Explore all the city has to offer. And do it in style. The CB500F mixes naked-bike agility with a streetfighter attitude. New Showa Separate Function Fork-Big Piston (SFF-BP) USD front suspension and dual front discs take handling and braking to the next level, while the A2-compatible twin-cylinder engine provides performance that new and experienced riders can enjoy. Sharp new graphics are the perfect finishing touch to the CB500F.
Aggressive Naked Bike Styling & New Graphics
This is motorcycling, in its purest form. Built to scythe through the urban landscape, the CB500F exudes a tough attitude. Sharp new graphics stand out from the stunning paint.
New Showa 41mm SFF-BP USD Forks
You need the best handling possible to deal with whatever the city has in store; new Showa 41mm Separate Function Fork-Big Piston (SFF-BP) USD forks provide excellent suspension control for hectic urban riding.
New Dual Front Disc Brakes & Radial Mount Calipers
New, dual 296mm discs and two-piston Nissin radial mount calipers deliver strong, progressive braking power with no more turning inertia than a single disc.
New Lightweight Wheels & Swingarm
The swingarm is a new, lightweight design and new wheels use a 5-spoke pattern saving un-sprung weight – all of which makes for quicker steering reaction.
Hugely Enjoyable Twin-Cylinder Power
If this is your first bike (or the latest of many) the A2-compatible engine offers strong mid-range torque and a thrilling chase to the redline.
LCD Instrument Display
The attractive negative-display LCD dash presents information clearly, and includes customisable Gear Position and Shift Up indicators.
A motorcycle is more than just transport. It sets you apart. Marks out individuality. And opens up the city. Buses, trains and traffic jams? Forget them. Enjoy the fast, nimble steering that a lightweight chassis gives. Revel in the thrill of the engine’s crisp response. Explore every corner of your world, then go beyond. The CB500F will take you wherever you want to go.
Your Stylish Companion
This naked form – with sharp new graphics – exudes aggression with a low-set stance ready to take on city streets. The side shrouds interlock with the fuel tank and fully emphasize the engine design; tapered handlebars offer intuitive feel and leverage. The riding position places you naturally upright, and in charge. Seat height is low at 785mm and new, aluminium footpegs are both lightweight and sporty.
In an urban environment, your bike needs to react quickly to every input you make. So, we’ve given the chassis a more forward-set weight bias, for improved grip and feel. New, Showa 41mm SFF-BP USD forks give superb response, especially under braking. New lightweight wheels and swingarm add even more agility. And, for powerful braking, new, dual 296mm discs are gripped by two-piston radial-mount calipers.
Yes, it’s A2 compatible. But this 35kW twin-cylinder engine has performance to spare – it’s also perfect for new riders and entertaining for those with much more experience. 43Nm of torque in the mid-range ensures instant acceleration and, if you’re in the mood for fun the exhaust howls pleasingly as rpm rises. For extra control an Assist/Slipper clutch eases upshifts through the six-speed gearbox and manages rear wheel lock-up under hard down changes.
A High Quality Ride
We’ve given the CB500F premium equipment. All lighting is LED and the headlight now has extra-powerful LEDs, so you see more at night. There are also high-visibility front indicator position lights, improving visibility. The negative LCD instruments feature a speedo, bar graph rev-counter, dual trip meters, fuel level/consumption gauge as well as Gear Position and Shift Up indicators.