ALL-AROUND AWESOME: THE NEW CB500F.
The Honda CB500F occupies a unique spot in our lineup. It's an aggressively-styled streetfighter that’s great for a wide range of riders. And for 2019, we've made some serious improvements. It now has more power, more style, a nicer sound, and a whole bunch of other functional upgrades. What didn’t change is this bike’s mission to put a new generation of riders on one of the best street machines possible, with a full range of opportunities ahead.
DOHC TWIN-CYLINDER ENGINE
Honda twins are famous for their versatility, and the CB500F’s engine is one of our best ever. With increased low-end horsepower and torque this year, the parallel-twin offers accessible performance across all RPM ranges.
PROGRAMMED FUEL INJECTION (PGM-FI)
New injectors on the 2019 CB500F are part of the reason the bike makes more power in the critical 3000-7000 RPM range. The bike’s PGM-FI continuously monitors several variables to ensure the correct fuel mixture is delivered for the existing riding and atmospheric conditions for crisp throttle response throughout a wide variety of riding conditions.
ANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM (ABS)
Available ABS on the CB500F helps you make smoother, more controlled stops under less-than-ideal conditions.
SLIPPER ASSIST CLUTCH
A new slipper/assist clutch lets us lighten up the clutch-lever effort by 45 percent, but automatically locks up tight when you release it.
A new, modern, easy-to-read LCD screen features digital speedometer and tachometer and more, including a clock, odometer, trip meter, real-time and average fuel consumption meters and illuminated engine diagnostic indicators.
The front 320mm disc brake and 240mm rear feature drilled, petal-style rotors that provide strong stopping power.
The CB500F’s new dual-lens LED headlight gives the front end a cutting-edge look and also projects plenty of light on the road for visibility.
Our engineers reprofiled the shift dogs in the transmission to help you get smoother shifts every time. You’ll never see these parts, but you’ll feel their effects.
The CB500F offers a step seat with a low height. Perfect for around-town riding or out in the canyons, it also offers plenty of room for a passenger and is specially designed to fit a wide range of riders.
Sturdy passenger handholds provide security for your passenger or tie-down points for smaller items.
Less is more when it comes to the CB500F. With its lean, progressive style, the CB500F is a motorcycle that looks great while still providing incredible value and performance. New for 2019: check out the Grand Prix Red with updated graphics and matte silver panels.
The CB500F’s compact exhaust system gets a new, twin-outlet muffler and larger-diameter pipes this year, for better power and an even more pleasing exhaust note.
Strong and stylish, the CB500F’s Y-spoke cast-aluminum wheels are easy to keep clean, look great, and are another CB500F feature that just makes sense.
PRO-LINK® REAR SUSPENSION
A sophisticated chassis with Honda Pro-Link® rear suspension, nine-stage preload, and 4.7 inches of travel give you a comfortable ride over small bumps, while capably absorbing bigger bumps to increase riding comfort and handling. For 2019, the CB500F also gets a new shock with larger-diameter internals for a better ride.
A motorcycle’s frame is the basis for its handling. Stronger and lighter, the CB500F’s diamond-shaped 35mm steel-tube mainframe ties to the engine with four mounts, offering a rock-solid foundation for a superior ride and handling.