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HONDA CB500F (2019-on) Review

Published: 06 November 2018

Honda CB500F gets a host of light upgrades to make it more attractive

The 2019-on CB500F

Honda CB500F gets a host of light upgrades to make it more attractive

  • At a glance
  • 471cc  -  47 bhp
  • Medium seat height (785mm)

Like the rest of the Honda 500 range, the naked Honda CB500F gets a host of light upgrades to make it more attractive.

The biggest upgrade comes inside the engine, with a 4% boost to power and torque between 3-7000rpm, giving you more oomph where you want it. This has come about thanks to revisions in the inlet and exhaust valve timing thanks to closer timing and an increased lift.

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The inlet tract is also now straighter, and the exhausts have been reconfigured to improve gasflow. The addition of a slipper/assist clutch also means lighter lever pressure with no loss of positive engagement, and the ability to be a little more aggressive on downshifts without fear of locking the rear.

All-new bodywork is aimed at increasing the middleweight naked's kerb appeal, as is the LED lighting all round and a new LCD dash that’s shared with the CB650 family.

Facts & Figures

Model info
Year introduced 2019
Year discontinued -
New price -
Used price -
Warranty term -
Running costs
Insurance group -
Annual road tax £64
Annual service cost -
Performance
Max power 47 bhp
Max torque 32 ft-lb
Top speed -
1/4-mile acceleration -
Average fuel consumption -
Tank range -
Specification
Engine size 471cc
Engine type liquid-cooled parallel twin
Frame type -
Fuel capacity -
Seat height 785mm
Bike weight 189kg
Front suspension -
Rear suspension -
Front brake -
Rear brake -
Front tyre size -
Rear tyre size -

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