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Honda CB500X [2021]

Honda CB500X [2021] is a adventure bike with the last known price Rs. 5,80,630 in India. It had 1 variant. It and was powered by a 471 cc BS-VI engine. It came with both front and rear disc brakes.

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Key specs
  • Displacement471 cc
  • Transmission6 Speed Manual
  • Kerb Weight199 kg

Last known Avg. Ex-showroom price

₹ 5,80,630

Honda CB500X [2021] is now discontinued in India.

Honda CB500X [2021] Summary

CB500X [2021] key highlights

Engine Capacity 471 cc
Transmission 6 Speed Manual
Kerb Weight 199 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 17.7 litres
Seat Height 830 mm
Max Power 46.93 bhp

About CB500X [2021]

The Honda CB500X adventure tourer has entered the Indian market via the Completely Knocked Down route to rival the likes of Kawasaki Versys 650, Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT, and the Benelli TRK 502. The motorcycle will be sold through Honda’s premium big bike dealerships across India.

The ADV tourer packs a rugged design along with features such as full-LED lighting and a negative LCD instrument cluster. Apart from the standard data, the display also shows information such as gear position indicator, engine temperature indicator, and ABS indicator.

The styling cues include a sharp design for the headlight, a semi-fairing, single-piece saddle, a tall windscreen, and an upswept exhaust. The motorcycle rides on 19-inch front and 17-inch rear alloy wheels that are wrapped in tubeless tyres. The CB500X is built around a diamond-shaped steel-tube mainframe and it uses telescopic forks at the front and a nine-step preload-adjustable mono-shock to perform the shock absorption tasks. The anchoring duties are performed by a 310mm front disc and a 240mm rear rotor while the safety net includes dual-channel ABS. The motorcycle also packs Emergency Stop Signal and Honda Ignition Security System.

Mechanical specifications include a 471cc, eight-valve, liquid-cooled, parallel twin-cylinder motor that is tuned to produce 47bhp of maximum power at 8,500rpm and 43.2Nm of peak torque at 6,500rpm. The engine is linked to a six-speed gearbox that features an assist and a slipper clutch mechanism.

The Honda CB500X will be sold in two colour options – Grand Prix Red and Matte Gunpowder Black Metallic.
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Honda CB500X [2021] Expert Opinion

  • Good Things

    • Friendly motorcycle
    • Engine is refined and torquey
    • Good ride quality
  • Could be Better

    • Priced too high
    • Limited service reach

BikeWale's Take

The CB500X is a no non-sense do-it-all motorcycle from Honda. It is friendly, can commute and tour long distance at the same time and is also quite comfortable. But it comes at a price point that makes it an impractical purchase. Plus, the bike is available at very limited showrooms. 

Honda CB500X [2021] Review

For years, the Indian market wanted a premium motorcycle from Honda and not just any other premium motorcycle – it wanted a bike that has more than one cylinder, churns out a healthy power and torque and most importantly – it should be comfortable and aspirational.


Honda CB500X Right Side View

For years, the Indian market wanted a premium motorcycle from Honda and not just any other premium motorcycle – it wanted a bike that has more than one cylinder, churns out a healthy power and torque and most importantly – it should be comfortable and aspirational. For years Honda didn’t pay any heed to this demand as it was busy conquering the world of 110cc scooters, it finally decided to take a plunge and introduce one of the most awaited platforms – the 500cc parallel twin. And the CB500X was the first bike from that famous platform to come to India. This adventure tourer was launched to cater to the growing needs of Indian buyers who wanted more than just a single cylinder bike but also didn’t have the money to splurge on a large litre-class ADV. 


Honda CB500X Left Side Multifunction Switchgear

The Honda CB500X is a decently built motorcycle. I used the word ‘decent’ because the overall quality levels aren’t as high as expected from a motorcycle this size. The plastics, paint, chassis welds and area around the cluster – the workmanship here is marginally better than the brand’s 200cc motorcycle. But there are a few things that exhibit top-class quality. The single long seat has a fine texture. The switchgear buttons offers robust built quality.


Honda CB500X Bike Seat

Now Honda’s CB range of motorcycles are all about city commutes and some long hours riding time. The CB500X follows the same theme but takes things to a better level. Firstly, the overall seating triangle is commuterish. You sit comfortably with hands not too stretched out and legs in angular position. The rider’s seat offers plenty of space to move around and that such a boon especially for long hours saddle time. 

Also, the seat isn’t too soft, nor too hard. So the overall seating experience was more than acceptable. The presence of moderately sized windscreen offer decent wind protection, but at high speeds, it failed to performance efficiently. The pillion seat can be used by a large person as well and honestly, that was quite impressive. 


