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Offline Dukie

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Re: 2019 CB500X
« Reply #20 on: November 06, 2018, 02:47:15 PM »
Oh so even with the +10/+18mm travel front and rear of the 2019, the rally raid tractive shock will still provide more (and better) suspension travel?

With the. The BMW, cb500x 13-18 and new 19... Things are going to be full speed
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Re: 2019 CB500X
« Reply #21 on: November 06, 2018, 02:50:06 PM »
I like it, Keep up the good work Honda. We all really appreciate what your team is doing to improve our next bike   :047:

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Re: 2019 CB500X
« Reply #22 on: November 06, 2018, 02:55:06 PM »
Would it be possible to leave the Rally Raid stuff out of this thread and just focus on the changes to the stock 2019 model? If Rally Raid want to offer products for this model they can talk about them in the Rally Raid section. I know inevitable comparisons will be made since the new bike has a 19" front wheel and more ground clearance but would be nice to have a focused discussion here for once without it being derailed.
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Re: 2019 CB500X
« Reply #23 on: November 06, 2018, 03:03:49 PM »
*Originally Posted by Dukie [+]
Oh so even with the +10/+18mm travel front and rear of the 2019, the rally raid tractive shock will still provide more (and better) suspension travel?

With the. The BMW, cb500x 13-18 and new 19... Things are going to be full speed

Hi Duke - until anyone gets to ride the 2019 bike we won't know if they've actually 'upgraded' the stock suspension fell/action at all, but other than the modest increase in travel (which at least ought to help the bike 'float' more in the middle of it's range) there is still no damping adjustment at either end, only preload - and only 5 stages rather than 9 on the rear shock according to the new spec-sheet.

It'll be a different shock, and there is every chance they will have also revised the fork springs (again) from the original 2013-15 bikes - but whether they've added any shim/valving to the forks (and I doubt it) remains to be seen...

It could well prove enough for some people I'm sure - however, what Rally-Raid will do is offer a damping adjustable and remote-preload shock in standard travel length, plus a version of their longer-travel (170mm) LEVEL 2 set-up for people who want even better off-road performance.

Regardless of any suspension upgrades, I think what is going to most impress about this new model is how it rides on a 19" front compared to the original 17" front wheel - it ought to feel far more sure-footed both on and off-road.

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Re: 2019 CB500X
« Reply #24 on: November 06, 2018, 03:06:15 PM »
*Originally Posted by HerrDeacon [+]
Would it be possible to leave the Rally Raid stuff out of this thread and just focus on the changes to the stock 2019 model? If Rally Raid want to offer products for this model they can talk about them in the Rally Raid section. I know inevitable comparisons will be made since the new bike has a 19" front wheel and more ground clearance but would be nice to have a focused discussion here for once without it being derailed.

I agree - everyone knows where that section is... however, Dukie is asking a specific question to how the new bike might compare.

As I say, for many people I imagine these new OEM specs will be sufficient - and that fundamentally it is the front wheel size (and mild geometry changes) that ought to be immediately obvious.

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Re: 2019 CB500X
« Reply #25 on: November 06, 2018, 04:03:42 PM »
Thanks for the info know..

Very worthwhile upgrades and I'm looking forward to a test ride in February,
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Re: 2019 CB500X
« Reply #26 on: November 06, 2018, 04:04:35 PM »
Should of figured this would happen, nice looking bike, but I just bought a lightly used 2014 two weeks ago and ordered the Rally Raid kit. Hopefully no regrets.

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Re: 2019 CB500X
« Reply #27 on: November 06, 2018, 04:31:22 PM »

Jx
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Re: 2019 CB500X
« Reply #28 on: November 06, 2018, 05:01:29 PM »
Nice find, JMo. I am loving the updates they've done to the 2019, well done Honda. LED indicators too! and what looks like a bar for a sat nav, just needs a 12 volt socket now!

Curses, I can't believe I am seriously thinking about swapping out my MT09 Tracer for one.
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Re: 2019 CB500X
« Reply #29 on: November 06, 2018, 05:05:42 PM »
Yes, I noticed in the video above that [following on from my initial observations] the bike does have a front ABS sensor ring after all, it's just much smaller than before and painted black - similar to the one on the Grom and Monkey ABS I imagine.

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