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Honda CB500F

Honda Naked CB500F

The CB500F with its dynamic proportions and practical aspects is the perfect entry level machine for the daily commute
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IDEAL LAMS PACKAGE

The CB500F is compact in size but punching way above its weight, it injects the adrenaline and excitement of full-sized motorcycle ownership into every ride. LAMS approved and known for its all-round agility, punchy performance and sensible running costs make it a great motorcycle with which to commute through the week and ride for pleasure at the weekend, whatever the rider’s experience level. The 2016 CB500F is a bold evolution that elevates the machine still further, with a shot of naked street-fighter style and rider-focussed upgrades that add more fun, pride of ownership and desirability. . Check out the dedicated ministe for more information Click here

The naked CB500F’s slim form offers great urban ability as well as enjoyable, out-of-town performance. It is also comfortable for a large range of rider sizes - especially smaller riders - thanks to clever ergonomics. Neutral naked-bike seating position makes for easy manoeuvring and keeps the rider comfortable on short rides or longer trips.

ENGINE & PERFORMANCE

All-new 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.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

The styling concept behind the CB500F’s angular minimalism is ‘Mechanical & Aggressive’ with the compact headlight cowl and seat unit – and downsized bodywork – creating a condensed trapezoid form focused around the engine and frame. Small but efficient the LED headlight features position lights located in the upper left and right side, creating an assertive front-on presence. A character line and duct are carved into the speedometer case, adding a sharper edged appeal.

Lightweight cast aluminum wheels, 120/70-17 in front and 160/60-17 rear, return sporting feel and handling traits. Front 320mm wave-style disc brake and 240mm rear provides strong stopping power. ABS is standard on the CB500F ensuring enhanced braking characteristics in less than ideal conditions.

The comprehensive dash features a digital speedometer, digital bar graph tachometer, odometer, dual trip meters, clock, plus digital fuel level gauge and fuel consumption. HISS (Honda Intelligent Security System) is built in to the ignition; there’s space under the seat to store a U-lock.

LAMS APPROVED

Perfect for learner riders, the CB500F is LAMS approved.

Specifications

Engine

  • ENGINE TYPE 471cc Liquid-Cooled, parallel twin
  • BORE AND STROKE 67mm x 66.8mm
  • COMPRESSION RATIO 10.7 : 1
  • CARBURATION PGM FI
  • STARTER Electric
  • TRANSMISSION 6-speed

FRAME

  • DIMENSIONS(LxWxH)  2080mm x 790mm x 1060mm
  • WHEELBASE 1410mm
  • SEAT HEIGHT 790mm
  • GROUND CLEARANCE 160mm
  • FUEL CAPACITY 16.7L
  • KERB WEIGHT 190kg

SUSPENSION

  • FRONT Conventional Telescopic, 41mm, with adjustable preload
  • REAR Prolink mono with 9 stage Preload adjuster, steel square pipe swingarm

BRAKES

  • FRONT Single Wavy Disk, 320mm, 2 POT caliper
  • REAR Single Wavy Disk, 240mm, 1 POT calliper

TYRES

  • FRONT 120/70ZR - 17M/C
  • REAR 160/60ZR - 17M/C

NOTE

  • COLOURS Lemon Ice Yellow, Matte Gunpowder Black
  • IMAGES Please note images show overseas models