Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Southwest Virginia - West of I-77
V-Stroms are quite heavy, I think. I'm a big, tall guy, and still in reasonably good health, thankfully, and getting one off the ground would push me pretty hard, at nearly 60 YO.
The CB500X appears much lighter.
If you've been able to handle a V-Strom, for awhile, I suspect handling a CB500X would be a breeze. Some of the other, smaller, bikes that have been mentioned sound like good candidates too.
2007 Wee. Blue. Bought at 5K miles. Sold at 32K+ miles. Gone but not forgotten.
2012 Wee2 Adventure. Black. Bought at 26K miles. Now 46K+. Love it!