- Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:46 pm #85959
I am considering moving to a more recent 500. It would be second hand and fairly recent (ABS with rear disc). What is the general consensus on these models. Are they more reliable than the old iron barrel models. My iron barrel (in the shed awaiting a rebuild) was actually fairly reliable despite being used all year in all weathers. On the basis that the new models have been around a while now I was thinking they may be a pretty safe bet. The bike would be used frequently for a short commute and I would hope to do some slow touring in the future (avoiding motorways). I do not have the money for the 650 and the himalayan engine didn't really do it for me on a test ride so an army green 500 is my probable choice. Your thoughts please.