Honda CB500X is a adventure bike available at a starting price of Rs. 6,87,518 in India. It is available in only 1 variant and 2 colours. The Honda CB500X is powered by 471.03cc BS6 engine which develops a power of 46.93 bhp and a torque of 43.2 Nm. With both front and rear disc brakes, Honda CB500X comes up with anti-locking braking system. This CB500X bike weighs 199 kg and has a fuel tank capacity of 17.7 liters.
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.