1476 miles in 40 days
Naked Honda tackles 70-mile commute
had mixed feelings when Honda told me my NC750X long-term test bike wouldnõt be ready until August but said could have a 2016 CB500F for a couple of months while waiting for the new-for-2016 NC.
Having ridden a CB on the launch in Spain earlier this year, I knew it was an easy-to-ride, sweet-handling, sensible but capable, fun-sized sporty naked bike that would be great for a Saturday morning blast.
However, I have a 70-mile commute to our Peterborough offices from my home in Lincoln Ð mostly long, monotonous A1 miles, so I wasnõt sure how the revvy CB with no weather protection would hold up to a job itõs not built for.
Now Iõve just handed the CB back in return for the NC750X and, while IÕM enjoying the NC, I canõt pretend IÕM not pining for the 500.
The CB might not be a high-powered, all-singing, all-dancing sports naked but it left me grinning after every ride. Its light and nimble nature meant changing direction was almost effortless, although the front end did