The famous ones Honda CB500F, CBR500R and CB500X are renewed for 2022 with important updates regarding the engine and the frame to help increase their desirability towards all lovers of two wheels, from beginners to the most experienced. The most significant updates can be observed at the front where a 41 mm upside-down Showa SFF-BP fork has been inserted which is combined with new and lighter aluminum rims with split spokes, double 296 mm front discs and radial Nissin calipers (for naked and sports cars), ensuring even more driving quality overall.
All three bikes, always fun to ride, have a lightened swingarm but with greater torsional rigidity and increased lateral flexibility, with the aim of increasing handling and road holding. As for the brilliant 500cc twin-cylinder engine, the beating heart of the three motorcycles, has been updated in the PGM-FI electronic injection settings so as to emphasize the torque delivery and make the bike more brilliant, while maintaining the limit of 35kW of maximum power allowed for license holders A2.
Thanks to the compact dimensions and the ease of driving that distinguishes them, the three Honda 500cc not only are they suitable for those who want to learn to ride a motorbike, but also for anyone who comes from a 125, gets off from a larger displacement or gets back into the saddle after a long time, and simply wants to have fun and enjoy, every time they get on the saddle, the pleasure to drive. Not surprisingly, since their introduction in 2013, Honda has sold over 106,000 units of these 500cc bikes across Europe: the CB500F roadster is the most purchased, with roughly half of total sales; the CBR500R, with its racing character, reaches 18%, while the CB500X, thanks to its adventure soul, achieves about 35% of the total. A research carried out by Honda on a representative sample of its customers has clearly shown the fascination that each of these bikes can arouse on different demographic classes of riders. 45% of CB500F and CBR500R owners, in fact, are made up of newbies, with respectively 45% and 60% under the age of 34, which clearly demonstrates how these bikes have been instrumental in attracting the new ones. generations in the world of two wheels. In contrast, over 75% of CB500X owners are experienced riders. To these, however, we must also add a further 15% made up of those who felt attracted to the saddle by the all-round charm offered by this compact and robust style adventure bike, with long-travel suspension and upright riding position.