ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Regional forums > Canada
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-12-2012, 12:58 PM   #1
JimmieA OP
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Sep 2005
Location: Eastern Canada
Oddometer: 1,191
Interesting new Honda

First there is the NC700X and now a CB500 that is to be released into Canada and is to be a sorta dual sport:
http://life.nationalpost.com/2012/11...3-honda-cb500/

Guess Honda is still in the motorcycle business. Still like my XL100VA though. I have considered trading in the DR650 for a NC700, will have to look at this new CB500 I suppose. Sounds a little cheaper too.
__________________
JimmieA.
Atlantic Canada.
2008 Honda XL1000V Varadero
2004 Honda XR400R
JimmieA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2012, 02:16 PM   #2
Deadly99
Fast and Far
 
Deadly99's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Location: Merrickville, Canada
Oddometer: 8,599
Hoping to buy one of the 700's for my wife as her first bike. She currently rides a scooter and it seems like a logical next step.
__________________
Tales From The Bivouac Rally Print Publications

TCAT (Trans Canada Adventure Trail)


Gravel Travel Canada - Canada's Source for Overland Travel
Deadly99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2012, 02:41 PM   #3
JimmieA OP
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Sep 2005
Location: Eastern Canada
Oddometer: 1,191
There is a 7 page tread over in Road Warriers about this bike. Looks like the news just hit mainstream today. The two bikes the NC700X and this CB500X shoud give Honda something to sell into this market. Sounds like they are making the CRF450 dirt bike into a Dakar bike as well this year. To me this is all good news. To bad that they quit the XL1000 though, good bike too. Honda makes good bikes, always have.
__________________
JimmieA.
Atlantic Canada.
2008 Honda XL1000V Varadero
2004 Honda XR400R
JimmieA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2012, 06:04 PM   #4
250senuf
Beastly Adventurer
 
250senuf's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2008
Location: Kootenai, BC, Canada
Oddometer: 2,207
CRF450L would be nice as long the "L" does not cause porkiness.
__________________
Not all who wonder are confused
250senuf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2012, 06:20 PM   #5
Lornce
Lost In Place
 
Lornce's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2003
Location: Way Out There.
Oddometer: 17,678
Quote:
Originally Posted by Deadly99 View Post
Hoping to buy one of the 700's for my wife as her first bike. She currently rides a scooter and it seems like a logical next step.
A back-handed compliment if ever there was one.

Lornce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2012, 04:09 AM   #6
RobbieO
Muskokatard
 
RobbieO's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2007
Location: Dumpmere - Muskoka
Oddometer: 7,493
Maybe Honda would like to make a proper Adventure/dual sport bike?
__________________
I'm adorable........and I smell nice!
RobbieO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2012, 04:20 AM   #7
Deadly99
Fast and Far
 
Deadly99's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Location: Merrickville, Canada
Oddometer: 8,599
Quote:
Originally Posted by RobbieO View Post
Maybe Honda would like to make a proper Adventure/dual sport bike?
Nah, calling street bikes adventure bikes seems to be working for them
__________________
Tales From The Bivouac Rally Print Publications

TCAT (Trans Canada Adventure Trail)


Gravel Travel Canada - Canada's Source for Overland Travel
Deadly99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2012, 05:01 AM   #8
r1200gs_chris
Gnarly Adventurer
 
r1200gs_chris's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: Brockville
Oddometer: 134
I had a chance to throw my leg over a Honda NX700 this summer. First impressions were 1) this ain't no dual sport, and 2) I'm way too big for an NX700. I'd say it's a sport touring machine, but it just feels small to me, of course most bikes are small compared to the 1200 GS.
r1200gs_chris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2012, 08:21 AM   #9
WHALENTJ
Gnarly Adventurer
 
WHALENTJ's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Kingston Ont. Can.
Oddometer: 279
Quote:
Originally Posted by RobbieO View Post
Maybe Honda would like to make a proper Adventure/dual sport bike?
Africa Twin,XR650 R with e-start, Transalp......
WHALENTJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2012, 01:37 PM   #10
RobbieO
Muskokatard
 
RobbieO's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2007
Location: Dumpmere - Muskoka
Oddometer: 7,493
Quote:
Originally Posted by WHALENTJ View Post
Africa Twin,XR650 R with e-start, Transalp......
Ooooo...electric start!
Welcome to the 80's. Is it also air cooled and carberated????
__________________
I'm adorable........and I smell nice!
RobbieO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2012, 03:56 PM   #11
WHALENTJ
Gnarly Adventurer
 
WHALENTJ's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Kingston Ont. Can.
Oddometer: 279
Just sayin a xr650r with e would be nice. The AT and the TA good bikes in the day.
WHALENTJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2012, 07:28 AM   #12
edwin
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: BC
Oddometer: 258
i dont get how the cb 500 is dual sport? it is a street bike / crotch rocket!
__________________
2002 bmw f 650 dakar (wicked)
1977 honda GL 1000 g-wing (bye Grace, fly)
1983 honda cbx 550 fc (marlin's now)
1974 honda cb 550 (R.i.P. vanessa)
edwin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2012, 07:37 AM   #13
250senuf
Beastly Adventurer
 
250senuf's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2008
Location: Kootenai, BC, Canada
Oddometer: 2,207
Quote:
Originally Posted by edwin View Post
i dont get how the cb 500 is dual sport? It is a street bike / crotch rocket!
+1
__________________
Not all who wonder are confused
250senuf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2012, 05:00 PM   #14
EmmEff
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: Innisfil, Ontario, Canada
Oddometer: 1,676
Quote:
Originally Posted by edwin View Post
i dont get how the cb 500 is dual sport? it is a street bike / crotch rocket!
Who said it is a dual sport? Aren't they calling it adventure bike? They're not the same thing...
__________________
2001 F650GS Dakar
2008 DR-Z 400S
EmmEff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2012, 05:05 PM   #15
edwin
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: BC
Oddometer: 258
again , adventure? adventure to 7-11? anyway....
honda can do it, they just need some thought and ACTiON to come up with a worthy adventure dual purpose bike...think GS if you must Mr Honda.
__________________
2002 bmw f 650 dakar (wicked)
1977 honda GL 1000 g-wing (bye Grace, fly)
1983 honda cbx 550 fc (marlin's now)
1974 honda cb 550 (R.i.P. vanessa)
edwin is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 05:25 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014