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Thx for the heads up. From this short blurb, looks like the article will be a positive one.
 

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“As you would expect, being a Honda, it’s easy to get on with and novice friendly, a doddle to ride, the power delivery will never catch anybody out – it’s brisk rather than fast but the pleasing surprise is that if you want to give it a good fistful of revs it’s truly engaging and fun, in a way that reminds me of the old and much loved CB500, which these bikes are designed to carry on the tradition of.
^ Really liked hearing that part of the article especially how it's in a way a reminder of the old CB500. Has anyone here had the chance to ride the old CB500?
 

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I don't have an iPad, and refuse to install iTunes, but its available for just 3 bucks.

New MCN video about the line on YT as well:

Honda CBR500R and CB500F | First Rides | Motorcyclenews.com - YouTube
I'll probably pony up the cash to check out the iTunes version tonight assuming it's not region locked to the EU. I really want to see an actual full review of the bike, the snippets I've seen and the videos all look good but no one has really done a detailed review yet.
 

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“We are getting to ride the sport version, the CBR500R and the roadster CB500F on this launch, the adventure styled X version will become available in a couple of month’s time. I have just ridden the sport version on the road, and on track, and first impressions suggest Honda could be on to a winner.
“As you would expect, being a Honda, it’s easy to get on with and novice friendly, a doddle to ride, the power delivery will never catch anybody out – it’s brisk rather than fast but the pleasing surprise is that if you want to give it a good fistful of revs it’s truly engaging and fun, in a way that reminds me of the old and much loved CB500, which these bikes are designed to carry on the tradition of.
“The other surprise is that it is a proper little grown up bike in its own right and is not a pastiche in any way, like maybe the CBR600F is. It is also great value for money at just under £5000, with very few other budget giveaways we feared from a bike that is built in Thailand.
“I’ll be riding the Roadster version this afternoon and my full report will be in the February 27 issue of MCN.”
Nice the videos are out. Does anyone know what pricing will be for the different CBR500 models?
 
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