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Old 23rd May 2024, 11:19   #331
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Re: Honda NX500 launched at 5.9 lakhs

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Well! Here is the official confirmation from Honda.
I am at loss of words here.
Hi, when did you book the NX 500. Atleast you got a clear message many people have not even received a formaly response from Honda !!
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Old 25th May 2024, 11:09   #332
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Got delivery of my White NX500 on 10th May (Auspicious Akshay Tritiya) but couldnt manage to ride much because of work schedule, bike has done close to 400 km now.

I was supposed to join my friends for Spiti ride so got the bike serviced at ~350 kms but unfortunately couldnt join for ride because of some urgent family commitments. Oil & oil filter was changed in first service & total bill was ~6k , bit higher than what i had expected but still ok considering next service is at 12k kms/1year.

Initial impressions: bike is buttery smooth up to 4k rpm but feels bit harsh between 4k to 5k rpm and noticeable vibes creep in above that. Haven't revved the bike beyond 6k rpm yet as engine is quite new, hopefully after i clock some good kms engine will become a bit more smoother at higher rev range. Coming from KTM 390 adv, NX500 feels a bit too linear & Quick shifter is sorely missed, hope some company launches QS for it soon. Sometimes gear shifts are bit clunky but i think it will smoothen out once bike clocks some more kms.

Rear suspension setup felt too soft and bouncy, maybe i will have to fiddle with the preload settings and check again, front suspension feels quite plush.

Lights are absolutely inadequate & bike will need Aux lamp setup for sure.

Fitted radiator guard & side stand extender during first service, next will be a centre stand, saddle stays & some protection parts & aux lights.

With very low milage clocked till now i feel this is a very good bike for calm comfortable touring & hope Honda will be able to deliver the new lot bikes soon.
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Oil & oil filter was changed in first service & total bill was ~6k , bit higher than what i had expected but still ok considering next service is at 12k kms/1year.
Congratulations on your purchase!

The Honda CB350s and the CB300R use the same engine oil (Pro Honda
Fully Synthetic JASO MA 10W-30), but their oil change intervals are 6000kms. Can someone please explain how different engines have different oil change intervals despite using the same engine oils?
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Thank you !

Didn't know that CB350, CB300R uses same engine oil grade but have service interval of 6k kms, will try to check with service team about it.
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Re: Honda NX500 launched at 5.9 lakhs

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Thank you !

Didn't know that CB350, CB300R uses same engine oil grade but have service interval of 6k kms, will try to check with service team about it.
Food for thought, even the humble Hero Honda Splendore uses the same grade engine oil.

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Re: Honda NX500 launched at 5.9 lakhs

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Congratulations on your purchase!

The Honda CB350s and the CB300R use the same engine oil (Pro Honda
Fully Synthetic JASO MA 10W-30), but their oil change intervals are 6000kms. Can someone please explain how different engines have different oil change intervals despite using the same engine oils?
Globally, CBR 250R and CB300R have 8000 miles / 12k kms oil change recommendation. It's for the hot, humid and dusty Indian conditions that they've halved the drain interval to 6k kms. CB 350 has a basic air cooled engine, so it's not good to stretch drain interval beyond 6k kms. CB500X / NX500 have bigger oil sump with close to 3 ltr oil capacity and they have a big, car-like screw type oil filter. Add the fully synthetic oil and 12k kms drain interval is possible even in Indian conditions.

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Food for thought, even the humble Hero Honda Splendore uses the same grade engine oil.

Cheers!
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Recommended oil grades -

Hero commuters - 10w30 mineral
Hero Xpulse / Xtreme - 10w30 FS
Honda scooters and commuters - 5w30 SS (bs6) and 10w30 mineral (bs4)
Honda premium bikes - 10w30 FS
TVS scooters and commuters - 10w30 SS
TVS Apache (upto 200) - 10w30 FS
Suzuki scooters & Gixxer 155 - 10w30 SS
Bajaj commuters upto 125cc - 10w30 mineral

10w30 is available in all 3 formats viz. mineral, SS & FS. Most manufacturers prefer this grade to extract maximum FE, to aid easy cold starting and also for easier inventory keeping. Though in our Indian conditions, 10w50, 10w40 or 5w40 grade SS & FS oils are any day better for refinement over a wider rpm range.
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Hi all - booked the nx500 at the Mahadevpura Big Wing in BLR and am caught in the import limbo like most others. Just curious what juntas plans are - are you sticking with it with delivery in Oct-Dec, canceling or looking at other options?

If other options, which ones?
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