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Re: 2019 CB500X
« Reply #720 on: June 11, 2019, 01:19:06 PM »
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Glad you're enjoying it....it's too underpowered and lightweight for long distance touring that involves big stretches of highway

UK to southern Spain. UK to Italy.  It was fine. It will cruise happily at legal speeds ( and a bit above if needs be ).

I'm no advocate of speed limits but we are now in the age of Big Brother and the days of going for it are more or less at an end.

I'm seeing posts of Brits who forgot France has more cameras and lower speed limits with the resulting fine dropping through the post.
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Re: 2019 CB500X
« Reply #721 on: June 11, 2019, 05:10:09 PM »
Ive some friends from the c-90 club that went camping to Corsica through France ans Spain on 125's last year , I wouldn't hesitate to take my 500 around Europe, I'm sure it would perform Faultlessly.

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Re: 2019 CB500X
« Reply #722 on: June 11, 2019, 06:45:09 PM »
Somebody at my office clearly has impeccable taste..  :821:


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Re: 2019 CB500X
« Reply #723 on: June 11, 2019, 06:46:30 PM »
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Glad you're enjoying it....it's too underpowered and lightweight for long distance touring that involves big stretches of highway, but for most other shortish hops on byways and the like, it's pretty well sorted.

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Re: 2019 CB500X
« Reply #724 on: June 11, 2019, 08:32:13 PM »
*Originally Posted by UKJeeper [+]

Don't get me wrong....I'm not disputing whether the X is well capable of long distances, I'd just prefer a bike that was more powerful and more planted if I was considering big highways miles for days on end. It's a comfort thing...especially in crosswinds. tools for the job and all that...

if you've been following the lovely Noraly aka Itchy boots on her voyage, she's clocking up some miles on everything form highways to farm tracks, so that Enfield is a great choice...it'll be a proper drag on the tarmac at times, but it's competence off road will compensate for that....most of it's in the mind anyway, as I'm sure you'll attest to, having done some big voyages yourself
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Re: 2019 CB500X
« Reply #725 on: June 11, 2019, 08:38:43 PM »
The 500X is a great bike but I wouldn't want to do motorway miles for any great length of time, I feel it just isn't built for that.

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Re: 2019 CB500X
« Reply #726 on: June 11, 2019, 08:48:30 PM »
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The 500X is a great bike but I wouldn't want to do motorway miles for any great length of time, I feel it just isn't built for that.

it's a necessary chore for certain journeys....sometimes, if I'm knackered, I'll jump on a stretch of motorway and sit there at 60 just to cover the miles...I feel safer than if I was on the A roads and urban routes, particularly at night.

I know folk will say you shouldn't be riding when you're tired and generally speaking I don't, but sometimes there's no other option.

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Re: 2019 CB500X
« Reply #727 on: June 11, 2019, 08:53:28 PM »
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it's a necessary chore for certain journeys....sometimes, if I'm knackered, I'll jump on a stretch of motorway and sit there at 60 just to cover the miles.

When I had my CB500X I always thought of it as my 60mph and below bike, as that's where I felt it was happiest, and that's no bad thing.

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Re: 2019 CB500X
« Reply #728 on: June 11, 2019, 09:15:10 PM »
*Originally Posted by Jonathan [+]
it's a necessary chore for certain journeys....sometimes, if I'm knackered, I'll jump on a stretch of motorway and sit there at 60 just to cover the miles...I feel safer than if I was on the A roads and urban routes, particularly at night.

I know folk will say you shouldn't be riding when you're tired and generally speaking I don't, but sometimes there's no other option.

I'll also pop on the highway if it is raining alot because the drainage on highways tends to be better than on surface streets.

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Re: 2019 CB500X
« Reply #729 on: June 12, 2019, 10:55:20 AM »
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Don't get me wrong....I'm not disputing whether the X is well capable of long distances

Oh yes you are !!

>> .it's too underpowered and lightweight for long distance touring <<

Shame on you.
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