The CB500F with its dynamic proportions and practical aspects is the perfect entry level machine for the daily commute
INTRODUCING THE CB500F
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.
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.
Perfect for learner riders, the CB500F is LAMS approved.
|ENGINE TYPE||471cc Liquid-Cooled, parallel twin|
|BORE AND STROKE||67mm x 66.8mm|
|COMPRESSION RATIO||10.7 : 1|
|DIMENSIONS||2080mm x 790mm x 1060mm|
|FRONT||120/70ZR – 17M/C|
|REAR||160/60ZR – 17M/C|
|FRONT||Conventional Telescopic, 41mm, with adjustable preload|
|REAR||Prolink mono with 9 stage Preload adjuster, steel square pipe swingarm|
|FRONT||Single Wavy Disk, 320mm, 2 POT caliper|
|REAR||Single Wavy Disk, 240mm, 1 POT calliper|
|COLOURS||Lemon Ice Yellow, Matte Gunpowder Black|
|IMAGES||Please note images show overseas models|