2019 Honda CB500X 6-month owner's review The Good, the Bad & the Ugly #CB500X

18 Okt 2019
273 307 Ditonton

A review of the 2019 Honda CB500X after 6 months and 2000 km. What's the model like to use every day? Why I chose it over its competitors, was it the right choice? What's it like in the city, on the motorway, off road and in the twisties? What about cost of ownership, and how could Honda make the bike perfect?
Links to aftermarket parts & accessories mentioned in the video:
Paniers, crash bars & hand guards:
RAM phone cradle:

  • If new legislation dictated that we could only watch one video, I would, perhaps a little reluctantly, have to get rid of the others and watch this video

    Annuar TumarAnnuar TumarTahun Yang lalu
    • Goodness me, what a lovely, touching comment! It makes all the work so worthwhile, thank you :)

      RocketManRocketManTahun Yang lalu
  • Very nice review! Thank for your thoughts.

    Kevin RileyKevin Riley8 hari yang lalu
  • I am researching options for both my 1st and 2nd bike. In general for under 800cc Which brands have a more plush ride suspension . BMW vs Triumph vs Honda. How wud u rate em?

    You are my ๐ŸŒžYou are my ๐ŸŒž15 hari yang lalu
  • Hello I want a bike for everyday I'm between cb500x and scooter 300cc everyday I do 50 km on motorway i want to go 120 km per hour I drove the cb and I has vibrations. I don't know if every day feel uncomfortable at this speed. When I ride scooter was very smooth at 120 km per our so I'm in dilemma

    Aris MixalisAris Mixalis15 hari yang lalu
  • Just wondering what model/version of ram mount you installed, most of them seem to be handlebar only?

    Ed HothersallEd Hothersall15 hari yang lalu
  • Good & great review for Honda CB500X...& nice side box...can you share the brand/model of that side box you use?

    rizuan KHALIDrizuan KHALID25 hari yang lalu
  • Excuse me, what brand is your suitcase?

    Cesar AltezCesar Altez29 hari yang lalu
  • I just got a 2019 Honda CB500X. I put 1600 miles on it in the past month! I love it! I ride with my dad whoโ€™s got a Honda Africa twin. Honda forever๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

    MJGtvMJGtvBulan Yang lalu
  • Thx for your review, Iโ€™ve seen another vid where the guy changed the sprocket for a t16 and it removed vibration by lowering rpm at higher speeds, but I suppose it might make it feel more sluggish...

    Vincent LemageVincent LemageBulan Yang lalu
  • Thank you for that review. Just one point would be nice if you can add. Show the picture of a competitors bike when you name them

    Artjoms OinassArtjoms OinassBulan Yang lalu
  • Thank you for the video and for all the very interesting information, I might change my CBR600RR to this bike:)

    Mourad ModhMourad ModhBulan Yang lalu
  • I'm choosing what to get as my first bike. I've narrowed it down to this bike or a KTM 390 adventure. Have any of you guys ridden both or have any advice for me?

    Johnny 2 hatsJohnny 2 hatsBulan Yang lalu
  • I had it as a loan bike a couple of times,but much prefer my Honda NC700X which I've now had for seven years and 32000 miles. I bought it new as my last bike and at seventy three years old I don't regret it.........................

    Russell HarrisRussell HarrisBulan Yang lalu
  • Great review. So the bike is the equivalent of a small SUV. Thatโ€™s cool. That size SUV offers a lot of utility while being easy to live with. The average person would get a lot more use out of this bike versus the more lustful choices we make. However, my 107 cubic inch Harley also seems very reasonable. I will have to stick with it for a while - lol. Again, great review. I would like some seat time on one of these.

    Jim MorrisonJim MorrisonBulan Yang lalu
  • Great review, I do find it frustrating that you constantly refer to it as a CBX. Being an old fart I know that this is far from that and you were saying it for ease. Good review and I'll check it your other videos.

