The 2013 Honda CB500F along with the other 500 brother fills up a gap in the Honda line up by putting out models into the fast growing middle weight market. The CB500F does a bit of both worlds by balancing easy city commuting ergonomics with decent touring features. Design wise there is a bit of inspiration taken in from the CB1000R. The engine is a liquid-cooled fuel-injected DOHC 8-valve parallel-twin that produces 47bhp and 43Nm of torque expected to return up to 27km/l in sane riding conditions.

The chassis on the Honda CB500F is a tubular steel one with 41mm telescopic forks, Pro-Link preload-adjustable rear monoshock, 17-inch cast aluminium wheels, 120/70 (front) and 160/60 (rear) tyres and disc brakes at both ends, with optional ABS. The bike weighs 190kg’s fully loaded and that includes the 15.7L fuel tank.

Honda CB500F technical specifications
Engine Type 500cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin
Bore And Stroke 67.0mm x 66.8mm
Compression Ratio 10.7:1
Induction PGM-FI with 34mm throttle bodies
Ignition Computer-controlled digital transistorized with electronic advance
Valve Train DOHC; four valves per cylinder
Transmission Six-speed
Final Drive O-ring-sealed chain
Front Suspension 41mm fork; 4.8 inches travel
Rear Suspension Pro-Link single shock with nine-position spring preload adjustability; 4.1 inches travel
Front Brake Twin-piston caliper with single 320mm wave disc
Rear Brake Single-caliper 240mm wave disc
Front Tire 120/70-17
Rear Tire 160/60-17
Rake 25.5 degrees (caster angle)
Trail 103mm (4.05 inches)
Wheelbase 55.5 inches
Seat Height 30.9 inches
Fuel Capacity 4.1 gallons including 0.7-gallon reserve
Curb Weight 420 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel – ready to ride)
Model Id CB500F
Emissions Meets current EPA standards. Models sold in California meet current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.
Available Colors Black, Pearl White