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    And the winner is ...

    SR400. CB500F ABS. Same price. Which would you pick?




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    SR 400 would be my pick

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    CB500X or CB500F. Just try and find a bad review of either.


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    Why choose, get one of each

    I love the classic look of the SR400 but I bet the CB500F is a fun bike to ride.
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    I'd go SR because it's a single and it has less electronic magic inside so in the long run it should be easier to work on myself.
    A friend just got rushed US$700 from one of the local Honda dealerships on his third service for his NC700X.

    Edit: Also, if it's your thing, the SR has been in production for a very long time in Japan so there are lot's of bolt-on custom bits.
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    I have a CB500F. Feel free to ask questions. I love it, but a choice of bike is a pretty personal thing. Your style preference, anticipated usage, etc. are determining factors. I got mine because of the low seat height, entry level pricing, linear power curve, upright seating position and high mpg rating. Although not a perfect bike, if there is such thing, I've used it as an multi-purpose street bike. Commuter, afternoon rides after work, riding among friends with "street" bikes, as well as some longer range touring.

    I will always love my tw. I've put a 55 tooth rear sprocket on, so now it is better on the trails for my big butt. It is still a great run to town bike, and perfect as my fire road and off-road mountain scouter. However, if I'm going to cover much distance on asphalt, or hitting the interstate for more than 10 miles, I'm taking the Honda.

    I do love that they brought back the SR. The SR500 is still a very sought after vintage. Yes, they have been making the SR400 for a while. That's why I don't understand the price point. They are just trying to take advantage of our nostalgia and love for the vintage bikes. I like the look, and I think it is a fine bike that I would like to own. I just think the Honda is more bike for the money.

    I'll be trailering the TW and the CB to Moab to see as much as I can of the area, on and off road.
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    SR400-saw one in person the other day at the stealership. Awesome, kinda pricey, but nice-for some reason they had'nt hooked up the clutch cable yet, but ya-i'd own one. Just about bought an SR500 a few years back and always regretted not getting it.
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    Do they both have ABS? I have found ABS to be a life saver literally. Not sure I'd have a street unit without
    anymore. Other than that, whichever makes your heart flitter.
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    Sr400 does not have ABS. CB500 does.

    CB500 without ABS is $500 cheaper, not much more than a KLR New Version.



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    I had to look it up. No ABS and tube tires means the Honda would be a better ride in my opinion.
    Tubeless tires are cool. But I'm not into reliving the "good old days". Loved my old SR500 but I was 20
    years old then. These days I like to ride not repair. Honda has whole lot more power and less vibes too.
    Honda safer IMHO if that makes any diff.
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