Expect The Unexpected. And Then Ride There.
Ever since its introduction, Honda’s CB500X has been a breakaway favorite with riders. That’s no surprise to anybody who’s ridden one: the CB500X is an adventure-style motorcycle that delivers comfort, versatility and a can-do attitude at a surprisingly affordable price. And to make a great choice even better, the CB500X features a bucketful of improvements this year.
You still get plenty of performance, and the capability to excel at everything from adventure rides to sport touring. The torquey 471cc parallel-twin DOHC engine delivers the broad-spectrum power that Honda twins are famous for, while the CB500X’s upright handlebar naturally accommodates a wide variety of riders. You can adjust the compact windscreen to varying heights (plus it’s 100mm taller this year), and the larger-capacity fuel tank is carefully shaped to give the rider an unrestricted riding position. A restyled LED headlight and taillight, a hinged fuel-tank filler cap, front suspension that’s now adjustable for spring preload, and a front-brake lever that’s adjustable too.
The CB500X is an excellent choice for riders ready to move up a displacement class, or for anyone who appreciates a great middleweight motorcycle. And the bike’s sharp, new styling this year makes a great choice even better!
CB500XA ABS Details
The Adventure Starts Here
If you could use a little more adventure in your life—and who couldn’t? the LAMS approved CB500X can deliver on that idea at a surprisingly affordable price. That's the beauty of owning an adventure-style bike like the CB500X; every time you look at this bike it just about begs you to take it out in search of new roads, undiscovered places and amazing sights to see. The CB500X is not just a great ride, it’s also equipped with a load of features that give it an extra dose of versatility.
Adventure-style seating position makes for unrestricted maneuvering and keeps the rider comfortable during adventure trips, commuting or short hops around town. Perfect for learner rider ready for any adventure.
Ready For Adventure
The CB500X is designed to give you a great view of the road and plenty of room to shift your weight for control and maneuverability. Utilizing a classic upright riding position with a wide handlebar, taller seat and a tighter knees-in fuel tank design, you can maximize your feeling of oneness with the bike and the road.
The 500cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin DOHC engine is thoroughly modern in design and produces a broad power spread for enjoyable and economical riding. Four-valve cylinder head design uses lightweight rocker-arm valve actuation with shim-type valve adjustment.
Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) continuously monitors several variables to ensure the correct fuel mixture is delivered for the existing riding and atmospheric conditions for crisp throttle response throughout a wide variety of riding conditions.
An engine counterbalancer and 180-degree crankpin reduce engine vibration for superior rider comfort.
Powerful, Dependable Twin-Cylinder Engine
Displacing 471ccs, liquid cooled and featuring parallel cylinders with dual overhead cams, the CB500X’s powerplant is very efficient, especially with its performance-maximizing electronic Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI). Naturally, it shares Honda’s reassuring reputation for reliability.
Suspension & Chassis
The Diamond-shaped 35mm steel tube frame is lightweight and rigid for responsive sport handling and the stout 41mm front fork with 4.9 inches of travel returns a plush yet controlled ride.
While the sophisticated Pro-Link® single-shock rear suspension offers nine-stage spring preload adjustability and 4.7 inches of controlled travel.
Choose Your Accessories
With Honda Genuine Accessories, you can prepare yourself for whatever you might find down the road. Add hand guards, heated grips, lightbar, trunk, saddlebags and much more.
Honda's Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) is standard on the CB500X, ensuring enhanced braking characteristics in less than ideal conditions. While the lightweight cast aluminum wheels, 120/70-17 in front and 160/60-17 rear, return a sporting feel and handling traits.
The wide handlebars are designed specifically to fit the adventure-style rider ergonomics. With an amber-tinted instrument display features speedometer, tachometer, odometer/A&B tripmeters, fuel gauge, clock, mpg, average fuel consumption, and current fuel consumption you're ready to tackle any adventure.
The CB500X is available in Australia in Matt Gunpowder Black Metallic OR White. Please note images show overseas models, colours may vary.
Wanna ride? We Can Help!
If you’re curious about riding, our Learn To Ride site is just what you need. We’ll guide you along every step of the way, telling you what to expect. Helping you find and schedule training. Getting gear. Figuring out which bike is right for you. And what to expect at the dealer.
- Perfect for learner riders. LAMS Approved.
CB500XA ABS Specifications
|ENGINE TYPE||471cc Liquid-Cooled, parallel twin|
|BORE AND STROKE||67mm x 66.8mm|
|COMPRESSION RATIO||10.7 : 1|
|INDUCTION||PGM-FI with 34mm throttle bodies|
|IGNITION||Computer-controlled digital transistorized with electronic advance|
|VALVE TRAIN||DOHC; four valves per cylinder|
|FINAL DRIVE||O-ring-sealed chain|
CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
|FRONT SUSPENSION||41mm fork; 5.5 inches travel|
|REAR SUSPENSION||Pro-Link®o; single shock with nine-position spring preload adjustability; 4.7 inches travel|
|FRONT BRAKE||Twin-piston caliper with single 320mm wave disc|
|REAR BRAKE||Single caliper 240mm wave disc/|
|FRONT TIRE||120/70-17 radial|
|REAR TIRE||160/60-17 radial|
|TRAIL||108mm (4.25 inches)|
|SEAT HEIGHT||31.8 inches|
|CURB WEIGHT||427.6 pounds. Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel-ready to ride|
|FUEL CAPACITY||4.6 gallons|
|EMISSIONS||Meets current EPA standards. Models sold in California meet current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.|
|COLOUR||Matt Gunpowder Black Metallic OR White|