Get ready to discover your next adventure in 2017 with the Honda CB500X, which has positively evolved to become a popular Honda 500cc choice. Sporting a spacious riding position to ensure you can enjoy the open roads with a full view, long-travel suspension, a significant tank range, LED lighting, and the new exhaust muffler which brings a contemporary appeal to this upgrade. The new Honda CB500X boasts excitement with an audacious character. This impressive package offers all round capability with a venturous spirit, all at a competitive price to ensure maximum confidence in your riding experience, whether meandering through the tracks or winding amongst the city streets.
The CB500X in its original form struck a fine balance between a compact, easy-to-manage size and its ability to inspire discovery and cover distance in comfort. For the next step for the 2016 season, Honda's engineers aimed to boost the instinctive sense of freedom to travel under the styling concept of ‘Feel the Adventure.'
The new LED headlight was physically small but powerful. Its angular outline - crowned by twin position lights and a silver finish on the bottom of the windscreen - gave the CB500X a closer resemblance to Honda's bigger X machines - the NC750X, VFR800X Crossrunner and VFR1200X Crosstourer. Two-part side panels tied the front and rear design aspects together, and feature painted uppers. Black engine covers underpinned the new design.Extended upwards by approx. 100mm compared to the previous model, the redesigned windscreen offered greater wind and weather protection for the rider's upper body and features a central duct to equalize pressure and reduce turbulence around the helmet. Two height positions are possible to adjust for rider preference.
Fuel capacity grew to 17.5L, extending tank range to over 500km. Detail upgrades for rider benefit included a hinged fuel cap and 5-step adjustable span brake lever. A ‘wave' key also has a smoother, more premium feel in use. The seat unit is finished with a clear-lensed rear LED light.
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 and a bash-plate is fitted to protect the engine underside and exhaust pipe on rough, loose surfaces.