The 2013 Honda CB500X is god sent for those looking for a middle weight semi adventure touring machine. With the other adventure touring options priced quite high this CB500X could easily be that next big that has hit motorcycle market. The Honda CB500X is built to handle all sorts of terrain with ease and would be perfect for those looking to head out and explore, it even has underbelly protection to keep the engine safe if you decide to get a bit down and dirty off road.

The chassis, suspension and the liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, DOHC parallel-twin is the same from the other 500’s and puts out 47bhp and 43Nm of torque. The CB500X weighs 195kg’s and like the other recent Honda 500’s is expected  to return as much as 27kmpl.

The CB500X is fitted with 41mm telescopic forks, Pro-Link rear monoshock, 17-inch wheels, 120/70 (front) and 160/60 (rear) radial tyres, disc brakes at both ends and standard ABS. The bike’s 17.3-litre fuel tank should provide a decent 450 kilometres range.

2013 Honda CB500X technical specifications
Engine Type500cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin
Bore And Stroke67mm x 66.8mm
Compression Ratio10.7:1
InductionPGM-FI with 34mm throttle bodies
IgnitionComputer-controlled digital transistorized with electronic advance
Valve TrainDOHC; four valves per cylinder
Final DriveO-ring-sealed chain
Front Suspension41mm fork; 5.5 inches travel
Rear SuspensionPro-Link single shock with nine-position spring preload adjustability; 4.7 inches travel
Front BrakeTwin-piston caliper with single 320mm wave disc
Rear BrakeSingle caliper 240mm wave disc/
Front Tire120/70-17 radial
Rear Tire160/60-17 radial
Rake26.5 degrees
Trail109mm (4.29 inches)
Wheelbase55.9 inches
Seat Height31.9 inches
Curb Weight430 pounds. Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel?ready to ride
Fuel Capacity4.5 gallons including 0.7-gallon reserve
Model IdCB500X
EmissionsMeets current EPA standards. Models sold in California meet current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.
Available ColorsMatte Black Metallic


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