    Colin BamforthColin BamforthBulan Yang lalu
  • just a note about offroad riding, even light gravel riding etc.. standing up isn't just a good idea for really rough stuff. hard pack, loose gravel, that kind of stuff.....if you can, stand up, you'll be amazed at how much more comfortable you'll feel on slippery stuff

    David SenetteDavid SenetteBulan Yang lalu
  • Good honest review

    broadsword dannyboybroadsword dannyboyBulan Yang lalu
  • ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

    Suhas SundarSuhas SundarBulan Yang lalu
  • Great review. I'm in the market for this bike and was considering the Royal Enfield Himalayan but now I think this bike hits the sweet spot. I think I could live with the slight lack of power especially as I'll be moving from a Peugeot Speedfighter 4 125cc scooter

    norman shearernorman shearerBulan Yang lalu
  • Very discerning, well-presented and informative review. Nice to know that others have dropped their bikes too!

    JwgJwg2 bulan yang lalu
  • While Iโ€™m more a 50/50 rider, if youโ€™re a mostly road rider then the Shinko 705 is a great moto tire thatโ€™s exceptionally cheap.

    RhunyenRhunyen2 bulan yang lalu
  • I found your channel while looking for an adventure bike for my 5'3", 160 cm tall girlfriend. The Honda Rebel isn't enough off road, but it has a much lower seat height. She is still looking. We would like to do more touring, but have the back road option. After your video, I began to consider the CB500X too. I had been searching for a V Strom 650. I really wish you had reviewed the V Strom 650. Apparently, you don't like the older design and you think it should be upgraded? Previously, I owned a TransAlp 650 and had a great experience with it. I totally agree, Honda needs to make a CB650X and that would solve many problems. If we could only have bikes this sized with a shaft drive too. I've watched most of your other videos will now see the last edition regarding the BMW. Great reviews. The situation with Triumph was nasty. Keep your honest reviews coming.

    David EngelDavid Engel2 bulan yang lalu
  • Hello can i ask you some think o have a2 licenses so i can drive motorcycle with 35kw or 47 hp. I need to take one motorcycle to do everyday 70 km per hour in highway 120-130 km per hour its good bike for this or i take a 300cc scooter because they can handle highter speed more quietly?

    Aris MixalisAris Mixalis2 bulan yang lalu
  • I've done 15,000 km on my 2014 CB500X, bought new in 2015. I've never felt the vibrations that you complain about, so I wonder of it's the newer model, or something wrong with your bike? Have you had others confirm this issue?

    Paul WilsonPaul Wilson2 bulan yang lalu
  • Thanks. Greate review

    Roman SuprotkinRoman Suprotkin2 bulan yang lalu
  • Itzzzz a big grommm๐Ÿคฃ

    GT: Ttvthx4theclipsGT: Ttvthx4theclips2 bulan yang lalu
  • Thanks for the review! Regarding LED headlights, is it good enough for night driving?

    Jorge N.Jorge N.2 bulan yang lalu
  • Thanks for putting this video together, you're doing God's work. This is precisely the bike I keep coming back to as my first. But my real question relates to something you mentioned, which I latched onto; becoming a biker late in life. And it's a question I feel hasn't been answered yet - what pitfalls are there for older drivers, (I'm 49) particularly when one feels as though one's decades of experience in cars should translate over to motorcycling. With younger drivers, everything is new, so may have a a sense of apprehension that serves as a safety shield, unlike us oldies who think we might know it all.

    AiyicAiyic2 bulan yang lalu
  • Insurace. i live in london this will hurt

    dantae666dantae6662 bulan yang lalu
  • Such a simple and yet detailed review , covers everything without any distractions especially the low background music unlike others. Thanks :)

    anupam singh solankianupam singh solanki2 bulan yang lalu
  • Excellent review. One of the best I ever read, watched, or listened to. Much more real world and down to earth than all the stuff you read in the glossy magazines. Well done!

    Sephy FriedmanSephy Friedman2 bulan yang lalu
  • Why don't u buy ur self a real horse...

    Christian Marlon CortazarChristian Marlon Cortazar2 bulan yang lalu
  • did you consider the suzuki vstrom 650?

