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Old 18.07.2020, 20:29
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The NC750X, DCT version is a nice bike. Not just a commuter, but a great bike in general.

If you're looking for a bike I can highly recommend you to try one, especially the DCT version. Mine is a newer (post 2016) model with full luggage, bought 14 months old for only 5500chf (I suspect computer mistake from the dealer ... i think the price was for selling it to another dealer, but the ad was accidentally displayed to end-customers, as I was actively searching for one I jumped on it immediately)...
Was it the week after Christmas before the New Year?
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Old 18.07.2020, 20:38
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Was it the week after Christmas before the New Year?
It was the week just before christmas... i found the bike on tuesday and immediately arranged testriding for friday.. then on wednesday or thursday got a general mail that they had (i believe) 12% off on everything... so I also had that discount
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Old 18.07.2020, 21:21
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Will have to see in on my swiss visa if that's possible.
Permit. The visa is just to get here, the permit allows you to stay and also to travel up to 90 days out of any 180 days in whole Schengen area.
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Old 18.07.2020, 22:56
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Yeah I would like to do multi country trips.
This was my most extensive country-counting trip, covering 11 countries in two weeks: Romania and more


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That is an awesome bike but how has it held up? I was thinking of going with a Honda for lower and more affordable maintenance but I know BMW is also common in the area due to border of Germany. What about fuel consumption? I am not in Switzerland yet but we pay about 2.31 CHF for 4 liters of petroleum so I would want to capitalize on an efficient bike and also reduce my carbon footprint
I bought it new 2014 and just had the 40,000 km service done on it. I have yet to have a problem with the bike. It has held up extraordinarily well and is really comfortable and capable.

I've had a couple of Hondas in the past and they were always good bikes. What you finally chose really depends on a few factors: price, features, availability, operating costs - and of course, what turns your head This last one is really important. When I moved to Switzerland I bought a Honda Transalp. Hondas are good, and many people raved about how great the Transalp is. I had the bike for a year. It was comfortable and performed well, but every time I saw it, I cringed slightly inside. It did not bring a smile to my face. So after giving myself a year to "fall in love", I instead traded it in for the BMW. THIS bike makes me smile like a teenager in love

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BTW those are some amazing pictures on that website you and your friend captured. Looks like you've done quite a few journeys in Europe and North America. I've only done one a small week first time on a motorcycle and I am hooked!
Thank you! That friend is also my husband. We enjoy riding together, and is how we met, actually.
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Old 19.07.2020, 08:42
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Hondas are good, and many people raved about how great the Transalp is. I had the bike for a year. It was comfortable and performed well, but every time I saw it, I cringed slightly inside.
I kind of agree with this, but for me the DCT overrules everything... a pitty other brands don't offer this.
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Old 19.07.2020, 16:43
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Re: Annual cost of motorcycle ownership

https://youtu.be/HwdYjfPwQ3Y

Nice review of the bike I have
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How much was it worth, how many claims have you made in the last 5 years?
For me, that would be the very first, but Iíd rather buy a big engine if thatís how much to pay for the scooter.
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Old 20.07.2020, 09:06
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Maintenance & parts are the killer criteria.
I do my own maintenance, including engine and gearbox rebuilds, and know where to source parts for cheap, so a non-issue for me.

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Old 20.07.2020, 12:06
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I do my own maintenance, including engine and gearbox rebuilds, and know where to source parts for cheap, so a non-issue for me.

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Not all bikes need engine rebuilds
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Old 20.07.2020, 12:23
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Not all bikes need engine rebuilds
Yes, they will eventually, unless you never use them or modify them.

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Old 20.07.2020, 12:34
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I kind of agree with this, but for me the DCT overrules everything... a pitty other brands don't offer this.
I've never tried a dct bike, is it equivalent to the DCT transmissions in cars? Is there any noticeable shift lag?
I've a quickshifter and autoblipper on mine, so I only ever touch the clutch on standstill or low rpm shifts. The clutch is further out than normal as well to discourage you from using it.
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