Honda twins are famous for their versatility, and the CB500F’s engine is one of our best ever. With plenty of low-end horsepower and torque, this parallel-twin offers accessible performance across all RPM ranges.
The injectors on the CB500F are part of the reason the bike makes more power in the critical 3000-7000 RPM range. The bike’s PGM-FI continuously monitors several variables to ensure the correct fuel mixture is delivered for the existing riding and atmospheric conditions for crisp throttle response throughout a wide variety of riding conditions.
Standard equipment on every 2022 CB500F, helping you make smoother, more controlled stops under less-than-ideal conditions.
Probably the most significant change for 2022 is the upside-down fork on the CB500F. The inverted design makes the front end much more rigid, for more precise steering input and feedback. The fork itself is a 41mm Showa SFF-BP design—one of the best in its class.
Strong and stylish, the CB500F’s aluminum wheels feature a new five-spoke design this year that’s lighter than our previous wheels. That improves handling, and lessens wheel inertia too.
A sophisticated chassis with Honda Pro-Link® rear suspension, nine-stage adjustable preload, 4.7 inches of travel and large-diameter shock give you a comfortable ride over small bumps, while capably absorbing bigger bumps to increase riding comfort and handling.
A motorcycle’s frame is the basis for its handling. The CB500F’s diamond-shaped 35mm steel-tube mainframe ties to the engine with four mounts, offering a rock-solid foundation for a superior ride and handling.
The slipper/assist clutch lets us lighten up the clutch-lever effort by 45 percent, but automatically locks up tight when you release it.
A modern, easy-to-read LCD screen features digital speedometer, tachometer and more, including a clock, odometer, trip meter, real-time and average fuel consumption meters and illuminated engine diagnostic indicators.
For 2022, the CB500F gets a swingarm that’s over two pounds lighter than the previous bike’s, but just as strong. It’s one of the reasons the entire Honda 500 family handles so well.
New for 2022, the CB500F now features twin front disc brakes. The two 296mm discs are gripped by twin four-piston radial-mount calipers. Together with the rear 240mm disc, you get strong, predictable stopping power. The front-brake lever is also adjustable for a perfect fit.
The CB500F’s dual-lens LED headlight gives the front end a cutting-edge look and also projects plenty of light on the road for visibility.
Our engineers profiled the shift dogs in the transmission to help you get smoother shifts every time. You’ll never see these parts, but you’ll feel their effects.
The CB500F offers a step seat with a low height. Perfect for around-town riding or out in the canyons, it also offers plenty of room for a passenger and is specially designed to fit a wide range of riders.
Sturdy passenger handholds provide security for your passenger or tie-down points for smaller items.
Less is more when it comes to the CB500F. With its lean, progressive style, the CB500F is a motorcycle that looks great while still providing incredible value and performance. New Matte Gray Metallic paint this year keeps things looking fresh.
The CB500F’s exhaust system features a twin-outlet muffler and large-diameter pipes, for better power and an exhaust note you’ll love every time you ride.
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