    Jeff FergusonJeff Ferguson2 bulan yang lalu
  • Very nice review. Thanks

    Paulo RodriguesPaulo Rodrigues2 bulan yang lalu
  • when you tried the benelli which one did you try was it the 502 or the 502x as they are both different as one has a slightly higher stance

    Michael BakerMichael Baker2 bulan yang lalu
  • Sounds like your reading a book.

    Marcus ButlerMarcus Butler2 bulan yang lalu
  • Brilliantly honest review Rockety! I'm really interested in the CB5X as a replacement for my aging (100K+) Suzuki DL650. I find the DL is a better compromise of your 5 likes/dislikes. I love a sporty Adventure tourer, will await an updated Strom or the rumored Africa Twin to fit beneath the CRF11. The Yamaha Tenere 700 has a stonking drivetrain (although I don't find the DL650 wanting) but it is a little too off-road focus (as I suspect the Africa Twin will be also). Moto Guzzi's V85TT is a little patchy in quality and dealer support. I had high hopes for the CB5X as I don't sit on more than 110kph and rarely use full throttle on the DL650. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

    Ben HaynesBen Haynes2 bulan yang lalu
  • I'm just over a minute into this video. You've said hardly anything so far, just the introduction. I have subscribed to your channel already. An amazing way to start a review.... Now to watch the video itself.

    Trevor HonnorTrevor Honnor2 bulan yang lalu
  • What about vstrom 650? Can you pit the 500x against that to help us.

    Maverick JonesMaverick Jones2 bulan yang lalu
  • curious to compare this with the Yamaha TR07. w/ 700c. but just for handling and maneuvering .. costs are a lttle higher on the tr07

    ed.Thai. Hansened.Thai. Hansen3 bulan yang lalu
  • good reveiw. don't need off road at all and probably never go over 120 km. so...

    ed.Thai. Hansened.Thai. Hansen3 bulan yang lalu
  • asia colors are black. white/ blue/red in preference order.

    ed.Thai. Hansened.Thai. Hansen3 bulan yang lalu
  • Of double interest to me as I live for some of the year in Portugal - Lagos in the southwest - and I am contemplating a CB500 for use in northern Thailand to supplement the Yamaha Aerox 155, as I also live there. However, I'm leaning towards the F model as it's a bit lighter, has a lower centre of gravity, and I never go off-road. Excellent review. I have subscribed.

    199019903 bulan yang lalu
  • 85 kilos? Ive never heard a Brit person give his weight in kilos. We generally use stone.

    Dyn y JawaDyn y Jawa3 bulan yang lalu
  • Loved your review sir. I'm thinking to buy my first bike ever (I'm 55...), been a tall guy (1.96 m, 80 kg) do you think this will be a right option? Thank you in advance.

    Ely MagalEly Magal3 bulan yang lalu
    • Same but I think I will go for the CB500F

      Darkness to LightDarkness to LightBulan Yang lalu
  • Nice review! I don't like top-heavy bikes. I think though I'd wait for the Honda 2021 Hunter 125.

    jsprite123jsprite1233 bulan yang lalu
  • Dude, it's a quality video but you need to edit! A 6 month review doesn't need to be as long as an episode of a sitcom.

    Robert LRobert L3 bulan yang lalu
  • That was a really good review. Kept me interested the entire time. Have you ever considered the Yamaha MT 03? Or is that in a different category?

    Rocky LionRocky Lion3 bulan yang lalu
  • This sounds like the bike for me. "to be used, not loved" other reviews mentioned the 2018 updates included an increase in lower speed torque. I guess the 1st gen lacked power and that was their way of masking it

    Shred Dead Redemption IIShred Dead Redemption II3 bulan yang lalu
  • Great review. My concern is the single disc brake up front for in town riding. Usually front brakes are a little on the light side for off road bikes. So what's the front brake like in a panic stop in traffic? Barry

    Barry KeryBarry Kery3 bulan yang lalu
  • Great review. So you are 192cm tall? Me, I'm 185 and I wonder if this bike would be comfortable for me

    Podunk ManPodunk Man3 bulan yang lalu
  • Good review! Think I'm sold on this one! Don't really do much motorway riding mainly A roads for me, but will definitely fit engine crash bars. Incase I drop it

    pete Hpete H3 bulan yang lalu
  • Excellent, informative review. Thank you. With the hand guards and SW Motech crash bars in place, did the bike suffer any damage whatsoever in the two drops you experienced? Aside from damage/scuffing on the crash bars and hand guards of course...

