I completely agree with you. The 500X is a nice bike, but not one to trade the Versys for. IMHO, the new 500cc bikes may not be for everyone, but I do think they are going to help bring some new riders to the sport. If that does prove to be the case, that is a good thing for everyone. They seem to be reasonably spec’d and reasonably priced, and they offer some of the variety Honda used to offer back in the day. Remember when you could go to a Honda dealer and there were 500cc Shadow, Magnas, and Ascots lined up next to each other? Buyers had options and those options didn’t cost an arm and a leg.