I have my B2 on my driving license and was thinking about getting a smaller 250cc cruiser like the Keeway Dorado as my first Motorcycle in Malaysia
but now Honda has introduced the CB500x and I just love it – I like the style, the high riding position and because of my age the upright riding style will also suit me.
Now to get this I will have to go and take my B Riding test, And this will not be a problem because as I get older I like to challenge myself. I was looking at this apart from its style, is the bike is also ok for slight off road use and got me thinking that it would be ideal for the JB Roads with its potholes etc:
Some of the ones I have seen are so scary and deep that a wheel going into them would be damaged and may trow the rider off his bike. The CB500x is higher than my first choice the dorado and would help me see the potholes better and thus avoid them. The other thing is my friends are telling me is that getting the dorado at RM13.900 would be a waste because I would soon get fed up and want to upgrade. Its not all about power but having it available for when you need it really can be the difference to getting out of the way or not. and it makes sense to me even more now that I see how easy this 500 is to ride for beginners like me.
The bike is light and has great balance when riding it and should be great around the town and has that little bit extra power when on the highways.
OK, well at this stage I am still reading about it and deciding.
Maybe you have the CB500x and could give me your opinions as to its ease of use.
Also while the cb500x cost around rm31.000 with abs it should hold its resale value better than the keeway being a Honda.