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Honda CB500X

Honda CB500X is a adventure bike available at a starting price of Rs. 6,31,898 in India. It is available in 1 variant and 2 colours. It is powered by a 471 cc BS-VI engine. It comes with both front and rear disc brakes.

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

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 6,31,898 Avg. Ex-showroom price Disc Brakes, Alloy Wheels

Honda CB500X Summary

CB500X 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

Honda CB500X is a adventure bike available at a starting price of Rs. 6,31,898 in India. It is available in only 1 variant and 2 colours. The Honda CB500X is powered by 471cc 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.
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Honda CB500X 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 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.

Intro

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. 

Quality

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.

Comfort

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. 

Performance

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. 

Technology

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. 

Verdict

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 Specifications & Features

Specifications

  • Power & PerformancePower & Performance

    Fuel Type Petrol

    Max Power 46.93 bhp @ 8,500 rpm

    Max Torque 43.2 Nm @ 6,500 rpm

    Cooling System Liquid Cooled

    Transmission 6 Speed Manual

    Transmission Type Chain Drive

    Emission Standard Emission standards indicate the output from the exhaust that is permissible in a country. BS-VI

    Displacement 471 cc

    Cylinders 2

    Bore 67 mm

    Stroke 66.8 mm

    Valves Per Cylinder 4

    Compression Ratio 10.7 : 1

    Ignition TCBI with digital advance

    Spark Plugs 1 Per Cylinder

    Gear Shifting Pattern Gear Shifting Pattern 1 Down 5 Up

    Clutch Multiplate Wet Clutch

    Fuel Delivery System Fuel Injection

    Fuel Tank Capacity 17.7 litres

    Reserve Fuel Capacity These are estimated figures 2.6 litres

    Riding Range Maximum distance a petrol bike can travel on a full fuel tank and an electric bike can travel on a full charge --

    Mileage - ARAI --

    Mileage - Owner Reported BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. --

    Top Speed These are estimated figures 185 Kmph

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  • Brakes, Wheels & SuspensionBrakes, Wheels & Suspension

    Braking System CBS, IBS, SBT, UBS, HBS - Combined braking of both front and rear wheel | ABS - Anti-lock braking system which can be just for front wheel (single channel) or both wheels (dual channel) or can be switched off (switchable) | E-ABS - Electronic assisted braking system | Standard - Cable operated Dual Channel ABS

    Front Brake Type Disc

    Front Brake Size 310 mm

    Rear Tyre Size 160/60 - 17

    Tyre Type Tubeless

    Radial Tyres Yes

    Rear Brake Type Disc

    Rear Brake Size 240 mm

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

    Wheel Type Alloy

    Front Wheel Size 19 inch

    Rear Wheel Size 17 inch

    Front Tyre Size 110/80 - 19

    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

    Front Suspension Telescopic Suspension

    Rear Suspension Honda ProLINK Monoshock

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  • Dimensions & ChassisDimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight 199 kg

    Overall Length 2,156 mm

    Overall Width 828 mm

    Wheelbase 1,443 mm

    Ground Clearance 181 mm

    Seat Height 830 mm

    Overall Height 1,412 mm

    Chassis Type Steel Tube Type

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  • Manufacturer WarrantyManufacturer Warranty

    Standard Warranty (Year) 2 Year

    Standard Warranty (Kilometers) Standard Warranty (Kilometers) 32000 Kilometers

Features

Odometer Digital

DRLs (Daytime running lights) Yes

Mobile App Connectivity No

Low Battery IndicatorNo

Pillion BackrestNo

Pillion GrabrailYes

GPS & Navigation No

USB charging port No

Front storage box No

Under seat storage No

AHO (Automatic Headlight On) Yes

Speedometer Digital

Fuel Guage Yes

Tachometer Digital

Stand Alarm No

Stepped Seat No

No. of Tripmeters 2

Tripmeter Type Digital

Low Fuel Indicator Yes

Low Oil Indicator Yes

Pillion SeatYes

Pillion FootrestYes

Digital Fuel GuageYes

Start TypeElectric Start

Shift LightNo

KillswitchYes

ClockYes

Battery12V, 7.0Ah

Headlight TypeLED Head Lamp

Brake/Tail LightLED Tail Lamp

Turn SignalYes

Pass LightYes

Additional featuresHazard Light, Adjustable Brake Lever

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Honda CB500X User Reviews

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    Visual Appeal

  • 4

    Reliability

  • 4

    Performance

  • 5

    Service Experience

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    Maintenance cost

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  •  5Review 1 month 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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      6 months-1 yr

    • Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      25 kmpl

  •  5Ride with passion on every occasion. 4 months 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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  •  1Over priced 1 year 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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FAQs about Honda CB500X

  • Q: What is the on-road price of Honda CB500X in 2022?

    A: The 2022 on-road price of Honda CB500X in Delhi is Rs. 6,57,348. This on-road price includes the ex-showroom price, RTO and insurance charges.
  • Q: Which is better Honda CB500X or Benelli TRK 502X?

    A: Honda CB500X is priced at Rs. 6,31,898, has a 471 cc 6 Speed Manual engine, and weighs 199 kg, whereas, the price of Benelli TRK 502X is Rs. 5,54,063 with a 500 cc 6 Speed Manualengine, and weighing 235 kg. You can compare Honda CB500X vs Benelli TRK 502X based on their detailed specifications, features, prices and reviews.
  • Q: What are the colour options of Honda CB500X?

    A: Honda CB500X is available in 2 colours which are Grand Prix Red and Matte Gunpowder Black Metallic. You can check all the colour images of Honda CB500X.
  • Q: What are the key specifications of Honda CB500X?

    A: Honda CB500X is a Adventure bike that weighs 199 kg, has a 471 cc BS-VI engine and a fuel capacity of 17.7 litres. You can check the full specifications and features.

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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...

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