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Offline CB500X

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Re: 2019 CB500X
« Reply #60 on: November 07, 2018, 11:59:05 AM »
Looks good. I'd like to see how that larger front wheel feels. how is the geometry changed to accommodate that?

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Fine if you use it off road occasionally, but for those that use it exclusively on tarmac, and lets admit it many people do, then that sounds a bit strange to me ?? Would be good to have both wheel size options IMO but I guess thats not possible if the geometry has some changes as well.

Need to ride it I guess... !  :001:

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Re: 2019 CB500X
« Reply #61 on: November 07, 2018, 12:20:45 PM »
*Originally Posted by CB500X [+]
+1

Fine if you use it off road occasionally, but for those that use it exclusively on tarmac, and lets admit it many people do, then that sounds a bit strange to me ?? Would be good to have both wheel size options IMO but I guess thats not possible if the geometry has some changes as well.

Need to ride it I guess... !  :001:

Hi CB' - having ridden the CB with both 17" and 19" front wheels a lot (as I'm sure you know ;o), I can tell you the larger diameter front wheel is not going to be detrimental to the overall handling of the CB at all - in fact I'd suggest for the kind of [road] riding most people do on this style of bike (ie. relaxed touring and general commuting - not head-down-arse-up hooning), then bike will actually feel more stable and composed than it does with the current 17" front end.

There is nothing wrong with the 17" front on the current models, but it does tend to 'drop in' to corners like a sports bike or supermoto, which to some people can feel at odds with the otherwise more upright seating position?

If you consider that ADV bikes like the V-strom and pretty much every BMW GS has a 17/19" wheel combo and are used almost exclusively on the highway - you don't hear anyone complaining the handling is not up to par on those bikes...

These days there are plenty of road-orientated sport-touring tread pattern tyres along with a wider range of all-terrain tyres available in 19" front sizes... so the only thing you might now miss out on is fitting really sticky 'track-day' style 17" street rubber - but again, if that is your intention, then I'd suggest the X is probably not the ideal bike in the first place?

Personally I think this bike is going to rail on those new wheels!

Jenny x

« Last Edit: November 07, 2018, 12:23:21 PM by JMo »
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Re: 2019 CB500X
« Reply #62 on: November 07, 2018, 03:52:00 PM »
"Borrowed" this from McMann over on ADV.  He got it from Hondanews.com :

2019 Updates

Engine refinements for an increase in overall power, including 3 to 4% more torque from 3,000 to 7,000 rpm.
Fuel-injector spray narrowed, fuel-droplet size optimized for improved spray penetration in intake. Improves combustion and therefore creates more linear power from first crack of the throttle through to rpm redline.
Smaller battery, repositioning of components enable increased air-intake volume and addition of filter element in tract below headlights. Straighter velocity stacks and reshaped separators between the cylinders make for decreased turbulence, resulting in improved power at every rpm.
New valve timing increases torque and improves roll-on response.
New crank-sensor system with over 2.5 times more-frequent crank-position readings and model-specific fuel-injection settings allow more linear power delivery, with emphasis on low- and midrange power and more precise throttle response.
New muffler with increased volume before and after catalytic converter. Backpressure optimized for improved low-end and midrange power. New dual-outlet muffler tip makes exhaust note racier-sounding to match new power.
New transmission gear-dog design is more precise for more accurate, sure shifting action.
New slipper clutch design adapts to load stresses for increased hook-up under heavy acceleration and reduced engine braking under downshifting.
New clutch design, with the same engineering found in the CBR1000RR, decreases lever pull by 45%, especially helpful in stop-and-go traffic. Lever shape improved as well.
Larger, 19 front wheel for better bump absorption, improved high-speed handling.
Steering caster angle slackened by 1 degree (now 27.5 degrees) for improved handling.
New front and rear tire design with deep-grooved tread.
New shock with advanced pressure-separation design from Hondas large sport models is more stable and predictable for improved rear-wheel tracking and traction.
Increased suspension travel (up .4 in. in front, 1.2 in. rear) for improved performance through stroke, reduced bottoming and increased ground clearance.
On ABS version, upgraded modulators improve precision during ABS engagement.
Revised hydraulic ratio in rear brake, combined with ABS, achieve improved brake modulation in low-traction situations.
Lighter seat rails for improved mass centralization and better handling.
New, full-featured display has larger screen and thinner bezel, includes new upshift indicator that can be set to different rpm settings.
Turning radius reduced by nearly 8 inches for easier maneuvering.
Windscreen is 20mm taller for great wind protection during high-speed cruising.
Seat narrowed above pegs to aid touching feet to ground at stops.
New tapered handlebar improves feedback, control and style, while new rubber-mounted handlebar clamp minimizes vibration to riders hands.
More aggressive adventure styling with new fuel tank, radiator shroud, headlight, clear taillight lens and new LED turn signals. New shroud design helps direct radiator heat away from riders legs.
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Re: 2019 CB500X
« Reply #63 on: November 07, 2018, 04:02:10 PM »
Hmm, I hope we get this special edition here. Crash bars, fog lights and 12 volt output.

« Last Edit: November 07, 2018, 04:04:38 PM by Applecorp »

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Re: 2019 CB500X
« Reply #64 on: November 07, 2018, 04:16:27 PM »
*Originally Posted by Applecorp [+]
Hmm, I hope we get this special edition here. Crash bars, fog lights and 12 volt output.

I'd say those are all official Honda Accessories, fitted to the show bike. I'm sure they'll be in the UK catalogue too.

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Re: 2019 CB500X
« Reply #65 on: November 07, 2018, 05:17:53 PM »
*Originally Posted by Jonathan [+]
That chamfered seat has my name on it, if it's cheaper than getting mine done... :047:

I was thinking that also, if this seat will go onto my 2016 then I can finally get rid of the silly comfort cushion I've added on top.

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Re: 2019 CB500X
« Reply #66 on: November 07, 2018, 05:36:19 PM »
I am/was really fancying another "X" next year but I fear the 10mm seat height may preclude it for me, I appreciate that the seat has been narrowed to compensate but as I had the seat of my last "X" shaved to accommodate me it may well be a deal breaker. Bugger. I really miss the "X".

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Re: 2019 CB500X
« Reply #67 on: November 07, 2018, 06:06:29 PM »
Gonna say it again here since I said it in the ADVRider thread, but:

This 2019 bike is a "Transalp" sticker away from being a Honda factory Transalp for the 21st century.

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Re: 2019 CB500X
« Reply #68 on: November 07, 2018, 06:22:35 PM »
Looks like a lot of nice little refinements. Thanks @SnowOwl

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Re: 2019 CB500X
« Reply #69 on: November 07, 2018, 06:39:41 PM »
*Originally Posted by ThirtyOne [+]
Looks like a lot of nice little refinements. Thanks @SnowOwl

Indeed, I was considering getting another 500X next year but this new version makes the decision swing much closer towards a purchase.
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