Refresh my memory. What was the suspension update on the 750?What's also crazy is seeing someone else getting a knee down on an NC. And a DCT at that. You ridden the 750 yet Tacoma? In 6 speed form it is a completely different bike from the 700. Not as great a difference in DCT trim. The power difference and extra revs make it a more natural back roader and the suspension update that seems ho hum is actually quite good for street use.
Refresh my memory. What was the suspension update on the 750?
That Madstad is worth every penny. I love mine.NC saddle will also push you forward. There are lots of fixes on this site. I did a Seat Concepts saddle recover. easy peasy. I also did a Madstad adventure windscreen. I've learned that every motorcycle takes some customization from the owner. Thats half the fun.
If you are absolutely determined to buy a manual transmission bike then buy a Suzuki V Strom 650 or a BMW 750 The MAJOR attraction to an NC750x is the DCT. I have owned three DCT bikes and like them all. I still have an Africa Twin and an NC 750x and both have DCT. Like the American Express credit card slogan says: "don't leave home without it."Okay all, hello first off, I'm brand spanking new as in I joined 1 minute ago. I come to you as a last resort because I have no other options. I am currently motorcycle-less an unacceptable state of being as many of you would probably agree.
I am looking at the NC750X manual. I found a great deal on a new left over 2018 out of state but scared to buy it because of all the reviews I have read and watched about it being a boring dog to ride. Some riders even going to far as to say it sucked the joy out of riding. Pretty extreme wordage there! Here is my conundrum. I can't find a local NC750x to test ride. I'm in Las Cruces, NM and our crap dealership will allow me to buy the motorcycle and return it if I don't like it after, now get this, 5 miles. Yes, I have to buy it and return it after 5 pathetic miles. Neighboring El Paso doesn't have a single NC750X anywhere and there are no used ones unless I want to drive hours to Phoenix.
As you can imagine I am reluctant to drop money on a bike that seems to be either a love it or hate product. I am going to test a 2015 Versys 650 tomorrow. Now about my back ground. I come from the cruiser world and just want to try something different. 1st bike was the Honda shadow Sabre which was the 1100cc version with short gears for increased torque. Loved the power, hated the mileage, the high revs at freeway, the crap mileage at freeway and short distance due to the bad mileage. 2nd bike was the Kawasaki Vulcan classic 900. Once I switched out the rear sprocket for an extra 2 teeth, I thought it was a great all around bike. Good for around town, maybe a bit bland on power, adequate for freeway speeds, good gas mileage and distance between fill ups. Like i said after increasing the rear sprocket by 2 teeth it got the revs at freeway speed down to where you didn't feel you were beating up the motorcycle. With the 900's low seat height I still recommend it to new, returning and budget riders. 3rd bike was the 1700cc Kawasaki Vulcan vaquero. Loved the bike. Hard side bags, cruise control! radio! frame mounted fairing! lots of power! not the best, most enjoyable around town and the excessive plastic wasn't my fav but really a nice bike. Had to sell it to help pay for a semester of medical school (still in medical school btw but a scholarship has made like so much better)
So that's my history. I want a do it all bike because being in school I can only afford 1. Good mileage aka 50mpg on freeway, good commuter to school, and something I can travel on. Should I just buy a used Versys 650 (but 650cc seems so small to me, but so does 750cc's) or coming from the V-twin world will the NC750X manual not feel sluggish to me? I love how the NC seems so practical, efficient and I find it more aesthetically pleasing than the used 2015 Versys in my area. Though I must admit at $5000 with only 5000 miles, hard side bags and a top case the Versys seems like a good deal.
Input from anyone who transitioned from cruisers to parallel twins thinks I'll find these bikes and any input on the difference between the Versys and NC750 would be greatly appreciated.
Many Thanks in advance