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Re: 2019 CB500X
« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2018, 12:28:27 PM »
*Originally Posted by JMo [+]
New dash and cockpit:



Note. taller bar risers, and flatter bars - that should allow a wider range of aftermarket bars to be fitted.

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Re: 2019 CB500X
« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2018, 12:33:03 PM »
Really like the white. The more I see the more I like, all the changes are ones I've been wanting (19" front rim, extra ground clearance, more travel, higher seat) plus in the pictures it looks nicer than my '14. Also glad they kept the majority of the bike the same. Don't think I'd sell my '14 to get it but its tempting.
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Re: 2019 CB500X
« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2018, 12:40:15 PM »


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Re: 2019 CB500X
« Reply #13 on: November 06, 2018, 01:22:14 PM »
So how do I retro-fit that instrument display onto my 2017 bike? 😆

Looks like a nice little evolutionary step, overall 😎

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Re: 2019 CB500X
« Reply #14 on: November 06, 2018, 01:26:39 PM »


A few observations so far... it looks like Honda have addressed the droppy-outy chain adjusters on the new bike - although the swing-arm still appears to be a basic box-section [steel] item.

Also interesting that these ABS models show don't appear to have an ABS ring on the front wheel?

7 bolt disc rotor on the front, and a separate spider now too?

Foot-peg hangers and rests/controls appear to be carried over from the existing, so that position is unlikely to be improved.

Fat-bars are much straighter than the original ape-hangers on the previous generation, so it may mean the screen itself has been moved forward to retain the steering lock (they say it's actually slightly improved?!) - hopefully improving the buffeting some riders experience...

GPS mounting rail, small LED indicators and smaller beak are nice touches too.

And presumably in retaining the conventional forks and basic (not damping adjustable) suspension, the price ought to remain within a couple of hundred of the existing pricing... Good work Honda!

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Re: 2019 CB500X
« Reply #15 on: November 06, 2018, 01:48:35 PM »
More observations...



The right had engine case has some new ribbing in it, although the layout remains the same.

New side panels appear to have additional intake vents for the air-box.

Shock linkage also appears to be different... as does the ABS pump housing...

You can also see how the sides of the seat have been chamfered/narrowed to improve comfort and help to get your feet down with the 20mm increase in seat-height. I trust this seat[pan] will retrofit to the older bikes too.

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« Last Edit: November 06, 2018, 01:50:19 PM by JMo »
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Re: 2019 CB500X
« Reply #16 on: November 06, 2018, 01:56:18 PM »
The influence of rally raid on Honda.

Hopefully  everything remains  compatable  and we will be able to buy
The longer  tractive shock and fork internals from rally raid  for the 2019 without the other stuff in the level two package. (Plus wheels)

The footpeg hanger is a new design/angle and rear fluid reservoir relocated above it not behind passenger footpeg.
Hopefully the angle is enough to make knees comfy
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Re: 2019 CB500X
« Reply #17 on: November 06, 2018, 02:16:56 PM »
I like that Honda isn't going with radical changes on this bike.

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Re: 2019 CB500X
« Reply #18 on: November 06, 2018, 02:21:54 PM »
Damn I'm sold, love the new dash.

May have to look into getting one next spring/summer.

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Re: 2019 CB500X
« Reply #19 on: November 06, 2018, 02:22:29 PM »
*Originally Posted by Dukie [+]
The influence of rally raid on Honda.

Hopefully  everything remains  compatable  and we will be able to buy
The longer  tractive shock and fork internals from rally raid  for the 2019 without the other stuff in the level two package. (Plus wheels)

The footpeg hanger is a new design/angle and rear fluid reservoir relocated above it not behind passenger footpeg.
Hopefully the angle is enough to make knees comfy

Hi Dukie - yes you do wonder ;o)

There are a number of changes I've observed from just the photos (see above), particularly the rear linkage for example - but rest assured Rally-Raid will be getting their hands on a 2019 model just as soon as possible to see what revisions are likely to be required - and since the stock suspension remains unadjustable for damping, I'm confident there will be both a LEVEL 1 version plus a fully-adjustable longer travel (ie. a full 170mm each end and not just the 135/150mm of the 2019 model) LEVEL 2 suspension kit available in the new year.

As for the LEVEL 2 17/19" spoked wheel kit - yes, they ought to fit straight on now (as long as the axle diameters remain the same - although that would just require a bearing change if the diameter is slightly different) - and fortunately the Honda now comes with it's own 19" front fender, plus the Rally-Raid wheels already use a separate disc spider on the front wheel, so a 2019-on model option for the 7-bolt disc will be easy to incorporate.

As for the footrest hangers - they are still the same as the 2017-18 bikes, just the reservoir has been relocated:



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