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Offline uku383

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Re: 2019 CB500X
« Reply #390 on: March 08, 2019, 06:31:57 AM »
*Originally Posted by oculux [+]
I just wouldn't do it. I'd look for another bike that suited me a bit better and wait for the right one to come along. But that's just me.

I completely understand and respect this, although I would make one point: there really doesn't seem to be anything comparable to the kind of machine that a Rally Raid X offers, so I don't think that there is the option of waiting around for the right alternative. Because of this, for many the Rally Raid mods offer the best solution.

For those who want a lighter off-road capable adventure bike, there really doesn't seem to be an 'off the rack' option. You'd have to look to the Triumph Tiger 800 (heavy) or perhaps the Royal Enfield Himalayan (smaller and... I'd not trust one).

Then there are others who just love projects - Oyabun and Gregjet come to mind. I can't wait to hear about what they've achieved when their projects are done! :)

I should say that I rode an X for three years, predominantly on the road and it was largely unmodified (except for basic things like centre stand, radiator guard, heated grips, sliders and luggage rack). For me, it was absolutely fantastic, although I do understand how some have been disappointed by the suspension in particular. I understand that the suspension on the new 2019 model is much improved. I plan to buy another.
« Last Edit: March 08, 2019, 06:34:55 AM by uku383 »
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Re: 2019 CB500X
« Reply #391 on: March 08, 2019, 10:03:00 AM »
*Originally Posted by oculux [+]
I just wouldn't do it. I'd look for another bike that suited me a bit better and wait for the right one to come along. But that's just me.

You are not alone, my bike is totally standard except for a radiator guard!!  :034:
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Re: 2019 CB500X
« Reply #392 on: March 08, 2019, 02:03:52 PM »
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You are not alone, my bike is totally standard except for a radiator guard!!  :034:

To each his own. Riding a stone stock X back to back with my RRL1 bike, there is a very clear difference in ride quality. For me, it's worth the investment.

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Re: 2019 CB500X
« Reply #393 on: March 08, 2019, 06:39:36 PM »
UKU has it just about spot on. There isn't much choice if you want a bike that weighs less than 200kgs, reasonable seat height, has a 19" front wheel and possibility of spoked wheels, decent luggage options and some off road capability but still good for cruising at 70-80 mph. Add in the excellent fuel economy and reasonable price and the CB500X is about as good as it gets.

The other option I have is the 2019 Triumph Street Scrambler but it's 50% more money, is probably less capable off road and has no weather protection. Plus I've got a garage full of classic Triumphs so a faux classic seems a bit pointless!! As has been pointed out no bike is perfect so it's all about finding the one with the least compromises, it will probably be that the 2019 X has the least compromises for me.

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Re: 2019 CB500X
« Reply #394 on: March 08, 2019, 07:40:27 PM »
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You need the Seat Concepts tall seat and Motoworks peg lowering kit.

the motowerks kit has broken and failed and now has a weight disclaimer...I would never trust it.  Hopefully RR or another vendor will finally resolve this properly.

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Re: 2019 CB500X
« Reply #395 on: March 08, 2019, 08:45:48 PM »
*Originally Posted by EscCtrl [+]
You need the Seat Concepts tall seat and Motoworks peg lowering kit.
Thanks
I'll have a look at the Seat Concepts tall seat and see if it's available in GB.

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Re: 2019 CB500X
« Reply #396 on: March 09, 2019, 02:43:34 AM »
Another 2019 CB500X pushing its limits...

New dual outlet exhaust sound has its critics but I say it sounds like a Honda S2000 when the Vtec hits

neevesybikes X-rated CB500X on board

« Last Edit: March 09, 2019, 02:45:10 AM by kickertwo »

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Re: 2019 CB500X
« Reply #397 on: March 09, 2019, 09:36:29 AM »
Which side of the road are they meant to be riding on?!?  :191:
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Re: 2019 CB500X
« Reply #398 on: March 09, 2019, 10:43:35 AM »
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Which side of the road are they meant to be riding on?!?  :191:

The video was done during the press launch in Tenerife, so they theoretically should ride on the right side of the road. The signs are also on the right side. Seeing the video I'm not sure if Honda wasn't organised to get that stretch of road closed for private use during the test period.

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Re: 2019 CB500X
« Reply #399 on: March 09, 2019, 07:33:25 PM »
*Originally Posted by AJC500 [+]
Which side of the road are they meant to be riding on?!?  :191:

This was done with Honda own motorcycles at Honda's Tenerife press launch. neevesybikes youtube posted another video with the 2019 CB500R with a "Honda Safety Vest" leading the front.
Don't know the details if Honda pays to shut the roads and those handful vehicles belong to moto mags as "camera cars/support". It it weren't I would guess the local police would have shut the event after complaints.

 


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