Ask RideApart: What Advantage Does Displacement Bring?

You ask, we answer, it's Ask Rideapart. This week: What advantages do you get from buying a bike with a larger engine?

This question comes from Julio in Texas, who writes: "I have a Suzuki TU250x that I bought to learn basic skills and to commute on. Now, I'm looking at moving up in performance and learning more advanced biking. Looking at the Honda CB500f, I noticed that twice the engine size only amounted to about twenty miles per hour more in speed than my TU. So what else is that bigger engine going to do better than my 250?

"Also, unrelated to that question, can you learn advanced skills on an adventure styled bike such as the Honda CB500x in the same way as sport or naked style bikes?"

What do you think, dear readers? What advantage does displacement bring? Find all the responses in the comments section below.

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