2016 Honda CB500F

2016 Honda CB500F

The 2016 Honda CB500F model has been updated and upgraded with new sculpted bodywork giving it an aggressive midsize naked sport bike look. It is equipped with LED lights that are now standard on both the front and rear. The 2016 Honda cB500F has been given a shortened muffler that improves the exhaust note. The fuel tank cap is now hinged while the fuel tank itself is now larger.  Getting a smooth ride comes from the new fork as it has an externally adjustable spring preload. It also comes with an adjustable front brake lever, aluminum die-cast passenger foot pegs, where as the transmission updates resulted in an improved shifting feel, and has a wave-style ignition key.

2016 Honda CB500F

2016 Honda CB500F

Honda Updates CB500F & CBR650F for 2016

Honda revealed styling updates for its 2016 CB500F and CBR650F ahead of this year's EICMA show.

Engine TypeParallel Twin
Engine Displacement471cc
Bore Stroke67.0 mm x 66.8 mm
Compression Ratio10.7:1
Fuel SystemPGM-FI with 34 mm throttle bodies
IgnitionComputer-controlled digital transistorized with electronic advance
Starting SystemElectric
Final DriveO-ring-sealed chain
Rake Trail25.5° / 4.01 in.
Seat Height30.7 in.
Wheelbase55.5 in.
Front Suspension41 mm fork; 4.3 in. travel
Rear SuspensionPro-Link single shock with nine-position spring preload adjustability; 4.7 in. travel
Front BrakeTwin-piston caliper with single 320mm wave disc
Rear BrakeSingle-caliper 240 mm wave disc
Front Tire120/70-17
Rear Tire160/60-1
Fuel Capacity4.4 gal.
Dry Weight414.4 lbs. (Wet)

2016 Honda CB500F

Honda Previews Updated 2016 CB500F

Honda is teasing an update to its 2016 CB500F with a few pictures ahead of the official debut later this month.

Honda CBR500R Recall

Honda Recalls 2013-2015 CB500F & CBR500R Motorcycles

Honda has issued a recall for certain 2013-2015 model year CB500F and CBR500R motorcycles due to an issue with the fuel level sensor float arm.