Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: southern Arizona, USA
Thanked 377 Times in 287 Posts
I managed to stick to 250 cc sized bikes for 50+ years, but, old age made me look hard at the CB500XA as a replacement for my NX250. I do enjoy the easy to find tire size and type as well as the ABS.
In terms of riding: 400-450 miles days were a breeze; comfort was increased; passing was less risky (my 250 had 26 hp when new, but acceleration slowed way down after about 80 mph); etc. I'm glad that I did it.
John '14CB500XA (Daily Rider), '09CRF230L (Li'l Red Piglet), '89NX250 (sold)
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Nekkid motorcycles feel faster
1st bike: a gently used 1958 Matchless 250 thumper