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post #21 of 42 Old 11-13-2015, 09:51 AM
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The new updated CB500X for 2016 is pretty cool.

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post #22 of 42 Old 11-14-2015, 10:22 PM
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If I could have my druthers, I'd druther have my druthers than anything else at all.
I see this on all the forums. Golly if the bike were only something else!
If you want an 800, BMW and Triumph make perfectly ride able 800's. Go spend the buck and enjoy the new toy.
Shit, if my Mustang only had a sleek body like the Corvette......
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If this is pretty cool, check out 2016 NC750X. It is even cooler.
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it's called a Honda cb500x and it is a lot of fun.

https://rideapart.com/articles/suzuk...omparison-test

needs better suspension and the third party extensive off road makeover to be a stock option.
But the CB500 doesn't rev like crazy, the opposite in fact, so no fun winding it out...
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But the CB500 doesn't rev like crazy, the opposite in fact, so no fun winding it out...
Are you sure you're not thinking the NC700? The common thread among reviewers of the 500X say it does wind out to red line and if way fun.


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If this is pretty cool, check out 2016 NC750X. It is even cooler.
I didn't think Honda was bringing that one to the US?


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An interesting thing happened as I was researching the 500X. In one comparison, it went against a G650GS. The weight and hp are very similar and as one would expect, the X was the smoother road bike and the GS faired better off pavement.
Rather than wait until my Wee got longer in the tooth, I pulled the trigger on a mint condition, low mileage '03 GS came up on Craigs - for about a third the cost of a new 500XA.. I've been having a blast on this thing. It's not only 40 lbs lighter than my Wee, it carries its weight lower. 19" front, spoke wheels and (single front) brembo brakes that put the Wee's to shame, switch-able abs and heated grips are standard, as are a center stand.
So, even though it's a 650, its the smaller, lighter bike that you think has to come with a smaller engine. Not so. (Of course, with 50 hp vs the DL's 66, the single is not in the same league. It's still lot's of fun though between 4,500 and 6k rpms) And this particular model Beemer happens to be rock solid reliable.
(I still have and love me '11 DL650 and it is my "trip" bike. That's what I like: the bikes have the same displacement, but that's about where the similarity ends.)
This is kind of a hijack, so I apologize. If you're wanting a yet-to-be-built imaginary bike, the 650 GS single is not. In fact, it's going to be discontinued. The point is, it already exists. In fact, it has been around for 20 years! Try one. You might be happily surprised.


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Are you sure you're not thinking the NC700? The common thread among reviewers of the 500X say it does wind out to red line and if way fun.
Yep, talking about the CB500. A redline at 8,500 for a 500cc engine is not a high revving engine.
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But the CB500 doesn't rev like crazy, the opposite in fact, so no fun winding it out...
CB500x winds out just fine - the NC700x is a crock ith a 6200 rpm hard limiter Ridden both - hated the 700 loved the 500


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post #30 of 42 Old 11-25-2015, 05:25 AM
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CB500x winds out just fine - the NC700x is a crock ith a 6200 rpm hard limiter Ridden both - hated the 700 loved the 500
Read the request again. "winds out fine" is not the same as -

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Something like a 500 cc V-Twin would be incredibly smooth, rev like crazy and be a blast to wind out!
Hitting a 8,500 redline is car like which is understandable as it's bore and stroke are almost square at 67.0x66.8mm, not at all crazy. A real screamer eg, the Ducati 899 has a bore x stroke of 100x57.2
The DL650 hits the middle ground with a 81x62.6

I don't conisder the DL650 a crazy revving engine, so no way will I think the CB500 ever will be. Not unless I spent a year riding a stroker engine like they put in HD.

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