After a great success and retirement in 2003, the famous CB 500 are back with the other two models CBR 500 R and CB 500 X.
Modern reinterpretation of the legendary CB 500, CB 500 F is a base that wants versatile and easy to access. Built around a steel diamond frame, the bike gets a twin line 471 cm3. Like its predecessor, it is DOHC and has 4 valves per cylinder. However, carburetors have obviously left their place electronic fuel injection. To enable young people allowed (A2) to afford the bike, the power rises to 35 kW (47.5 hp) at 8500 r / min and torque of 4.4 kgm at 7000 rpm / min.
Honda announces his inspiration for CBR 600 1000 RR and the design of this engine. Consumption is 3.7 l/100km announced on average, allowing a range of over 420 km with 15.7 liter tank.
The chassis is pretty standard since it uses a traditional fork 41 mm in diameter, a single shock with adjustable preload (9 positions) and a square section swingarm. Braking is provided by two discs (320 mm front, 240 mm rear) ABS is fitted as standard to the French models. The larger wheels on the first CB 500 will find a wide variety of tires (120/70×17 160/60×17 and).
In weight, the CB 500 mark its predecessor the pants with 175.4 kg dry 192 kg in running order, with ABS weighs only 2 kg. Aesthetically, we immediately recognize the inspiration comes from the Honda CB 1000 R Hornet and 600. The dashboard, completely digital, appears complete with totalizers, speed, rev counter, clock, fuel gauge and instantaneous consumption. Always at the practical aspects, the trunk under the seat can accommodate a U-lock The CB 500 F will be available in white, black and red. The price is 5500 euros announced and availability for March 2013 ..
twin line 471 cm3, 4-stroke, water-cooled, DOHC, 8-valve 47.5 hp at 8500 rev / min, 4.4 kgm at 7000 rpm / min, injection, 6-speed gearbox. Final drive chain.
Steel diamond frame. Susp. Front / rear: 41 mm fork / monoshock with adjustable preload. Front / rear brake: 1 disc ø 320 mm, 2-piston caliper / disc 1 240 mm, 1 piston caliper. Tires, front / rear: 120/70 x 17 – 160/60 x 17.
Wheelbase: 1410 mm. Seat height: 790 mm. Tank: 15.7 liters. Weight: 173.4 kg dry (175.4 with ABS).