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Milan Motor Show 2012: Honda CB500X, the crossover was missing to close the A2 family
Milan Motor Show 2012: Honda CB500X, the crossover was missing to close the A2 family

We have already been able to see clearly in the Milan Hall that Sling has bet heavily for 2013 to create a complete family that A2 card holders can enjoy. If we have already seen the new Honda CBR500R and the HondaCB500F, to close the circle they have created a crossover that the brand likes so much lately, the Honda CB500X, which seeks above all versatility in the broadest sense we can imagine.

Clearly aesthetically inspired by other older models such as the Honda NC700X (also enjoyable with the A2) or the Honda crosstourer, mount the same engine of the five hundred that we have named above, 8-valve DOHC parallel twin which develops a maximum power of 47 hp at 8,500 revolutions. Of course, it should be noted that the Honda CB500X also declares a consumption of 3.7 l / 100, although on this occasion, the tank capacity is significantly increased compared to its medium displacement sisters, reaching 17.3 liters.

As I said before, the raison d'être of this motorcycle is none other than to provide a great, striking versatility for all types of users, which The same is good for you to use it in your daily trips and to demand a little more from it on weekend getaways, and all this with a feeling of comfort and security. Among other things, because the riding position, quite upright, and the wide handlebars are designed for that, so that the ease and handling of this Honda CB500X are unquestionable.

Honda CB500X
Honda CB500X

The brakes are also shared with the aforementioned, riding on the front a corrugated disc of 320 mm with two-piston caliper, and a 240mm wavy disc rear with one piston caliper. And something very important, with ABS as standard. As for the suspensions, it has a conventional 41mm telescopic fork and a Prolink rear with nine preload adjustment positions. By the way, also highlight that The model has an adjustable windshield screen.

We will have it available in the following three colors (I love the names): Himalayan White Pearl, Gunpowder Black Matte Metallic and Ruby Candy Red. We only need to know the price, which is not confirmed but indicates that it will be very competitive. Thus closes this new family of medium displacement with motorcycles for all tastes, so that no one complains.



  • Type: Parallel twin, water-cooled
  • Displacement: 471 cc
  • Bore x stroke: 67mm x 66.8mm
  • Compression ratio: 10, 7: 1
  • Maximum power: 35 kW (47 hp) @ 8500 rpm
  • Maximum torque: 43 Nm @ 7000 rpm
  • Oil capacity: 3.2 L

Fuel system

  • Carburetion: PGM FI
  • Fuel capacity: 17.3 L (inc reserve)

Electronic system

  • Electrical start
  • Battery capacity: 12V 8.6 AH
  • Alternator power: 23.4A / 2000 rpm
  • Headlights: 60/55 W x 1 headlight

Drive train

  • Clutch: Multi-disc in oil bath
  • Transmission Type: 6 Speeds
  • Final drive: Chain


Type: Diamond, steel


  • Dimensions: (LxWxH) 2095 mm x 830 mm x 1290 mm
  • Wheelbase: 1421 mm
  • Launch angle: 26.5 degrees
  • Advance: 108
  • Seat height: 810 mm
  • Ground clearance: 170mm
  • Weight in running order: 196 Kg


  • Front: Conventional Telescopic, 41mm
  • Rear Prolink, monoshock with 9 preload adjustment positions, rectangular section swingarm


  • Front type: Aluminum, multi-spoke
  • Rear type: Aluminum, multi-spoke
  • Front rims: 17 x MT3.5
  • Rear tires: 17 x MT4.5
  • Front tire: 120 / 70ZR - 17M / C
  • Rear tire: 160 / 60ZR - 17M / C


  • Front: One 320mm wave disc, 2-piston caliper
  • Rear: One 240mm wavy disc, 1-piston caliper