A lot of people say they are uninterested in this bike yet they keep reading and posting on a thread all about it... Hmmmm.
Yeah, it's like an addiction. I know I've read everything currently available but for some reason I keep going back for more and end up reading through the same stuff in a new format and wonder why I wasted the time.
I guess I am still interested, but I agree with those saying we have to wait for the ride reports - there's nothing left to learn until they come out.
I also think a trackday on my CBR250 will sort out my priorities and, for the sounds of it, keep me on the 250 for a long time longer than I was thinking
I thought ABS is great for wet bitumen but bad on gravel, the theory being that the top layer of gravel is so loose that you need to lock the brakes a bit to push through it and get to the harder, grippier stuff underneath. I know that's how it worked on cars - I remember having a bit of a lash on a dirt road in an ABS equipped car and braking into a corner I felt the ABS pulsing through the pedal and the brakes doing sweet f.a. (though it was '97 Falcon so they might be a bit better now). For bikes though I read a recent review where it was remarked that the ABS system on the BMW GS is now so good that reviewer didn't even turn it off on gravel anymore, suggesting that most systems still aren't great on gravel.
As for the trackday bit, I get that riders may not want ABS (or the extra 2kgs) for a trackday, but I don't get that those guys would buy a CBR500 in the first place. And if it's just to give people an option surely that option would be at least as valid on the X.
Whatever, after 62 pages of speculation, I'm really bored of these bikes. I wish Redline got banned before he started this thread.
Do they point a gun to read this thread?
You are funny really, if you do not like this thread, just do not read it man
And i am happy that we compare it with cbr250 and other bikes so many riders can make up their minds on buying or not buying one.
And how many pages of speculation we heard for cbr250? I am sure it was more than this
I hope they create cbr500 forum soon man!
The CBR 500 is interesting but it's not $3000 interesting which is probably what it would cost after trade-in, tax, registration, etc. Reality often doesn't live up to the hype.
Agreed. Like what Aufitt said there's just not enough to want to upgrade from the little 250R to the 500R especially when there are an inane amount of decent shaped used bikes on the market at any given time.
I think I've resigned myself to if I ever wanted to move back up to a larger bike for whatever reason, it'll be of the 650 vtwin flavor again, or look at a FZR6.
The Following User Says Thank You to Hooplah For This Useful Post: