I am not hating it, just trying to grasp logic behind this...
Here is what I see. Someone say "oh, it's X middleweight beast, I will wait and get one and slap dirt tyres on to use for that".
Why this customer not riding CB500F with "dirt tyres slapped on" now? Or CB600F? Or Versys, NC, GS (suzuki), XJ (Yamaha) etc. etc. etc. Why not since wait for CB500X?
Where such customers been looking - there are tens of models like that, regular road bike that you can slap dirt tyres on with same or very close specs? What makes people think, that Honda was targeting that niche , while they themselves position it as urban vehicles (and do good job of aiming and hitting target with new models)?
I am just curious, no offense. Or is it because of infamous lack of middleweight UJMs models released for US?