The adventure bike market is booming, but for many riders the thought of taking a heavyweight BMW, Triumph or KTM off-road is more than a little intimidating.
Step forward Honda’s plucky little CB500 X, which with a few clever modifications from our friends at Rally Raid Products in Wellingborough might just be the perfect mid-sized adventure machine.
The company offer Level 1, 2 and 3 upgrade packs which turn this often overlooked yet capable machine into a real world beater which can take on some of the toughest terrain imaginable.
Last year John Mitchinson of Rally Raid even took one of his modified CB500 X Adventure machines to Australia, crossing the inhospitable Simpson Desert in an effort to prove that bigger isn’t always better.
In his interview with Adventure Dirt Bike TV’s David Darcy, John explains how the bike came into being:
You can find out more about the Continental adventure tyre range here.