From urban commuter to weekend explorer – the latest CB500X is ready for anything. Its styling is much sharper - with a harder adventure edge, taking cues from the Africa Twin, and is complemented by longer travel suspension, high-specification single-tube shock absorber, enhanced rider ergonomics and a 19-inch front wheel.
And while the CB500X’s engine maintains the 35kW peak output, it now makes 4% more power and torque between 3-7,000rpm, thanks to revisions to the inlet, exhaust and valve timing. The new dual-exit exhaust muffler features an enhanced exhaust note and the engine now also features an assist/slipper clutch. New LCD instruments include a Shift Up and Gear Position indicator, and the indicators are LED to match the rest of the lighting.
Already strong off the bottom, acceleration is increased through a boost in low-to-mid-range power and torque. Also the latest model features an assist/slipper clutch enables lighter upshifts and smooths out any hard downshifts.
The 17-inch front wheel has been replaced with a 19-inch which – along with the longer travel suspension – ensures confident, supremely stable handling on rough surfaces
New LCD instruments – set in a multi-surfaced and textured surround, echoing the overall design theme – feature a Gear Position and Shift Up indicator.
The exhaust muffler features dual exit pipes, adding a sportier sounding edge to each pulse
Indicators are now LED to match the rest of the lighting.