I have issues with my hands/wrists which caused me to sell my V-Strom but ever since then I’ve been thinking about what would the best bike be for me to get back into it? I’ve been on the Harley Live Wire and that one short ride sold me on EV’s and the perfect bike for me would be a Zero FX with its lack of clutch/vibration and light weight but they’re still way too much money especially since I wont be able to ride much. The Kawasaki Versys 300X is the other one I had been looking at since it has great reviews and in many ways is similar to my old V-Strom 650 just a little smaller, and the clutch is feather light. Though even with that I do worry about repeated use hurting my hand if I ever got stuck in traffic.
Fast forward to yesterday and I started to look closely at the Honda NC700X with the DCT transmission. It’s a bit more relaxed in pretty much every way from my Strom or the other bikes I’ve been looking at from it’s ergonomics to the geometry, and engine but the more I thought about it these started to sound like strengths at least for me. The lower center of gravity, stability, and DCT would help me ride longer since I wouldn’t have to stress myself, and that cargo space would be a huge step up from the soft bags I’ve been using since my Blackbird. And at around 3500 used they are cheap enough that I might be able to justify getting one. I’ve actually been on doctors orders to ride if I can if you can believe it. They said it would be a good way to get some more use/exercise out of my hands/wrists. This would all probably be a little ways off especially with the way work is right now but it’s good to have goals to work towards and the longer I have to wait the cheaper they’ll get so it’s not all bad.
So that’s a bit of stream of consciousness about the NC700X but all I’ve done is read a few articles and watch some youtube reviews so if you have any thoughts or experiences they’d be greatly appreciated.