FEATURES

CB500X

CB500X

CB500X ABS

ENGINEERING

DOHC TWIN-CYLINDER ENGINE

Revised this year to feature more power and torque in the midrange, the CB500X’s 471cc, liquid-cooled engine features parallel cylinders with dual overhead cams. Light, narrow, and powerful, it just strikes the perfect balance of what a mid-sized motorcycle engine should be.

ANTI-LOCK BRAKES

Want a version of the CB500X with Honda’s Anti-Lock Braking System? An excellent choice! Just ask your dealer to show you the CB500X ABS. It’s a great feature that helps you make smoother, more controlled stops under less-than-ideal riding conditions.

NEW EXHAUST

Who doesn’t love the sound of a twin-cylinder motorcycle? We gave the CB500X a new muffler this year with twin exit pipes. It’s a little thing, but it’ll make you smile every time you ride.

PROGRAMMED FUEL INJECTION PGM FI

New injector bodies this year help the CB500X make even more power. 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.

SLIPPER ASSIST CLUTCH

A new slipper/assist clutch lets us lighten up the clutch-lever effort by 45 percent, but automatically locks up tight when you release it.

HANDLING

LONG-TRAVEL FRONT SUSPENSION

The long-stroke 41mm fork yields an increase to 5.3 inches of travel this year, and a wide handlebar allows for easy steering inputs.

DISC BRAKES

The front 320mm disc brake and 240mm rear feature drilled, petal-style rotors that provide strong stopping power.

PRO-LINK REAR SUSPENSION

A sophisticated chassis with Honda Pro-Link® rear suspension, with 9-stage spring preload and 5.9 inches of travel gives you a comfortable ride over small bumps, while capably absorbing bigger bumps to increase riding comfort and handling. A new shock absorber for 2019 features larger-diameter internals for even better damping characteristics and a smoother ride.

SMOOTHER TRANSMISSION

Our engineers reprofiled 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.

STEEL-TUBE FRAME

A motorcycle’s frame is the basis for its handling. The CB500X’s diamond-shaped steel-tube mainframe ties to the engine with four mounts, offering a rock-solid foundation for superior ride and handling. It also contributes to the CB500X’s generous 7.1-inch ground clearance.

STYLE

UNIQUE STYLE

Like your favorite blue jeans, the CB500X just looks right—tough, capable, no-nonsense. Plus, the adventure-bike posture and seating position let you move around freely—just like your jeans!

DIGITAL INSTRUMENTATION

A fresh, modern, easy-to-read LCD screen features digital speedometer and tachometer and more, including a clock, odometer, trip meter, real-time and average fuel consumption meters and illuminated engine diagnostic indicators.

LED LIGHTING

With a clean, rough-and-ready look, the CB500X’s LED headlight and multi-facet reflector project plenty of light on the road for visibility. For 2019, the CB500X now features all-LED lighting.

MULTI-SPOKE CAST WHEELS

Strong and stylish, the CB500X’s new, lightweight multi-spoke cast-aluminum wheels—19-inch diameter in front and 17-inch rear—are easy to keep clean, look great, enhance handling and are another CB500X feature that just makes sense.

COMFORT

TALLER WIDESCREEN

The CB500X’s windscreen offers superior wind protection, and is 20mm taller this year.

STEP SEAT

The CB500X gets a new seat for 2019. It still gives you an open, unrestricted riding position that’s perfect for both touring and commuting, and that still offers room for a passenger. But this year we’ve made the seat’s shoulders narrower, so it’s easier to put your feet down at stoplights or in parking lots.