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Offline jls47

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Seattle now has CB500x's - got one last week.
« on: July 01, 2013, 01:54:55 AM »
Replaced my CBR250R.    I had been out of biking for 10 years, and last season got restarted with the CBR250R--itself a great bike.  Problem was that as a sportbike (a small one, granted), it was difficult to drive long distances in a forward position.  Visibility was also somewhat limited.   The CB500X completely solves both problems.   The taller seat height, the upright seating position, the wide bars - combined with what is a comparatively cushy suspension - make this bike completely comfortable for short and long rides.  Visibility is awesome: you can look side to side and have much better visibility than you can on a low sportbike.  Great on twisty roads, too: it could be my imagination but the 500X seems to corner as well as a sportbike.  You just dive into the corners with those wide bars; in a way, they have a similar feel to a dirt bike's bars.    Bottom line, the bike is super-easy to get used to, very easy to ride, and at all times feels extremely stable.   I'm glad I got it, and my guess is a lot of folks on this forum feel the same way. 

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Re: Seattle now has CB500x's - got one last week.
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2013, 04:11:13 AM »
Congrats on the new ride JLS!  :821:

Great write up on your initial impression of the X as well.  Looking forward to hearing more  :028:

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Re: Seattle now has CB500x's - got one last week.
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2013, 08:00:32 AM »
Thanks Cam

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Re: Seattle now has CB500x's - got one last week.
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2013, 12:40:44 AM »
Did you pick up the ABS or Non-ABS version?

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Re: Seattle now has CB500x's - got one last week.
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2013, 02:30:18 AM »
I got the ABS version - tried it out a couple of times in test stops.   you can feel the ABS working - kinda cool, never had ABS on a bike before.

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Re: Seattle now has CB500x's - got one last week.
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2013, 12:29:08 PM »
Sweet!

I am not-so-patiently waiting for my ABS equipped bike out here in MA.  I placed an order for one back in May and my dealer told me that it won't be in until the end of this month/early August  :013:

They have 4 non-ABS models on the floor now, though.  Ridiculous - I think that all of these bikes should come standard with ABS the way they do in Europe and Canada. 

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Re: Seattle now has CB500x's - got one last week.
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2013, 12:52:48 PM »
RJM - at least you get a choice.  Here in Europe we are slowly being suffocated with Euro-bureaucracy.  France is worse than the UK though at the moment. 
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Re: Seattle now has CB500x's - got one last week.
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2013, 01:18:58 PM »
Very true.

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Re: Seattle now has CB500x's - got one last week.
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2013, 06:01:05 PM »
good, aren't they !

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Re: Seattle now has CB500x's - got one last week.
« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2013, 04:30:20 AM »
*Originally Posted by TheJRM [+]
Sweet!

I am not-so-patiently waiting for my ABS equipped bike out here in MA.  I placed an order for one back in May and my dealer told me that it won't be in until the end of this month/early August  :013:

Yeah sorry about the delay mate.  We got most of them here in Australia apparently!  :305:  :156:

 


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