THERE’S A WORLD OUT THERE Make your mark on it.
The CB500X has a tough look that exudes adventure. Inspired by the legendary Africa Twin – and with updated graphics – it blends rugged lines with an aggressive stance, and the tall screen offers comfort.
LONG TRAVEL SUSPENSION
Whether you want to take a brief trip through the rough city streets, or explore the endless vistas of the open road, the CB500X is ready. Its 41mm telescopic forks and Pro-Link rear monoshock offer smooth, extended travel to absorb hits. Both are adjustable for spring pre-load, tailoring the steering geometry to accommodate a pillion and full luggage.
Adventure is all about infinite freedom. But freedom is meaningless if your ride is uncomfortable. The CB500X’s steel diamond-tube frame has a tuned rigidity balance to enhance feedback. The engine is close to the swingarm pivot point for easy handling and, the seat height is 830mm, which makes the riding position upright and relaxed, offering excellent forward visibility and control.
This is a bike designed to handle any kind of terrain. There’s plenty of ground clearance for tough performance on rough roads, and the wide turning angle of the handlebars give you outstanding handling. A 19-inch front wheel improves stability and roll-over ability, and block-pattern tyres ensure tenacious grip and feedback. The raised windscreen keeps you protected for a more enjoyable ride.
Without control, power is useless. The CB500X features a single front 310mm wavy disc and powerful two-piston brake caliper matched to a 240mm rear disc and single-piston caliper. Dual channel ABS is fitted as standard, so you can easily manage braking force in wet or dry conditions.
When you’re exploring the open road, you need a clear, concise information panel. The CB500X features an attractive negative-display LCD dash to keep you entertained. Information includes a speedo and rev-counter, dual trip meters, fuel level and consumption gauges and Gear Position and Shift Up indicators.
EMERGENCY STOP SIGNAL
The Emergency Stop Signal technology helps keep you safe if you ever need to hit the brakes unexpectedly. The system detects sudden braking and automatically activates the front and rear hazard lights, which flash to warn any nearby vehicles.
Premium security updates give you confidence and peace of mind. The CB500X features the Honda Ignition Security System (HISS) theft-deterrent, reinforced handlebar lock structures, and strengthened key cylinders.
Mass centralisation – which means that the heavier parts of the bike are placed as close together as possible toward the centre of the machine – makes steering and handling easier. The CB500X is designed around this concept, and its engine is near the swingarm pivot point.
FULL LED LIGHTING
The CB500X features full LED lighting for a contemporary look and optimal energy efficiency. The high- and low-beams — both LEDs — are located in the centre of the headlights to reduce weight, size and electricity consumption. Compact signal indicators and clear taillights give the bike a sporty edge.
EVOCATIVE EXHAUST NOTE
A free-flowing airbox feeds the PGM-FI fuel injection process, and the exhaust system gets rid of spent gases quickly and effectively. The muffler’s internal chamber has been engineered for efficiency, but also tuned to add a crisp, evocative note to the riding experience.
SIX-SPEED GEARBOX AND SLIPPER CLUTCH
Just like its larger siblings the CB500X’s Assist/Slipper clutch eases upshifts and manages rear wheel lock-up on hard down changes while decelerating. And thanks to the free-spinning engine you’ve a thrilling chase through the slick six-speed gearbox at high rpm out on the open road.
The 8-valve, liquid-cooled parallel twin-cylinder engine produces 35Kw @ 8500rpm – making it A2 licence compliant – with peak torque of 43.2Nm @ 6500rpm. So you’ve plenty of low- and mid-range torque for fast acceleration when you need it.
|Type||4 Stroke, SI Engine (Parallel Twin)|
|Max net power||35.0 kw @ 8500 rpm|
|Max net torque||43.2 Nm @ 6500 rpm|
|Bore x stroke||67.0 X 66.8|
|Compression ratio||10.7 : 1|
|Head lamp||LED, DC|
|Wheel base (mm)||1443mm|
|Ground clearance (mm)||181mm|
|Kerb weight (kg)||199kg|
|Seat height (mm)||830mm|
|Fuel tank capacity (L)||17.7Ltr|
FRAME & SUSPENSION
|Frame type||Steel Tube Type|
|Front suspension||Telescopic Suspension|
|Rear suspension||Honda ProLINK monoshock|
TYRES & BRAKES
|Braking System||Dual Channel ABS|
|Tyre size & type (front)||110/80-19 M/C 59H|
|Tyre size & type (Rear)||160/60-17 M/C 69H|
|Brake type & size (front)||Disc 310mm|
|Brake type & size (rear)||Disc 240mm|
|Clutch type||Multiplate Wet Clutch|
|No. of gears||6|