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Category AM (moped) – minimum age 16

  • Two-wheeled vehicle with a maximum design speed of 45 km/h (28 mph)
  • three- or four-wheeled vehicle with a maximum design speed over 25 km/h (15.5 mph), up to 50 cc and with a power output not exceeding 4 kW.

Category A1 – minimum age 17

  • motorcycles up to 125 cc, with a power output not exceeding 11 kW
  • tricycles with a power output not exceeding 15 kW.

Category A2 – minimum age 19

  • motorcycles with a power output not exceeding 35 kW.

Category A

  • unrestricted motorcycles with a power output over 35 kW (minimum age 24 under direct access, or 21 under progressive access)
  • tricycles with a power output over 15 kW (minimum age 21).
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Ideal for any rider stepping up from a smaller machine or holding an A2 licence, the CB500F is a true middleweight with compact dimensions, punchy performance and nimble handling. A perfect platform from which to experience the fun and freedom that motorcycling brings.

The 35kW A2 licence-friendly CB500F emerges for 2016 with new aggressively-sculpted lines front to back. The hard-edged makeover reveals a more stripped down, muscular look, as well as a larger fuel tank, LED lighting, spring preload adjustable front forks, new lightweight exhaust and adjustable brake lever.

A larger 16.7 litre fuel tank extends range to over 275 miles, and detail improvements such as hinged fuel cap, adjustable-reach brake lever and ‘wave’ style ignition key elevate the overall owning experience.

The CB500F makes a great first full-size bike for any rider and with its high build quality, affordable price point and low running costs will also make a great long-term partner and practical choice for riders of all experience levels.

For 2017 the CB500F meets the stringent EURO4 legislation.

Key Features

  • A2 licence ready
  • Involving 471cc DOHC twin-cylinder fuel-injected engine
  • Fuel efficient - 76mpg WMTC Mode
  • Powerful wave-pattern disc brakes are assisted by standard-fitment ABS
  • Compact, punchy and fun to ride




  • Type Liquid-Cooled, parallel twin

  • Displacement 471cc

  • Bore x Stroke 67mm x 66.8mm

  • Max. Power Output 35kW @ 8500 rpm

  • Max. Torque 43Nm @ 7000 rpm

  • Carburation PGM FI

  • Fuel Tank Capacity 15.7L (inc reserve)

  • Fuel Consumption 76mpg (WMTC mode)

  • Starter Motor

  • Transmission Type 6 speed

  • Final Drive Chain

  • Dimensions (L×W×H) 2075mm x 780mm x 1060mm

  • Wheelbase 1410mm

  • Seat Height 790mm

  • Kerb Weight 192kg

  • Type Front Conventional Telescopic Front Forks, 41mm;
    Rear Prolink mono with 9-stage preload adjuster, steel square pipe

  • Type Front Multi-Spoke Aluminium Cast;
    Rear Multi-Spoke Aluminium Cast

  • Tyres Front 120/70ZR - 17M/C;
    Rear 160/60ZR - 17M/C

  • ABS System Type 2-Channel ABS

  • Front Brakes Single Wavy Disk, 320mm, 2 POT caliper

  • Rear Brakes Single Wavy Disk, 240mm, 1 POT caliper