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Offline arkmola

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2019 or 2016 CB500X
« on: September 05, 2019, 07:36:17 PM »
I wanted to get some feedback on a possible purchase of a CB500X. I found a used 2019 CB500X with 420 miles for $5700 or a 2016 CB500X ABS with 1000 miles for $3750. I have a Suzuki DR650 for offroad. So the CB500X would be mainly for backroad riding and good gravel roads. Any advise?

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Re: 2019 or 2016 CB500X
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2019, 08:45:10 PM »
With only 1000 miles, the 2016 is still a very new motorcycle. My '16 has 11K trouble free miles, and I've done multiple long trips on backroads with it, and had a smile on my face the whole time. It seems that in '19 Honda changed the bike to be more capable off road with a larger front tire and changed engine tuning. So since you aren't using it for off road, I'd go with the '16.
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Re: 2019 or 2016 CB500X
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2019, 09:43:16 PM »
The 2019 X has received some interesting new features, a 19" front wheel, complete LED lights, improved spring elements with longer suspension travel, anti-hopping clutch, digital cockpit with gear indicator, larger steering angle, revised engine, new trim parts, bench and much more.
If you do not have to look at the money, take the 2019, it's the perfect bike.
Is my opinion.

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Re: 2019 or 2016 CB500X
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2019, 10:04:53 PM »
Well, the previous 2 posts had me convinced that the 2016 was the best choice but now I'm thinking the 2019. Confused again! :187:

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Re: 2019 or 2016 CB500X
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2019, 10:20:48 PM »
If you can, drive both machines once and then decide.

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Re: 2019 or 2016 CB500X
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2019, 10:39:25 PM »
That is good advise. I'll do that and decide which one I like the most.
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Re: 2019 or 2016 CB500X
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2019, 12:11:18 AM »
Adding to the confusion : $2000 buys a lot of stuff, but I do love 2019.
How tall are you, makes a difference. As previous poster said, swing a leg over both. Either way cant go wrong. You will be able to sell your 2016 after a year for at least $3000 if you keep it nice , thats $62.50 a month in depreciation. But I do like the 2019. Im no help.
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Re: 2019 or 2016 CB500X
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2019, 12:35:09 AM »
I'd go with the 2016 since you have the DR for real trail riding. Even on the 2019 ground clearance will be an issue offroad, especially compared to the DR. The 17 inch front wheel on the 16 will give you a little quicker handling. I'd also take into consideration any add-ons either bike already has. Start adding luggage, bike protection etc and you'll eat up $2000 quick.
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Re: 2019 or 2016 CB500X
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2019, 12:49:14 AM »
*Originally Posted by drjack [+]
I'd go with the 2016 since you have the DR for real trail riding. Even on the 2019 ground clearance will be an issue offroad, especially compared to the DR. The 17 inch front wheel on the 16 will give you a little quicker handling. I'd also take into consideration any add-ons either bike already has. Start adding luggage, bike protection etc and you'll eat up $2000 quick.
Jack

I tend to agree with Dr. Jack. I'd add that your post suggests the 2016 has ABS, but the 2019 doesn't. That'd be a big factor too.

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Re: 2019 or 2016 CB500X
« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2019, 07:52:06 AM »
As a second bike I'd go for 2016 make sense looking at the money but if money is no object treat yourself to 2019. Some of the revised things on 19 such as gear indicator can be sought very cheaply :305: and 16 should also have led lighting allround just different design to 19. It was only earlier 13-15 model that don't have led lighting.

Echoing earlier posts test ride both, am sure they are both great bikes whatever you decide

 


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