Honda CB500F

I'm a big fan of Honda's CB500 range, and having spent time with the 500X and 500R, I'm looking forward to a few months with the naked F. It'll be interesting to see how it handles my 130-mile round trip commute and any BSB trips I might take, but what I'm looking forward to most is the Saturday morning ride! 
oli.rushby@motorcyclenews.com

MCN Fleet: Bye bye CB500F, hello NC750X

MCN Fleet: Bye bye CB500F, hello NC750X

So, as I told you in my last update – the CB500F has gone back to Honda and, as I predicted, I’m definitely having withdrawal symptoms. In place of the sensible but great fun CB, I’ve got the even...

MCN Fleet: Five things we'll miss about the CB500F

MCN Fleet: Five things we'll miss about the CB500F

This week I said goodbye to the CB500F we’d had on loan from Honda after 1400 miles in the last month. The CBF was only ever going to be a stop gap until our NC750X was ready for collection, but I was...

MCN Fleet: CB500F beats R1200RT in A1 commute

MCN Fleet: CB500F beats R1200RT in A1 commute

If you had the choice between Honda’s CB500F and BMW’s R1200RT for a hefty, dual carriageway based commute, you’d be daft not to choose the RT. A seat resembling an armchair, plenty of wind protection...

MCN Fleet: Saving the pennies with the CB500F

MCN Fleet: Saving the pennies with the CB500F

I’ll be honest. In my last update I was perhaps a little harsh to slate the CB500F’s ability as a long-distance commuter. After all, that’s not what it’s built for – Honda sell the CB500X (using the...

MCN Fleet: First 200 miles with Honda's CB500F

MCN Fleet: First 200 miles with Honda's CB500F

With Honda’s CB500F joining MCN’s test fleet last week, I thought it’d be rude to begin Ride to Work week without doing just that. Leaving my house in Lincoln at 7:45am, I arrived at our Peterborough...