    MrAmir5591MrAmir55913 bulan yang lalu
  • ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

    Fagno TorresFagno Torres3 bulan yang lalu
  • Those last lines did not age well.

    Rudolph ZendejasRudolph Zendejas3 bulan yang lalu
  • Very helpful mate cheers.

    Bait ClickerBait Clicker3 bulan yang lalu
  • Hi there, so let me ask you since you tested many bikes before purchasing this one. I am looking to get into the motorcycles world and I have 3 adventure bikes in mind. V-Strom 250, Versys 300 and the KTM Adventure 390. My questions are which of the 3 vibrates the least which is a more smooth feel to it and mind you I am 6'1 and weigh 80 kgs, I'm not muscular I'm skinny athetic. I would like a bike to maybe go to the mountains on the weekend and travel and see some beautiful views. And I also have this Honda CB500x in mind. If you can help me out with a recommendation. Thank you.

    Michael TarekMichael Tarek3 bulan yang lalu
  • How many Euros do Honda pay you for these reviews including all of the detailed accessory marketing?

    rickyo007rickyo0073 bulan yang lalu
  • Excellent job on this review! Much valuable and honest information for those whose fit to a motorcycle is in this range: mid-sized, general-purposed, bang for the buck.

    Mark ShapiroMark Shapiro4 bulan yang lalu
  • I wish Honda would make a cb500r. I love my cb300r but think the 650 is too expensive, especially compared to xsr700 from Yamaha. I like your 500x, but really dig the round headlamp and styling of the r series.

    Whipstitch webworkWhipstitch webwork4 bulan yang lalu
  • Nice! for a minute I thought the video was customized from my user name!!!! This has been on my ultra short list. After taking a Tiger 800 out for 9 days, 1800mi last year I thought about a small adventure bike as my next go to -- all around usability being paramount. After a brief dalliance thinking about the 310GS I feel the CB500X is so what I'd want. I had the 599 (Hornet) many years back and think this might be a good option from that as a pure street bike. (Like you say a 600/650 version of this might be even greater sweet spot especially if more on road performance is desired.). Thanks!!!

    Brian LambBrian Lamb4 bulan yang lalu
  • Superb review. A mate of mine purchased one brand new as a commuter bike instead of using his CB1000r as a daily ride. He instantly became besotted with his CB500x. At first, I thought he was kidding me when he kept plugging how fantastic a bike it was. He also said late 80's mpg and you can ride it hard in corners on the twisties in North & mid-Wales. His is a 2019 model with a slipper clutch (I was in disbelief) and similar extras to yours have been fitted. He went for the white colour scheme and he said it's one of his best-ever investments. Myself, I am looking at getting back in the saddle at a young 53yrs of age. I am considering one of these but keep getting sidetracked by the CB650r Neo. I guess I am gonna have to test both out before I make the move. Thanks again for this superb review. ๐Ÿ‘

    Mony TorrisMony Torris4 bulan yang lalu
  • 90 miles per gallon? Are you sure about that? That seams impossible.

    Michael ThomasMichael Thomas4 bulan yang lalu
  • Thanks for the review great video. The cb500x does look such a cool bike ^_^

    norton.ridernorton.rider4 bulan yang lalu
  • superb review personality and ego free covering all aspects you missed your vocation ! thank you.

    larry mckennalarry mckenna4 bulan yang lalu
  • Best review of this bike I've seen, cheers! Like you, I'm early fifties and 6'4", looking at this type of bike in gridlocked Holland. Money no object: Tenere 700 but why pay for 75bhp when you will be shot here for doing over 62mph. So I was actually thinking of that Kawa X300. Do you reckon this CB500X represents the sweetspot as it would seem between the Tenere and the little Kawa? How gutless was the latter compared to the Honda in your opinion?

