Honda CB500X

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

  1. fragile_this_side_up

    fragile_this_side_up Long timer

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    Yeah. Thats the estimate I was givin a month ago. Im ok with that.
  2. theloop

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    Just for shits and giggles, I took a look on cycletrader for the x, there were 12 pages, and about half of the results were the f model, and the one's for the x said call for price, except one had a price of $5,999.
  3. B02S4

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    That means nothing for a bike that can't even be ordered yet.
  4. theloop

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    Sorry, I thought that dealers could sell for any price they wanted, since I see other models for below or at msrp. Toledo east honda is selling the cb500f for below msrp on both abs and non-abs models, and I dont even know if they have them in stock yet. Plus the Canadian honda site suggest pre-ordering your cb500x before they are sold out. I may not be able to order a cb500x yet ( I'm sure most dealers would take a deposit from me) but i'm sure dealers have already put their orders in.
  5. markjenn

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    Absolutely true, but many have noted that dealers will advertise bikes in Cycle Trader way before they're available with speculative prices that they may or may not eventually sell the bike for. IOW, the prices on Cycle Trader really don't mean very much until the importer has established pricing and the bikes are orderable. It is at this point that you're likely to be able to get a contract (or at least a firm price commitment) from a dealer.

    If you can get a dealer to write a firm sales contract for $6K (with no other fees) for a 500X ABS at this date, probably a good deal. Call 'em up and see what they say.

    I recall ads in Cycle Trader with prices for 2WD Yamaha dirt bikes that were never manufactured.

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    Just plowed through this whole thread from the first post onward. I think the 500x and its siblings are going to be winners for Honda. Bringing any number of sales to those with 250s who want a bit larger machine. The ergos will be good on all three of them, with the x having the most relaxed riding position. It will be interesting to see where Honda prices the x, it is strange they didn't announce it at the same time as the other two 500s. I've seen and sat on all of the 500s and the 700x at the Cleveland show, they all seem like winners. If I was in the market for a new bike, I'd wait for some tests and to see what mpg and range is achievable on them. There aren't many choices from the Asians in midrange machines for the U.S. market, nice to see Honda introducing them here.
  7. theloop

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    Never said the advertized price of $5,999 was for the ABS model, It's for the standard model But there is now 2 dealers advertizing the cb500x for $5,999 and the one says it has a eta of march. I think the msrp will be the $5,999, if not maybe $5,899:D
  8. Davidc83

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    Dealers have not put their orders for the x yet, they can't-poppa Honda is not accepting orders for the x yet. Any dealer stating a price for the x is blowing smoke. The Honda reps at the Indy show yesterday don't know when Honda will take orders for the x, when the x will ship, or the price. The r and f version will ship in March.
    For the guy who stated their local dealer wasn't charging extra fees-need to check the msrp-the r msrp is $5999 and the f is $5499. The Honda reps did say the x version will be limited production this year, so if you want one, you should get on your dealer list; they also stated not all dealers will get the x, and the ones which do, may only get one. One rep told me he believed the x price would be $6499, one rep told me he believed $5799, and one rep told me he believed it would be the same as the r.
    I set on the 500s, the 700, and all 6-7 ctx bikes they had. I really k
    Liked the nc 700 before I went to the Indy show. Egonomicaly, I was more comfortable on the 500x, the ctx500s next, and the nc700 the least. I am 5'10" with 32" inseam. If the x sell for less than $6000, I will be buying one.
  9. B02S4

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    Really? Where is that?
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    At the top for fee's http://www.hondaeasttoledo.com/ They do charge a $100 title fee the last time I talked to them, but no prep or freight. Once on the site take a look at the showroom, then new inventory. page 1 has the cb500f standard for $$5,299 and below that they have the ABS model for $5,799. Go to the second page and you will see the cb500r for $5,699 and the ABS model below for $6,249 They do have a 2012 leftover 650 v-strom adventure for $7,799 + $100 title fee witch is pretty tempting with the 0% financing suzuki is offering right now.
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    An ETA of March for a bike that will not be built for another few months should tell you a lot about how much credence you should put in these prices. Call 'em up and say you'd like to pick up your bike next month for $6K. Report back what they say.

    These ads for bikes that aren't available are designed to get you to call so they can generate a sales lead. That's all they are.

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  12. RaY YreKa

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    £4950 in the UK; black, white, or red; ABS standard; at least one dealer already offering the heated grips free.
  13. WhichWayRound

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    Went down to the ExCel show on the weekend, Honda rep stated that the x would be £4950 OTR in the UK. Also that ABS comes as standard...not much else though.
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    Thats $7683.00....hope it doesn't translate directly
    :eek:

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  15. dougwo

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    I did consider KLR for a little while. Capable or not is purely base on your personal use. KLR is after all a dual sport and CB is road biased. Regardless of their categories and intend purposes. If CB cost just as much as KLR as most of us speculate, then it is definitely a good deal. For the same amount of money you get a fuel injected honda engine, new electronics, and designs. I'm not saying KLR is not a good deal or a good bike. But in comparison, I wouldn't want to buy a bike that's come with 20 years old technologies and issues when I can buy a new hm, well, honda!
  16. dougwo

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    Well, NC700X cost £5859 in UK, equals to approximately $9060 USD. NC700X cost$7000 here, a 30% difference.
    Let's hope that 30% applies to CB500X price as well,then the price in US would be around $5500.
  17. B02S4

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    Not gonna happen.
  18. dougwo

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    I know! But wishful thinking doesn't hurt either. Why honda has to make it so tough to choose?
    $7500 for NC700X, which now comes in RED also? Or save $1000 get a CB500X and spend that $1000 on bells and whistles?
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    Price update for the UK:

    R and X are the same, £4950.

    F is £300 cheaper.

    All come with ABS standard.
  20. fragile_this_side_up

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    still waiting on honda of USA... grrr. i'm ok with them being the same..