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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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Honda CB500X 2016

From £5,599

  • Mat Fresco Brown
  • Pearl Himalayas White
  • Candy Ruby Red
  • Grey
  • Black

Overview

With its all-round punchy performance, adventure styling, affordable price point and low running costs the twin-cylinder CB500X is a great place from which to begin a lifelong motorcycling journey. Its upright, roomy riding position, substantial tank range and long-travel suspension inject a genuine sense of adventure into every ride, and make it serve equally well through the weekly commute as on the weekend escape.

For 2016 CB500X evolves further, with enhanced crossover style, function and desirability to offer a compelling package of all-round capability with an adventurous spirit at an affordable price.

While its 471cc DOHC engine - producing 35kW and returning 29.4km/litre - and steel diamond-tube frame remain unchanged, the CB500X’s outlook is revised for 2016 with a much larger windscreen, and the premium touch of LED headlight and taillight.

Fuel capacity has grown to 17.5L, extending tank range to over 300 miles, and detail improvements such as the hinged fuel cap, adjustable reach brake lever, redesigned seat and ‘wave’ style ignition key elevate the overall owning experience. The ride is improved with the addition of adjustable spring preload in the front forks, new damping rates for the rear shock and redesigned shift drum for smoother gear changes.

The CB500X is available in three paint options with distinctive new tyre-tread inspired stripes and wheel stripe decal:

Matt Fresco Brown

Millennium Red

Pearl Horizon White

Genuine Honda Accessories for the CB500X include heated grips, 35L top box and inner bag, rear carrier, rear panniers, centre stand, knuckle guards, fog lamps, U-Lock and AC charging socket.

Key Features

  • Adventurous A2 licence with enhanced crossover styling
  • Fuel consumption of 83mpg gives a range of 310 miles on a single 17.5L fuel tank
  • Tall screen and improved wind protection
  • LED Headlight & Taillight
  • Wave key
  • Revised Exhaust to comply with Euro 4

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Specification

Engine
Engine
  • Type Liquid-Cooled, parallel twin

  • Displacement 471cc

  • Bore x Stroke 67mm x 66.8mm

  • Compression Ratio 10.7 : 1

  • Max. Power Output 35kW @ 8500 rpm

  • Max. Torque 43 Nm @ 7000 rpm

  • Oil Capcity 3.2L

Fuel
Fuel
  • Carburation PGM FI

  • Fuel Tank Capacity 17.5L (inc reserve)

  • Fuel Consumption 29.4km/litre

Electrical
Electrical
  • Starter Motor

  • Battery Capacity 12V 8.6AH

  • ACG Output 23.4A/2000rpm

Drivetrain
Drivetrain
  • Clutch Type Wet multiplate

  • Transmission Type 6 speed

  • Final Drive Chain

Frame
Frame
  • Type Steel, Diamond

Chassis
Chassis
  • Dimensions 2095mm x 830mm x 1360mm (Low screen) 1390mm (Hi screen)

  • Wheelbase 1420mm

  • Caster Angle 26.5°

  • Trail 108mm

  • Seat Height 810mm

  • Kerb Weight 196kg

Suspension
Suspension
  • Type Front Conventional Telescopic, 41mm, pre-load adjustable;
    Prolink mono with 9 stage Preload adjuster, steel square pipe swingarm

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

  • Rim Size Front: 17M/C x MT3.50
    Rear: 17M/C x MT4.50

  • Tyres Front 120/70ZR - 17M/C (On-Off Pattern);
    Rear 160/60ZR - 17M/C (On-Off Pattern)

Brakes
Brakes
  • ABS System Type 2-Channel ABS

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

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

Instruments
Instruments
  • Instruments Digital Speedometer, Digital Bar Graph Tachometer, Dual Trip Meters, Digital Fuel Level Gauge & Fuel Consumption Gauge, Digital Clock

  • Security System HISS (Honda Intelligent Security System)

  • Headlight  Low 4.8W, Hi 12W x 1 light