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ScorpionT16

Well-known member
With the CB500X, I am getting $63 a month liability only 1M (which doesn't seem bad) and $90 a month comprehensive - Online quote from rider plus
Great price and bike, if you do look at CB500X's, get a 2016+ model, or if you can a 2019+. 2016 got alot of upgrades, LED lighting being one, and 2019 saw a 19in front wheel, slipper clutch, and TFT display. Its very very good on gas, I could get 420kms+ on a tank, made long distance riding a breeze
 

kurtrules

Active member
I am not getting much difference in terms of $$ on a 2019 500 vs a 2020 one. No old T7 available. Shouldn't I just go with a new bike? I don't plan on changing anytime soon - I am a solo rider (wife has never ridden with me in all these years), plus I am fine with having just the ABS (I hope it is switchable)

What do you think?

PS: I love the look on the CRF250 Rally; saw it on the Honda portal. What a beauty! Alas, it is only a 250
 
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ScorpionT16

Well-known member
Get the 2020 one then, if a used one with all the farlkes like center stand, hand guards etc... Pops up then grab that. When I picked mine it only had 1700kms, was basically new and owner just wanted more power. In that case I had no problem buying used.

It isn't switchable ABS, though I think some people pop the fuse. Try one in store to get a feel for the comfort and ergonomics, the engine is the same as the CB500 F and R, so if you get any to test ride give it a shot. If you plan on any serious off road, both the T7 and CB500X are close to 450lbs bikes, the CBXs downfall is its ground clearance.

I had it for 2 Years, after getting the T7, although the T7 is amazing, it's not 2-3x as good though costs that much much more. You can get a CBX and have lots of money leftover for a dirt bike, or even a used CRF250 and still have spare change
 

Riceburner

Well-known member
If you find the bike you want, buy it now and plate and insure it. Insurance is for the year anyways. First plate sticker, you might get a little break depending on when your birthday is, but after it's yearly coverage. There's still riding time left and when it warms up in the spring, you are ready to go ASAP.
 

J_F

gringo diablo
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I am not getting much difference in terms of $$ on a 2019 500 vs a 2020 one. No old T7 available. Shouldn't I just go with a new bike? I don't plan on changing anytime soon - I am a solo rider (wife has never ridden with me in all these years), plus I am fine with having just the ABS (I hope it is switchable)

What do you think?

PS: I love the look on the CRF250 Rally; saw it on the Honda portal. What a beauty! Alas, it is only a 250
the bikes you're looking at are not typical starter models
so yeah, go new as it's not something you'll likely get bored of and want bigger quickly

doesn't seem to much of a discount on used pricing on the CB500X
3-4 year old bikes for 2k less than new

your backside will hate you if you if try to tour on CRF Rally
 

airmail

New member
Hi all, i am new in this forum, 👋
I am going to pick up my bike (Vulcan S) this week, i had same questions (purchase timing) before order the bike.
I also just got my M2 on Tuesday, and just send my insurance confrimation($1400) to dealers for ownership and plate...
my suggestion is I dont want to waste that Graet fall season without motorbike~
 

kurtrules

Active member
Ok, so I have zeroed down my choices to the 500X or the V-Strom. I am sure they are both good and will fit my needs and requirements decently. Will start visiting dealers tomorrow to gauge the comfort and finalize whichever bike feels good :)
 

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