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Old 08-27-2013, 10:37 AM   #1
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CBR500 VS CB500F for TOURING

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I'm about to buy one of the 2 bikes and wondering which machine would fulfill the need for touring ?

It's my first small displacement bike like this and I really enjoyed the motor when I tested them but for touring, I'm concern about the lack of protection of the F and the sored wrists on the R.

Which one would you pick and why ?
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Old 08-27-2013, 11:56 AM   #2
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Hi !

I'm about to buy one of the 2 bikes and wondering which machine would fulfill the need for touring ?

It's my first small displacement bike like this and I really enjoyed the motor when I tested them but for touring, I'm concern about the lack of protection of the F and the sored wrists on the R.

Which one would you pick and why ?
There are three CB500s. I would recommend the one you did not include on your title.
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Old 08-27-2013, 12:30 PM   #3
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There are three CB500s. I would recommend the one you did not include on your title.
I don't like the X

I see you had a Streetfighter in the past. How was the naked bike on the highway and long rides ?
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Old 08-27-2013, 02:01 PM   #4
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I don't like the X

I see you had a Streetfighter in the past. How was the naked bike on the highway and long rides ?
Super fun motorcycle. Not designed for highway and long trips.
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Old 08-27-2013, 02:06 PM   #5
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CB500F for me would win.... Flat wide handlebar will be more comfy for touring.
You may want to fit a little fly screen to keep more wind off, but F over R any day...
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Old 08-27-2013, 02:06 PM   #6
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just did 1600 miles in two days on the X, I know for a fact I wouldn't want to do it again with no wind protection whatsoever, and I love nekkid bikes; my last three were a Nighthawk, DR650, and a 919. I would go 3-400, but after that I'm looking for relief.
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Old 09-02-2013, 01:23 AM   #7
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there are three cb500s. I would recommend the one you did not include on your title.
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Old 09-02-2013, 01:24 AM   #8
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Super fun motorcycle. Not designed for highway and long trips.
Why not?
It's got almost 50hp and comes in 3 different shapes/sizes, it's better
suited for highway and long trips then for example a Dorsoduro or a
KTM Duke or..
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Old 09-02-2013, 05:52 AM   #9
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I'd pick the R, but then, I come from a sporty-bike background.

reason: some wind protection for lower body, many options for a taller screen already hitting the market, and if you want the F bars just bolt them on.

The rider triangle is all wrong on the X - upright torso with your legs folded under. YMMV
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I'd pick the R, but then, I come from a sporty-bike background.

reason: some wind protection for lower body, many options for a taller screen already hitting the market, and if you want the F bars just bolt them on.

The rider triangle is all wrong on the X - upright torso with your legs folded under. YMMV
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Old 09-02-2013, 09:45 AM   #11
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Hi !

I'm about to buy one of the 2 bikes and wondering which machine would fulfill the need for touring ?

It's my first small displacement bike like this and I really enjoyed the motor when I tested them but for touring, I'm concern about the lack of protection of the F and the sored wrists on the R.

Which one would you pick and why ?
If you had a chance to test ride them, which did YOU find better? We can give you tons of opinions, but ultimately yours is the important one. You may also want to check out http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=903954.
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Old 09-02-2013, 03:16 PM   #12
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I'd pick the R, but then, I come from a sporty-bike background.

reason: some wind protection for lower body, many options for a taller screen already hitting the market, and if you want the F bars just bolt them on.

The rider triangle is all wrong on the X - upright torso with your legs folded under. YMMV
I disagree, the x is pretty much the same as the f and r, but the seat is 1 inch higher, so your legs should be folded less. Taller screen? on sports bike this means 1 or maybe 2 inches taller. Handle bars, tell me how the two piece set up on the r will bolt right on the f single bar set up. Upright torso on the x, what is wrong with that, who wants to be bent over with your weight on your wrists on long rides? I see this all the time with sport bike riders, right hand on the throttle, left hand on their left leg while their trying to sit upright. The x is a much better bike for the long ride.

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Old 09-02-2013, 08:47 PM   #13
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Definitely not the R unless you like pain. Of the other 2, whichever has the most upright riding position and puts less weight on your arms and shoulders. Doing one long pushup all day is no fun at all. Rearset pegs are also seriously uncomfortable, but not nearly as bad as low bars. The CTX700 should be a much better choice than any of the 500s.
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Old 09-02-2013, 08:59 PM   #14
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Definitely not the R unless you like pain. Of the other 2, whichever has the most upright riding position and puts less weight on your arms and shoulders. Doing one long pushup all day is no fun at all. Rearset pegs are also seriously uncomfortable, but not nearly as bad as low bars. The CTX700 should be a much better choice than any of the 500s.
Rearsets? On the 500 series? Not even close Jerry.
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Old 09-04-2013, 07:19 AM   #15
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I just bought my Daughter the 500 F & it would need some "tweeking" to be a good touring bike. The seat has a forward slope that forces you to put more weight on the wrists & has actually made my junk fall asleep on moderate (I didn't say LONG) rides.

some sculpting of the seat foam or an after market seat would be mandatory for touring duty. When I bought the 500 F the salesman mentioned that there is a bar riser that can be had that puts the bars closer to the rider, I'd recommend it (even for the 500 F) if long distance was the goal but, sculpting out the forward lean caused by the seat might solve the wrist pressure problem too.

For touring I'd pick the 500 X, just for the more upright position & the 1 inch extra seat height.
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