Originally Posted by 250senuf
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:
I'm not overly enthusiastic about Honda's current bike range. This particular one could very well be the one that pushes Honda Canada over the financial cliff, as they are on sensitive shoes right now. Of course, stocking 4 yr old $10,000 scooters nobody wants [DN01] and 5 yr old Honda dual sports, never mind high priced cruiser choppers 5 yrs after the chopper fad has thankfully faded away. One of this bikes' biggest selling features is it's fuel economy. I personally know of no-one who buys a full sized bike who gives a crap about fuel economy.