Honda CB500X Front View

The 471cc parallel-twin motor on the CB500X is a gem. It makes  47bhp and peak torque of 42Nm but that is not the talk of the town. It’s the way the power comes in. The delivery is super linear and that means, the performance doesn’t feel intimidating. The low and mid-range is strong and in a way quite addictive to use in city as well as on the highway. This engine is also extremely tractable which means you can be on sixth gear and can still be doing as low as 55kmpl.  

Honda CB500X Rear View

Honda’s are known to have refined engine. The one on the CB500X is no different. In fact, this one is special because it has a unique character. The deep exhaust sound adds flavour to that character. The NVH is sorted as well. The only time vibes kick in is when the revs goes past 8000rpm. The combination of light clutch and slick gearshifts made life extremely easy and comfortable in city traffic. On the highways, the CB500X is a breeze to ride. It reaches triple digit speeds with ease and stays there all day.  

Honda CB500X Right Side View

The CB500X offers a great ride setup. It isn’t extremely plush, but it manages to offer a ride that reduces overall fatigue quite a bit that comes with long saddle time. The only issue we faced was the rear as it rebounded more than it should. There’s preload adjustability at both ends as standard. While with some adjustability at the front did enhance the overall ride especially on the corners, the rebound the back didn’t really changed much.  The CB500X likes to be in the corners. It feels light and has lot of lean angle, but the bike doesn’t like to be pushed to the extreme, blame the rear suspension setup that makes things nervous at mid-corner bumps.  

Honda CB500X Front View

The brakes on this Honda works fairly well. The bite and progression is acceptable, but the rear felt as if it could do with more power. Also, dual channel ABS is standard and sadly, the rear ABS can’t be deactivated which makes things little unexciting in off-road. Having said that, the CB500X with its extremely good balance and ground clearance along with decent front suspension travel makes off-road and enduro riding approachable. The front wheel is 19-inch, yes, but the bike still does some moderate off-roading pretty well. 


Honda CB500X Instrument Cluster

The CB500X gets a full digital instrumentation. The size of the cluster is a bit small, but it manages to show decent ride data. Other than the usual speeds, odometer and tripmeters, it also shows time and average fuel economy. The bike also gets full LED lights and interestingly, it also gets the emergency stop signal. This tech basically activates the hazard lamps post panic or emergency braking.  

Honda CB500X Front Wheel

There’s also the ignition safety feature that is quite useful in a country like India. Dual channel ABS is standard on the CB500X. Now coming to the suspension setup, it’s the traditional forks at the front and monoshock at the back. But both can be adjusted for preload.  The CB500X also gets slipper clutch. 

Fuel Efficiency

Honda CB500X Front View

The fuel tank on the CB500X is quite big at 17.7 litres. The bike returned 25.1kmpl during our city fuel run. So that’s around 400kms in a single tank up, which is quite decent for a bike this size. I think the riding range looks fairly good due to the size of the fuel tank. 


Honda CB500X Front View

The Honda CB500X checks a lot of boxes. The bike is comfortable. It offers good amount of performance. It can be easily used as a commuter as well as a tourer. In fact, it can be the only bike you can own these days. Plus, with the Honda refinement and smoothness, the overall experience is bound to be pleasant and stress free. And then there’s also the aspiration that is huge when you buy this Honda. But there are two big problems with the CB500X – price and the reach.

 Honda is demanding a lot of money for this motorcycle. A whopping Rs 8.03 lakh on-road Mumbai and honestly, this bike is one of the worst priced motorcycles ever. The second problem with the CB500X is the reach. The bike can be purchased only through BigWing showrooms which is quite limited right now. In fact, it is easy to buy from such showrooms, but when it comes to servicing it is going to be a big pain in case you live in a different city. In short, buy the CB500X is you are a hardcore fan of this brand, the bike and you don’t like anything else in the segment. 

Photography by Kapil Angane

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CB500X [2021] Specifications & Features


  • Power & PerformancePower & Performance

    Displacement Engine displacement is the measure of the cylinder volume swept by the pistons of an internal combustion engine. It indicates the engine size. 471 cc

    Max Power 46.93 bhp @ 8,500 rpm

    Max Torque 43.2 Nm @ 6,500 rpm

    Stroke Stroke indicates the number of engine cycles during which a piston travels from top to bottom. 66.8 mm

    Valves Per Cylinder Valves per cylinder indicate the intake (fuel) and outlet (exhaust of combustion gases) of an engine. 4

    Compression Ratio A compression ratio suggests the degree to which the fuel mixture is compressed before ignition. 10.7 : 1

    Mileage - ARAI ARAI certified fuel economy that has been tested under controlled conditions. --

    Mileage - Owner Reported This is the fuel economy registered by Bikewale followers. --

