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Offline johnthebigadv

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Re: New rider seeking advice
Reply #10 on: August 06, 2020, 06:02:12 PM
*Originally Posted by AJC500 [+]
Very true Timur, keeping a Ducati is not cheap, and a Scrambler does a lot less miles to the gallon too.......

500X is a VERY economical bike.   :152:

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Depending whether buy new or used the CBX is a basic bike but you can add  good quality aftermarket parts to make it your own.
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Re: New rider seeking advice
Reply #11 on: August 06, 2020, 06:10:07 PM
I don't doubt the Scrambler would make a great ride... good fun I imagine. It's got a low centre of gravity which should make it more agile on the road than the X. As I mentioned... this was never going to be an easy decision!   :087:

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Re: New rider seeking advice
Reply #12 on: August 06, 2020, 07:47:15 PM
I've been to Malta  :028: and seen the state of your roads,  :005: they are like dusty glass. If I was you I'd go for the 500X as it has less power. Too much power on your roads would be scary  :033:
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Re: New rider seeking advice
Reply #13 on: August 06, 2020, 08:05:12 PM
 :008: You know what I'm talking about then! Yes, 500cc is more than enough for Malta any day. I don't understand how some people reach the speeds that they do on our roads... it is indeed scary!

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Re: New rider seeking advice
Reply #14 on: August 07, 2020, 08:29:14 AM
Me again!

Just checked your first message to see if you ride off road.

If you don't, I can't get past the feeling that you should buy a bike that fits you - and if you prefer Honda have you thought of a CB500F?
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Re: New rider seeking advice
Reply #15 on: August 07, 2020, 03:03:00 PM
Another consideration, if you can find a 2018 or older, it is a bit lower than 2019 - 20.  I just found a new 2018 and love it! 

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Re: New rider seeking advice
Reply #16 on: August 08, 2020, 07:06:42 AM
Thanks for the suggestions guys. I don't do any off road... yet! I did indeed consider the CB500F and the CB650R. They are really attractive, particularly the 650 because I like the retro look. Malta being Malta (mostly short and narrow roads with many full of pot holes), I didn't think I'd get much fun out of these bikes as I'd be confined to going up and down the coast road, which isn't long. I did also see a second hand 2016 model of the CB500X. It certainly fit me better but the new model is not that much more expensive and has some lovely features which I'd very much like to have.

This is a moot point now because yesterday I went to the dealership and put down a deposit for a new CB500X pearl white  :082:

Almost twenty four hours later and I'm still grinning  :152:

Thank you all for your comments - you helped me take that final step!  :821:

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Re: New rider seeking advice
Reply #17 on: August 08, 2020, 08:12:34 AM
Brilliant!!  Well done!!   :046:
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