Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Central MA, USA
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The amount of power it takes to move the air out of the way increases exponentially with speed. However, even 60mpg is great for a 700cc bike. So many motorcycles get abysmal mileage. Still, keeping the bike at more - um - legal speeds can increase the economy. I travel mostly rural roads in the 40-50mph and keeping my average above 70mpg hasn't been an issue even with the hills.
The laid back low design seems to provide for better mileage at speed than most of the NC series of bikes. So, in that regard, the NM4 is a great choice.
2015 NM4. took delivery on Sept 13, 2014
Mods: homemade bracket for topcase, modified NC700S center stand, rear brake at left hand using Silver Wing master cylinder, Amps Rugged Mount 12v GPS charger/mount, USB power at handlebars, Hot Grips heated grips, Clearwater Glenda LED driving lights, SAE power port, Mo-Door hidden garage opener, Custom seat foam and gel pad with hot weather top pad.