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The 2024 Honda NC750X will be available only with DCT transmission this year and will retail for $9,499.
The 2024 Honda NC750X will be available only with DCT transmission this year and will retail for $9,499. (Honda/)

When it rolled on to the scene more than 10 years ago as the NC700X, not many US riders knew what to make of the unassuming, almost generic-looking standard machine with scooter-like features. But by the time it evolved into the NC750X several years later, the bike’s versatility had won over a legion of riders, making the do-it-all middleweight a consistently good seller for Honda all over the world.

Editor’s note: We test rode the NC750X during the 2020 Honda NC750X DCT ABS MC Commute Review and 2021 Honda NC750X DCT MC Commute Review articles and videos. The NC750X also made the cut in the Top 5 Commuter Motorcycles 2023 and Top 5 Fuel-Efficient Motorcycles 2022 articles.

With that kind of reputation, it’s no wonder one of Honda’s most versatile models is coming back to the US lineup unchanged for 2024, gaining only new colors and a slight bump in MSRP, to $9,499. The bike will be available only with the DCT transmission, and in one color: Matte Nightshade Blue.

Related: 2021 Honda NC750X DCT MC Commute Review

The bike gained ride-by-wire, a boost in power, and selectable torque control a few years ago, and all those features are unchanged for 2024.
The bike gained ride-by-wire, a boost in power, and selectable torque control a few years ago, and all those features are unchanged for 2024. (Honda/)

With that, all the things that make the NC750X “one of the best bargains in motorcycling” continue to live on for 2024. The last notable improvements came in 2021, when the model underwent several improvements, including a slight horsepower increase, higher redline, and revised gearbox ratios. The bike also received throttle-by-wire management, four riding modes, and Honda Selectable Torque Control, all while managing to shave 13 pounds off the curb weight.

Despite the ADV-like beak of the NC750X, there’s just 4.7 inches of travel available from the front fork. But there is a big old storage compartment behind the screen where the fuel tank would normally be.
Despite the ADV-like beak of the NC750X, there’s just 4.7 inches of travel available from the front fork. But there is a big old storage compartment behind the screen where the fuel tank would normally be. (Honda/)

At its heart you’ll find the same liquid-cooled SOHC parallel-twin engine, rated for a maximum peak output of 58 hp at 6,750 rpm and a maximum torque of 51 lb.-ft. at 4,750 rpm, and available as buttery-smooth as ever, thanks to the 270-degree phase crank and primary balancer. As before, there’s Honda’s fabled automatic Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT) which lets you shift if you want, or just has the bike do it for you. In the past, everybody on staff has raved about the lockable, 23-liter integrated storage hold up front (where the tank would normally be), so it’s a good thing that hasn’t been messed with either this year.

The HTSC feature allows you to control the level of wheelspin out back, while the balanced chassis offers easy ergonomics and a low seat capped by a brief windscreen for a comfortable ride whether you’re touring or just doing the day-to-day grind. Honda says the bike should be in dealers by January of 2024.

It’s gotten better looking with age, but the bottom line is the NC750X remains a practical and versatile machine — and a great value.
It’s gotten better looking with age, but the bottom line is the NC750X remains a practical and versatile machine — and a great value. (Honda/)

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By: Andrew Cherney
Title: 2024 Honda NC750X First Look Preview
Sourced From: www.motorcyclistonline.com/news/honda-nc750x-first-look-preview/
Published Date: Sat, 04 Nov 2023 10:00:00 +0000

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Beach Boy: A surf-ready Yamaha WR155R scrambler from Thailand

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Yamaha WR155R scrambler by Dream Fast Co.
A surfboard rack on a motorcycle might seem like a gimmick to some, but if you live in Bali and love surfing, it’s a downright necessity. The Indonesian island is peppered with surf spots—and a small bike with a rack is the best way to get to them. It doesn’t hurt if that motorcycle looks as good as this Yamaha WR155R scrambler.

The bike was built by Dream Fast Co. for Tiw, the founder of the Laem Yah Rayong Surf Club. Both parties are based in Thailand, but the influence came directly from Bali’s motorcycle and surf culture. Tiw has Balinese friends who use vintage enduro bikes to find hard-to-reach surf spots, and wanted to capture that vibe in his Yamaha WR155R.

Yamaha WR155R scrambler by Dream Fast Co.

Dream Fast Co.’s mandate was to take the modern and reliable WR155R and inject it with a big dose of classic Yamaha dirt bike style. It sounds simple enough on paper, but in reality, it meant wading through piles of plastic to shed the WR155R’s contemporary aesthetic.

Once the Yamaha was denuded of its plastics, the Dream Fast Co. crew set about reworking its lines. The subframe was hacked off, and a new one was fabricated, this time with a kicked-up loop at the back. A new seat sits up top; it’s designed for one, but there is a smidge of space out back if you and your passenger want to get extremely cozy.

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Beach Boy: A surf-ready Yamaha WR155R scrambler from Thailand
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/yamaha-wr155r-scrambler
Published Date: Sat, 18 May 2024 18:15:34 +0000

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1967 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

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1967 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

This custom 1967 Ford Bronco underwent a full, frame-off restoration in 2020 that was completed in 2022. The frame and all components have been powder-coated in black. The body parts were media-blasted and coated top and bottom in LizardSkin for protection. The powerplant is a 351W with aluminum heads, roller rockers, mild roller cam, 10.25:1 compression and .40-over pistons. An Edelbrock Pro-Flow 4 fuel-injection system controls and monitors the engine components. It also features a CVF serpentine pulley system, K&N filters and an aluminum radiator.

The engine is backed by a C4 automatic transmission built to handle 400hp and includes Kevlar bands, Redline clutches, a 2,000-rpm stall converter and Dana 20T transfer case with twin-stick conversion. Power goes to a Ford 9-inch rear end with a Dana 30 front differential, WARN locking hubs and 3.50-ratio gears. It also features power steering and brakes (front disc and rear drum), new drive lines, a ceramic-coated exhaust system with Flowmaster mufflers, complete Painless wiring, a chrome tilt wheel, 2.5-inch suspension lift with 2-inch body lift, stainless-steel brake lines, six Bronco oil shocks with single steering stabilizer and a BorgWarner steering box with all billet components.

This SUV was finished in a new Bronco Area 51 Blue with the original Bronco Wimbledon White hardtop, roll cage, dash, grille and accessories, and rides on color-matched Ford steel wheels wrapped in Toyo Mud Country tires. The cabin includes high-back bucket seats with a console, a rear seat that folds up, shoulder seat belts and a Vintage Air system for heating and cooling. It also features a Kenwood head unit with back-up camera, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and charging port, and sound going through two 6×9-inch and two 6.5-inch KICKER speakers paired with a 10-inch Fosgate subwoofer.

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Title: 1967 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction
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1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

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1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

This custom 1964 Chevrolet C10 crew-cab pickup is powered by a 496ci stroker V8 engine mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission. The exterior is equipped with suicide doors, shaved door handles and custom paint, and the bed of the truck features a hydraulic lift.

Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction, October 10-13, at WestWorld.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: 1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction
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