    Riding Range The total range that a vehicle can travel on a full tank of fuel. --

    Top Speed The maximum speed that a vehicle can achieve. 185 Kmph

    Transmission 6 Speed Manual

    Transmission Type The transmission type will tell the kind of transmission a two-wheeler has. Chain Drive

    Gear Shifting Pattern Gear Shifting Pattern 1 Down 5 Up

    Cylinders The number of cylinders that an engine features. Most two-wheelers sold in the Indian market feature a single-cylinder. 2

    Bore Bore is the diameter of each cylinder. 67 mm

    Ignition Ignition indicates to the type of starting system that a vehicle uses. CDI

    Spark Plugs A spark plug is a device for firing the explosive mixture. 1 Per Cylinder

    Cooling System The cooling system suggests the cooling mechanism that a motor uses. The types include air, oil, or liquid. Liquid Cooled

    Clutch The clutch disengages or engages the engine from the transmission. Wet Multiplate

    Fuel Delivery System Fuel Injection

    Fuel Tank Capacity The capacity of a vehicle to store fuel. 17.7 litres

    Reserve Fuel Capacity Reserve fuel is part of the main tank that is used when a vehicle is running low on petrol/diesel. 2.6 litres

    Emission Standard Emission standards indicate the output from the exhaust that is permissible in a country. BS6

    Fuel Type Fuel Type is the type of fuel that an engine uses to operate. The different types include petrol, diesel, electric, and ethanol among others. Petrol

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  • Brakes, Wheels & SuspensionBrakes, Wheels & Suspension

    Front Suspension Front suspension usually includes telescopic forks. Telescopic Suspension

    Rear Suspension Rear suspension setup mostly uses a rear mono-shock. Honda ProLINK Monoshock

    Braking System Braking system is used to reduce the speed of the vehicle or bring it to a standstill. Dual Channel ABS

    Rear Wheel Size Rear wheel size indicates the diameter of the rear wheel. 17 inch

    Front Tyre Size Front tyre size indicate the profile of the front tyre. 110/80 - 19

    Rear Tyre Size Rear tyre size indicates the profile of the rear tyre. 160/60 - 17

    Front Brake Size Front brake size indicates the size of the disc or drum setup at the front wheel. 310 mm

    Front Brake Type Most vehicles feature a disc brake at the front although some commuter segment products come with a drum setup. Disc

    Rear Brake Size Rear brake size indicates the size of the disc or drum setup at the front wheel. 240 mm

    Rear Brake Type Most vehicles come with a drum brake setup at the back although higher spec models feature a disc brake at the rear. Disc

    Calliper Type Front- 2 Piston, Rear- Single Piston Calliper

    Wheel Type Wheel types include two types - Wire-spoke and Alloy wheels. Alloy

    Front Wheel Size Front wheel size indicates the diameter of the front wheel. 19 inch

    Tyre Type Tyre types are divided into two - Tubeless and Tube Type. Tubeless

    Radial Tyres Radial tyres use steel belts that run at a 90-degree angle with the tread line. Yes

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider) 29 psi

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider) 41 psi

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) 29 psi

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) 41 psi

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  • Dimensions & ChassisDimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight Kerb weight of the motorcycle is the total weight of a vehicle that is ready for operation. It includes all standard equipment and necessary consumables. 199 kg

    Seat Height The seat height is the height of the rider's saddle from the ground. 830 mm

    Ground Clearance The ground clearance is the distance between the ground and the lowest point of a vehicle. 181 mm

    Overall Width Total width of the vehicle. 828 mm

    Overall Height Overall height is the tallest point of a motorcycle, usually the mirror or the top of a windscreen. 1,412 mm

    Wheelbase The wheelbase is the distance between the front and the rear wheel. 1,443 mm

    Overall Length Overall length of the vehicle is the total length of a two-wheeler from the front to the back. 2,156 mm

    Chassis Type The chassis type is the primary/main frame of a two-wheeler. Steel Tube Type

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  • Manufacturer WarrantyManufacturer Warranty

    Standard Warranty (Year) 2 Year

    Standard Warranty (Kilometers) 32000 Km


Odometer Odometer keeps the track of the total kilometres travelled by a vehicle in its lifetime. Digital

DRLs (Daytime running lights) Daytime Running Lights, as the name suggest, are the lights that stay ON when the main headlight is switched off. This feature makes a vehicle easily visible in the rear view mirror of other vehicles. Yes

Mobile App Connectivity Mobile App Connectivity connects the smartphone to the instrument cluster via Bluetooth to offer access to features such as incoming calls, messages, and music. No

Low Oil IndicatorYes

Low Battery IndicatorNo

Pillion BackrestNo

GPS & Navigation GPS & Navigation function works via Bluetooth to deliver directions on the instrument cluster. No

