So, for the Benellis, any SSR or Benelli dealership can service them. I have one SSR dealership 20 minutes away, one SSR dealership 45 minutes away (which is where I bought my SSR Buccaneer), and a dedicated Benelli dealership an hour and a half from me. The Benelli Leoncino is a pretty damn good performer when compared against the Honda CB500F. Similar horsepower and torque, but the benelli makes its torque far lower in the rev range. Now the TRK502 has the same motor as the Leoncino, and granted it is quite a bit heavier than the CB500X (518 lbs vs 434 lbs for the Honda). BUT, you get crash bars, hand guards (with aluminum bar), a rear luggage rack, and a swingarm-mounted mudguard all as standard equipment. YES. STANDARD EQUIPMENT. That stuff weighs a bunch. It's also a physically larger bike, with a 60" wheelbase instead of the honda's 56" wheelbase. If you take into account the weight of all the extras you get with the Benelli TRK502, you're looking at a 40-50 pound weight difference. That might still make it a no-deal for a lot of people, but it's not as bad as the 88 pound difference you see on paper. So lets think, 40-50 pounds heavier and $700 cheaper MSRP. But then add in the cost of accessories for the CB500X. Luggage Rack: $133. Crash bars $120-$190 depending on brand. Lets say $150 for the middle-of-the-road bars from twisted throttle. The rear mudguard/hugger is $120. You can spend $143 for barkbusters or $50 for Tusk hand guards, or get anything inbetween. But lets be cheap and get the Tusks, because they work just as well. That's an extra $453 (plus shipping!) worth of accessories for the CB500X, which you have to not only pay for, but also either install yourself, or pay the dealership $95/hour to install. I'd guess at least 2-3 hours of dealer time. So an additional $190 to $285. Assuming you do it yourself, that makes it a $1153 difference between the price of the CB500X and Benelli TRK502. But add that dealer time in and the CB500X is $1343 to $1438 more expensive. (And even if you do install all that stuff yourself, your time is worth something. Maybe you don't value it at $95/hour, but mine is worth at least $75/hr). I dunno about you... but I'm not sure I'd pay roughly $1300 more to get a bike that's only 40-50 pounds lighter when set up identically. Especially since the Benelli has more torque available down low, where it's more useful in the dirt. And also you have to consider the cost of replacement parts. Honda parts are priced like they're made out of gold. Benelli parts are actually really cheap, and they're also widely available. You can order from Benelli, from any number of UK parts sites, or even directly from china via aliexpress. When you consider all of that, I think the TRK502 is a great deal and quite competitive IF you're wanting those accessories. And lets be honest, anyone who is actually going to ADV their 500X is going to want the hand guards, crash bars, and luggage rack at the very least. That said, I think the CSC RX4 beats out both the 500X and the Benelli for value. It has all the same accessories as the Benelli comes with, plus side racks and hard luggage (side and top cases) as standard equipment. And it weighs 450 pounds with all of that. All at the cost of only 7 horsepower compared to the Benelli and Honda. For about $5500 delivered. ($500 cheaper than the Benelli, $1200 cheaper than the base CB500X. To equip a CB500X with the same stuff I mentioned above, you're looking at about a $1900 difference. And you'd still need to buy side racks, saddle bags, and a top case, which will add even more to the cost - and the weight - of the CB500X) For CSC you don't need a dealership at all, all you need is a mechanic willing to work on it. Once you find that, CSC will pay that mechanic for all warranty work, and will send parts and test equipment directly to that mechanic. You don't have to do anything else. They stock every part for every bike they sell in their warehouses, so you're not stuck with waiting for something to ship from China to get your bike back on the road. There are more and more and more Royal Enfield dealerships popping up everywhere. There are three in my state now - Raleigh, Greensboro, and Charlotte. (20 minutes, 1.5 hours, and 3.5 hours). Years ago before the twins came out, there was only 1 dealership in Charlotte. Not sure about parts availability for these yet though. Also it's worth noting, there are actually far more SSR dealers in NC than there are Royal Enfield dealers at the moment. Every fourth dealership has a range of SSR pitbikes out front these days, and any of those dealerships will work on SSR or Benelli bikes. So yeah. The Chinese are putting out VERY interesting middlewieght motorcycles right now. Honda.... well... they're just not. The CB500X may be a great bike... but there are two other options out there. One will save you $2500 ish and several pounds over a similarly-equipped CB500X, but cost you one cylinder and 7 horsepower. The other will save you $1300 but cost you 40-50 pounds more than the CB500X. Everything is a compromise, but for those kind of price differences it's really worth taking a look at the two top-end Chinese offerings. Also it's worth noting, the Chinese brands have something to prove; they're hungry. Honda is not. Honda is happy to rest on its ass. Benelli for instance is really trying to repair their brand name. The Italian-made Benellis were horribly unreliable, and every new model they make in China is rewriting that history. CSC will do anything to please their customers, they have a history of bending over backwards to make things right. Honda only makes things right when their lawyers tell them it'll be cheaper than the lawsuits. Charles.