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JimmieA 11-12-2012 01:58 PM

Interesting new Honda
 
First there is the NC700X and now a CB500 that is to be released into Canada and is to be a sorta dual sport:
http://life.nationalpost.com/2012/11...3-honda-cb500/

Guess Honda is still in the motorcycle business. Still like my XL100VA though. I have considered trading in the DR650 for a NC700, will have to look at this new CB500 I suppose. Sounds a little cheaper too.

Deadly99 11-12-2012 03:16 PM

Hoping to buy one of the 700's for my wife as her first bike. She currently rides a scooter and it seems like a logical next step.

JimmieA 11-12-2012 03:41 PM

There is a 7 page tread over in Road Warriers about this bike. Looks like the news just hit mainstream today. The two bikes the NC700X and this CB500X shoud give Honda something to sell into this market. Sounds like they are making the CRF450 dirt bike into a Dakar bike as well this year. To me this is all good news. To bad that they quit the XL1000 though, good bike too. Honda makes good bikes, always have.

250senuf 11-12-2012 07:04 PM

CRF450L would be nice as long the "L" does not cause porkiness.

Lornce 11-12-2012 07:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Deadly99 (Post 20028917)
Hoping to buy one of the 700's for my wife as her first bike. She currently rides a scooter and it seems like a logical next step.

A back-handed compliment if ever there was one.

:lol3

RobbieO 11-13-2012 05:09 AM

Maybe Honda would like to make a proper Adventure/dual sport bike?

Deadly99 11-13-2012 05:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RobbieO (Post 20032706)
Maybe Honda would like to make a proper Adventure/dual sport bike?

Nah, calling street bikes adventure bikes seems to be working for them :wink:

r1200gs_chris 11-13-2012 06:01 AM

I had a chance to throw my leg over a Honda NX700 this summer. First impressions were 1) this ain't no dual sport, and 2) I'm way too big for an NX700. I'd say it's a sport touring machine, but it just feels small to me, of course most bikes are small compared to the 1200 GS.

WHALENTJ 11-13-2012 09:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RobbieO (Post 20032706)
Maybe Honda would like to make a proper Adventure/dual sport bike?

Africa Twin,XR650 R with e-start, Transalp......

RobbieO 11-13-2012 02:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WHALENTJ (Post 20033988)
Africa Twin,XR650 R with e-start, Transalp......

Ooooo...electric start!
Welcome to the 80's. Is it also air cooled and carberated????

WHALENTJ 11-13-2012 04:56 PM

Just sayin a xr650r with e would be nice. The AT and the TA good bikes in the day.

edwin 11-16-2012 08:28 AM

i dont get how the cb 500 is dual sport? it is a street bike / crotch rocket!

250senuf 11-16-2012 08:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by edwin (Post 20056998)
i dont get how the cb 500 is dual sport? It is a street bike / crotch rocket!

+1

EmmEff 11-16-2012 06:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by edwin (Post 20056998)
i dont get how the cb 500 is dual sport? it is a street bike / crotch rocket!

Who said it is a dual sport? Aren't they calling it adventure bike? They're not the same thing...

edwin 11-16-2012 06:05 PM

again , adventure? adventure to 7-11? anyway....
honda can do it, they just need some thought and ACTiON to come up with a worthy adventure dual purpose bike...think GS if you must Mr Honda.


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