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I don’t know about the rest of the world, but in the UK at least you can now order the latest member of the 500 family, the CL500, which adds a touch of retro street scrambler style to the mix.

I saw them at the NEC Motorcycle Live show this weekend and they look pretty good. Nicer, to my eyes, than the CB500, although everyone’s tastes will vary.
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I like the looks a lot. More like a motorcycle than an insect with wheels, as many modern bikes seem to me. I like the round headlight and the long, flat seat. Not a fan of the color, tho, but that is very incidental. I bet this bike sells very well and it might eventually come to the USA.
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I like the looks a lot. More like a motorcycle than an insect with wheels, as many modern bikes seem to me. I like the round headlight and the long, flat seat. Not a fan of the color, tho, but that is very incidental. I bet this bike sells very well and it might eventually come to the USA.
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I like the looks a lot too. Much more so than the "normal" CB500.

Personally though, I'd want flat bars and a low level exhaust, bit it's definitely a long way nearer my visual ideal than any of the other current offerings.

If Honda did a retro version of the 500 with 70s styling cues like Kawasaki have done with their Z650RS I would be down to the Honda dealership in the morning to chop my CBR500R in for one, but as thing stand I'll be keeping it for the foreseeable.
 

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If this ever does come to the states--we never get the good stuff--I would be mighty tempted to try to get one. Fuel tank capacity and rear suspension give me pause, and I don't know how expensive it would be to add some luggage options..... but I definitely still want it. It's essentially the bike I wanted when I bought my F.
 
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