Thim took delivery of HER 500X yesterday at Honda Big Wing, Chiang Mai. It is one of the first 6 delivered. They say there will be more coming near the end of March. I was "allowed" to ride it home and it certainly is smooth and quiet. Today we rode to Doi Saket for lunch and then rode up the 118 and back so she could get a feel for the bike. It is only pushing the 500 around when parking that she has to struggle a bit. She's a pretty good rider with plenty of saddle time on my DR250. Her famous quote "I hold the throttle all the way open for a long time, but it won't go any faster". Not long after that I had to rescue her with a totally blown engine. No more 250. I think it may be some time before I get to spend enough time on the Honda to give any type of critique.