Got a call from my Honda dealer yesterday saying he had some news about the NC700X DCT. So, today, Roo and I had errands to run. We dropped the top on the Miata as it was a absolutely gorgeous spring day in South Carolina, did our errands, then scooted over to the Honda dealer.
In a nutshell: Honda Japan cancelled the order on the 2017 NC700X bikes that were due in this month. Then, they informed dealers that they could re-order this month and expect shipment by end of May to mid-June! Jeez, that’s half the riding season. My Honda dealer said we could go that route, or, he could push the button on a 2016 model and have it here in 7 days. No brainer!
So, instead of this:
I will be riding this:
Same exact bike, different color, arriving 2 months earlier! Even though she’s no curb appeal bike, I’m sure she’ll get plenty of attention when people realize there’s no clutch lever. My story is already made up: “Well, see, it’s a Formula One bike. You paddle shift on the left handlebar, just like Formula One race cars.” Think they’ll buy it?