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Motorcycle insurance bargains: Honda CBF500

Motorcycle insurance costs are an important consideration for any bike buyer. That's why MCN is highlighting some of the best cheap-to-insure motorcycles out there. This time it's the Honda CBF500.                  

Insurance group: 9
Engine: 8v, parallel twin, 6 gears
Power: 56bhp
Top speed: 125mph
Weight: 183kg          

The Honda CBF500 is a decently quick twin cylinder motorcycle that's well made, reliable and handles predictably. It does everything you can ask in a novice-friendly package and holds its resale value too. Plus it's only group 9 to insure.     

The Honda CBF500 isn't a sportsbike by any stretch, but 56bhp is enough to be fun, especially if it's your first big bike. The same goes for the handling - this is bread and butter motorcycling, but it all works well in typical Honda fashion. Don't assume basic means boring.

The CBF500 is amazingly practical too. You gets decent pillion grab handles and a comfy seat, decet suspension and brakes, mirrors that work and a neat little hugger to protect the shock from grime. In terms of basic transport the CBF500 is all you'll ever need, but if you want a bit more performance consider the Honda CBF600.

MCN verdict

Handling

4/5

Engine

4/5

Reliability

5/5

Value

5/5

OVERALL

4/5

 

Thinking of buying a Honda CBF500? Get motorcycle insurance quotes from lots of providers in one place with MCN Compare.

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