Originally Posted by EmmEff
Who said it is a dual sport? Aren't they calling it adventure bike? They're not the same thing...
I took another look at the page linked in the first post and looked beyond the picture (CB500R), read the whole article. (The way the page is formatted it was easy to stop at the ad, I didn't look at the scroll bar to see there was more to the page below the ad.)
"there will be three variations of the CB500 — a “naked” F, an adventure-touring X and the racy, crotch-rocket-inspired R."
The "X", as with the 700, is the adventure version. Article on CB500X here: