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Hi
Just bought my 3rd Burgman 650
Ran one of the new Honda NC700X DCTs until the shoulders gave out, so back to the old favourite again.
About 900 miles into a 2013 model in white.
The upgrades to the are quite noticeable; the handling is better, moving the thing round in the garage is so much easier, the clocks are better also.
I live in the Peak District, Derbyshire in the UK. Great biking country, Matlock Bath, which is 2 miles away, is a huge biker gathering point every weekend.
Been around bikes for some 50 years now and still going strong!
looking forward to interesting visits to the website.
Stu Brown:p
 

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Just wondering why the Honda was hard on your shoulders & the 650 isn't?
Oh & welcome back!
 

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Hello from fly over country here in the states. I know what you mean about the Burgs, They are smooth and comfortable. Just did a 1000 miles in 24 hours this weekend. everyone was stiff and sore, I felt very well even with bad knees and bad hips. Oh yes that's why I bought the thing.
 

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Hi Stuart

Welcome to the forum :hello2: and Congratz on the new 2013. (did you get a deal)?

Love the Peak District, but then I love the Yorkshire Moors, Lake District, Wales Scotland too - great biking roads as long as you avoid main routes. Just returned from a 6 day gentle tour of Wales. Withdrawl symptoms prevailed on my return to work today and day dreaming of some of the great days I had enjoyed.
 

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Welcome to the forum but I'd love to hear your impressions of the NC700dct as it seems the only model of that worth even considering.
I really was less than impressed with the operation of the dct on the VFR1200 on the weekend.

Maybe a comparison with the 650 Burgman
 

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NC700dct seems the only model of that worth even considering.
V-Strom 1000 pre 2014 is the only other bike. For anything else there's a MasterCard :)
 

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Hi
Ran one of the new Honda NC700X DCTs until the shoulders gave out, so back to the old favourite again.
Stu Brown:p
I sat on the NC700X DCT and was not impressed by the ergonomics. The Burgman has much better ergo. After sitting on the NC700X DCT, I would not buy one for myself. Honda has done a lot of advertising and hype on this motorcycle. The NC700 forums are all raving about the NC700, so I do believe that it is a reliable and smooth motorcycle.

IMHO The Burgman 650 and 400 have much better seating position. There are many NC700X riders who I am sure really like their motorcycles. It is all personal taste. For a rider other than myself, the NC700 series may have better ergos than the Burgman :rolleyes:
 

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A Burgie has ergo of a good car -- it should be an exceptional bike to prefer it to the seating and ergonomics of the B. Personally i don't find such amongst mid size motorcycles. But it's good to have diversity
 
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