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post #461 of 466 Old 02-06-2019, 05:34 PM
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I think the CB500x is an interesting unit , but probably underpowered - I've got to keep up with Phil and Gord , and at least keep VTom from slipping over the horizon . The DL650A is a magnificent machine , but it needs a skidplate , heated grips and some sort of seat treatment , which brings it into the price range of the used Super Tenere .

The VFR 1200x also intrigues , but it would need $3k in bags and protection , so , off my list . Probably a good thing that I can't test ride it !

/Alex .
N.J.Bill went from a Vstrom 650 to a ST and loved the bike. Haven't seen him in a couple of years, but assume he still loves the Yami.
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post #462 of 466 Old 02-06-2019, 06:52 PM
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I think the CB500x is an interesting unit , but probably underpowered - I've got to keep up with Phil and Gord , and at least keep VTom from slipping over the horizon .
No acceleration thrills but you won't be left behind either especially in the twists it will do north of 100 mph but not get there quickly ...neither will the Vstrom 650. .....the CB500x handles very well.
You simply aren't getting light weight and liter bike and you'll still be riding when their tanks dry up. Yes it means more shifting but the 500x is easy to stir.

This review was a surprise to me - and both machines have seen improvements..... I had not classed the CB500x with my Wee..... I do now.

https://www.rideapart.com/articles/2...mparison-test/

I expected a trade off for acceleration dropping from the CBF1000 plus much better fuel mileage and good drop in weight.
That was as expected.
...the unexpected was the stability at speed on the slab.
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I think the CB500x is an interesting unit , but probably underpowered - I've got to keep up with Phil and Gord , and at least keep VTom from slipping over the horizon . The DL650A is a magnificent machine , but it needs a skidplate , heated grips and some sort of seat treatment , which brings it into the price range of the used Super Tenere .



The VFR 1200x also intrigues , but it would need $3k in bags and protection , so , off my list . Probably a good thing that I can't test ride it !



/Alex .
It's a 6k price difference lol skid plate is 300,heated grips 150 and seat concepts is 300. I'd also add another 300 for some adventure tech goodies. So you are still saving about $5,000 and its new vs used

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post #464 of 466 Old 02-07-2019, 07:31 AM
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The VFR 1200x also intrigues , but it would need $3k in bags and protection , so , off my list . Probably a good thing that I can't test ride it !

/Alex .
Do it, Ride it! Trust me, that 3000.00 will be long forgotten the first time you grab a hand full of throttle. When I'm saddled up money is the last of my thoughts, its the only time, but its a good feeling to know it was well spent. ROFLMAO!

Do it! You can thank me later.
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My lightly-used Super Tenere will be on parade in Bancroft , and then again at the Iron Horse rally ( unless Phil leads me into a bog . Or a stream .Or a ditch . Again .)

How does he come out unscathed ?

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Super Tenere would be my choice. Having spent a lot of time on FJRs I just love that Yamaha shaft drive. I have a friend that has one. I love riding it. It has all of the things I would like to have on my V-strom. It will be my next bike.
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