Honda CB500X

Rs. 6.87 - 6.87 Lakh *

Ex-showroom Price (New Delhi)

Honda CB500X is the company's contender in the middleweight ADV segment. The bike goes up against the likes of Benelli TRK 502 and Kawasaki Versys 650. It comes to India via the Completely Knocked Down (CKD) route and costs Rs 6.87 lakh (ex-showroom), which makes it a little more expensive than other bikes in the segment. This adventure tourer is being sold through Honda's BigWing retail channel across the country. Honda is offering the CB500X in two colour options - Grand Prix Red and Matte Gunpowder Black Metallic. This is a smart-looking ADV with LED headlamps, tail lamps and indicators. There is a large windscreen above the headlamp and the fairing looks decent. The overall design of the bikes has been inspired by the Africa Twin and that is apparent when the two ADVs are standing side-by-side. Powering the Honda CB500X is a 471cc, parallel-twin, liquid-cooled engine that develops 47hp of power and 43Nm of torque. The engine comes mated to a six-speed transmission with a slip and assist clutch. In typical ADV fashion, the CB500X gets a long-travel suspension at the front along with a 19-inch wheel. The rear wheel sports a smaller diameter of 17 inches.

Honda CB500X

Honda CB500X Bike Key Features

  • Long Travel Suspension

  • Negative LCD instrument console

  • Full LED Lighting

Pros
  • Refined engine
  • Good versatility
  • Relaxed ergonomics
Cons
  • Higher pricing
  • Rivals have better features

Honda CB500X Variant Specifications

Powertrain
Displacement (cc)
Power (hp)
Torque (Nm)
Transmission
Gears
Cylinder
Valves
Fuel
Fuel tank capacity (litres)
Fuel efficiency (kmpl)
Fuel delivery system
Clutch
Front brake
Rear brake
Tyre size
Wheel type
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Specification
Length (mm)
Width (mm)
Height (mm)
Wheelbase (mm)
Ground clearance (mm)
Seat height (mm)
Kerb weight (kg)
Features
Speedometer
Fuel gauge
Tachometer
Tripmeter
Electric start
Shift light
Stand alarm
Stepped seat
Pillion seat
Pillion footrest
Clock
Pass light
Safety
CBS
ABS
Cornering ABS
Traction control
  • Honda CB500X Standard
    Rs 6.87 Lakh *
    471.03
    47
    43
    Manual
    6
    2
    4
    Petrol
    17.7
    N/A
    Fuel injection
    Multiplate Wet Clutch
    Disc
    Disc
    N/A
    Alloy
    Telescopic
    Honda ProLINK monoshock
     
    2156
    828
    1412
    1443
    181
    800
    199
     
    Yes
    Yes
    Digital
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
     
    No
    Yes
    N/A
    No

  • Honda CB500X Design and Build

    Honda CB500X

    The Honda CB500X looks very smart and has a confident stance. This is thanks to the triangular LED headlamp and tall windscreen along with the smartly designed fairing. The exposed twin-cylinder engine looks neat and there are no ugly weld marks or panel gaps to be seen. As you move to the back, you see a rising tail, ending in a rather simple LED tail lamp. Honda CB500X is not for those who want a loud bike but if you want something understated and confident looking, then you will like it.

  • Honda CB500X Riding Ergonomics

    Honda CB500X

    Being a motorcycle meant for touring, the Honda CB500X offers a very comfortable and upright seating position. You get a single piece seat and handlebars that are raised to aid an upright and comfortable stance. The bike has a seat height of 800mm which could be could be considered tall for some people but the saddle is fairly narrow and makes planting your feet on the ground easier. This is the lightest adventure tourer in its segment and tips the scales at 199kg. One can complete long trips on this bike without feel discomforted.

  • Honda CB500X Engine

    Honda CB500X

    Powering the CB500X is a 471.3cc liquid-cooled, parallel-twin motor that is capable of producing a peak power of 47hp and peak torque of 43Nm. The company has tuned the engine to have plenty of juice in the low and mid-range, as such it is very quick off the line. Despite this, the engine feels very refined and you will not notice any unpleasant vibrations most of the time. Only when you cross the 130kmph mark do you feel some vibrations in the handlebars and footpegs.

  • Honda CB500X Transmission

    Honda CB500X

    The engine in the Honda CB500X comes paired with a 6-speed gearbox. Thanks to the addition of a slip and assist clutch, shifting gears is smooth and effortless. The clutch action is decently light and the gears slot in without much fuss. As there is plenty of torque in the low and mid-ranges, you will not feel the need to change gears constantly when riding around in the city.

  • Honda CB500X Braking and Safety

    Honda has equipped the CB500X with disc brakes on both wheels and dual-channel ABS. At the front one can find a single 310mm disc brake with a two-pot calliper while the rear 240mm disc gets a single-piston calliper. Braking response is good and you can reduce speeds on this bike without fear of losing control. The bike also comes with Emergency Stop Signal (ESS) technology that detects sudden braking after which it automatically activates the hazard lights to warn nearby vehicles.

  • Honda CB500X Mileage

    Honda CB500X comes with a 17.7-litre fuel tank and while there are no official mileage figures given by the company, one can expect the bike to deliver around 30kmpl. If you are a spirited soul who likes to ride on the edge, you might get a figure closer to 25kmpl.

Other Honda Bikes