    Arthur VeldhoenArthur Veldhoen4 bulan yang lalu
  • What do you think of the vstrom 650?

    christopher kingchristopher king4 bulan yang lalu
  • I am selling my Harley Street Glide and looking at downsizing to the CB500x. I'm in m y later 50s and have been riding for over 40 years and started out in the 70s on Yamaha Enduros. I'm interested knowing what are the brand/model of side bags/boxes you have on your 500x?

    Tim WolfkillTim Wolfkill4 bulan yang lalu
  • Did you consider the Honda NC750X ? Excellent review, vibrations are a real concern, ....very good points and a balanced review...

    It is a Beautiful WorldIt is a Beautiful World5 bulan yang lalu
    • Tried it, but didn't like it much.

      RocketManRocketMan4 bulan yang lalu
  • Good review. Many thanks.

    Patrick MillsPatrick Mills5 bulan yang lalu
    • Thanks for watching!

      RocketManRocketMan4 bulan yang lalu
  • 0:31 25 april bridge portugal , my bridge :) .

    cocas tragediacocas tragedia5 bulan yang lalu
    • Nice!

      RocketManRocketMan4 bulan yang lalu
  • Excellent review. Cheers and stay safe.

    Ze AbilioZe Abilio5 bulan yang lalu
    • Thanks, you too!

      RocketManRocketMan4 bulan yang lalu
  • Very good video I was thinking about the CB 500 but ended up with the Versys X 300 more of a all round bike. I have just over 9,000 km on it as I got it late in the season last year, and also have a Suzuki S 40. On the versys X I put givi Trekker 33 lt bags on, it came with engine guard and center stand and spoked wheels. also fitted hand guards and heated grips and outlet. and some small led lights. And fully loaded it has all the power you need. The gearing is great for off road and on road. first 3 for off road second 3 for road. The seat was a little hard but after about 2000 km it is just fine. I get over 450 km per tank. and am a little heavy on the throttle. The dash is very easy to see even in bright light. gas gauge, trip meter, and miles per tank very easy to see. You just have to get use to the high rev engine. When you wind her out she will go no problem. and even at higher rev. mirrors are clear. and the bike is not top heavy. it also dose very good off road and on dirt and gravel roads. off road it has it limits but it is a ADV bike not a dirt bike. For road riding may be Honda CB 500 x, but for some off road, dirt roads and logging roads and road the Versys X 300 better all round bike.

    Hilton McConnellHilton McConnell5 bulan yang lalu
    • Glad you got the right bike for you - enjoy :)

      RocketManRocketMan5 bulan yang lalu
  • I'm only 165cms tall and I'm looking for an adv bike. I've been riding a fz 250cc and considering to upgrade to this. Would this be a good choice?

    Narayan MallikNarayan Mallik5 bulan yang lalu
    • I can't say, you need to try it yourself really

      RocketManRocketMan5 bulan yang lalu
  • Nice voice!

    Dave PoncioDave Poncio5 bulan yang lalu
    • Thanks :)

      RocketManRocketMan5 bulan yang lalu
  • well said my friend . 3.1 /100 km also ive made a custom base for raising the wind protection ive added an extra 2 stage of height +4 and +4 1.80 cm is my height so the +4 (3rd stage ) is perfect for me. now for the dash backlight it can be adjustable .... and for me and for the sunny greece i live in i find it really easy to read at a glace when fully bright nice review

    ae70gtsae70gts5 bulan yang lalu
    • Thanks :)

      RocketManRocketMan5 bulan yang lalu
  • A 16 tooth front sprocket would transform this bikes vibration problem

    The WatchmanThe Watchman5 bulan yang lalu
    • Duly noted, thanks :)

      RocketManRocketMan5 bulan yang lalu
  • Ye Sesimbra while reviewing an nice bike!

