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2016 Honda CB500X
2016 Honda CB500X

2016 Honda CB500X
2016 Honda CB500X



2016 Honda CB500X Review

2016 Honda CB500X on www.Totalmotorcycle.com

Expect the Unexpected. And Then Ride There...

Ever since its introduction, Honda’s CB500X has been a breakaway favorite with riders. That’s no surprise to anybody who’s ridden one: the CB500X is an adventure-style motorcycle that delivers comfort, versatility and a can-do attitude at a surprisingly affordable price. And to make a great choice even better, the 2016 CB500X features a bucketful of improvements this year.

You still get plenty of performance, and the capability to excel at everything from adventure rides to sport touring. The torquey 471cc parallel-twin DOHC engine delivers the broad-spectrum power that Honda twins are famous for, while the CB500X’s upright handlebar naturally accommodates a wide variety of riders. You can adjust the compact windscreen to varying heights (plus it’s 100mm taller this year), and the larger-capacity fuel tank is carefully shaped to give the rider an unrestricted riding position. New for 2016: A restyled LED headlight and taillight, a hinged fuel-tank filler cap, front suspension that’s now adjustable for spring preload, and a front-brake lever that’s adjustable too.

The CB500X is an excellent choice for riders ready to move up a displacement class, or for anyone who appreciates a great middleweight motorcycle. And the bike’s sharp, new styling this year makes a great choice even better!


Powerful, Dependable Twin-Cylinder Engine

Displacing 471ccs, liquid cooled and featuring parallel cylinders with dual overhead cams, the CB500X’s powerplant is very efficient, especially with its performance-maximizing electronic Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI). Naturally, it shares Honda’s reassuring reputation for reliability.


Ready For Adventure

The CB500X is designed to give you a great view of the road and plenty of room to shift your weight for control and maneuverability. Utilizing a classic upright riding position with a wide handlebar, taller seat and a tighter knees-in fuel tank design, you can maximize your feeling of oneness with the bike and the road.

 



2016 Honda CB500X www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

Innovation And Versatility.

Like the machines that made Honda famous in the U.S., its two-cylinder parallel-twin layout provides a wide powerband and plenty of torque, while a counterbalancer keeps things running smoothly. Special touches like the CB500X’s more upright seating position, greater ground clearance and longer wheelbase make it perfectly suited for an adventure-bike rider who values function and maneuverability.


Options & Pricing

If you could use a little more adventure in your life—and who couldn’t?—the CB500X can deliver on that idea at a surprisingly affordable price. That’s the beauty of owning an adventure-style bike like the CB500X—every time you look at this bike, it just about begs you to take it out in search of new roads, undiscovered places and fun sights to see. The CB500X is not just a great ride, it’s also equipped with a load of features that give it an extra dose of versatility, like the ABS version available for confident braking in less-than-ideal conditions.


CB500X

Features & Options
•471cc parallel-twin DOHC engine
•Programmed Fuel Injection
•Long-stroke front fork, 5.5-inches travel


CB500X ABS

Features & Options
•471cc parallel-twin DOHC engine
•Programmed Fuel Injection
•Long-stroke front fork, 5.5-inches travel
•Anti-Lock Braking System



 

 

2016 Honda CB500X www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

12-Spoke Cast Wheels

Strong and stylish, the CB500X’s lightweight 12-spoke cast-aluminum wheels—120/70-17 in front and 160/60-17 rear—are easy to keep clean, look great, enhance handling and are another CB500X feature that just makes sense.

 

Disc Brakes

The front 320mm wave-style disc brake and 240mm rear provides strong stopping power.

 

Long-Travel Front Suspension

The long stroke 41mm front fork yields a full 5.5 inches of travel, and a wide handlebar allows for easy steering inputs.

 

LED Headlight

With a clean new look for 2016, the CB500X’s LED headlight and multi-facet reflector give the front end a unique look and also project plenty of light on the road for visibility.

 

Digital Instrumentation

An amber-tinted full LCD screen features digital speedometer and tachometer and more, including a clock, odometer, trip meter, real-time and average fuel consumption meters and illuminated engine diagnostic indicators.

 

Adjustable Windscreen

Another upgrade for 2016, the CB500X’s windscreen is 100mm taller this year for better wind protection, and is still adjustable so you can fine-tune your cockpit environment.

 

Unique Style

Even sharper looking for 2016 with new two-piece sidecovers that complement the CB500X’s dynamic adventure-bike style. The CB500X has the posture of an adventure machine with a unique fuel tank design that offers the ability to freely move the body weight.

 

Programmed Fuel-Injection (PGM-FI)

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.

 

Lower Cowl

The CB500X is equipped with a lower cowl to help protect the exhaust pipe and engine from debris when riding on rough surfaces. Air intakes are incorporated into the design to provide effective cooling.

 

DOHC Twin Cylinder Engine

Honda twins are famous for their versatility, and the CB500X engine is one of our best ever. Using the same piston bore size as our CBR600RR sportbike, the parallel-twin engine offers accessible performance across all RPM ranges.

 

Steel-Tube Frame

A motorcycle’s frame is the basis for its handling. A take on a classic construction, the CB500X’s diamond-shaped steel-tube mainframe ties to the engine with four mounts, offering a rock-solid foundation for superior ride and handling.

 

Pro-Link® Rear Suspension

A sophisticated chassis with Honda Pro-Link® rear suspension, with 9-stage preload and 4.7 inches of travel gives you a comfortable ride over small bumps, while capably absorbing bigger bumps to increase riding comfort and handling.

 

Step Seat

The CB500X’s 32-inch seat height and unrestricted riding position offer freedom of movement for usage in both touring and commuting. You’ll find that it’s perfect for around-town riding and also offers plenty of room for a passenger.

 

Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)

Available ABS on the CB500X helps you make smooth, controlled stops under less-than-ideal conditions.

 

 

 

 


 

2016 Honda CB500X - www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $6499 USD

ENGINE
Engine Type 471cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin
Bore And Stroke 67mm x 66.8mm
Compression Ratio 10.7:1
Induction PGM-FI with 34mm throttle bodies
Ignition Computer-controlled digital transistorized with electronic advance
Valve Train DOHC; four valves per cylinder

DRIVE TRAIN
Transmission Six-speed
Final Drive O-ring-sealed chain

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
Front Suspension 41mm fork; 5.5 inches travel
Rear Suspension Pro-Link single shock with nine-position spring preload adjustability; 4.7 inches travel
Front Brake Twin-piston caliper with single 320mm wave disc
Rear Brake Single caliper 240mm wave disc/
Front Tire 120/70-17 radial
Rear Tire 160/60-17 radial

DIMENSIONS
Rake 26.5 degrees
Trail 108mm (4.25 inches)
Wheelbase 55.9 inches
Seat Height 31.8 inches
Curb Weight 427.6 pounds. Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel-ready to ride
Fuel Capacity 4.6 gallons

OTHER
Model Id CB500X
Emissions Meets current EPA standards. Models sold in California meet current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.
Available Colors Matte Black Metallic


 

 


 

2016 Honda CB500X - www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $ CDN

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2016 Honda CB500X - www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

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