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Old 06-06-2013, 12:43 AM   #451
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The bike has grunt enough for quick overtaking. From 4000-8000rpm it is really sweet. I am loving it. Yesterday, I deflorished my food pegs .
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Old 06-06-2013, 02:25 AM   #452
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On the other hand, is the NC700 worth $1000 more? What about the WeeStrom? I have a feeling (without riding either bike) that the NC700 has great COG but it is about as fun as a sewing machine, and the WeeStrom has the grunt and fun factor, but a bit tipsy around town. Also, the Wee is uglier in my opinion.
That´s a lot of assumptions, if you haven´t ridden those bikes. Test ride could change your views - won´t help with Wee´s ugliness, but try not to pass by any mirrored walls, and you should be fine....
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Old 06-06-2013, 05:26 AM   #453
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let me comment on the Wee real quick: the "tipsiness" disappears quickly and it's a joy around town/in traffic/anywhere really. for me at least. and i'm coming from an SV650..
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Old 06-06-2013, 06:38 AM   #454
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Just watched both parts and I'm still confused about which bike to buy. I really like how light and nimble it looks, but the lack of grunt reminds me a bit too much of my Ninja 250.

Yeah, it can be fun to wring it out, but there are those times when a car is near you and you twist the throttle and everything feels like slow motion because you are in the wrong gear. To be honest, even in the right gear, sometimes full throttle will be more noise than forward motion. I'm not saying it is slow, but I hope I don't get bored with it as fast as a 250...

On the other hand, is the NC700 worth $1000 more? What about the WeeStrom? I have a feeling (without riding either bike) that the NC700 has great COG but it is about as fun as a sewing machine, and the WeeStrom has the grunt and fun factor, but a bit tipsy around town. Also, the Wee is uglier in my opinion.

If I had to pull the trigger today, the 500x is very enticing based on price and how I would use it in a big city, but for all of those long distance adventures that I say I'm going to do but never do...I'd rather go with something else.

Sincerely,

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Those are really good questions, especially when you add long distance rides to the requirements. I'm not at all tempted by the NC700, but the CB500X versus DL650 (and Versys) is tough.
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Old 06-06-2013, 08:24 AM   #455
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I should also add that I am 6ft tall, and although that isn't huge, for some reason there a few bikes that fit my proportions. In general, I have found that any bike not 800cc or above seems to make me look like a bit of a wanker when sitting on them. For instance, I love the Guzzi V7, but it does not work for me at all when sitting on it. I also look ridiculous on most standards. I'm afraid to sit on a 500X and take a picture. I enjoy the control of being flat-footed, but not if I'm going to look like a weirdo on the bike. Superficial? Maybe.
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Old 06-06-2013, 08:49 AM   #456
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The bike has grunt enough for quick overtaking. From 4000-8000rpm it is really sweet. I am loving it. Yesterday, I deflorished my food pegs .
I suspect English is not your first language and I know you mean foot not food (I'm not the typo police), but what does "deflorished" mean?
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Old 06-06-2013, 08:51 AM   #457
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I should also add that I am 6ft tall, and although that isn't huge, for some reason there a few bikes that fit my proportions. In general, I have found that any bike not 800cc or above seems to make me look like a bit of a wanker when sitting on them. For instance, I love the Guzzi V7, but it does not work for me at all when sitting on it. I also look ridiculous on most standards. I'm afraid to sit on a 500X and take a picture. I enjoy the control of being flat-footed, but not if I'm going to look like a weirdo on the bike. Superficial? Maybe.

Different strokes. How you look on the bike matters to you. I'm fat and ugly off the bike so I couldn't give a rats ass how I look on a bike if the bike works for me. Ya gots to buy what makes you happy.
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Old 06-06-2013, 09:03 AM   #458
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I suspect deflorished is deflowered, as in he took their cherry.
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Old 06-06-2013, 09:12 AM   #459
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I suspect deflorished is deflowered, as in he took their cherry.
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Old 06-06-2013, 02:55 PM   #460
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Update on the waiting. The 500X should be shipping to dealers after next week.
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Old 06-06-2013, 07:11 PM   #461
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The big question now: Do I sell my T-Dub to help offset the expense of a new bike purchase?! My wife is dead-set against my doing so, as she worries that we will no longer be able to go "T-Dubbing" together
I may be late to the party on this, but you'd be a blasted fool to sell it. When she suggests selling it, if you still could better use the money elsewhere then do so. Keeping the option of riding together is muy importante. Just take the munchkin to the grandparents and then go T-Dubbing. To be clear, this is NOT about "She Who Must Be Obeyed", its about keeping something that the two of you both enjoy doing together.
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Old 06-06-2013, 08:10 PM   #462
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Just watched both parts and I'm still confused about which bike to buy. I really like how light and nimble it looks, but the lack of grunt reminds me a bit too much of my Ninja 250.

Yeah, it can be fun to wring it out, but there are those times when a car is near you and you twist the throttle and everything feels like slow motion because you are in the wrong gear. To be honest, even in the right gear, sometimes full throttle will be more noise than forward motion. I'm not saying it is slow, but I hope I don't get bored with it as fast as a 250...

On the other hand, is the NC700 worth $1000 more? What about the WeeStrom? I have a feeling (without riding either bike) that the NC700 has great COG but it is about as fun as a sewing machine, and the WeeStrom has the grunt and fun factor, but a bit tipsy around town. Also, the Wee is uglier in my opinion.

If I had to pull the trigger today, the 500x is very enticing based on price and how I would use it in a big city, but for all of those long distance adventures that I say I'm going to do but never do...I'd rather go with something else.

Sincerely,

Confused

The Wee is ugly in damned near anyone's opinion,,,,, 'cept the fan boys. I'm sure someone will come out the woodwork extolling the handsome virtues of Weedom.

I have a DL650 and it took alot of modifying for me to like it. I hated it when I first bought it and would have quickly sold it if it were not for hitting a deer on the very next ride. I'd say the 500X might well be the bee's knees for this price point and that seat height.

Me, I would buy a used KTM950 but I could see me buying the 500X for my wife and doing some modding. I think she'll like the 500X,,,,, I couldn't make her take the DL. Too heavy, too tall, too tippy and what,,,,,,,, too damned ugly!!!!
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Old 06-07-2013, 12:00 AM   #463
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I suspect English is not your first language and I know you mean foot not food (I'm not the typo police), but what does "deflorished" mean?
Sharp

Expressions are the most difficult to translate.

And indeed, I scrape the fooT pegs on the floor.
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Old 06-07-2013, 02:08 AM   #464
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Any 600 Transalp owners own or had a ride of the 500 Honda yet?

Would like any comparison for use on tar and easy dirt roads thanks.

500X should be out over here in a few weeks time.
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Old 06-07-2013, 04:03 AM   #465
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It seems they already have stuff for the cb500(r/f/x) 2013....

http://clubcb500x.foroactivo.com/t71...lsas-video#146
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