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Discussion in 'Welcome Lounge' started by xerxes, Apr 22, 2016.

  1. Hey guys, long time reader, first time poster.
    I had my L's a few years ago and rode a CBR500RA but was too lazy to get my P's.
    As a result, I'm now having to go through the new GLS next month!
    Looking to get the new 2016 CBR500R in Matte Black ;)
    Speak soon!

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  2. Howdy xerxesxerxes and welcome to NR. :happy:
  3. Welcome to Netrider.
  4. Welcome :cool:
  5. Welcome to NR - the new versions look much better than the old ones!
  6. Welcome to NR...

    The Name doesn't match the pic..

  7. Hi, good luck with the test, the CBR500R looks good, but you may be better buying something a bit cheaper and saving the dollars for when you upgrade to a non LAMS bike?
  8. Bought a 2015 CBR500RA as my first bike, didn't have Matte Black as an option. Post pics when you get it! Matte black sounds sexy as F&!k
  9. welcome aboard :)
  10. I was thinking this too when I got mine but 3 years is a long time... I'm about to crack 30,000kms on mine after 18 months of ownership as well as being out of the country for 2 months this year. Glad I went new with warranty, peace of mind, etc.
  11. Thanks for the warm welcome guys!

    LOL you're right, it's "theoretically" inaccurate :p
  12. Agreed. I was wrapped when I heard about the new model and colour options!

    Thanks mate. As another user has mentioned, 3 years is a long time to wait.

    Yeah I had previously had a Tri-Colour but the new Matte Black has sold me.
  13. I was originally looking at the KTM RC 390 purely for the styling but have heard a lot of negative feedback.
  14. Just curious about the negative feedback on the RC 390 xerxesxerxes as I was going to have a look at it. I know about the thimble sized fuel tank already. Anything else you know about?
  15. Have heard and read reports of overheating issues, poor ergonomics and tacky instrument cluster.
    Few things enough to put me off.
  16. Doesn't KTM stand for Keep Throwing Money???
    Anyway, welcome, O Persian King....
  17. LOL yeah, I've heard that about KTM and thank you :)
    Update: A1 Motorcycles have received the 2016 CBR500R!
    They said I can get the finance started pending Learner Permit.
    Is this a silly of doing things?