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Old 05-13-2013, 06:32 PM   #391
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I wouldn't sell it if possible. The two bikes are very different and will allow you to have a bike for nearly any reasonable need/want.
I hear you man and, I won't - I love my T-Dub. We've been through a lot together! She may be small, but I don't think you find many bikes capable of doing everything she can.

Also, the fact that my wife loves "T-Dubbing" together is worth the extra coin I'll have to spend out of pocket on the 500x anyway.
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Old 05-13-2013, 07:25 PM   #392
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Old 05-13-2013, 07:55 PM   #393
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I rented a brand new 500x in Thailand 2 weeks ago and while it was too small framed for my 6'1" body, it was otherwise a great bike. Very smooth motor. Good acceleration. I rode a rocky, dirt road and was worried about the cast wheels. If I was a couple inches shorter, it would be on my list.
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Old 05-13-2013, 08:15 PM   #394
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Also, the fact that my wife loves "T-Dubbing" together is worth the extra coin I'll have to spend out of pocket on the 500x anyway.

Same here.

My wife learned on a TW200 and I wish I hadn't sold even though I have a xr and she has a DR now and the TW was sorta redundant which was the justification for selling it. Every time I ride in mud or snow I remember just how good the little TW was.
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Old 05-13-2013, 11:02 PM   #395
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Old 05-14-2013, 11:06 AM   #396
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Just remember that the 500X is a street bike with body work. It doesn't have the suspension for much beyond simple gravel roads without modification. I'd keep the TW200's.
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Old 05-14-2013, 02:00 PM   #397
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I notice a few usernames from the new CB500Riders forum.

Good work folks, I may well join the ranks in 2014.

Good to see Hepco Becker, Ermax, and others, already getting busy with the 500X farkles.
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Old 05-14-2013, 02:05 PM   #398
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Had long been considering the BMW F650/700/800 gs series and/or the Tiger 800, but with our first baby arriving in March, life, and our finances, suddenly took a 180 degree turn. Spending $11 - $12k on a toy (albeit one that I would use on a near daily basis, 8 months out of the year) no longer seemed like the responsible thing to do, so I figured that a larger displacement bike was not in my future.
Exactly my position; here in the UK living costs are up across the board, $8 a gallon for fuel, the economy is flat-lining, no pay rises for the last 4 years. It gets hard to justify that dream purchase.

I figure that 50bhp and very good mpg will mean I can ride more miles, more often, just a bit slower than usual . And there are just as many options on the bike for comfort and luggage, as on larger ADV tourers.
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Old 05-14-2013, 02:11 PM   #399
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A Asian cb500 forum.
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Old 05-15-2013, 11:29 AM   #400
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MCN (UK) reviewed in the X in their print issue, and declared it the best of the 500 series.

Admittedly, this is in part to the larger dimensions of the bike, which probably suit the post-40 years old guys (most of us) who like the bike as a down-sizer option, rather than a starter bike.
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Old 05-15-2013, 01:25 PM   #401
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I wouldn't sell it if possible. The two bikes are very different and will allow you to have a bike for nearly any reasonable need/want.
I absolutely agree. Next Spring I intend to buy the 500. I have a Honda 230L, and intend on keeping it around for rough trail blasts, small bike runs, and sunny day dirt commuting ( I can ride trails all the way to work). The 500 will be a 80% road bike that will hopefully be a transition to a GS 700 for a do it all. Then my wife can run the 500.
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Old 05-15-2013, 02:06 PM   #402
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...Admittedly, this is in part to the larger dimensions of the bike, which probably suit the post-40 years old guys (most of us) who like the bike as a down-sizer option, rather than a starter bike.
Yup.
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Old 05-15-2013, 02:56 PM   #403
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Question.....does size matter? I am 6'1". Someone mentioned here as well as other places, that may mean this bike is too...small.

I'd appreciate any input from those vertically challenged or lofty giants, who have actually sat on one, as to whether they felt the same?

Thanks.
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Old 05-15-2013, 07:58 PM   #404
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I stopped by my local Honda dealer today to checke out the new CBs.
They had two of the "r"s, and offered me a demo ride. I declined, because I knew I was interested in the X or F. Their last F was just sold, and just leaving as I pulled in, so I didn't get to see it up close. I was told not to expect an X until 2014 models show up.
The main reason I'm interested in one is to replace my 'Strom. I use it mostly as a commuter / tourer, with some light off (dirt) road too. The claimed 71mpg and 4.5g tank sounds great. I'm looking forward to trying one on to see how if feels. There is nothing wrong with my DL, so I'm in no hurry, and may decide to keep it anyway. I've just grown fond of light bikes lately, espcecially effecient ones.

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Old 05-16-2013, 08:48 AM   #405
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MCN (UK) reviewed in the X in their print issue, and declared it the best of the 500 series.

Admittedly, this is in part to the larger dimensions of the bike, which probably suit the post-40 years old guys (most of us) who like the bike as a down-sizer option, rather than a starter bike.

yep. In my feeble mind, it's a modern SL-350. I like it. A 500 should be a good combination of power and economy. My insurance agent will barely notice it. I expect it will go down a curvy road like it's on rails, and be comfy enough to ride all day.
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