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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-22-2019, 05:28 PM Thread Starter
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Rumored... NT coming back...

Rideapart.com reports a new "Rumor" .... the NT may be coming back WITH the African Twin engine. For those that don't know, this would be an entry level tour bike. Interesting....
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Thanks for bringing it to the forum, Mike.

Well, Isn't this what a majority of, or at least a lot of, the forum members have been crying for? IF this does hit the floors, it will explain why they killed the CTX700. Hope they don't include the useless, molded in saddlebags, but I do hope they will include a few other things, including a cruise control, And (since it's the AT powertrain) it will have the DCT with more modes that we have on the CTX. of course there will be those who want a shaft or a belt drive. And we know how Honda feels about belt drives, so keep hoping that they give you the shaft (doubt it).

This is good news but I've seen a lot of prognostications from this source before. I'm waiting for HondaProKevin to announce the touring lineup in September.
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A thousand cc's is far from any entry level~
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14-15K$$ price tag I would guess

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A thousand cc's is far from any entry level~
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1000cc is small for a touring bike these days.

Honda has the Gold Wing 1833cc, ST1300, Interstate 1312cc, CTX1300. Yamaha has the FJR1300, Venture 1854cc. Kawasaki has the Concours 1400, Voyager 1700. Suzuki has the Boulevard C90T 1462cc.

So yeah, it's an entry touring bike.

I really hate large bikes so that's why I'm on a CTX. It's a small touring bike to me even though it's not marketed as a "touring" bike.

The AT motor seems like a good fit, but it's half screw type adjusters and half shim under bucket. I would prefer screw type or hydraulic.
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Everything is realitive. While I agree that compared to current options, this would be an entry level touring bike, perhaps mid-sized touring bike would be a better descriptor. Make this bike in the <= 650ish pound range with a low center of gravity, abs, cruise and shaft drive and offer the DCT for those so inclined, style it like the 2018+ non tour Goldwing, don't price it in the $20Ks, and I think it would sell. My guess is Honda is concerned this class of bike would cannabilize goldwind sales though (which apparently aren't meeting sales projections based on the number of leftover 2018 models available), so I'll be surprised to see it (from Honda) in the US. I love the new Goldwing but at 61, just don't want 900 pounds/$25,000 of motorcycle.

On second thought, maybe we are just talking about a modernized ST1300.
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I'm with Keco on this. That would put two models pretty close to one and other. Honda has done this before though with the Pacific Coast.....
If I had a say, I would bring back the NC/NT bike in a smaller engine configuration. Personally, I love the style of both bikes. I don't understand what Honda has against lightweight touring machines.... Maybe they are counting on ADVbikes for that....

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I don't understand what Honda has against lightweight touring machines....
They kind of pioneered the segment.

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