Originally Posted by kraven
Yeah, same here. I like it too. Seems to make a lot of sense as an light adventure bike and commuter. It's a real punch in the nuts for strom, versys, etc. segment.
I think Honda is getting their product dialed in for our market in a big way.
Just noticed the X has a 20-litre tank (4.5 USA gallons, 0.7 reserve). That could produce DL650-like range.
I think the key will be how well the torque is managed, if they get that right it could make a big difference. I owned a 1998 Honda CB500, a perfectly good 500cc streatbike but it was peaky and only had 34ftlb torque. Honda are claiming a 'wide powerband' with same bore and stroke as their 600RR bike.
Also noticed adjustable screen and halogen headlight as standard.
Luggage, centre-stand, touring screen as options.