    Paulo PimentaPaulo Pimenta5 bulan yang lalu
    • I love Sesimbra :)

      RocketManRocketMan5 bulan yang lalu
  • I'm quite surprised that with all the bikes you test road, this is the bike you settled on.

    bgm1911bgm19115 bulan yang lalu
    • Well, I sold it at Christmas and now ride a BMW :)

      RocketManRocketMan5 bulan yang lalu
  • Great review, I think I will stay with my 2005 CBF500A ABS a sweet riding bike. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

    Dave EvansDave Evans5 bulan yang lalu
    • Thanks, Dave :)

      RocketManRocketMan5 bulan yang lalu
  • For what it's worth? Over the years I found many Japanese bikes that I had owned had high frequency enoying vibration, that is until I stopped running in on Fully Synthetic oil. On recommendation of an oil company I had dealings with suggested, initial running in on mineral oil then after a 1000 miles swap onto Semi or Fully synthetic and now this vibration on my current CB500X is almost non existant! Modern engines really do not need gentle running in off the type of motorcycle made 40 years ago, but evan today I have buddies that still ride in the way off old style running in process and one guy's engine is using oil, which could mean the bores even after 5000 miles have not settled down, he infact uses fully synthetic and probably needs the bores glaze busted.

    john rockerjohn rocker5 bulan yang lalu
    • Good point, John. Thanks for your input :)

      RocketManRocketMan5 bulan yang lalu
  • Great imformation thanks

    Ted SellTed Sell5 bulan yang lalu
    • Glad it was helpful!

      RocketManRocketMan5 bulan yang lalu
  • It is fantastic to ride I would not change it

    Kevin EldridgeKevin Eldridge5 bulan yang lalu
    • A great bike :)

      RocketManRocketMan5 bulan yang lalu
  • Invest on centre stand/skid plate and radiator guard

    Norman SchlongdongovicNorman Schlongdongovic5 bulan yang lalu
    • I have never found the need for a centre stand

      RocketManRocketMan5 bulan yang lalu
  • Nice review, thanks! is it comfortable to go on a short trip(3-4 days) with a pillion?

    Sam PakSam Pak5 bulan yang lalu
    • Perfectly comfortable, but you might be struggling with the power fully laden :)

      RocketManRocketMan5 bulan yang lalu
  • Thxs You ti around Lisboa city to my saudades

    richj sepolrichj sepol5 bulan yang lalu
    • Tks

      RocketManRocketMan5 bulan yang lalu
  • Why U have so much motorbikes?

    richj sepolrichj sepol5 bulan yang lalu
    • RocketMan so happy and lovely

      richj sepolrichj sepol5 bulan yang lalu
    • Because I can :)

      RocketManRocketMan5 bulan yang lalu
  • Thank you for the review, I've been looking into getting one of these in future, would the height be of a concern I'm 5ft 10''? I had a BMW Serteo previously which had a 21'' front wheel and I lowered it but it was still incredibly tall I ended up hating it and sold it. Honda seemed to have done their homework with a 19'' wheel for light off roading. BTW do you live abroad seeing the video?

    MarkMark6 bulan yang lalu
    • Just check at cycle-ergo.com to check if its fits you well.

      ripmax333ripmax3335 bulan yang lalu
    • Nice review.... Cheers from Malaysia

      tan allantan allan5 bulan yang lalu
    • The CB500X is a very accessible bike and I think you would have no problem 'controlling' it :)

      RocketManRocketMan5 bulan yang lalu
  • My height is 5 foot 6 inch. Is it ok for short person like me.

    Vilayat AliVilayat Ali6 bulan yang lalu
    • You need to try really, but I think it should be ok :)

      RocketManRocketMan5 bulan yang lalu
  • Adventure touring maybe. Dual sport, I don't think so. My definition for dual sport includes more than dirt roads. A 433lb top heavy bike is not what I would take out on a trail.

    DannyB1954DannyB19546 bulan yang lalu
    • You could be right :)

      RocketManRocketMan5 bulan yang lalu
  • I'm buying this bike tomorrow! I gave it a test ride today and it seems perfect for me. Its the 2014 model in white and I'm stoked! Thanks for the review!

