By: Anonymous: David () Thursday, 06 July 2017 @ 05:31 PM ICT (Read 524 times)
We have read a lot about the 500 Adventure and, I think, it is an excellent option for touring Thailand (any road) and SE Asia.
But is it actually available here in Thailand?
If so, from where and how much?
Or is it a matter of buying a standard 500X then having it made into an 'Adventure'?
If so, where can that job be done?
The best Adventure Bike upgrade for the Honda CB500X comes from Rally Raid, a company in England. You basically need two packages, first the Level 2 Adventure Suspension Kit Honda CB500X Adventure which cost 1450 UK Pound (about 65,250 THB), second you need the Level 2 to Level 3 Adventure Black Wheel Upgrade Kit which is 838 UK Pound (37,710 THB).
You can maybe get it a bit cheaper to source the wheels on the local market. It would not be that difficult to source a 19”x 2.50-36 hole front rim and a 17”x 3.50-36 hole rear rim in Thailand. And so many shops in Thailand that can wire a spoke wheel for you..
The front fender will probably need a bit of special attention to get it right… The biggest problem is probably the ABS front disc ring that is included with the wheels from Rally Raid…