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
500cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin
Bore And Stroke
67.0mm x 66.8mm
PGM-FI with 34mm throttle bodies
Computer-controlled digital transistorized with electronic advance
DOHC; four valves per cylinder
41mm fork; 4.8 inches travel
Pro-Link single shock with nine-position spring preload adjustability; 4.1 inches travel
Twin-piston caliper with single 320mm wave disc
Single-caliper 240mm wave disc
25.5 degrees (caster angle)
103mm (4.05 inches)
4.1 gallons including 0.7-gallon reserve
420 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel – ready to ride)
Meets current EPA standards. Models sold in California meet current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.