Honda CB500X Review
Honda CB500X 2014 model going to launch in India by 2015. It is a lightweight, dynamic motorcycle from Honda. The great point is the adventure style with an upright riding position. The unique fuel tank design along with others makes it worth for the money you pay.
Engine, Gears and Performance
It is packed with Liquid-cooled parallel-twin engine with 471cc displacement. This is a powerful 471cc, liquid-cooled parallel-twin unit with PGM-FI option. The bike gets 67mm x 66.8mm displacement and offers 10.7:1 Compression Ratio. Engine mated with Six-speed transmission.
This is a bullet proof engine. Honda CB500X offers PGM-FI with 34mm throttle bodies induction and Computer-controlled digital transistorized with electronic advance ignition. Other engine features are DOHC; four valves per cylinder Valve Train.
Brakes and Suspension
Honda CB500X packed with 41mm fork; 5.5 inches travel front suspension and Pro-Link single shock with nine-position spring preload adjustability; 4.7 inches travel rear suspension.
Brakes fitted are Twin-piston caliper with single 320mm wave disc in front and Single caliper 240mm wave disc at rear. There is an ABS option on the CB500X for controlled stops.
It can reach 168 kmph top speed. Engine of Honda CB500X can churns out 46.9 Bhp power and 40.67 Nm torque on ride.
Dimensions and Capacities
Honda CB500X gets 120/70-17 radial Front Tire and 160/60-17 radial rear tyre. There is a 26.5 degrees rake and 109mm (4.29 inches) trail. It gets 55.9 inches wheelbase and 31.9 inches seat height.
The bike offers kerb weight of 430 pounds. Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel, ready to ride. 4.5 gallons Fuel Capacity is also available.
Honda CB500X offers 32-inch seat height and unrestricted riding position for rider. Diamond-shaped steel-tube mainframe offering a rock-solid foundation and thus good handling and performance.
You can see the lower cowl to help protect the exhaust pipe and engine. Air intakes ensures better cooling. There is also a single 60-watt H4 halogen headlight and multi-facet reflector.
There is a manually adjustable wind screen up to 40mm for optimal wind protection. Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) ensure the correct fuel mixture and ensures best class mileage.
The bike packed with An amber-tinted full LCD screen with a digital speedometer and tachometer. There is other options like, clock, odometer, trip meter, real-time-average fuel consumption meters and illuminated engine diagnostic indicators.
Price and Colors
2014 Honda CB500X available for price tag of $5,999. Pearl White and Matte Black Metallic are the color options available.