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2020 Honda CB500X ABS

2020 Honda CB500X ABS


2020 Honda CB500X:

Sometimes you feel like picking a corner of the map and exploring. And sometimes, you need a quick ride to the corner store. For a compact bike that can handle real adventures, and all the commutes in-between, you need the Honda CB500X. The 471cc twin-cylinder engine offers easy-to-access power and plenty of torque. Light and powerful, this bike shines on backroads and city streets alike. Together with rugged styling, long-travel suspension, a tall windscreen and more, it’s ready for adventure.

Again and again since its 2013 launch, the popularity of Honda’s CB500X has caught many people by surprise, but it really shouldn’t—especially after last year’s adventure-focused makeover, which included a bump-absorbing 19 inch front wheel, a long-travel shock, a slipper clutch and more. A true adventure machine, the CB500X shines when conditions reward light weight, maneuverability and smooth power. And when the work schedule doesn’t permit a real adventure, the CB500X also boasts stellar performance as a commuter.

CB500X ABS: $6,999
CB500X: $6,699
Availability: January 2020
Color: Grand Prix Red



2020 Honda CB500X Key Features




2020 Honda CB500X Features and Benefits


  • Fuel-droplet size optimized for improved spray penetration in intake, resulting in better combustion, which creates linear power from first crack of the throttle through to rpm redline.
  • Small battery, positioning of components enables good air-intake volume. Straight velocity stacks, separators between the cylinders make for minimal turbulence, resulting in good power at every rpm.
  • Valve timing maximizes torque for good roll-on response.
  • Model-specific fuel-injection settings allow linear power delivery, with emphasis on low- and midrange power and precise throttle response.
  • Muffler has large volume before and after catalytic converter. Backpressure optimized for strong low-end and midrange power. Dual-outlet muffler tip results in racy-sounding exhaust note to match power.
  • Slipper clutch design adapts to load stresses for good hook-up under heavy acceleration and minimal engine braking under downshifting.
  • Clutch design with engineering found in the CBR1000RR enables light lever pull, especially helpful in stop-and-go traffic.


  • Large, 19″ front wheel for good bump absorption and high-speed handling.
  • Rear tire design with deep-grooved tread for good off-road traction.
  • Shock with advanced pressure-separation design from Honda’s large sport models is stable and predictable for good rear-wheel tracking and traction.
  • Long-travel suspension for strong performance through stroke, minimal bottoming and good ground clearance.
  • Full-featured display has large screen and thin bezel, includes upshift indicator that can be set to different rpm settings.
  • Tall windscreen for great wind protection during high-speed cruising.
  • Seat is narrow above pegs to aid touching feet to ground at stops.
  • Tapered handlebar provides good feedback, control and style, while rubber-mounted handlebar clamp minimizes vibration to rider’s hands.
  • Adventure styling looks aggressive, shroud design helps direct radiator heat away from rider’s legs.

One-year, transferable, unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.

  • Meets current EPA and CARB standards
  • California version differs slightly due to emissions equipment







2020 Honda CB500X – USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: starting from $ 6699
Canada MSRP Price: $ See dealer for pricing in CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
Model CB500X
Type 471cc liquid-cooled 20º parallel twin
Valve Train DOHC; four valves per cylinder
Bore x Stroke 67.0mm x 66.8mm
Compression Ratio 10.7:1
Induction PGM-FI fuel injection w/ 34mm throttle bodies
Ignition Full transistorized ignition
Starter Electric
Transmission 6-speed manual
Clutch Multiplate wet
Final Drive 15T/41T; O-ring-sealed chain
Front 41mm telescopic fork; 5.9 in. travel
Rear Pro-Link® single shock w/ nine-position spring preload adjustability; 5.9 in. travel
Front Single two-piston caliper w/ 320mm petal-style disc
Rear Single one-piston caliper w/ 240mm petal-style disc
Front 110/80-19
Rear 160/60-17
Rake (Caster Angle) 27.5º
Trail 108mm (4.3 in.)
Length 84.8 in.
Width 32.5 in.
Height 56.2 in.
Ground Clearance 7.1 in.
Seat Height 32.7 in.
Wheelbase 56.9 in.
Fuel Capacity 4.6 gal.
Color Grand Prix Red
Curb Weight* 430 lbs.

*Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel—ready to ride Meets current EPA standards

Models sold in California meet current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment Specifications subject to change



2020 Honda CB500X – Canada Specifications/Technical Details




2020 Honda CB500X – European Specifications/Technical Details




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