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.
Honda revealed styling updates for its 2016 CB500F and CBR650F ahead of this year's EICMA show.
|Engine Type||Parallel Twin|
|Bore Stroke||67.0 mm x 66.8 mm|
|Fuel System||PGM-FI with 34 mm throttle bodies|
|Ignition||Computer-controlled digital transistorized with electronic advance|
|Final Drive||O-ring-sealed chain|
|Rake Trail||25.5° / 4.01 in.|
|Seat Height||30.7 in.|
|Front Suspension||41 mm fork; 4.3 in. travel|
|Rear Suspension||Pro-Link single shock with nine-position spring preload adjustability; 4.7 in. travel|
|Front Brake||Twin-piston caliper with single 320mm wave disc|
|Rear Brake||Single-caliper 240 mm wave disc|
|Fuel Capacity||4.4 gal.|
|Dry Weight||414.4 lbs. (Wet)|
Honda is teasing an update to its 2016 CB500F with a few pictures ahead of the official debut later this month.
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.