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Nc750x or cb500x ., Which if same price??
on: June 03, 2020, 01:38:03 PM
Good day all
As title says.... Which one?

Would be first bike owned though I've rented before.
Criteria... I'm convinced ADV style being 6'4 (193cm)
Hard to beat Honda!

2015 cb500x abs w 5000kms on it ; white
2015 nc750x abs w 9000kms on it ; black grey

Both immaculate condition. Both low mileage
I've negotiated both to within 100 bucks of each other so consider price equal! Hard to believe I thought??
Since 750x is more new it would actually be about half of new price. 'better deal'?

Difference I see...
- 500x is 70 lbs lighter
- 750x better for 2 up later on
- 500x cheaper on insurance (by a bit)
- 750x - seller added awesome sounding aftermarket exhaust
- 500x - easier resale later

I'm actually on of those people that like the modern looking straight lines of the 750x.

I can't test either. Owners won't allow.
Local dealer won't either

Not sure which... Advice??

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Re: Nc750x or cb500x ., Which if same price??
Reply #1 on: June 03, 2020, 02:02:26 PM
I think this video would be a great help in your case:


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Re: Nc750x or cb500x ., Which if same price??
Reply #2 on: June 03, 2020, 02:26:21 PM
Had them both I think it all boils down what your going to use the bike for-around town back roads the 500x power band is the better of the two -high speed comute the lower rpm's of the 750 is very relaxing but that would be the only time I think the 750 is the better bike--overall I much prefer the 500X
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Re: Nc750x or cb500x ., Which if same price??
Reply #3 on: June 03, 2020, 04:46:02 PM
As motorboy said, apparently the 750 is designed as a low revving engine, so good pulling power and good 2-up, but maybe not the bike for someone who likes to max out revs in every gear!!

Probably more of a road bike too, whereas the 500X lets you play about on gravel/off road..... a bit.

To be fair, I haven't ridden the 750, but have read good reports from owners.  It is a nice looking bike, and has that handy storage area in the fake petrol tank.
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Re: Nc750x or cb500x ., Which if same price??
Reply #4 on: June 03, 2020, 06:42:20 PM
6'4" is pretty tall. Doesn't that recommend the NC, especially for longer rides?

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Re: Nc750x or cb500x ., Which if same price??
Reply #5 on: June 03, 2020, 07:43:25 PM
*Originally Posted by Scubaguy2020 [+]
Good day all
As title says.... Which one?

Would be first bike owned though I've rented before.
Criteria... I'm convinced ADV style being 6'4 (193cm)
Hard to beat Honda!

2015 cb500x abs w 5000kms on it ; white
2015 nc750x abs w 9000kms on it ; black grey

Both immaculate condition. Both low mileage
I've negotiated both to within 100 bucks of each other so consider price equal! Hard to believe I thought??
Since 750x is more new it would actually be about half of new price. 'better deal'?

Difference I see...
- 500x is 70 lbs lighter
- 750x better for 2 up later on
- 500x cheaper on insurance (by a bit)
- 750x - seller added awesome sounding aftermarket exhaust
- 500x - easier resale later

I'm actually on of those people that like the modern looking straight lines of the 750x.

I can't test either. Owners won't allow.
Local dealer won't either

Not sure which... Advice??

If you are NOT going to upgrade the 2015 CB500X using Rally Raid parts (suspension, 19"/17" wheels) then don't hesitate and buy the NC.  The current 2019/2020 CB500X is a more versatile motorcycle than its predecessor and the 2015 NC750 because Honda upgraded the bike with 19"/17" wheels among other upgrades.  Given your size and for equal money, the NC750 would be the better choice.  You will find having the extra space and engine displacement useful.  Since both bikes have 17" wheels, choose your tires correctly and most roads will be accessible.  People have ridden 2up RTW with both bikes without any problems.
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Re: Nc750x or cb500x ., Which if same price??
Reply #6 on: June 03, 2020, 08:14:13 PM
*Originally Posted by ewryly [+]
6'4" is pretty tall. Doesn't that recommend the NC, especially for longer rides?
The rider triangle on both bikes is the same-both would be a tight fit without peg lowers
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Re: Nc750x or cb500x ., Which if same price??
Reply #7 on: June 03, 2020, 08:17:25 PM
*Originally Posted by manray [+]
If you are NOT going to upgrade the 2015 CB500X using Rally Raid parts (suspension, 19"/17" wheels) then don't hesitate and buy the NC.  The current 2019/2020 CB500X is a more versatile motorcycle than its predecessor and the 2015 NC750 because Honda upgraded the bike with 19"/17" wheels among other upgrades.  Given your size and for equal money, the NC750 would be the better choice.  You will find having the extra space and engine displacement useful.  Since both bikes have 17" wheels, choose your tires correctly and most roads will be accessible.  People have ridden 2up RTW with both bikes without any problems.
I see you have a 500X what year NC700-750 did you have and how many miles did you put on it
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Re: Nc750x or cb500x ., Which if same price??
Reply #8 on: June 03, 2020, 09:45:32 PM
*Originally Posted by motorboy [+]
I see you have a 500X what year NC700-750 did you have and how many miles did you put on it

Did not own but rode it for over 4500 kms.  I think it was a 2016 model non DCT.  You are right, lowered pegs on both bikes improves comfort.  If there was no Rally Raid conversion kit available for the pre 2019 CB500X's, I would not have bought the bike.

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Re: Nc750x or cb500x ., Which if same price??
Reply #9 on: June 03, 2020, 10:02:21 PM
*Originally Posted by manray [+]
Did not own but rode it for over 4500 kms.  I think it was a 2016 model non DCT.  You are right, lowered pegs on both bikes improves comfort.  If there was no Rally Raid conversion kit available for the pre 2019 CB500X's, I would not have bought the bike.
So your 500X is more off rode than on--can't see putting the NC in the dirt
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