2019 HONDA CB500F. The CB500F joined Honda’s mid-sized line-up in 2013. Compact in size but punching way above its weight, it injects the adrenaline and excitement of full-sized motorcycle ownership into every ride for A2 licence-holders moving up from a 125cc; at the same time, its all-round agility, punchy performance and sensible running costs make it a great motorcycle with which to commute through the week and ride for pleasure at the weekend, whatever the rider’s experience level. In 2016 CB500F received a bold evolution that elevated the machine still further, with a shot of naked streetfight style and rider-focussed upgrades that added more fun, pride of ownership and desirability. While its 471cc DOHC engine - producing 35kW and returning 29.4km/litre - and steel diamond-tube frame remained unchanged, the CB500F emerged for 2016 with new aggressively-sculpted lines front to back. The styling showed off the machine’s mechanical forms; LED headlight and taillight gave high quality finishing touches. A larger 16.7 litre fuel tank extended range, and detail improvements such as hinged fuel cap, adjustable-reach brake lever and ‘wave’ style ignition key elevated the overall owning experience. The riding experience was improved with the addition of adjustable spring preload in the front forks, redesigned shift drum for smoother gear changes and new short exhaust muffler, with tuned internals, that emits a crisp howl in keeping with the engine’s engaging power delivery. For 2017, the CB500F now meets the stringent EURO4 requirements. The allowable limits for exhaust tailpipe pollutants such as carbon monoxide, hyrdrocarbons and nitrous oxide specified by EURO4 are approximately half of those for EURO3. Comes with Two Year Warranty & Low Rate Finance Available.Compare insurance quotes
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Why buy from Wheels Motorcycles
East Anglia's largest motorcycle and scooter dealership including the areas only Aprilia centre. Taz has a reputation of outstanding service supplying new and used motorcycles and scooters and that will indeed continue under our new name of Wheels Motorcycles. Our fantastic service centre and clothing department with the UKs largest Alpinestars store, stocks all the top names in clothing and accessories. And with Goldstar motorcycle training on site Wheels Motorcycles really is a complete bike experience.
MCN overall review verdict: With its extra grunt, weight loss, big-bike build quality and refinement the new Honda CB500F is anything but a cheap and cheerful workhorse, or stepping stone to better things. Whether for the daily commute, weekend fun or your first taste of life without L-plates, it’s a simple, but vibrant, involving machine in its own right - practical, easy to ride, fast and thrilling. It’s not lacking in power on everyday roads, or poise in the corners and is thoughtfully lavished with the kind of touchy-feely quality and detailing that makes you realise that Honda really does care.
|Annual road tax||£66|
|Annual service cost||-|
|Max power||47 bhp|
|Max torque||32 ft-lb|
|Top speed||112 mph|
|Average fuel consumption||-|
|Engine type||liquid-cooled parallel twin|
|Frame type||Tubular steel diamond|
|Fuel capacity||17.7 litres|
Figures shown are for the standard model and so may differ from bike being sold