Yeah, isolated resonances are a pain to find. The vibe on CB at 5k is noted by others. Check out the 2019 500X thread on here. It's there in all gears. It's nice being able to chop and change between the bikes, and I cannot really decide which I prefer most. Though if I was forced to only have one it would probably be the Himalayan as that suits my use case more than the CB. Plus if I ever get around to restoring my old K100RT I'll have a big road bike anyway. I'm 58 and that crash was a few years ago now. Even though its legacy will live on through permanent damage to my left foot. 70 percent functional and constant nerve pain, but at least its there, almost wasn't. I have had a few accidents in over 40 years of riding, first time I got seriously injured though. The silver lining was I got a lot of time to reflect as I recovered over many months (thank god for a lot of accrued sick leave) and decided to retire early if I could. 6 months after returning to work they were handing out redundancies. After 20 years in I got a nice golden handshake. Plus I could access my personal superannuation (401K for US peoples) straight away. Then 12 months later thanks to the lawyers I got a significant damages claim against the other parties insurance. Painful way to earn money though. Don't recommend it. So for the first time in my life I had the funds to pretty much do what I wanted. Then a week later, I was diagnosed with a flavour of Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma (a blood cancer), 'effing, typical I thought. Anyway after all the stuff you have to go through they tell me it probably won't take me out but will be with me till end of days, the little shit. And as my brother keeps telling me, you can't take it with you so spend it and enjoy it. That's the long story to how I have 2 new bikes that seem to get compared. Life's too short to procrastinate, I plan to enjoy what's left of mine. "As you guys are saying the cb takes a bit to get it more off road worthy", basically yes. Partly the reason I held back on going full rally raid as previously mentioned. The CB cost me AU$9300 on the road here, plus RR would have added another $5K. I could have waited and got a T700. But I with the foot I cannot handle tall bikes well anymore. Hence the CB and the RE were options. The cost wasn't really a factor aside from the fact I hate wasting money. Don't mind spending it, just has to be value for money. Have you ridden both yet?. If it's possible for both of you, I'd go test ride them together. I still think the CB sounds like the best option for you both. The CB really needs a bashplate/guard before going anywhere near rocky tracks. Those headers are very exposed. Worst mine has seen is a good gravel road so far. My Himalayan is getting modded. So far LED headlight is on, light bar next, and DRL's to improve visibility. Also changing to LED indicators as I gather the stock are a bit fragile. Barkbusters, bunch of SRCmoto stuff, crash bars, radiator guard, brake res guard etc. Looking at rear racks but most stick out too far. Hepco and Becker do tuck in better. Though I may break out the TIG and make my own in stainless steel, just got to get motivated enough. New tyres when these wear out. Then depending on how it goes I may splurge on a suspension upgrade. I like modding and mucking around with bikes like this and the Himalayan suits that well. Less tech to break I think.