First Images of the 2016 Honda CB500X and NC750X

Published: 29 October 2015

Honda have released the first images of the 2016 CB500X and NC750X Adventure bikes ahead of the Tokyo Motor Show.

The bikes, which MCN reported on last week, are to receive minor updates for 2016.

The A2 license friendly CB500X updates include a 100mm taller windscreen LED lights at the front and back and pre-load adjustable suspension for the first time.

The NC750X has also had styling updates that bring its looks more into line with the other ‘X’ models in the Honda line-up. Alongside that, the NC750X will also receive:

  • LED headlights and taillights
  • 70mm taller windscreen for reduced rider fatigue
  • Three levels of S mode for the Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) version to cover a wider range of riding scenarios and styles
  • New Showa “dual-bending” valve front fork for optimal linear suspension behaviour on both compression and rebound; pre-load adjustable rear shock
  • Increased helmet storage area (21 to 22 litres), situated where the fuel tank is on standard models
  • New compact lightweight silencer producing a deeper exhaust note from the 745cc parallel twin engine with 270-degree phase crank.