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Old 04-22-2013, 05:34 PM   #526
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Had an encounter with the worst salesman ever!

Was at my friendly local Honda shop and saw the sweet new red R! Asked the salesman if they had fired one up and taken one out. He said he wouldn't touch it with a 10 foot pole, then explained that he had a 1000RR and that the new 500R was irrelevant! He berated all motorcycles but liter-class supersports, then asked what my current ride was or if I was even a rider yet!

Thankfully I can deal with a different salesman when I am ready to buy! Can't wait to read about everyone's experience with this new model.
Common enough that Honda should check into it. Went to a Honda dealer in Longview, Texas and asked about the NC700. Told about issues with low RPM limit and I should consider a DL650 instead. He was not a Suzuki dealer he was a Honda dealer.
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:53 PM   #527
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Old 04-22-2013, 07:54 PM   #528
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I sat on one at the dealer today too. Nice bike. Feels lighter than my Ninja 500, seems to have a bit better ergos (looks like the bars are adjustable) and ... there's something about it that I just LIKE.

Ugh, I'm going to figure out a way to test ride one.

BTW, they also said they may get an X in June, but they aren't certain yet.

I also looked at the NC700 and was shocked that I actually liked it as well. Is Honda really building affordable bikes that I like... or am I tripping?
The 700x is a awsome bike.I went to the IMS looking to get a 500x,but liked the 700 better.3 months later I traded in my DL1000 on a 700x.Now it's ready for Deadhorse!!.




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Old 04-23-2013, 06:14 AM   #529
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was going to wait for the CB500x... but for only $10 more per month, i now have this:


Untitled by fragile_this_side_up_retro_club, on Flickr

sorry guys, i really wanted the 500 but this seems to fit my needs better plus the 0% for 5 years financing was way too good to pass up on. good luck to all that get theres and hope it works well for you. ;) i REALLY REALLY wanted to have a honda in my stable, but i guess i'm a two-suzuki bike house.
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:00 AM   #530
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was going to wait for the CB500x... but for only $10 more per month, i now have this:


Untitled by fragile_this_side_up_retro_club, on Flickr

sorry guys, i really wanted the 500 but this seems to fit my needs better plus the 0% for 5 years financing was way too good to pass up on. good luck to all that get theres and hope it works well for you. ;) i REALLY REALLY wanted to have a honda in my stable, but i guess i'm a two-suzuki bike house.
It's probably a "better choice" for a lot of people anyways.

Not bashing the Honda, but you really need to want that exact set of
features it offers, and then you can't have anything other then that, but
as it is, most people would prefer the V.

It's even "worse" with the NC700 series, but if you like it, you're screwed,
you'll have to get one.
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:38 AM   #531
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New Suzuki

Fragile, congrats on the new ride. I can't tell what model it is just by the picture. Enlighten me. Is it brand new, or new to you? I'll bet it didn't come with all of those extras? What have you added and are you satisfied with the results?
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:20 AM   #532
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that bike is wee strom ie 2012 dl650 adventure it comes with those goodies installed on it .
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:30 AM   #533
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Bike Magazine finally has a first ride article on the CBR & CBF 500's. It's not in-depth but they generally like the dynamics of the 500s and the value they represent for 47 hp license bikes . Fit and finish is superb.
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Old 04-23-2013, 12:10 PM   #534
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No excuses needed for anyone choosing the Wee over the Hondas. If the incentives work out that the Suzuki is cost competitive, it is almost a no brainer - it has a more motor, it is a better off-pavement bike with the 19" front end, and its physically larger size suits bigger riders.

But at list price, the Hondas are a lot cheaper.

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Old 04-23-2013, 02:32 PM   #535
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was going to wait for the CB500x... but for only $10 more per month, i now have this:


Untitled by fragile_this_side_up_retro_club, on Flickr

sorry guys, i really wanted the 500 but this seems to fit my needs better plus the 0% for 5 years financing was way too good to pass up on. good luck to all that get theres and hope it works well for you. ;) i REALLY REALLY wanted to have a honda in my stable, but i guess i'm a two-suzuki bike house.
Wow, only $10 more per month. Your dealer must have been realy milking the price on the honda, or you got the wee for around $8,200 out the door with taxes and plates, that would make your payment about $136 with 0% interest. My out the door price for the cb500x with tax and plate is going to be $6811, and if I got honda to go 3.99% for five years the payment would be $125 a month. Of course I'm going to put some sweet panniers on it (same size on both sides) and larger windshield, so that will put me near $8000 invested.

P.S. It is a very sharp bike, I went and checked a new one out just like yours (twice at the dealer, and once at a show) and I really wanted to like it, but it just wasn't a good fit for me. What a shame, since it was frarkled pretty much like I wanted.

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Old 04-24-2013, 06:36 AM   #536
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whoops. was 8800 out the door, so $20 more per month.. math? bah! who needs it..

and yes, it came with all of the accessories shown.. and ABS.. so.... at that point i decided to pull the trigger.

and yeah, yeah... the right side box is smaller... but i'm ok with that.. hahahaaa.
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Old 04-24-2013, 08:15 AM   #537
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and yeah, yeah... the right side box is smaller... but i'm ok with that.. hahahaaa.
No you're not!

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Old 04-24-2013, 07:13 PM   #538
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I like this guys review on youtube of the cb500f, but it's long. The highlight of his review comes at about the 15:45 mark
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rzXsPiySgE
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Old 04-24-2013, 08:14 PM   #539
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I liked that review a lot, especially because that guy's regular bike is an NC700X. Very interesting comparison between the two.
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Old 04-25-2013, 08:35 AM   #540
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It looks like they finally have the prices on the X model (this may have been posted already). $5999 and $6499 for ABS (same as R). That's pretty tempting...
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