Expected Launch Date: Dec 2019
Honda CB500X Overview
The Honda CB500X is a part of the all-new latest range of the 500cc motorbikes unveiled by the Honda motorbikes manufacturing company. Being an adventure-based motorcycle, the Honda CB500X is underpinned by the same platform and follows the same engine principles as that of the Honda CB500F and the Honda CB500R models. The 500X is a special motorbike Honda which comes with an additional glow and appeals to it. The Honda CB500X is expected to be born out of the NC750 platform in the Indian automobile markets. Designed to look like an adventure-freak, the rider’s position and the overall feel of the bike are something that will entice the buyers.
Honda CB500X Engine & Transmission
The Honda CB500X features a 471 cc, liquid cooled DOHC engine that comes with parallel cylinders capable of delivering ample power as well as torque owing to the overall excellent efficiency imparted by the cutting-edge electronic Programmed Fuel Injection technology. The engine of the bike is capable of producing an overall power of around 47 BHP along with the peak torque value of 43 Nm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission gearbox.
Honda CB500X Braking & Safety
The front suspension of the bike features a 41 mm fork with around 4.8 inches of travel along with the rear suspension tends to be a Pro-Link single shock with 9-piston spring pre-load adjustability. Honda has delivered the CB500X its characteristic twin-piston calipers on a single 320 mm wave disc towards the front end along with a single caliper disc of 240 mm towards the rear end.
Honda CB500X Competitors
The nearest competition to the Honda CB500X is the Kawasaki Versys 650.
Honda CB500X Mileage
With the given displacement of 471 ccs, the Honda CB500X is expected to deliver an average mileage value of around 27 km. As far as the aesthetic features are concerned, the Honda CB500X definitely imparts the look of some high-end adventure motorbike with respect to its standard design elements like attractive windscreen, high ground clearance, and half fairing towards the front. The Honda CB500X shares much of its classic design elements like the switchgear, wheels, and the seats to the other respective 500cc siblings in its segment.
Honda CB500X Performance and Handling
The Honda CB500X sports excellent upright handlebar along with adjustable, compact windscreen capable of delivering highly comfortable long rides. Additionally, the presence of a large-capacity fuel tank capacity with an overall capacity of 17.3 Litres offers the riders an unrestricted riding position and performance. The Honda CB500X utilizes the benefits of the upright riding position along with a wide handlebar, taller seats, and compact knees-in design of the fuel tank that maximizes the overall riding performance.
Honda CB500X What we think
We expect the Honda to be bringing its CB500X range within the economical range of 5.5-7 Lakh INR. CKD assembled, the Honda CB500X is going to be a winner in its smaller segment.
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