Honda has internationally unveiled the up to date variations of its CB500 bikes, which incorporates the CB500X, CB500F, and the CBR500R. The three siblings get a brand new USD entrance fork, a twin-disc braking set-up on the entrance and new colourways.
- Entrance brakes upgraded to twin-disc set-up
- New colors for all three fashions
- Showa SFF-BP 41mm inverted fork added on the entrance
Beforehand, the CB siblings got here geared up with solely a single disc on the entrance however now get twin 296mm discs up entrance with Nissin calipers, that are radially mounted on the CBR500R and CB500F. In addition they get the Showa SFF-BP 41mm inverted fork that’s current on the CB650R.
These new items ought to enhance the trip, dealing with and braking on all three bikes. The CBR500R and the CB500F additionally get new wheels with a Y-spoke aluminium design. Though, the CB500X soft-roader nonetheless will get a 19-inch wheel upfront.
The fashions get new colors. Whereas Grand Prix Crimson is widespread to all three fashions, the CB500F can also be out there in Pearl Smoky Grey, Mat Axis Grey Metallic and Pearl Nightfall Yellow, the CB500X and CBR500R will be had in Mat Gunpowder Black Metallic and the CB500X in Pearl Natural Inexperienced.
The CB500 siblings nonetheless include a 471cc parallel-twin engine producing 47hp and 43.2Nm at 6,500rpm. It comes paired to a 6-speed gearbox with a slip and help clutch.
Of the three CB500 siblings, solely the CB500X is at present supplied in India by means of the CKD route, which implies that it’s at present priced at a somewhat excessive Rs 5.79 lakh (ex-showroom, Pune). We anticipate Honda to replace the CB500X for our market as nicely.
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