that on the Honda. Other than that (and the stupid gas cap under the pillion, or did they change that?) I like the bike. But both factors are deal breakers for me.

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I get 50+ mpgUS, and more usually around 56, on my '08 in AZ.

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Riding style has everthing to do with fuel economy. I get just under 40 on the ZX-10R. I ride the Versys like an old lady around town mostly to stay alive. I seldom see more than 4k. On the highway I cruise at 70 mph. I have a 16T front sprocket so the gearing is a little taller. I also correct everthing (CF on my odo is 1.09 because of gearing) before figuring fuel consumption.
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...and just OVER 54 mpg when I filled up this AM. Uncorrected for the additional distance I get w/ a 150/70 Tourance rear rather than a 160/60....

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Interesting that Honda in the US is still showing the NC700X on the website as a 2014 model. Maybe they have some leftovers to sell? Also, still linking the ABS and DCT for an MSRP of $8799.
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Honda Canada has either leftover 2013 NC700XA/CA, or 2014 NC750XA/NA.

Honda USA only has a 2013 or 2014 NC700X... USA won't get the 750, as we've seen before.
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