USB charging port A USB charging port can be used to charge devices on the go. The feature, which is either available as standard or via accessories, can come handy to recharge devices such as smartphones while riding a vehicle. No

Front storage box No

Under seat storage No

AHO (Automatic Headlight On) Automatic Headlight On feature keeps the main headlamp of the vehicle running all the time. This improves the visibility of a motorcycle/scooter in the rear-view mirror of vehicle ahead. Yes

Speedometer Speedometer gives an indication of the current speed at which a vehicle is travelling. Digital

Fuel Guage Fuel guage indicates the level of fuel available in the tank of a vehicle. Yes

Digital Fuel Guage Digital fuel guage shows the information about the fuel level in a vehicle through a digital display. Yes

Tachometer Tachometer shows the real-time reading of the revs per minute (RPM) at which the engine is operating. Digital

Stand Alarm Stand alarm notifies the rider if the side stand of the vehicle is engaged. Some vehicles comes with a side stand cut-off feature that does not allow the motor to start until the side stand is lifted. No

Stepped Seat In a stepped seat layout, the pillion seat is slightly taller than the rider seat. No

No. of Tripmeters No of tripmeters indicate the total number of trip meters that a vehicle's instrument cluster features. Usually, premium vehicles come with two trip meters, while budget two-wheelers feature a single trip meter. 2

Tripmeter Type Tripmeters are available in two type - analogue and digital. The analogue unit usually features a single trip meter while a digital display may come with two trip meters. Digital

Low Fuel Indicator Low fuel indicator aims to remind the rider that the vehicle is running low on fuel, and it should be refueled soon. Yes

Pillion GrabrailYes

Pillion SeatYes

Pillion FootrestYes

Start TypeElectric Start

Shift LightNo



Battery12V, 7.0Ah

Headlight TypeLED

Brake/Tail LightLED

Turn SignalLED

Pass LightYes

Additional featuresHazard Light, Adjustable Brake Lever

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Honda CB500X [2021] User Reviews

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  •  4Review 8 months ago by Shashank Verma, Rewari

    1. It's a great value for money deal. Trust me on that. Go for long journeys if you have time or you may go for short trips of 150-200kms to have the best riding experience. 2. Riding on it, makes you feel like a person of high persona (always felt, such things promotes

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      30 kmpl

  •  5Review 10 months ago by Joy, Jaipur

    "ahh a 500cc for that money, Nah thanks I'd spend my dime elsewhere"; hold on now mr. Hotspur, don't disregard this in the spur of the moment. As with most hondas, this one too doesn't have a nice relationship with the spec sheet, which doesn't do it justice. Sure it's

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    • Owned for

      6 months-1 yr

    • Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      25 kmpl

  •  5Ride with passion on every occasion. 1 year ago by Yasir Rizwan, Bangalore

    You move left , you turn right, you do a wheezy, you do accelerate with this machine you will never get disappointed. it weight nearly 200kg and you don't realize it. The torque and ride quality is awesome. Get this your first adventure vehicle. Yes its bit pricey but i

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      3-6 months

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      5000-10000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      25 kmpl

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  •  1Over priced 2 years ago by Amir

    Quite Overpriced. really disappointed. better to go with ninja versys or triumph tiger. Pros- Comfortable, Smooth ride, Smooth corners, Good braking. Cons-Overpriced, Doesn't look like a 7 Lakh Rupee's bike Unattractive, Low bhp comparing to other bike in this range of

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2021 Honda CB500X Review | Is It Worth Over The Kawasaki Versys 650 and Benelli TRK 502 | BikeWale

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Honda recently launched the CB500X adventure tourer in India. It belongs to the brand’s 500cc family that also comprises of a naked, a sports and a cruiser offering. While all the 500cc Honda's have been available in the international markets for a long time, India has only received the adventure touring model for now, mainly because of the ever-rising popularity of this type of bikes. However, the 2021 Honda CB500X is priced in...

Honda recently launched the CB500X adventure tourer in India. It belongs to the brand’s 500cc family that also comprises of a naked, a sports and a cruiser offering. While all the 500cc Honda's have been available in the international markets for a long time, India has only received the adventure touring model for now, mainly because of the ever-rising popularity of this type of bikes. However, the 2021 Honda CB500X is priced in India at Rs 6.87 lakh (ex-showroom) and that is unreasonably expensive. But, even if you’re willing to pay that much, does it deserve your money? What are its areas of expertise? How versatile is it? And should you consider it over the Kawasaki Versys 650 and the Benelli TRX502? We answer all these questions in this video review of the new Honda CB500X. 2021 Honda CB500X Price in India -​ 2021 Honda CB350 RS Review -​ 2020 Honda Hness CB350 Review - //

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