Less is so much more in the brand-new CB500F Naked Road Bike. Everything you need in a thrill ride commuter and weekend companion, with nothing that you don't. It's the brother of the Sport CBR500R and the Adventure CB500X, but without the frills. It's got all the power with a bit more ease and comfort. And all you need is a learner's licence to call it your own.
It has high handlebars, a balanced riding position together with a low 785mm seat that suits a wide range of riders' heights. It also has a weight that's light and easy to flick around corners. Although simplified in style, the power is all there with a brand-new, liquid-cooled 471cc DOHC parallel-twin engine and Honda's Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) system that gives it grunt at any RPM. And if you haven't already noticed, check out the hot-looking halogen solo headlight. Others certainly will.
471cc Liquid-cooled, parallel twin
Bore and Stroke
67mm x 66.8mm
Computer-controlled digital transistorised with electronic advance
PGM-FI electronic fuel injection
Wheels, Suspension & Brakes
Conventional telescopic fork, 41mm
Pro-Link mono with 9 stage preload adjuster, steel square pipe swingarm
Single disk, 320mm, 2 piston caliper, ABS
Single disk, 240mm, 1 piston caliper. ABS
120/70 - 17
Rake Castor Angle
Dimensions & Weight
2075mm x 780mm x 1060mm