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Offline Nevis

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New member from UK
on: August 07, 2019, 12:23:02 PM
Recently bought a 2019 500X and am just loving the bike.
Up until last year I hadnít ridden a bike for nearly 25 years. I passed my test on a 125 and then immediately bought a GPZ750 which was far too heavy, probably a few too many HP and for me not enjoyable at all. Eventually I sold it and had a few other bikes before other priorities took over.
Last year I bought a CRF250L and have already ridden it to the Pyrenees and back and did 500 miles of off road while there.
Once I decided I needed a road bike I no longer felt the urge to get the biggest and most powerful bike (old age I think its called) and after a test ride bought the 500X. This bike is all I need ... very stable, great cornering, plenty of power for overtaking and motorway work and over 70mpg - seems to me itís the perfect balance. With bikes bigger/ more powerful is most definitely not always better!

Offline ewryly

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Re: New member from UK
Reply #1 on: August 07, 2019, 01:13:33 PM
 :400: I completely agree with you about the CBX!  Enjoy!

Offline drjack

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Re: New member from UK
Reply #2 on: August 07, 2019, 01:14:48 PM
It's not old age, it's wisdom. Unfortunately it usually only comes with old age!
Welcome to the forum and congrats on a great bike!
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Offline Mel111

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Re: New member from UK
Reply #3 on: August 07, 2019, 01:34:12 PM
Welcome from me.  :400: If you are ever in my part of the country and what to meet up feel free to drop me a line.

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Re: New member from UK
Reply #4 on: August 07, 2019, 02:45:27 PM
Welcome to the X and to the forum - Ride Long Ride Safe - Enjoy -  :305: :046: :401: :400:

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Re: New member from UK
Reply #5 on: August 07, 2019, 03:28:42 PM
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Re: New member from UK
Reply #6 on: August 07, 2019, 04:14:01 PM
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Offline Mence

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Re: New member from UK
Reply #7 on: August 07, 2019, 07:03:53 PM
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Re: New member from UK
Reply #8 on: August 07, 2019, 08:16:28 PM
Yes, the Kawasaki GPZ750 was a handful. I had one too, and it was an all or nothing bike. It had to be stopped or accelerated flat out. No in between.

Like you, I abandoned the heavyweights (my previous ride was a BMW R1100R) and bought a CB500X. What a difference. A much friendlier bike!
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Re: New member from UK
Reply #9 on: August 09, 2019, 08:20:22 AM
 :400: From Durham :152: :152: :046: :046: :306: