The Honda CB500X is a fun, practical, affordable, generally easy to ride, and a great choice for a wide range of riders. The adventure-styled CB500X is a real do-all favorite. But note we said adventure-styled; if you plan to ride many unimproved roads, you'll probably want something with a little more Adventure Bike DNA.
An British company called Rally-Raid Products Ltd, which is an Adventure rider's candy store. Offer three kits that make your Honda CB500X for more off-road capable, turning it into something of a mini Africa Twin. Opt for the Level 3 treatment and you'll get a new rear shock with 50mm more travel than the original, along with a remote reservoir and fully adjustable damping. Depending on how much you weigh and how much you intend to carry, you can also choose from three different spring weights; new linkage also accompanies the spring and shock. Up front new fork internals (springs, damper rods, shim valve stacks, adjustable preload caps, and almost 31mm more travel) are held by a new top triple clamp incorporating a Scotts steering-damper mount and an adjustable-bar/riser block. Standing on its taller suspension, a long sidestand is also included.
The most visible changes are a new 17-inch rear wheel and a 19-inch front, both laced using stainless-steel spokes (these replace the standard wheels, which are 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels front and rear). A new front fender completes the list. Add a set of Adventure Bike tires and you're ready to go.