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I love my 300F- but I find it a bit small for long rides- I have been looking for something just a bit bigger- had a CB500X a few bikes back and liked it-so I waited till the new improved 2019 CB500X came out on Monday- one look at it and I bought it- first ride 180 miles very comfy -never though I'd say a 500cc is a big bike but jumping from the 300 to the 500 you feel it-anyway I'm keeping the 300 just to nice for short town trips and using the 500 for hiway runs
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I suspect that in time you'll find yourself riding the 500X a lot more than the 300F.
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Just curious. Does the CB500X or CBR500R, etc. have a gear indicator in its display? Not quiet sure, but I understand the CBR300R,F do not?

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Just curious. Does the CB500X or CBR500R, etc. have a gear indicator in its display? Not quiet sure, but I understand the CBR300R,F do not?
The 300R doesn’t..... unless you count 7grand at 65mph and 7500 at 70...... 🙂

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Just curious. Does the CB500X or CBR500R, etc. have a gear indicator in its display? Not quiet sure, but I understand the CBR300R,F do not?
2019 CB500X does indeed have a gear indicator plus more crap than I'll ever use or figure out how to use-but if you can believe the computer on the bike I'm getting 78mpg
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2019 CB500X does indeed have a gear indicator plus more crap than I'll ever use or figure out how to use-but if you can believe the computer on the bike I'm getting 78mpg
Congrats on the new bike. MPG is awesome. Could you give me the quick and dirty on the differences in the 500F and 500X? And I'm assuming you don't care for the full faired R? I have my eye on a couple 2018 300s, but there's also a cb500f there that looks pretty interesting. It's also marked down about to $4522. I don't know the OTD price, but I'm open to possibilities with a bargain.

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Hi Motorboy, congrats on the new bike. I got to try the CB500X back in 2015 at the same time I tried the CB300F and finally got the CBR300. At that time I prefer the weight and overall feel of the CB300F.
Last weekend I got to try the new CB500F (I wanted to try the CB500X but it was all booked out).
How do fine the acceleration and the vibration of it?

I felt the CB500F wasn't as peppy as I thought it might be, vibration were less so then on my CBR300 but still had some more than I expected.
I really love the look of the new CB500X and the whole concept is great, reminded me of the Transalp back in the day.
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Hi Motorboy, congrats on the new bike. I got to try the CB500X back in 2015 at the same time I tried the CB300F and finally got the CBR300. At that time I prefer the weight and overall feel of the CB300F.
Last weekend I got to try the new CB500F (I wanted to try the CB500X but it was all booked out).
How do fine the acceleration and the vibration of it?

I felt the CB500F wasn't as peppy as I thought it might be, vibration were less so then on my CBR300 but still had some more than I expected.
I really love the look of the new CB500X and the whole concept is great, reminded me of the Transalp back in the day.
still breaking it in so really can't say about acceleration-but I can say just shifting about 4k is enough to move the bike quite well and 4k is 55mph so I'm fine with that- mirrors are clear at 55mph so vibration is minimal just like my 300F
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Congrats on the new bike. MPG is awesome. Could you give me the quick and dirty on the differences in the 500F and 500X? And I'm assuming you don't care for the full faired R? I have my eye on a couple 2018 300s, but there's also a cb500f there that looks pretty interesting. It's also marked down about to $4522. I don't know the OTD price, but I'm open to possibilities with a bargain.
I guess it depends what year the 500F is-here 2018 300F's are going for $3700 and 2018 500F's are going for $5000-both bikes are close in size the 500F being 60lbs heavier- if you can handle the weight I would go for the 500 the extra 20hp is nice to have-- I bought the 300 as a town bike knowing I was going to buy another bigger hiway bike and wanted a small light bike that was bigger than a 250 the 300F has fulfilled my needs-last big bike was a 2016 Kawasaki 650 Versys and before that was a 2014 CB500X-this 2019 500X beats them both-ten years ago my main bikes were 1000cc and my town bikes were 500cc-old age seems to dictate what size bikes are right
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