I'm afraid you might feel a little cramped up on the 500 at 6' tall, especially with drag bars. The foot pegs are way forward compared to a sport bike or even a 'traditional' layout -- took a while to adjust and I still get hip cramps (I'm only 5'6"). Be prepared for your knees being above the tank. It also makes it harder to adjust your position on the saddle since you don't have as much leverage to get your rump off the seat.
Most 500cc motor cycles provide more than adequate power for all real world situations. The Revolution X engine has a wide, easy to ride power band, but the peak out put is low. I'd guess in the low 30s-- for comparison, my 500cc v twin can-am quad produces 54 HP. You'll only see the tail light of that Ninja 250. That being said, the only time I feel the urge for more power is when passing on two lane highways. It doesn't perform as well as my past 500s (anemic engine, high weight), but I'm quite happy with mine. The fuel injection is pure joy. The Street is by far the most refined, easy to live with engine I've owned. Brings back nightmares of the Triumph Daytona 500 with the single Amal monobloc (I take that back. I think it was an Amal Concentric) and it's temperamental nature. Mine has produced a consistent 66 MPG (28 KmL).
I've been riding 54 years (70 years old) and this is my first Harley. I Chose the 500 because it seemed like a modern Honda VT500 Ascott, a bike that I loved. In many ways it is just that and meets my needs quite well. Aggressive, peg dragging days are in my past -- the Street fills my need for the joy of just riding.
Last edited by ButterSmooth; 09-12-2017 at 05:07 PM.