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Re: 2019 CB500X
« Reply #460 on: March 24, 2019, 02:48:33 PM »
*Originally Posted by PiotrL [+]
Same geometry, same worries :). Long ride comfort is very high on my priority list. I had a chance to sit on few bikes during the Dublin motorcycle show earlier this month. CB500x still worries me in terms of long ride comfort due to pegs being pushed too much backwards. Same as you. NC750x felt a bit better, albeit not by huge margin. Tiger 800 was great, the best was VStrom 1000, but this is in the Africa Twin territory already... Surprisingly VStrom 650 did not feel too much different with this regard than CB500x. It was my first choice before I sat on it but after I sat on it, it is not any more. And dare I say Benelli TRK 502x (however not on the show but in the dealership in Cork) was as perfect to my legs as the VStrom 1000 was, hence still a food for a though...

I bought a new 2018 Benelli TNT300 Tornado in 2017. I would wholeheartedly recommend staying away from the brand. The construction, fit and finish and reliability was very poor.

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Re: 2019 CB500X
« Reply #461 on: March 24, 2019, 04:05:42 PM »
*Originally Posted by PiotrL [+]
Same geometry, same worries :). Long ride comfort is very high on my priority list. I had a chance to sit on few bikes during the Dublin motorcycle show earlier this month. CB500x still worries me in terms of long ride comfort due to pegs being pushed too much backwards. Same as you. NC750x felt a bit better, albeit not by huge margin. Tiger 800 was great, the best was VStrom 1000, but this is in the Africa Twin territory already... Surprisingly VStrom 650 did not feel too much different with this regard than CB500x. It was my first choice before I sat on it but after I sat on it, it is not any more. And dare I say Benelli TRK 502x (however not on the show but in the dealership in Cork) was as perfect to my legs as the VStrom 1000 was, hence still a food for a though...

for long touring distances I'd go for the Tiger, assuming you like to do big miles with some highway thrown in....for relatively short daily touring hops (<200K) the X will be perfect. no reason why you can't do more than this, but it will be less work on the Tiger
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Re: 2019 CB500X
« Reply #462 on: March 24, 2019, 05:50:22 PM »
*Originally Posted by PiotrL [+]
Same geometry, same worries :). Long ride comfort is very high on my priority list. I had a chance to sit on few bikes during the Dublin motorcycle show earlier this month. CB500x still worries me in terms of long ride comfort due to pegs being pushed too much backwards. Same as you. NC750x felt a bit better, albeit not by huge margin. Tiger 800 was great, the best was VStrom 1000, but this is in the Africa Twin territory already... Surprisingly VStrom 650 did not feel too much different with this regard than CB500x. It was my first choice before I sat on it but after I sat on it, it is not any more. And dare I say Benelli TRK 502x (however not on the show but in the dealership in Cork) was as perfect to my legs as the VStrom 1000 was, hence still a food for a though...

I never want to talk anyone out of a 500x, but if you need a bit more room, have you tried a Kawasaki Versys 650?  I rented one in NZ a year or two back and loved it - felt like a big X to me, and was comfy on longer rides!! 

I was close to buying one to be honest...... :086:
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Re: 2019 CB500X
« Reply #463 on: March 25, 2019, 02:13:50 PM »
*Originally Posted by AJC500 [+]
I never want to talk anyone out of a 500x, but if you need a bit more room, have you tried a Kawasaki Versys 650?  I rented one in NZ a year or two back and loved it - felt like a big X to me, and was comfy on longer rides!! 

I was close to buying one to be honest...... :086:
This just goes to show you different people different bikes and how hard it is to recommend a bike to a person- point is had a 500X for two years went to a 650 Versys for two years now going back to a 500X my opinion is the 500X all around is a better more comfortable bike
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Re: 2019 CB500X
« Reply #464 on: March 25, 2019, 04:27:41 PM »
*Originally Posted by motorboy [+]
This just goes to show you different people different bikes and how hard it is to recommend a bike to a person- point is had a 500X for two years went to a 650 Versys for two years now going back to a 500X my opinion is the 500X all around is a better more comfortable bike

That's why so many have more than one pony in the stable. If I could afford it I'd have 3 or 4.

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Re: 2019 CB500X
« Reply #466 on: March 26, 2019, 03:34:56 AM »
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That's why so many have more than one pony in the stable. If I could afford it I'd have 3 or 4.
I always keep two-right now I'm without a full size bike having sold my Versys and I'm riding my 2018 Honda CB300F and having a ball reving the snot out of it-you know if this 300 was just a little bigger say a 35hp 350cc it would be all the bike I would need
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Re: 2019 CB500X
« Reply #467 on: March 26, 2019, 07:35:48 AM »
@ applecorp nice video where is that? Bike looks awesome. Almost wished I'd waited the 6 or so months I've had mine now  :306:

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Re: 2019 CB500X
« Reply #468 on: March 26, 2019, 08:21:30 AM »
@woody
Video is from Norway, made by a felow forum member (Dirtytroll) on Advrider.
Check his Youtubr channel, he has quite a few videos uploaded.
« Last Edit: March 26, 2019, 08:22:06 AM by Oyabun »

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Re: 2019 CB500X
« Reply #469 on: March 26, 2019, 03:42:20 PM »
*Originally Posted by motorboy [+]
I always keep two-right now I'm without a full size bike having sold my Versys and I'm riding my 2018 Honda CB300F and having a ball reving the snot out of it-you know if this 300 was just a little bigger say a 35hp 350cc it would be all the bike I would need

Just 350cc, just 450cc, just... :008:

I have plenty of days when I miss my little air cooled 250cc Honda Tornado. 23hp, 6 speed and fired up every time. I loved that machine, from what I remember.

But, getting onto the 650 VStrom after having ridden my 300cc Benelli for a year, having big torque and thrust was oh so nice. I certainly miss that too.

 


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