If You’re Ready So Is The CB500X
You know where you want to go next. And the CB500X is a perfect travel partner. Compact crossover styling gives a comfortable, upright riding position (seat height is just 830mm) ready for long days in the saddle or the daily commute. There’s plenty of range from the 17.5L fuel tank, effective wind deflection from the fairing and screen, while wide handlebars give plenty of low-speed control, perfect for trickling through busy traffic.
Supreme Control Wherever You Go
If you’re riding smooth or rough, new Showa 41mm Separate Function Fork Big Piston (SFF-BP) USD forks split spring from damping and provide excellent suspension reaction and control. The Showa rear shock has revised spring rate and damping, while new lightweight wheels and swingarm – plus more forward-set weight bias – ensure quick steering and stability and likewise new, dual 296mm discs are worked by two-piston calipers, giving more braking power with no gain in inertia.
Plenty Of Torque On Tap
You’ll be amazed by what this twin-cylinder A2-compliant engine can do. Of course, peak power is set at 35kW but peak torque of 43Nm – delivered at just 6,500rpm – ensures muscular bottom- and mid-range performance, just what you need for swift overtaking, especially when carrying a pillion or loaded up. And, for precise control of the six-speed gearbox, an Assist/Slipper clutch eases upshifts and manages rear wheel lock-up under hard braking and rapid downshifting.
A Cockpit Set Out For Adventure
This cockpit is set out for adventure. The negative LCD instruments feature a speedo, bar graph rev-counter, dual trip meters, fuel level/consumption gauge as well as Gear Position and Shift Up indicators. All lighting is full LED with the headlight featuring optimised high/low beams. For extra visibility to other road users the front indicators are also now position lights.