2019-2020 Honda CB500X

Discussion in 'Japanese polycylindered adventure bikes' started by cabanza, Dec 2, 2018.

  1. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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    It doesn't look like there's a thread about it and I'm surprised because it's big news!

    Biggest thing: 19" wheel on the front! Yay!

    Longer suspension travel in the back: + 1.2"

    LED lights all over

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  2. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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    Some other nice changes like the new screen

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  3. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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    Different exhaust

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  4. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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    Taller screen, wider handlebar

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  5. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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  6. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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  7. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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    Performance wise, the 471cc parallel-Twin motor has been slightly tweaked with revised valve timing and intake tract improvements to yield a 4% gain in midrange power and torque. There's a new slipper clutch that’s claimed to decrease lever pull effort by 45%.
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  8. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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  9. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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  10. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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  11. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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    Only one color for the US (red - which is the best one IMO) but 2 more are available

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  12. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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  13. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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    I just rode 500 miles in Mexico on a Versys 300 during Thanksgiving week. I was starting to seriously consider it wishing Kawasaki would upgrade the engine to the 400 cc but Honda has come out with what looks like a great little bike. I haven't seen any info on it but given the wheels, the bike should have tubeless tires. I'm sure Honda will have the usual top case and even perhaps side cases (one can dream).
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  14. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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  15. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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  16. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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  17. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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  18. larryboy

    larryboy Stable genius.

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    Wow, really nice improvements!!
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  19. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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    From Honda Canada

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  20. Oilhed

    Oilhed MarkF Supporter

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    I dig it! Is that the same motor as the Rebel 500? All I can ask are seat height, fuel tank & mileage? Will it have a center stand? It's begging for urban camo!
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