Honda has showcased the updated CB500F, CBR500R and CB500X at the EICMA 2015. They have undergone several rider-focussed updates with the intent to enhance their desirability. Upgrades to this range include LED head and taillights, adjustable pre-load on the front suspension, adjustable brake levers, larger fuel tanks with new hinged fuel cap and “wave” style ignition keys.
The Honda Montesa 4RIDE revealed at the EICMA 2015 in Milan will soon join its current stable mates the Cota 4RT260 and the 300RR. The idea behind the 4RIDE was to make a model that lets riders enjoy mountain riding and has been designed completely in-house at Honda’s production plant in Spain.
On sale since 2013, the CBR 500R is Honda’s entry-level middleweight offering for beginner motorcyclists in several global markets. Armed with a refined parallel twin engine and urban-friendly ergonomics, the CBR 500R has been pretty much the same since its launch. Now, however, Honda has previewed the 2016 model that comes with a comprehensive range of upgrades to make it an even better sports tourer.
Just yesterday we reported about Honda’s plan to assemble more big bikes in India depending on the success of the CBR650F. Now we got a tip-off from a close source that Honda is contemplating getting the CBR500R to India as well, via the completely-knocked-down (CKD) route.
Honda has recalled 6,954units of the CBR500 and CB500 in the US. The company suspects that some of the motorcycles might be equipped with wrongly manufactured rocker arm shafts that might lead to the bolts to loosen up during the run.