2021 NC750x purchased yet?

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For anyone who’s curious, the 2021 owner’s manual is now available on American Honda’s website:

Thanks Rev!!
I sent close to 2 hours skimming and reading and this is a modern motorcycle and should serve well. Only issue I found was the tires listed are 90/10 tires and it would be nice to have 70/30 tires but it won't take long to determine how the stock tires will work out in dirt/gravel. Although lots of these bikes will never venture off the hard pavement so that was a good choice for Honda to make...nothing I can't fix. Nice job HONDA!!
 

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Thanks Rev!!
I sent close to 2 hours skimming and reading and this is a modern motorcycle and should serve well. Only issue I found was the tires listed are 90/10 tires and it would be nice to have 70/30 tires but it won't take long to determine how the stock tires will work out in dirt/gravel. Although lots of these bikes will never venture off the hard pavement so that was a good choice for Honda to make...nothing I can't fix. Nice job HONDA!!
Thank you, lowrider, for checking out this owner's manual.
Sure, I am certain that the stock tires most likely are 90/10. My wife will most likely put not more than 500 miles on the stock highway tires riding around town before mounting the TKC80 front and TKC70 Rocks that we already purchased. Our frequent rides involve 150 miles of highway and 1 to 2 miles of slippery mud. I have said it in the past, but riders who are not greatly experienced in mud and slippery conditions would be best served mounting tires for the most slippery road they will realistically encounter, rather than learning the hard way how to ride highway tires in the mud. After my wife spends a few years riding our frequently encountered muddy roads on TKC 80 tires, then she may go back to the original highway biased tires to re-practice her mud skills on highway tires.
 
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Really wish American Honda would release the 2021 accessory catalog already, particularly given that the first round of new bikes should (in theory) be arriving end of May / early June. Hopefully it won’t be much longer.

That said, I did find accessory listings on a UK dealer’s website for anyone who’s curious like me:


Adventure Pack
  • USB Charger
  • Front Side Pipes
  • Foot Deflector
  • Heated Grips
  • Fog Lights Attachment
  • Front LED Fog Lights
Travel Pack
  • Rear Carrier
  • Pannier Support Stay
  • Pannier Case Set
  • 50L Top Box
  • 2x Pannier Panel
  • Top Box Panel
  • 3x Cylinder Inner
  • Main stand
  • High screen
Urban Pack
  • 50L manual top box
  • Aluminium panel for 50L top box
  • Key system inner cylinder
  • Rear carrier
  • High wine screen
  • Main stand
There appears to be a 38L top box available as well. I would also assume that all of these accessories can be purchased separately, and not just in packs.
 

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Really wish American Honda would release the 2021 accessory catalog already, particularly given that the first round of new bikes should (in theory) be arriving end of May / early June. Hopefully it won’t be much longer.

That said, I did find accessory listings on a UK dealer’s website for anyone who’s curious like me:


Adventure Pack
  • USB Charger
  • Front Side Pipes
  • Foot Deflector
  • Heated Grips
  • Fog Lights Attachment
  • Front LED Fog Lights
Travel Pack
  • Rear Carrier
  • Pannier Support Stay
  • Pannier Case Set
  • 50L Top Box
  • 2x Pannier Panel
  • Top Box Panel
  • 3x Cylinder Inner
  • Main stand
  • High screen
Urban Pack
  • 50L manual top box
  • Aluminium panel for 50L top box
  • Key system inner cylinder
  • Rear carrier
  • High wine screen
  • Main stand
There appears to be a 38L top box available as well. I would also assume that all of these accessories can be purchased separately, and not just in packs.
Don’t expect all European accessories to be available in the US. I remember there was an alternate, cool looking OEM accessory topcase that was offered in Europe for earlier NC models, but it was never sold in the States.
 

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Thank you, lowrider, for checking out this owner's manual.
Sure, I am certain that the stock tires most likely are 90/10. My wife will most likely put not more than 500 miles on the stock highway tires riding around town before mounting the TKC80 front and TKC70 Rocks that we already purchased. Our frequent rides involve 150 miles of highway and 1 to 2 miles of slippery mud. I have said it in the past, but riders who are not greatly experienced in mud and slippery conditions would be best served mounting tires for the most slippery road they will realistically encounter, rather than learning the hard way how to ride highway tires in the mud. After my wife spends a few years riding our frequently encountered muddy roads on TKC 80 tires, then she may go back to the original highway biased tires to re-practice her mud skills on highway tires.
Most welcome Mud!!

I'm taking my Bandit 1250 down tomorrow to ride the St Joe River roadway...mostly hard pavement and just a bit of gravel. It gets a little swishy in loose stuff mostly when I'm in too low a gear. Easy throttle in 3rd is best and it has 90/10 keeps the rear from breaking loose but almost 100 hp breaks loose much easier than my DRZ 400...just don't feel like riding that a couple hundred miles to get 10 miles of gravel. Life is full of compromises.
 

