The CB500X is a motorcycle that quietly gets on with the job of being able to adapt to each owner’s needs and adventures. With a well-regarded twin-cylinder engine that produces real torque and drive, the CB500X offers a supremely comfortable ride both around town and out on the open highway.
Hopping between the role of commuter to weekend tourer effortlessly, the CB500X is an all-rounder in every sense of the term. The All-New CB500X has high-quality front suspension in the form of Showa 41mm SFF-BP (Separate Function Fork Big Piston) USD forks, plus dual front discs, lightweight swingarm, redesigned front wheel and other detail updates including a striking new colour and bold new graphics.
The All-New CB500X has a chassis that benefits from the addition of Showa 41mm SFF-BP USD forks, dual Nissin radial mount two-piston calipers biting 296mm discs, light-weight wheels feature new thinner spokes and redesigned swingarm, all for improved rider comfort and handling performance. Weight bias on the All-New CB500X has moved a fraction forward for enhanced front tyre grip and feel.
Acting as a stressed member, the engine complements the frame’s rigidity with four frame hangers on the cylinder head. Internally the cylinder head uses roller rocker arms and the shim-type valve adjustment allows them to be light, for lower valve-springload and reduced friction. The CB500X’s lively twincylinder powerplant delivers usable power and torque across the rev-range, plus sporty sound from its dual-exit muffler. New PGM-FI settings improve torque feel and character, with a new radiator design more stylish and lighter to help you go further whilst looking good.
The single 310mm wave-pattern disc and two-piston caliper front brake of the previous design has been replaced by dual 296mm wave-pattern discs and axial mounted Nissin two-piston calipers. The introduction of the smaller discs not only keeps any additional weight gain to a minimum, but also reduces the required pressure on the lever when braking.
The chassis on the CB500X is light and strong. The CB500X’s 35mm diameter steel diamond-tube mainframe has a tuned degree of yield that gives plenty of feedback to the rider as road surfaces change. The shape and position of the engine mounts, plus the frame’s rigidity balance, also reduce vibration.
ABS System Type 2 channel
Type Front Dual 296mm x 4mm disc with Nissin radial-mount two piston calipers
Type Rear Single 240mm x 5mm disc with single piston caliper