Honda CB500X

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by JimmieA, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. Davidc83

    Davidc83 Been here awhile

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    You can only buy the ABS NC700 with the more expensive automatic transmission (that is where the most price difference in the bike price)
  2. 07wee

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    I'm interested to see the mpg numbers of the 500; the nc700x was the subject of a new shootout between 4 cycle world readers in the last issue. They had a fuel economy challenge and I think the winner got like 84mpg. I'm thinking the cb500x will get under that because of the higher rpm range. The nc700x redlines at around 7k i believe. I want to take a look at both bikes in person by spring time, since I'm in the market for a commuter bike I'm still leaning towards the nc because of the "frunk".
  3. RaY YreKa

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    Honda are saying 76mpg (imperial).

    And now we know why these bikes aren't 700cc, as Honda have just released details of two more 700cc bikes to complement the 700x.
  4. Pecha72

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    You mean released for the US? (Because the 700 lineup in Europe at least was three versions right from the start; the X, a naked bike, and a scooter).
  5. RaY YreKa

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    I mean the new CTX range.
  6. fragile_this_side_up

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    what price for the X?! still waiting, Honda.. still waiting..
  7. RaY YreKa

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    Don't know if this helps, but the unconfirmed price in the UK is £4850.

    That's cheaper than a G650GS.
  8. markjenn

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    Just saw that Honda has hiked the USA base price of the NC700X to $7500. This gives them further room with the CB500X to charge more and not intrude on the 700's price point. I think we're looking at a minimum of $6500 for the non-ABS CB500X.

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  9. RaY YreKa

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    From the RW thread:

    CBF 4999 , ABS $500 option
    CBR 5499, ABS $500 option
    CBX TBD, ABS $500 option

    CBX $6000?
  10. markjenn

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    At least in the US, the CBF has a $5499 base and the CBR has a $5999 base.

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  11. mr openroad

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    lets hope for $5999 :freaky but they seem to be having a hard time deciding, whats the hold up Honda?
  12. mrbreeze

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    the KLR 650 is $6499. If the CB500X comes in at that or less, it's going to look like a pretty good deal IMO
  13. fragile_this_side_up

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    I dont really see the klr in the same class as the cb. I see the klr as a much more capable machine.
  14. pm9654

    pm9654 Been here awhile

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    I don't know why they couldn't keep it the same as the CBR.
  15. markjenn

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    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.

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    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.
  17. markjenn

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    Yes, it does appear the CB500X has standard ABS in canada with pricing like the R with ABS. Good catch. This bodes well for the X being priced like the R in the US.

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  18. JimmieA

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    I got to check out the bike today at our annual show. Set on it as well. Honda was pushing the NC700 harder than this bike for sure. I was surprised by the flat black paint on the bike. It is hard to see the actual model name on the bike but I am tall and it is under the pillion grab handles. Seems like a good value. At this price I think they will sell a lot of them. A Honda guy said they had a line up of people wanting to sit on the bike. The new CB1100 seemed kind of cool, very reto as well.
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  20. B02S4

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    A local dealer told me today that non-ABS pricing is supposed to be $6499, & he has yet to be able to place an order. He does not expect to have any in the dealership until July - if then.