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Re: 2019 CB500X
« Reply #150 on: November 14, 2018, 03:51:30 PM »
*Originally Posted by Applecorp [+]
The buffeting is bad on the stock screen of the 700 and 900's, soon solved that with a cheap screen extension off ebay. What do you mean, "not convinced on their 900 triple"?

Ah nice, that's good to know it's easily solvable.

With regards to the engine in the 900, I can't put my finger on what I didn't really like, I just didn't find it that engaging or characterful. Does that make sense? It's a perfectly good engine, just not one that made me feel excited to ride it. Quick shifter was pretty addictive but it'd be nice if it was an up and down one.

The seating position was more "schporty" than I like as well. It's all so subjective though isn't it?

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Re: 2019 CB500X
« Reply #151 on: November 14, 2018, 04:01:55 PM »
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This topic is starting to loose it's way, need to get back on track  :038:

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Re: 2019 CB500X
« Reply #152 on: November 14, 2018, 04:31:24 PM »
Sorry chief, sooooo, the 2019 500X, can't wait.   :001:

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Re: 2019 CB500X
« Reply #153 on: November 14, 2018, 05:38:56 PM »
Apologies also. So used to chatting on Slack where you thread off at will that I forget forums aren't the same.

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Re: 2019 CB500X
« Reply #154 on: November 14, 2018, 08:42:08 PM »
Don't know why so much angst about the slipper. I love em.
I think Honda have actually done what they should have done in the first place to make a proper adventure bike from this motor platform. Sorry to those who think that the stock setup on the 13-18 year bikes are a competent off road bike, but they aren't. That's why RR has made a good impact on the owners. They have done what should have been done in the first pace. Honda still haven't caught up but will continue to go in that direction.
Oya makes some good points about the motor , using it as a basis for a bigger motor, but why would you want to anyway. A 500 twin is a nice size with enough power and torque for the dirt and still be fine on the tar. Once you get over a certain amount of power it becomes completely useless ( and indeed can be unpleasant) in the loose stuff, as Rallye drivers found in the days before 4wd.
19" or even 21" improves the rollover in the dirt and reduces vertical displacement on uneven surfaces. Good choice for those using the bike for rougher roads. Slipper clutch ( described as antibounce by Honda) is a welcome thing on any bike and I am hoping it is backward compatible for the earlier models.
Longer suspension is going to be a godsend off road or on lumpy bitumen roads. The original X suspension travel was less than my completely road orineted MT07.
I like the better flow from behind the radiator ( I live in a hot climate and it is important). Probably doesn't matter much in Europe.
Said 4 years ago that headlights would all be LED by 2020 and looks like it's getting there.  I was howled down when I said it , and people were saying they would NEVER have an ugly LED headlight...I would like to hear from the people with the new LED lights how they compare. They also don't blow filaments from vibration like QI's .
Just hope the new models don't go the way of Honda and just get heavier and heavier. For me the bike is already too heavy for a 500cc off road bike ( or on road for that matter). My 656cc 07 is lighter than this bike and it's stable mates.

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Re: 2019 CB500X
« Reply #155 on: November 15, 2018, 08:49:54 AM »
Can't help thinking the 500X is a road bike with a comfy upright 'adventure' stance, it's not an off-roader, so why does it need a bigger front wheel.....BMW R1250GS has a 17" wheel, and I've just read a review of the Africa Twin which complains that the 21" front wheel affects road performance too much......it's a fine line.  :087:

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Re: 2019 CB500X
« Reply #156 on: November 15, 2018, 09:03:31 AM »
Completely agree with it being an upright road bike in stock form.

The wheel size thing is a good point, must be one of the reasons Triumph and BMW have the two variants for the 800 machines?

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« Reply #157 on: November 15, 2018, 09:04:40 AM »
The BMW R1250GS actually has a 19" front wheel. I think the new 19" front on the CB500X is a great addition. Its a nice middle point between the more street 17" and the full off-road 21", happy medium to better fit the capabilities of this bike and the needs or more of its riders. I'm quite happy with my '14 off-road but would love to have a 2019 19" for sure. If they were offering the white here in Canada I'd be tempted. My '78 XL250S actually has a 23" front rim  :005: I wonder if that would fit on the X  :008:

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Re: 2019 CB500X
« Reply #158 on: November 15, 2018, 10:56:54 AM »
If anyone is going to ML could they please sling a leg over the new 500X and tell me if it feels significantly higher than the current model. They have supposedly slimed the seat to compensate.

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Re: 2019 CB500X
« Reply #159 on: November 15, 2018, 10:59:17 AM »
*Originally Posted by macamxthe1st [+]
If anyone is going to ML could they please sling a leg over the new 500X and tell me if it feels significantly higher than the current model. They have supposedly slimed the seat to compensate.

Geoff.

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