I mentioned before that my NC came fully accessorized from Honda and that I would take most of the stuff off to live with the stock machine. Well, I cheated. I never removed the rear rack and have—frequently, unrepentantly—put the tail trunk to use. The 45-liter top box holds two full-face helmets (just), and together with the central compartment—something NC700 owners call a “frunk,” for front trunk—takes the X deep into Ultimate Commuting Geek territory. The setup’s not cheap, though. You need the rear carrier ($149.95), mounting brackets ($149.95), and the trunk itself ($299.95). If you want to run the 29-liter (total) hard saddlebags, add their brackets ($199.95) and the cost of the bags ($599.95); you still need to have the rear carrier and mounting brackets even if you don’t mount the top box. A bit pricey, sure, but now all my stuff rides inside.