Ideal LAMS Package
The CB500F is compact, LAMS approved and known for its all-round agility, punchy performance and sensible running costs which 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 naked street-fighter style and rider-focussed features add fun and excitement to every ride.
The naked CB500Fs 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
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.
Preloaded, scissors-type gears for the primary drive and engine counterbalancer gears help reduce engine noise.
The styling concept behind the CB500Fs 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.