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.
2008 Honda XL1000V Varadero
2004 Honda XR400R