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Review of the Honda NTV 600 Revere - By Ren Withnell Big Nose said :-
I bought my Revere, untested, on Ebay in August 2013. At 67 and 6'1", I should have known better. It has sat in my garage for a year because I can't operate the gear lever in such cramped conditions! Something keeps telling me I love it too much to sell. If I am to look silly on such a small bike, then who cares at my age. After a long search, I have just sourced (on Ebay) a knackered NTV seat and I am going to recover it at whatever height is needed. After all, it can only show when I dismount but I'll be the one smiling; I hope! I'll write again when it's done unless I launch myself over the 'bars!

CB300F - Yes PLEASE! Sharon said :-
Yes is certainly looks an option for the smaller rider. I would be most interested in giving it a try myself. Plus the seat height can apparently be even lower.

From the Honda website
"A low 30.7-inch seat height does more than help make sure the CB300F fits a wide range of riders. It makes it easier to put your feet down at stoplights and in parking lots—a big confidence builder. Plus, we’ll offer a Honda Genuine Accessory seat that’ll lower seat height even further!"

If you get to the end of the video the man then rides the CB300F and the female rides his bike. So I think that is quite clever by Honda.

I am really excited by the fact that at long last the big names are finally beginning to make lower and lighter motorbikes that are suitable for the smaller rider, be they female or male.

Test Ride Review of the Honda NC700X - By Ren Withnell William said :-
I have a NC700x 2013 with 1300 miles on it.
Has anybody had any issues with the electronics on this bike? Mainly the engine light coming on and the bike over heating?
It's been in the Honda dealership for 5 weeks. They switched out the ECU, done all tests that Honda recommends and now they are replacing the whole wire rack. They still have not been able to solve the issues.
Any suggestions, similar issues or advice would be appreciated.

Hawes For A Novice Ren - The Ed said :-
Hi Mathew. If you've got the CBF 125 don't be put off by distance. That little bike will do 300 miles a day just as well as any 600 or 1000 cc motorcycle. And you'll save a fortune on fuel!

Hawes For A Novice Mathew Taylor said :-
So glad I seen this just brought a back box for my cbf

CBF 125 Poor Running Problem Ren - The Ed said :-
Hi Karna Deshar. Sometimes it's the simplest of things! I've seen motorcycles stripped right down...only to find the kill switch is in the off position.

Nobody said it was easy. Thanks for the tip!

CBF 125 Poor Running Problem Karna Deshar said :-
I was having exact same problem with my CBF 125 (Stunner- carburetor version) for almost 9 months since last November. Went through all the mechanics recommendation from piston repair, air filter change, carb cleaning, fuel tank cleaning, battery replacement ....., but none helped. Finally, an idea struck, maybe the problem is with the spark plug and went for a spark plug change last week. To my amazement, the problem was solved immediately and haven't seen that problem since. The problem troubling me almost a year and costing me more than $200 over the year, solved by just a $2 spark plug. Give it a try guys....

Triumph Street Triple Review And Follow Up Latchy said :-
Hey Phil that mpg figure is correct for the older (A) models, Triumph have played a bit of magic with the B model and made it much better on fuel.
Update on my bike, I now have 10000 miles on the clock and am half way through my second set of tyres, simply can't stop riding the pants off this bike it is very addictive.
Getting worried now at the mileage creeping up so much, the next service is expensive if I choose to have it done at Triumph Manchester(Youles) it will cost a whopping £475. I have done all my own servicing on previous bikes with no problems and I am tempted to carry it out on this bike myself even though there is still 10 months warranty left. If I were to do the service myself then a service indicator in the form of a spanner will be left on show on my clocks ..... Annoying. But then I could spend what money I saved on bike goodies like an end can or rear shocker etc.
Still love the bike though and just the other day I out dragged my mates on their FAZER 8 and GSR750 .......excellent.

Test Ride Review Of The NC 700 S – By Mark Tomlinson Ren - The Ed said :-
Hi Danny

I suspect the main difference between the street S and the trailie X is the suspension. As such that's a fair item to change. You best bet would be to go to your local Honda dealer and see if they have any further info.

Test Ride Review Of The NC 700 S – By Mark Tomlinson danny said :-

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