Honda CB500X

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

  1. Wise Guy

    Wise Guy Soitenly!

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    Dunno. What do you want for a monthly payment, and how much could you afford up-front? And how much of a monthly payment would your credit score/current debt to income ratio support?

    My local credit union is offering 2.74% for a 60 month term, up to 110% of the bike's value - so no down payment required.

    Of course, you'd have to be able to swing the monthly payments!

    My trusty HP12c calculator is telling me my monthly payments would be:

    $17.85 per thousand for 2.74% for 60 months.
    Or $107.12/month for $6,000
    Or $124.97/month for $7,000

    Now, I just need to convince the wife that we NEED a CB500X:D
  2. fragile_this_side_up

    fragile_this_side_up Long timer

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    Interesting. I want the white but I know it won't come here till next year. Pretty sure the abs will be the red.
  3. theloop

    theloop Been here awhile

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    The honda web site does not have a picture of the abs model, but when you go to the spec sheet for the abs 500x, it does say the color is matte black metallic.
    http://powersports.honda.com/2013/cb500x/specifications.aspx
  4. theloop

    theloop Been here awhile

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    My wife is already convinced that I need CB500x w/ABS, just sold my 750 shadow this last weekend, and 2 dealers are suppose to give me a out the door price sometime today. I have great credit, and I am looking to get the 3.99% from honda for 4 years (my credit union does good on cars, but not motorcycles) and if I finance $2658, my payment should be $60 even for 4 years.
  5. SixtyAte

    SixtyAte Daily Dirt Commuter

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    So I am also excited about this bike, but for a reason I haven't noticed anyone else mention it, I'm SHORT. I currently ride a Honda 230L also because I'm short, and really like it. The only downfall of the 230L is going more than 70 miles, thin seat+65 max mph = sore bum. Now mind you I will ride for hours off-road, but that is different. I don't intend on riding the CB 500x on 10 day plus adventures, but more like several weekend trips. My commute consists of 15 miles of trail, so I will probably keep riding the 230l for that. Actually the trail is an old rail bed, so I would prbably run it sometimes.
  6. SnickterP

    SnickterP Adventurer

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    Does anyone have any thoughts as to wether the ABS will be able to be switched off or not? I feel like for loose surfaces, ABS isn't a good idea
  7. PeterW

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    There's usually a fuse you can pull, and at least on my bike (2012 DL 650) the ABS is quite a bit better than me on loose stuff.

    The only catch is if you are going to fast and try and pull up quickly on a really loose surface you'll have issues with ABS on - just pointing out - in my experience, I have issues with ABS OFF in those circumstances as well :eek1

    In other words, don't worry about disabling it until you've actually tested it ?.
    Pete
  8. Pecha72

    Pecha72 Long timer

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    Is this an off-road bike?? Doesn´t look like one, that´s for sure!

    Besides, modern ABS systems work just fine even for mild off-road (.. and that´s about all this bike can do outside the tarmac I´d say). For any kind of road, there´s no question, it´s a plus.

    But if you absolutely must get rid of it, then taking the fuse off should do the trick. Just remember to put it back on at least occasionally, so the system won´t get jammed.
  9. Gryphon12

    Gryphon12 Long timer

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    This thread is only 21 pages long...go back and read it from the beginning.

    Honda has ALWAYS said that this is an "adventure LOOK" motorcycle. It is a streetbike with ADV body work; nothing more, nothing less.

    Yamaha's S-10 has the best ABS in the world today. Everyone insisted that it needed to be "switchable" when the bike first came out. In fact, it doesn't. It just plain works, on-road and off-road. The debate is over. It sets the new standard; everyone else is still catching up, but it will happen.
  10. SnickterP

    SnickterP Adventurer

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    Thank you all for the replies. I know it's just a look of an adventure bike, and that's fine because it will just be a daily commuter for me. But I still do get curious about dirt trails and I was concerned about the safety of an abs system on one. I think it sounds to me that going with abs makes sense!
  11. theloop

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    Well dealer 1 was around $7100 total price for the CB500x with ABS out the door, fee's, plates, sales tax, everything. Dealer 2 total price out the door was $6811.14, which I only own $6711.14, since I put down $100:D The bike was $6299, and Michigan sales tax was $383.64. So I guess $128.50 for doc, title, and plate transfer is not to bad.
  12. B02S4

    B02S4 Aye

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    Good for you! Now let's see how long it takes to actually get it out the door :D
  13. theloop

    theloop Been here awhile

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    This will give me some time for a few home projects that I want to do.
  14. dduelin

    dduelin Amazing grace how sweet the sound....

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    Congratulations! I was in the same boat about a year ago waiting on the NC700X to come in. At least I knew I was first in line.
  15. SixtyAte

    SixtyAte Daily Dirt Commuter

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    Alright it has been mentioned that the CB 500X just has the looks of an adventure bike, so I got to thinking what makes an adventure bike? Is it a durability issue, suspension travel, or ground clearence? So I got some specs from the KLR, GS, and CB. Clearly there is a lack of suspension and ground clearence, but everything else is right in there. The CB is only a 500, but I think we are still talking apples to apples. For me personally I am a honda guy, and would be riding on the road 85% of the time (oh and I'm short) so I will most likely be buying this bike.

    KLR 650 BMW 650 CB 500X
    front suspension travel 7.9in 6.7in 5.5in
    rear suspension travel 7.3in 6.5in 4.7in

    ground clearence 8.3in 8.6? 6.6?

    weight 432lbs 423lbs 430lbs

    fuel capacity 6.1 gal 3.7gal 4.5gal

    price $6500 $7850 $6000

    Alright chew on this gentlemen (and ladies)
  16. theloop

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    Depends on your adventure! Since mine will be on two lane country roads, I will prefer the 19" front wheel. And for the times I have to take a gravel road, this bike will be 100% better than my shadow.
  17. SixtyAte

    SixtyAte Daily Dirt Commuter

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    Alright now we are getting somewhere. Ok better steering on loose surface. Should absorb bumps more. I guess I've never really thought about this. I've always rode a dirt bike off-road and never a street bike off-road. How dramatic a difference does the tire size make? By the way I'm not trying do anything here but decide if the CB 500X is the next logical step for my needs. I've always had Honda's, but I don't want to be brand myopic. Any information is greatly appreciated. Seat hieght is pretty important to me also, I am 5'6 and my wife if 5'5. The seat on 230L is perfect for both of us.
  18. Pecha72

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    CB500X has 17 inch wheels.
  19. SnickterP

    SnickterP Adventurer

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    My KLX has 17" wheels all around. While not may not be optimal on some dirt, its certainly doable and not too bad
  20. fragile_this_side_up

    fragile_this_side_up Long timer

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    considering a lot of people, me included, will be buying this bike for 95% commuting on asphalt, and 5% gravel roads, i feel like it should suit me perfectly.

    that being said, yes, i will end up pushing the limits of its' off-road-ability i'm sure. just like the NC700x is "adventure syled" but that does reasonably well off road.

    i have taken my SV down gravel roads, and although i didn't like it, it certainly did it ok. i just don't want to subject my SV to that so like i said before, it's staying a weekend bike and dumping its commuter duties to the CB.

    also, i like the "adventure style" for the more up-right seating position as well along with the wind protection. this bike will certainly allow me to take as many adventures as i think i'd like to. like it has been said before, not everyone needs a bike that can do Dakar or tour the alps. a KLR would be hugely overkill for myself.