Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Pittston, PA 18640
honestly, the honda hawk is way better, but if it's cheap, there's a reason for it.
as for the ex500, the bike you asked about, it not only sounds like a sewing machine but is as rock-solid dependable as one. the frame is out-dated, the suspension is weak, but for most newbies (hell most people who don't have big egos) they work more than adequently. i didn't think the brakes were bad, but i don't use the rear brake, so i wasn't exposed to the drum brake rear. plus i think the one i rode had pads and lines. i think it's a sweet bike that can be bought on the cheap and honestly, you'll probably be faster on it than on a cbr600f1 or fzr600 because it's easy to ride.
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