isn't the tank on the honda a trunk?...i don't think i've heard anyone that didn't like the bmw gs line of bikes...they can be picked up for somewhat reasonable prices used i thinkOk, now yall really did it. I stopped by 2 dealers today on the way home from work. They had all the adventure bikes lined up (different makes). These things are just stupidly huge. How in the hell does ANYONE ride these things on anything other than interstates? Well the CB500X was at the end of the line. Threw a leg over, pulled her up (easy), wow I can flat foot it. Looks like it would fit me pretty good. The tank did look kinda large, much larger than anything I have now but Id probably get used to it. Was a 2014 model, still full MSRP, (they aint getting my money )
Looked at a bunch more then saw a DR650. Stood next to it, no way in hell Im getting my leg over that I tried anyway Amazingly when I sat down the bike dropped quite a bit to where I could easily touch both feet, but not flat foot, I was wearing my Chucks though. Doesnt interest me, seems too much of a dirt bike.
Went to the next dealer, they had the same stuff, no CB500X though. A few months ago they started selling BMWs. Figured what the hell. Once again gigantic freakin bikes with $25K plus price tags.......no thank you. Was about to turn around and head out when I noticed a mirror sticking up in the air just above the behemoths it was behind. A G650.........hmmmm. Put my leg over it, what the hell? I not only flat footed, my knees were bent! I was sitting lower than on my 09 TW! Took her off the kickstand, felt almost as light as the TW. Started playing with switches and such, got off and looked her over. The fit and finish and overall quality is noticeably better than the Honda. The tag said it had the lowered suspension putting the seat at 30.3 inches almost a full inch lower than the TW.
Looking online the BMW is obviously more expensive but it obviously nicer.................to me