Anyone had one and whats your thoughts. I am wanting something for a day out on, cheap and easy to look after. I also looking at CB500 prices but they all seem to have thousands of miles on them
and water-colour paintwork.......total crap.Sounds like something along the lines of a TransAlp would be just the job.
I hated the GS500 I rode. Bland. Very bland. Very very bland.
The CB500's hold their value well and last well if looked after. Given the choice between a GS500 and a CB500 it would be a GPZ500 any day
You must be readin the mind Bob Basically Im not sure if the XR will go or not, if it did a DR would probably be the replacement with E start of course. But a little road hack is perfectly acceptable for a day on my own enjoyin the sun. The idea of Transalps just doesnt do it for me as I keep trail riding them and not enjoyin it, so a KLE will be a definate no noPhil,
if you buy a road bike you'll be pining from the moment you pass the first trail.
Keep the XR, it does everything you want plus you've done all the engine work.
If not get a DR350, I'll suss you a goodun if you want :thumb:
That's how Mr. Toseland started, saw him at Brands ages ago now and they had two classes 'Cup' and 'Novice'. Guess who was upgraded after his first race. The CB 500 is probably the best of the 500 twins and as with most Hondas you can put it away for a week or 10, get it out and off you go.They had a race series in the mid to late 90's based on the Honda CB500s
Surprisingly quick in the right hands and upset many sportsbike riders