The Honda CB500F is expected to be released in India in June 2023, with a price range of Rs.4,80,000 to Rs.6,00,000. Honda CB500X, Kawasaki Versys 650, and Triumph Tiger Sport 660 are currently available bikes that are similar to the CB500F.
Honda debuted the 2023 Honda CB500F at the recent EICMA show in Milan, Italy. The CB500F is one of three new Honda 500cc motorcycles, along with the CBR500R and CB500X. The latter is based on the Honda CB1000R. Because this is the naked version of the CBR500R, we expect it to be much more affordable than its faired sibling.
Honda CB500F Engine
The CB500F is powered by the same 500cc twin-cylinder liquid-cooled DOHC engine that powers the CBR500R and CB500X from 2013. The bike also has Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI). The engine produces 47bhp and 43Nm and is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. The front suspension consists of a 41mm fork with 4.8 inches of travel, while the rear suspension consists of a Pro-Link single shock with nine-position spring preload adjustability.
|Engine Details||Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC 8-valve, water-cooled|
|Fuel System||PGM-FI electronic fuel injection|
|Engine cc (Displacement)||471 cc|
|Maximum Power||46.9 Bhp @ 8500 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||43 Nm @ 7000 rpm|
|Ignition||Digital with electronic advance|
|Compression Ratio||10.7 : 1|
|Valve System||4 valves per cylinder|
|Engine Weight||52.7 kg|
|Number of Gears||6|
2023 Honda CB500F Braking And Suspension
Honda equipped the CB500R with twin-piston callipers clamping on a single 320mm wave disc up front and a single calliper 240mm disc down back. Honda has given it a 17-inch rim with 120/70 front and 160/60 rear tyres. With a kerb weight of 190kg and a seat height of 30.9 inches, this motorcycle is suitable for a wider range of riders. ABS is optional in this motorcycle, as it is in its other new 500cc siblings. The bike is available in two colours: black and pearl white.
|Front Brake||Single Wavy Disk, 320mm, 2 POT caliper|
|Rear Brake||Single Wavy Disk, 240mm, 1 POT caliper|
|Swing Arm Length||567.7 mm|
|Front Tyre||120/70ZR – 17M/C|
|Rear Tyre||160/60ZR – 17M/C|
|Front Wheel||Multi-Spoke Aluminium Cast, MT 3.5 -17|
|Rear Wheel||Multi-Spoke Aluminium Cast, MT 4.5 – 17|
|Front Suspension||Conventional Telescopic Front Forks, 41mm|
|Rear Suspension||Prolink mono with 9-stage Preload adjuster, steel square pipe swingarm|
|Frame (Chassis)||Diamond type steel|
Honda CB500F Features
The tapered handlebars improve feel and leverage, while the slightly rear-set footpegs and split seat provide a comfortable riding position. Aside from the standard trove of information, other notable features include an LCD instrument console with shift-up and gear position indicators. All of this will remain the same in 2022.
Honda CB500F Price
We expect it to be priced at Rs.4,80,000 to Rs.6,00,000., ex-showroom, Delhi when it is launched in the Indian market. Once launched, it will compete against the CF Moto 650 NK.
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