2020 Honda CB500X ABS Guide

2020 Honda CB500X ABS

2020 Honda CB500X ABS

THE ADVENTURE STARTS HERE.

2020 Honda CB500X ABS:

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 is available in standard and ABS versions, and it 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.

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.

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

 

 

2020 Honda CB500X ABS Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

 

 

 

2020 Honda CB500X ABS Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

ENGINE / DRIVETRAIN

  • 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.

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION

  • 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 ABS – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: starting from $ 6999
USD
Canada MSRP Price: $ See dealer for pricing in CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
ModelCB500X ABS
ENGINE 
Type471cc liquid-cooled 20º parallel twin
Valve TrainDOHC; four valves per cylinder
Bore x Stroke67.0mm x 66.8mm
Compression Ratio10.7:1
InductionPGM-FI fuel injection w/ 34mm throttle bodies
IgnitionFull transistorized ignition
StarterElectric
Transmission6-speed manual
ClutchMultiplate wet
Final Drive15T/41T; O-ring-sealed chain
SUSPENSION 
Front41mm telescopic fork; 5.9 in. travel
RearPro-Link® single shock w/ nine-position spring preload adjustability; 5.9 in. travel
BRAKES 
 Single two-piston caliper w/ 320mm petal-style disc; ABS
Front
 Single one-piston caliper w/ 240mm petal-style disc; ABS
Rear
TIRES 
Front110/80-19
Rear160/60-17
MEASUREMENTS 
Rake (Caster Angle)27.5º
Trail108mm (4.3 in.)
Length84.8 in.
Width32.5 in.
Height56.2 in.
Ground Clearance7.1 in.
Seat Height32.7 in.
Wheelbase56.9 in.
Fuel Capacity4.6 gal.
ColorGrand Prix Red
Curb Weight*434 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 ABS – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details

Engine & Drivetrain

Engine Type

Liquid-cooled parallel-twin

Displacement

471 cc

Bore & Stroke

67 mm x 66.8 mm

Compression Ratio

10.7:1

Valve Train

Chain-driven DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder

Fuel Delivery

PGM-FI electronic fuel injection

Transmission

Six-speed

Final Drive

#520 O-ring sealed chain

Chassis & Suspension

Front Suspension

41 mm telescopic fork with spring preload adjustment, 136 mm (5.4 in) travel

Rear Suspension

Pro-Link® single shock with 5-stage spring preload adjustment; 135 mm (5.3 in.) travel

Additional Information

Tires

Front: 110/80R-19
Rear: 160/60ZR-17

Brakes

Front: 310 mm single wave hydraulic disc with 2-piston caliper
Rear: 240 mm single wave hydraulic disc with single-piston caliper 2-channel ABS

Seat Height

830 mm (32.7 in)

Wheelbase

1445 mm (56.9 in)

Curb Weight

197 kg (434 lb.) including required fluids and full tank of gas—ready to ride

Fuel Capacity

17.5 litres

Colour

Grand Prix Red, Mat Gunpowder Black Metallic

Warranty

12 months, unlimited mileage, freely transferable warranty; extended coverage available with Honda Plus

 

 

 

2020 Honda CB500X ABS – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details

 

 

 

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