Has anyone bought a CB500x and regretted it?

Discussion in 'Japanese polycylindered adventure bikes' started by vinsonrider, Apr 14, 2015.

  1. B-Nads

    B-Nads Adventurer

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    I've ordered a CS tall seat for mine, which will hopefully make the ergos more comfortable for the time I keep it. It'll be interesting to see what route Honda goes for the rumored mid-size AT, but I agree that if Honda would simply make a "RR" inspired CB650X with spokes and better suspension and ride, and offer it below the T7 price range, they'd have trouble building them fast enough.
  2. ScorpionT16

    ScorpionT16 Been here awhile

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    How was the T7 coming at over $16k? I just ordered one and OTD, taxes in and all it's under $14.2k. I own a CB500X now, and getting the T7 for its height, at 6ft tall the CBX is just too cramped for me. The T7 is just 22lbs (CBX stock is 430lbs and T7 452lbs) more than the CBX in stock form, the RR kit one weighs more with the spoke wheels, skid plate, etc... so that's no light weight either.
  3. Black Rhino

    Black Rhino Closer to Dairy Queen than Steve McQueen.

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    So how about an update: My wife has had her 14 X (bought in the spring of 15 new) for working on 5 riding seasons. She has tacked on about 52,000 miles , and I have done the following to it: Tires , 1 set of C/S , a couple air filters , 2 headlight bulbs (Honda , what's up with that?) , & oil changes. That's it. I love it , she loves it. We made the following small changes to the bike for her (Tall for a girl 5'8") , taller Givi shield , and a 20mm handle riser. Also added crash bars , service stand , and luggage racks and bags.

    Do we regret ownership , NO!
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  4. Black Rhino

    Black Rhino Closer to Dairy Queen than Steve McQueen.

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  5. Med.Jeeves

    Med.Jeeves Adventurer Supporter

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    Got lucky and found a 2017 CB500X left over with only 1 mile on the clock. This is my first ever street legal bike, and I don't think I could be happier for what I bought it for and what I spent on it. All in, bike and RR3 kit, I'm somewhere around $8K, and its better/more nimble off road than my buddies F800GS, and way better on-road than any thumper I've owned, and gets a solid 60mpg (US) no matter how hard I beat on the throttle. With that said, if you prefer super smooth, flowy, fast off-road sections, the RR3 doesn't have the suspension travel for that, compared to the F-GSs, off-road focused Tigers, or I'd imagine an AT or T7. It's a pure numbers game, and I've found the bottom of the fork and shock a few times. I've followed a DRZ every it could go, but he was definitely waiting for me a few times.

    For a two-up long distance adventure touring bike, I'm looking to pick up something used in the next few months. Doing two-up locally isn't bad, but it would quickly get cramped with gear and 600+ miles on the super slab or back roads. But I recognized that as a limitation of a mid-size 500cc bike when I purchased it, and hesitate to list it as a fault.

    -jeeves
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