The Honda CB500X is a road-oriented adventure bike with parallel engines that was launched in India through the Honda Big Wing and Big Wing Topline dealer network. Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) has introduced the CB500X to the Indian market as a completely knocked down (CKD) unit, and pre-orders have already started at Honda Big Wing dealerships. The Honda CB500X is offered in two colors, Grand Prix Red and Matte Gunpowder Black Metallic, and was priced at Rs. 6,87,386 (ex-showroom, Gurugram).
Honda CB500X: Engine and Gearbox
The Honda CB500X is driven by a dual-valve 471 cc liquid-cooled parallel engine that produces 47 bhp at 8,500 rpm and 43.2 Nm at 6,500 rpm. The CB500X also has an auxiliary clutch and a sliding clutch, which makes shifting up easy and controls the rear wheel locks in gearboxes to slow down when idling. The frame is a diamond shaped steel tube frame connected to the motor with four arcs, the weight is balanced with the block positioned near the center of gravity and the motor very close to the point of the axis of rotation.
Suspension tasks are handled by a 41 mm long-stroke fork and Honda Pro-Link rear suspension with 9 stages of pre-spring adjustment. The multi-spoke cast aluminum wheels with a 19-inch front and 17-inch rear combination are designed to handle all types of terrain, according to Honda. The seat height can be controlled by 830mm for passengers of different heights, with a narrow seat shoulder. Braking is done by a single 310 mm front disc and 240 mm rear disc, both petal-perforated discs with standard dual-channel anti-lock braking system (ABS).
Honda CB500X: Features
The 2021 Honda CB500X features LED headlamp and tail lamp, negative-display LCD instrument console, upswept exhaust, assist/slipper clutch, Emergency stop signal(ESS) technology and Honda ignition security system.
Honda CB500X: Price
Priced at Rs. 6,87,386(ex-showroom, Gurugram), the Honda CB500X can be booked at Honda’s BigWing Topline and BigWing dealerships across the country.
“Honda has been delivering upon its promise to expand the fun culture in India. Today, we are happy to introduce the most awaited motorcycle in our premium line-up – the CB500X. Be it rough city roads, open highways or country track, CB500X is always ready to accompany you for an unforgettable journey”, Atsushi Ogata, Managing Director, President & CEO, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. said.
“Driven by the passion of fun riders in India and further strengthening our offerings in the mid-size premium motorcycle segment, CB500X will entice adventure enthusiasts who believe in exploring unconventional trails. This machine serves as a companion for city rides and is a beast on unraveled paths. The parallel twin-cylinder engine offers easy-to-access power and plenty of torque,” Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Director – Sales & Marketing, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd., said while announcing the bookings.