2013 Honda CB 500X ABS
Honda CB500XABy (I am an Owner) on Sep 07, 2018
I own a 2013 Honda CB500XA, and it is the best overall motorcycle I have owned. As a comparison, I have owned several medium and large displacement cruisers, A DL650 (Wee-Strom), KLR650 (1st and 2nd generations, a SV650, and a Kawasaki Concourse. The CB has good power (it is a 471CC engine afterall), ... very good ergonomics, outstanding fuel economy (usually in the high 70s and low 80s), and excellent brakes. About the only downsides to this excellent little bike are that the stock seat leaves a bit to be desired (as most stock seats do) and the suspension could use a few tweaks. But this bike can cruise just fine at 70-75 on the freeways, works very, very well when the road gets curvy, and can do light off-road work as well. Add some aftermarket items and it turns into a pretty good replacement for a KLR650 - better on the road and just as capable off road. Mine is more set up as a small sport tourer, and it will work extremely well in this regard.