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Hi from Sussex UK.
on: September 24, 2020, 09:02:41 AM
Hi guys, just saying hello.  I'm an older guy currently riding a Himalayan and looking very seriously at buying a 2021 CB500X hopefully in the new year.

Very happy to join up after reading so much useful info on here for prospective owners.   :152:

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Re: Hi from Sussex UK.
Reply #1 on: September 24, 2020, 07:51:11 PM
Hello Mate  :400:

My mates thinking of doing exactly the same as you  :028:
Life... It's Just a Ride  :305:

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Re: Hi from Sussex UK.
Reply #2 on: September 24, 2020, 08:10:03 PM
That is a pretty interesting change over from the RE to the CB.

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Re: Hi from Sussex UK.
Reply #3 on: September 24, 2020, 08:34:12 PM
Thanks guys, yes got to get a decent test ride in and see. I’ve done 5000 leisure miles bumbling round Sussex lanes on the Himmy since purchase in March and it’s enormous fun and packed with character but like so many owners say its crying out for a big brother.

I had a CRF 250L before and considered the Rally version.

I’ve considered a few others - used Ducati Scrambler (felt very small, not so much a ‘real’ Ducati + Ducati service costs), I was super keen on the Tenere 700 but price is high now as is the seat!  The XT660Z is another as I love singles but they are super tall and top heavy and the ‘Pavlin’ effect has pushed prices silly high. Same height issue with the BMW 800 GS (used) which I considered but again a bit tall.  Still tempted though.

Like everyone else I just want a proper Halfrica Twin I.e.  200kg, 600/650cc, 70 odd HP, inverted forks but with the character of the Himalayan. Nothing attracts attention like this £4K bike.

I like Hondas but fear the smile and little ‘ahhhhhh, let’s go!’ when I open the garage door will be absent from the big H. 

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Re: Hi from Sussex UK.
Reply #4 on: September 24, 2020, 09:23:39 PM
Dont underestimate the Ducati Desert Sled, I had one and it rides well, decent suspension and engine power and looks good, it got lots of looks anywhere I parked up.
My pal now has one and he rates it.

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Re: Hi from Sussex UK.
Reply #5 on: September 24, 2020, 09:33:50 PM
Yes, nice looking bike and very capable by all accounts.  I was referring more to the boggo standard Scrambler but the DS looks the business for sure.

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Reply #6 on: September 24, 2020, 09:46:45 PM
The only bike that turned my head and made me think if the CB was right for me was a Kawasaki Versys 650. I could still almost flat foot it with a full tank of gas, it had much more adjustable suspension, inverted forks and the right power. However, the aftermarket is slim, the bike is a bit bulky, and I just didn't get that feeling from it that is so needed for me to "fall" for a bike. 

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Re: Hi from Sussex UK.
Reply #7 on: September 25, 2020, 08:44:43 AM
Hello from over the county line in Kent!  :046:

I think the 500X is probably short on 'character' but, for me, part of the charm is it's so easy to ride and live with. Looks are subjective but I think the X is fairly good on that count...sure some of the bigger adventure bikes look more 'the part' but they are just way to big and expensive for me...I've certainly not got any regrets with my MY18 500X!  :002:

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Reply #8 on: September 25, 2020, 08:56:07 AM
CB500X is a great bike - it looked FANTASTIC sitting outside the dealership yesterday after getting it's MOT. Even when the bike beside it was a MotoGuzzi V85, it was the Honda for me!!   :034:
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Re: Hi from Sussex UK.
Reply #9 on: September 25, 2020, 09:03:00 AM
I see some of 'The other mans grass is always greener' creeping in here 🤣🤣🤣