I've also had cramp busters on bikes without a unintended rev-the-motor issue but that's just me.Never heard of the Atlas before, looked it up watched a couple of videos looks interesting. Pricey little booger.
Interesting about the cramp buster too, I have had one on 3 or 4 bikes, never remember hitting it accidentally and revving the motor but I can see where that is possible.
I had Oxford heated grips on my ST 1300 and they were great on there. I've read so many threads on guys having issues with factory heated grips on several forums. I'm a little afraid of spending $400 for the factory heated grips
I really have no plans on touring with this bike at this point so I am not interested in hard bags or a trunk. I have no issues with soft bags and tail pack should I decide to try a tour before investing in hardware I don't need. I really am buying this for a local rides bike and can live with a tank bag and tail pack and the frunk lol. Years of touring have taught me to pack really small and light.
With regards to windshields I always take the factory stock shields and cut them lower down 5-7". Shorty shields. I like the wind, always have, and as long as the screen alleviates some pressure from collarbone down, I'm good. I run a cut down shield on my CB 1100 but as soon as my birthday rolls around in mid May, the shield comes off and I ride it shield less from May until October. I did run a Yamaha touring shield on the FJR during the winter, but a shorty shield all summer even on tours.
Lots of good suggestions and ideas for me to ponder.
I am a little concerned about the 2021 having linked brakes. Had a terrible experience with mine on the ST 1300. The secondary master cylinder malfunctioned and locked the rear wheel up while I was out for a ride with my wife. Big long skid mark, but we didn't go down thank goodness. Do any of the other NC 700/750's have linked brakes?
The linked brakes on the ST are a special case. When Honda said they need regular service and service done in a particular way they meant it. So many owners don't do service on time or do it at all or are forced to trust a dealer to do it hence the common ST SMC issue. I personally thought the brakes were brilliant on that bike and did not have an issue with them ever in 180,000 miles. I was always careful to pre-flight the freedom of movement of the rear wheel though and probably an owner shouldn't have to check that every time they get on the bike. If the bike had sold in larger numbers I believe Honda would have been forced into a recall situation like the Goldwing was.
On the NC the linked brakes lasted only a couple of years and the system did not have a mechanical linkage via a secondary master cylinder like the ST and some other Hondas do. It's never prompted a single post or thread I can recall.