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Looks like they changed those trim pieces on top of the frunk so you could no longer use the Givi tank bag designed for the earlier versions of this bike. Did I see that right?

Was a very positive review on all the changes to it except the seat height ( he was tall) the windscreen and the dash
 

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Looks like they changed those trim pieces on top of the frunk so you could no longer use the Givi tank bag designed for the earlier versions of this bike. Did I see that right?

Was a very positive review on all the changes to it except the seat height ( he was tall) the windscreen and the dash
Too long; couldn’t watch. Thanks for the summary.
 

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Yea it was long, I think 38 minutes, but I'm watching my 4 year old grand daughter while my wife goes and picks up the two boy grandchildren from school, and the 4 year old wanted to watch Moana (again) so I threw some earbuds in my tablet and was able to watch the whole thing.
 

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Looks like they changed those trim pieces on top of the frunk so you could no longer use the Givi tank bag designed for the earlier versions of this bike. Did I see that right?

Was a very positive review on all the changes to it except the seat height ( he was tall) the windscreen and the dash
Too long; couldn’t watch. Thanks for the summary.
Interestingly, while he didn’t like the seat height initially, by the end (after 3-4 hours of riding) he actually changed his mind and said he found it rather comfortable and wasn’t experiencing any aches/pains. He was just surprised by the location of the footpegs at first.

Was glad to hear that as I’m also 6’2” and have been really curious what the seating position on ‘21 NC will be like. I’m coming from a Rebel 500, though, so most any bike will feel more spacious. Haha
 

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Yea it was long, I think 38 minutes, but I'm watching my 4 year old grand daughter while my wife goes and picks up the two boy grandchildren from school, and the 4 year old wanted to watch Moana (again) so I threw some earbuds in my tablet and was able to watch the whole thing.
Coincidentally I am watching my grand son today and watched the full video.
My grand son is a large Labradoodle dog.
To me, it appeared the frunk still has the lash down feature.
Here are some screen prints of the frunk lid.
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I ran across the new video and just watched it. Really like it and impressed with the bike. I like that guy's reviews.
TBH I've been on the fence about buying the new one. For backround, I bought a new 2018 (manual) in mid 2019 (great price) without a test and it is a great bike but I didn't love riding it and it has mostly sat.
I am 69 years old and 5'8" tall so the bike is a little tall and a little heavy. Early on, at one parking lot stop I put my foot down in gravel and couldn't keep the bike from tipping over. Only a couple scratches but freaked me out a little. A woman saw me drop it and helped pick it up, embarrassing!
Once I'm moving the bike is fantastic, probably the best (of over a dozen) that I've owned but there seems to be a lot of uneven pavement around here that makes me nervous. I do slide sideways off the seat to tripod at rest but still lack confidence I guess.

So I love that they fixed everything I didn't love about mine. Still not light but that's OK. But a little lower seat (probably just right for me), ABS and TC and slipper clutch (I have skidded the rear on downshift) and every one of all the many changes are improvements. I can't imagine a more perfect bike for me at my age.

As I'd written earlier, I stopped by the dealer and they expect to get a manual model in a month. They hinted at a pretty good trade-in for my low-mileage 2018 and I can afford it.
My debate is whether I should be riding at all at my age. I've spent the last year sitting around and motorcycling is a physical sport.
You all know that any mistake while biking can kill you. You have to be in good mental and physical condition and age has a big affect on that. But I still love to ride if I've got a bike I'm comfortable on.

After watching that video I am 99% convinced to get the new model. Everything: seat, pegs and windscreen look perfect for my height and I think I will be very comfortable riding it. I don't believe I will feel the baseless anxiety I sometimes get while on the other.

And I have realized that I need to walk and exercise to get myself in better shape for riding, something I should have been doing all along. I think I'll go today to put the deposit on the one coming in and then I'll have 30 days to get into better shape. The deposit is refundable if I change my mind.
 
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And I have realized that I need to walk and exercise to get myself in better shape for riding, something I should have been doing all along. I think I'll go today to put the deposit on the one coming in and then I'll have 30 days to get into better shape. The deposit is refundable if I change my mind.
Can I recommend cycling (bicycle) to get you in shape for motorcycling.
It will strengthen your legs, give you confidence in balancing, and keep your recognition of road and traffic hazards sharp.
And it should be fun and relaxing as well.

I am on one of my 3 bicycles every day.
In the winter one of those bikes is on an indoor trainer.
I am older than you are.
My motorcycle up until this riding season was a Goldwing F6B.
The NC750 is like a bicycle to me compared to the 'Wing.
 

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Can I recommend cycling (bicycle) to get you in shape for motorcycling.
It will strengthen your legs, give you confidence in balancing, and keep your recognition of road and traffic hazards sharp.
And it should be fun and relaxing as well.

