Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: SE Pennsylvania USA
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Greetings from SE Pennsylvania
I am a senior rider (approx 62% of a century old) returning after a 40 year layoff. I rode dirt bikes a bit as a youth but never bought a bike. Through a unique set of circumstances I got my motorcycle license without ever taking the test. So I attended the motorcycle safety class (classroom). I tried to sign up for the range class but they goofed and that did not happen.
About 1 1/2 years ago I bought a Honda CB500X. This is a fine bike for what it is and my intentions were to upgrade it with a Rally Raid kit (19" front wheel, etc). That still might happen. Or maybe a Versys?
As I ride more my style of adventure will mature but I do not see many long highway trips in my future. I would like to commute with the bike and explore the region. That would, I hope, include unpaved roads and some light trails.
I have always been put off by heavy bikes. I am not a very muscular gent so I really have more fun with lighter bikes.
The Versys-X 300 was not quite on the showroom floors when I bought my CB500X. I tried to hold out to see a Versys-X 300 but was not sure how long it would take for them to be available.
The CB500X is just about at the limit for me weight wise. I can stand it up after it lays down but I do struggle. Practiced that a few times.
The Versys-X 300 is very intriguing to me. Rather light. Enough power to keep up with reasonable highway speeds. Smooth. Nearly 50 lb lighter than the CB500X.
I am approaching a significant decision point: dump a fair piece of change into the CB500X for a RR upgrade, or sell it and get a V-X300.
My research for this decision has started today by joining this forum. I will no doubt ask a few questions along the way.
Looking forward to this journey.
(Craigtbone refers to my enjoyment with playing my trombone, not a nasty crash)
Last edited by Craigtbone; 06-29-2018 at 06:51 AM.