The CB500X in its original form struck a fine balance between a compact, easy-to-manage size and its ability to inspire discovery and cover distance in comfort. For the next step for the 2016 season, Honda's engineers aimed to boost the instinctive sense of freedom to travel under the styling concept of ‘Feel the Adventure.'
The new LED headlight was physically small but powerful. Its angular outline - crowned by twin position lights and a silver finish on the bottom of the windscreen - gave the CB500X a closer resemblance to Honda's bigger X machines - the NC750X, VFR800X Crossrunner and VFR1200X Crosstourer. Two-part side panels tied the front and rear design aspects together, and feature painted uppers. Black engine covers underpinned the new design.Extended upwards by approx. 100mm compared to the previous model, the redesigned windscreen offered greater wind and weather protection for the rider's upper body and features a central duct to equalize pressure and reduce turbulence around the helmet. Two height positions are possible to adjust for rider preference.
Fuel capacity grew to 17.5L, extending tank range to over 500km. Detail upgrades for rider benefit included a hinged fuel cap and 5-step adjustable span brake lever. A ‘wave' key also has a smoother, more premium feel in use. The seat unit is finished with a clear-lensed rear LED light.
The comprehensive dash features a digital speedometer, digital bar graph tachometer, odometer, dual trip meters, clock, plus digital fuel level gauge and fuel consumption. HISS (Honda Intelligent Security System) is built in to the ignition. There's space under the seat to store a U-lock and a bash-plate is fitted to protect the engine underside and exhaust pipe on rough, loose surfaces.
Liquid-Cooled, parallel twin
Bore X Stroke
67 mm x 66.8 mm
10.7 : 1
Max Power Output
35kW @ 8500rpm
43Nm @ 7000rpm
Fuel Tank Capacity
2095 mm x 830 mm x 1360 mm (Low screen) 1390 mm (Hi screen)
Tyre Size Front
120/70ZR - 17M/C (On-Off Pattern)
Tyre Size Rear
160/60ZR - 17M/C (On-Off Pattern)
Brakes Type Front
Single Wavy Disk, 320mm, 2 POT caliper
Brakes Type Rear
Single Wavy Disk, 240mm, 1 POT caliper
We offer the following finance option on this model:
Your repayments will be less than traditional finance. You put down a deposit on a bike, and we calculate its Guaranteed Minimum Future Value (GMFV). We deduct this from the price of the bike and your monthly payments are based on what’s left. You can then choose to pay the GMFV and keep your Honda, return it or part-exchange it for a new bike.
This works like a simple loan. You decide on the model and put down a deposit. We calculate for you how much you want your fixed monthly payment to be, and the term. That means you know up front how much your Honda will cost each month until it’s paid off and you own the bike.
CB500X ABS 17YM (PCP) - Representative Example
CB500X ABS 17YM (VPL) - Representative Example
PCP Terms and Conditions: New retail CB500X ABS registrations from 01 July 2017 to 30 September 2017. Subject to model and colour availability. Offers applicable at participating dealers and are at the promoter's absolute discretion. Representative example based on 3 years 6.9% PCP. Excess mileage rate applies. Final payment includes £10 option to purchase fee. You do not have to pay the Final Payment if you return the bike at the end of the agreement and you have paid all other amounts due, the bike is in good condition and has been serviced in accordance with the Honda service book and the maximum annual mileage of 4,000 has not been exceeded. Excess mileage rate applies should this be exceeded. Indemnities may be required in certain circumstances. Finance is only available to persons aged 18 or over, subject to status. All figures are correct at time of publication but may be subject to change. Honda Franchise Dealers are credit brokers, not lenders. Credit provided by Honda Finance Europe Plc. Cain Road, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 1HL. Honda Financial Services is a trading name of Honda Finance Europe Plc. a company registered at Companies House No 03289418. Honda Finance Europe plc is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, Financial Services Register number 312541.
VPL Terms and Conditions: New CB500X ABS registrations from 01 July 2017 to 30 September 2017. Subject to model and colour availability. Representative Example based on 6.9% VPL; Offers applicable at participating dealers and are at the promoter's absolute discretion. Indemnities may be required in certain circumstances. Finance is only available to persons aged 18 or over, subject to status. All figures are correct at time of publication but may be subject to change. Honda Franchise Dealers are credit brokers, not lenders. Credit provided by Honda Finance Europe Plc. Cain Road, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 1HL. Honda Financial Services is a trading name of Honda Finance Europe Plc. a company registered at Companies House No 03289418. Honda Finance Europe Plc. is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, Financial Services Register number 312541.
If you have a complaint about your finance agreement, please write to us at:
Honda Finance Europe Plc
Alternatively, please telephone us on 0345 128 8908 quoting your agreement number, if possible.
We will endeavour to resolve your complaint quickly and, in any event, we will issue you with a final response within eight weeks of its receipt. If you are dissatisfied with our final response, you may refer your complaint to the Financial Ombudsman Service. Details of how to do this can be found at:
We are members of the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) who offer a conciliation service which, again, you may refer to if you remain dissatisfied with our final response. Details of how to refer your complaint to the FLA can be found at: