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Offline catstevecam

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Re: CB500X - Value for money between years/revisions?
Reply #10 on: August 10, 2020, 09:57:41 AM
*Originally Posted by AJC500 [+]
Sounds like a great buy!!   :062:

Glad you are sorted - and who knows, after your Europe trip, you might just decide to keep the X a little longer . . .  :152:

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Re: CB500X - Value for money between years/revisions?
Reply #11 on: August 11, 2020, 10:06:18 AM
Thanks guys, on my way to pick it up today. I should have plenty of time to get used to it with a 200 odd mile journey home. It should feel great for Europe too I hope.

Very excited to be back on two wheels, it looks like its going to be a sorcher though.

*Originally Posted by catstevecam [+]
you might just decide to keep the X a little longer . . .  :152:

We'll have to wait and see what covid has to say about that, however I have future proofed myself  just in case  :038:
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Re: CB500X - Value for money between years/revisions?
Reply #12 on: August 17, 2020, 07:48:50 PM
Congratulations, hope that it suits your needs. When your done with you Euro trip come across the pond, well when we get some control on this virus. I think the 19 with the updates is a more attractive bike to many and may help the resale $$.

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Re: CB500X - Value for money between years/revisions?
Reply #13 on: August 18, 2020, 09:54:25 PM
*Originally Posted by barko1 [+]
Congratulations, hope that it suits your needs. When your done with you Euro trip come across the pond, well when we get some control on this virus. I think the 19 with the updates is a more attractive bike to many and may help the resale $$.

Thanks, it seems to tick a lot of boxes, I'm just keeping my fingers crossed that I don't get bored of the power. If I'm being honest then my first impressions are that its a very good and capable machine however it seems to lack some personality. It  doesn't have much character.

I do enjoy visiting stateside and am overdue a visit to my uncle in the San Fransisco bay area however I can't see it being for a while sadly. I'm keeping my fingers crossed, I certainly can tell the difference from my experience of jumping from a 16 plate onto the 19 with all of the revisions. It's a nicer bike to ride in that respect!   

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Re: CB500X - Value for money between years/revisions?
Reply #14 on: August 18, 2020, 10:07:01 PM
I wouldn't disagree with you about the personality and power. I've had 70+ bikes, usually a little different or super powerful, the last being an 1190 with had both personality and power. Not sure if there is much to do about either but I do enjoy it's lightness, the reliability, versatility, and low maintenance. It can't yank my arms but it takes my where I won't to go and is always well behaved, it's still fun.

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Re: CB500X - Value for money between years/revisions?
Reply #15 on: August 18, 2020, 10:37:25 PM
Glad to hear its not just me then, you've got quite the experience with your riding career. I mean for the money its very impressive, great value, economic, manoeuvrable and reliable. I suppose its all very Honda. While all of the above is great, it just doesn't make me really excited I guess.

All that said I have no doubt it'll do exactly the journey I want it to with no dramas and gives me a huge level of freedom with total piece of mind. It's all I wanted from it, I guess I just like machines that as James May would say give me 'the fizz'  :008:

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Re: CB500X - Value for money between years/revisions?
Reply #16 on: August 19, 2020, 12:34:42 AM
 It is more fun driving a slow bike fast than driving a fast bike slow.

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Re: CB500X - Value for money between years/revisions?
Reply #17 on: August 19, 2020, 12:41:06 AM
*Originally Posted by 471x [+]
It is more fun driving a slow bike fast than driving a fast bike slow.

*riding  :038:

Oh I totally agree with that, I've got a 78 CB550 and you can ride it hard, its not fast but damn its exciting. I drive classic cars too and they have the same excitement despite being slow, but they have 'the fizz'  :187: 

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Re: CB500X - Value for money between years/revisions?
Reply #18 on: August 19, 2020, 07:04:46 AM
*Originally Posted by woody928 [+]
*riding  :038:

Oh I totally agree with that, I've got a 78 CB550 and you can ride it hard, its not fast but damn its exciting. I drive classic cars too and they have the same excitement despite being slow, but they have 'the fizz'  :187:

Good catch! I definitely need a copy editor. 👍

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Re: CB500X - Value for money between years/revisions?
Reply #19 on: August 19, 2020, 01:22:14 PM
I hear what people are saying about excitement of ownership - a few years back I had a used MGF, then a new Mazda MX5 (Miata), and always preferred the MG's looks and character over the Mazda's boring abilities.

BUT, I just love the 500X - to me it's a rugged road bike, kind of like a 2 wheeled SUV (!) which will never see more that a potholed Scottish road or the odd high kerb!!  I know plenty of people ride it off road, with or without extensive alterations, but just a good set of road tyres has made it the perfect road bike for me.

Love it, and proud of it!!   :034:
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