is built for smaller riders...you are a new rider size large - stick with the X for size and ergonomics and the ability to look around you.cbr500r
You are not boy racer and may never want to be the CBR-r is for wannabe track riders.
The desirable Xs start at 2016 and up. 2019 even better for your size,
I do think you would be okay with a Vstrom 650 and there are simply a ton of them for sale and a superb support forum.