Originally Posted by markjenn
I agree they could, but they're going to price on what the market will bear, not cost to build, and they're pricing the X above the R in other markets ($500 higher in Canada, for example). The delay in announcing is another sign it will probably be bad news - you announce good news as early as possible and bad news as late as possible.
When I checked the Canada honda web page, they did not list the cb500x without abs brakes, but with abs brakes they have the price the same as the cb500r with abs, which is $6,799 (they also list a non-abs cb500r msrp at $6,299) I hope they price them the same in the states (prices look to be $300 lower in the states), since there is a local dealer pricing the cb500r with abs for $6,299, and no freight or prep charge at this dealership, I may be buying a cb500x this summer, if not a 650 v-strom. I have to get off the 750 ace I'm have know, my lower back will thank me if I do.