Originally Posted by Aufitt
Just saw the pics,
Cannot for the life of me see why THAT thing is worth 386,521 threads.
Someone beat it with the ugly stick even worse than they did to our 250.
Have to disagree. The 250 got way more ugly stick treatment than did the 500. The silver piece immediately to the rear of the red fairing, the hideous single headlight, bad windscreen, hideous exhaust, more misplaced silver on the rear side panel...the 250 has ugly covered in spades. It's not quite the VFR1200, but it's close, and the more I look at it, the uglier it gets. Sorry all, I'm not here to denigrate your bike. I think it's a great riding bike, but the styling is recent Honda, which is in a word, disjointed.
The 500 is much cleaner, though I find the fairing cut-in just above the turn signal to be simply bizarre. I'm torn between the red and the w/r/b combo. If the white got rid of the decals and added the simple logo from the black model, I'd dig it more. That said, I understand that Honda will do the w/r/b combo, in line with its Interceptor heritage. I get it, and I even like it. Personally, I just tend towards solid paint jobs. If the red has some depth to it...winner. If it's flat, not so much.
Just another man's opinion. As usual, YMMV.