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hh_12345
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Re: underrated aspects of the cb500

Post by hh_12345 on Mon 10 Apr 2017, 10:16 am

I find one of the underrated aspects of the cb (and not only the cb, but other similar bikes) to be that it is adequate.

I think  many people easily dismiss it as it is believed that a bike should be faster, smoother, more powerful, more dynamic for no particular reason.
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Re: underrated aspects of the cb500

Post by eternally_troubled on Mon 10 Apr 2017, 10:16 pm

@hh_12345 wrote:I find one of the underrated aspects of the cb (and not only the cb, but other similar bikes) to be that it is adequate.

I can see the tagline on the advert now 'Honda - the power of adequate' :)

You are right, despite my piss-taking...
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Re: underrated aspects of the cb500

Post by Beresford on Mon 10 Apr 2017, 11:13 pm

'Adequate' sounds like a put-down. I think 'sufficient' is a better description. Sufficient, as in 'does anybody really need more?'
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Re: underrated aspects of the cb500

Post by hh_12345 on Tue 11 Apr 2017, 8:12 am

Well, the "power of sufficient" it'll be then.

Of course they would not be allowed to use it unless they feature a fine selection of forum bikes with at least seized engine bolts and blown rear shocks (mine including).

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Re: underrated aspects of the cb500

Post by stormbringer on Tue 11 Apr 2017, 8:26 am

We've been over that one-word-description before Smile
http://www.cb500club.net/t2738-one-word-to-describe-the-cb500
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Re: underrated aspects of the cb500

Post by TheWizardofOdds on Tue 11 Apr 2017, 11:43 pm

@stormbringer wrote:Back to thread subject: Underrated aspect of the CB500...

...Some may find the design sparse. I find it to be honest. But that's just me.

In a nutshell. It pleases the purist in me,  which is approximately 100% of me.
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Re: underrated aspects of the cb500

Post by TheWizardofOdds on Wed 12 Apr 2017, 12:06 am

...And another thing!...Even after riding my K2 SV650S (2002), which is earning much respect I might add, with the CB you can never really be too out of control too quickly. With the SV , and it's pretty tame now compared to modern bikes, you can welcome oblivion in just a few throttle millimetres of misjudged enthusiasm. That schitt keeps the fun in check. I really really miss riding my CB.

*Edit,  annoying American autocorrectness. Not having it.

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