    Joseph AyalaJoseph Ayala6 bulan yang lalu
    • I hope you're enjoying your new bike :)

      RocketManRocketMan5 bulan yang lalu
  • Would be nice, if you're going to post videos that will be shown in the US, that you might give us the conversion weights so we don't have to look them up. Makes for a more professional video.

    durr momentdurr moment6 bulan yang lalu
    • Fair comment, duly noted :)

      RocketManRocketMan5 bulan yang lalu
  • excellent review!

    khurram41khurram416 bulan yang lalu
    • Thanks for watching

      RocketManRocketMan6 bulan yang lalu
  • Very informative and articulate review, one of the best I have seen, thank you. Agree with a lot of your comments and observations, including motorways and vibration.

    chris dunkleychris dunkley6 bulan yang lalu
    • Glad it was helpful!

      RocketManRocketMan6 bulan yang lalu
  • I owned a 2007 Kawasaki Versys 650 which proved to be lots of fun and would be more similar than the new Versys 300. With a 17" front wheel, it was better suited for asphalt roads. My only regret is selling it.... ๐Ÿ˜‚

    Derek in British ColumbiaDerek in British Columbia6 bulan yang lalu
    • I rode a Versys 650 a couple of years ago and loved it

      RocketManRocketMan6 bulan yang lalu
  • I would have thought that you would have demoโ€™d the Suzuki V-Strom 650

    repetitivemotionrepetitivemotion6 bulan yang lalu
    • RocketMan i find it strange that the manufacturers are all over the places with engine sizes. Honda makes a 500 and a 700 but not a 650. Suzuki makes a 650 but not a 500, etc

      repetitivemotionrepetitivemotion6 bulan yang lalu
    • I need to try it

      RocketManRocketMan6 bulan yang lalu
  • I switched from a Yamaha MT07 2018 to a brand new Honda CB500x 2019. The mt07 was nice, a2 restricted , but i was always speeding and always felt like i should ride it like a sportbike. The change to the cb500x gave me a better riding position (for my shoulder problems especially), feeling like im riding a big cool bike in my favorite colours red and white. And changed my riding style positively. Its a nice bike and im not thinking of selling it, even when i have my full a license. Will probably just buy a cool sportbike for my adrenalin needs :D

    ro_ftw1ro_ftw16 bulan yang lalu
    • That's the problem with powerful bikes! I am getting tired of riding everywhere at "100mph" on my Street Triple

      RocketManRocketMan6 bulan yang lalu
  • I've bought the same Honda CB500X from 2019 as my first motorcycle, was almost new and I have to say it's been awesome. It looks really nice and sounds even better compared to some of the other newer motorcycles with similar ccm. I'm 5'11 and lowered it 3 cm and I still don't reach the ground with my full feet which is a bit of a struggle when I'm pushing it while I'm sitting on it. Since we're both from europe, which exhaust do you recommend me or shouldn't I change it at all? Btw nice video and you've got yourself a new subscriber! Edit: Funny the difference between your and my country, here in Switzerland I have to pay 750 francs a year (no accidents, parking in locked garage etc. and a bonus from the assurance) for the assurance (not the most expensive one) and for the first maintenance at 1000km I payed 320 francs.

    TheRayman2oTheRayman2o6 bulan yang lalu
    • @RocketMan Thanks for your answer. What about the exhaust? Should I change it or is stock good enough? If yes, which one do you recommend me here in europe?

      TheRayman2oTheRayman2o6 bulan yang lalu
    • Thanks. Yes, insurance varies wildly from one country to another :)

      RocketManRocketMan6 bulan yang lalu
  • Do you have a link to the radiator guard you've used? I have a 201y CB500XA, and my radiator cover is a bit flimsy, I'm on the lookout for a strong new one, and they should be compatible. Great review however :)

    Jay VernonJay Vernon6 bulan yang lalu
    • Thanks for that, I'll check it out. I'm thinking of taking my A licence once this Covid stuff is over, and have a look for a more motorway friendly bike

      Jay VernonJay Vernon6 bulan yang lalu
    • Thanks. I got the radiator guard from Evotech - a bit expensive, but their quality is excellent.

      RocketManRocketMan6 bulan yang lalu
  • Thank You for this review.

    damian2001111111damian20011111116 bulan yang lalu
    • Thank you for your kind comment :)

      RocketManRocketMan6 bulan yang lalu