I am on one of my 3 bicycles every day.
In the winter one of those bikes is on an indoor trainer.
I am older than you are.
My motorcycle up until this riding season was a Goldwing F6B.
The NC750 is like a bicycle to me compared to the 'Wing.
Thanks for responding! Nice to hear from someone around my age.
We have a lot in common. My last two bikes (over a decade ago) were both GL1000s, heavy naked 4-cylinders from the '70s.

I have a ten-year-old Trek cross bike (drop bar with 35mm tires) that is out of sight and forgotten. I moved here 6 years ago to find the neighborhood I moved into is not a great place to ride, partly because there are goatheads everywhere that are impossible to avoid.
There are great bike paths and trails here that are clean and popular, I need to get a bike rack for my car! Thanks for the reminder!

I called around to find the senior centers aren't open yet, many of them have exercise programs that I'd like to sign up for. I have been so sedentary for so long that I feel I need to start at the very easiest level possible so I don't hurt myself. I won't get on the bicycle until I've been walking for a while too.
The air here (5200+ alt) is thin and it doesn't take long for a brisk walk to leave me sweating and semi-panting. No harm, just an indicator of how badly I've let myself go.
To be clear I feel great and not weak, I feel normal actually, but I've gained some weight sitting at home avoiding people and I will need more upper-body and overall strength to be able to spend hours on a streetbike.
 

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Coincidentally I am watching my grand son today and watched the full video.
My grand son is a large Labradoodle dog.
To me, it appeared the frunk still has the lash down feature.
Here are some screen prints of the frunk lid.
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Doesnt the earlier models have slits in those pieces where the straps of the Givi tank bag slide thru? The ones in the screen grabs look solid.
 

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I've never heard of or seen goatheads before.
Those would give you a puncture in short order without out some form of protection.
Are tire liners successful at preventing punctures from goatheads?

When you said your location was not a great place to ride and you mentioned goatheads as the cause, I thought you were referring to piss poor car drivers as goatheads and it being dangerous due to these goathead drivers LOL
 

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I've never heard of or seen goatheads before.
Those would give you a puncture in short order without out some form of protection.
Are tire liners successful at preventing punctures from goatheads?

When you said your location was not a great place to ride and you mentioned goatheads as the cause, I thought you were referring to piss poor car drivers as goatheads and it being dangerous due to these goathead drivers LOL
You made me laugh! Thanks
I'm from Ohio and had not heard of goatheads either. Some seed pod here in the SW that travels by sticking to moving objects. Tire liners don't help, they are amazingly hard and so tough even a car tire normally won't crush them.
I've had them go up through the soles of my shoes to stick me!

I don't like to deal with slime or heavy tubes so put bicycling on the back burner until I could get a bike rack. Years ago and just never got around to it. Not a priority until now.
I posted that pic to clear things up for those who didn't know.
 

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I ran across the new video and just watched it. Really like it and impressed with the bike. I like that guy's reviews.
TBH I've been on the fence about buying the new one. For backround, I bought a new 2018 (manual) in mid 2019 (great price) without a test and it is a great bike but I didn't love riding it and it has mostly sat.
I am 69 years old and 5'8" tall so the bike is a little tall and a little heavy. Early on, at one parking lot stop I put my foot down in gravel and couldn't keep the bike from tipping over. Only a couple scratches but freaked me out a little. A woman saw me drop it and helped pick it up, embarrassing!
Once I'm moving the bike is fantastic, probably the best (of over a dozen) that I've owned but there seems to be a lot of uneven pavement around here that makes me nervous. I do slide sideways off the seat to tripod at rest but still lack confidence I guess.

So I love that they fixed everything I didn't love about mine. Still not light but that's OK. But a little lower seat (probably just right for me), ABS and TC and slipper clutch (I have skidded the rear on downshift) and every one of all the many changes are improvements. I can't imagine a more perfect bike for me at my age.

As I'd written earlier, I stopped by the dealer and they expect to get a manual model in a month. They hinted at a pretty good trade-in for my low-mileage 2018 and I can afford it.
My debate is whether I should be riding at all at my age. I've spent the last year sitting around and motorcycling is a physical sport.
You all know that any mistake while biking can kill you. You have to be in good mental and physical condition and age has a big affect on that. But I still love to ride if I've got a bike I'm comfortable on.

After watching that video I am 99% convinced to get the new model. Everything: seat, pegs and windscreen look perfect for my height and I think I will be very comfortable riding it. I don't believe I will feel the baseless anxiety I sometimes get while on the other.

And I have realized that I need to walk and exercise to get myself in better shape for riding, something I should have been doing all along. I think I'll go today to put the deposit on the one coming in and then I'll have 30 days to get into better shape. The deposit is refundable if I change my mind.

Randy, only you can decide if you are fit enough to ride, but I turn 71 in a couple of weeks and last year rode 350 days and over 20,000 miles. I'm also only 5'5" tall. If they hadn't made the changes they did to the 2021 I wouldn't be buying one because previous iterations were simply too tall for me. Walking, watching your weight, and getting regular checkups is a great plan to extend your riding.
 
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