Honda Motorcycle India is planning to launch to its global 500cc motorcycle lineup in India by the end of this year. While the bikemaker remains tight lipped about models that will come here, it’s likely to include Honda Rebel 500 cruiser and Honda CB500X adventure tourer. Read: 2020 Honda Africa Twin – Key Changes
– Talking about CB500X, the adventure tourer carries rugged styling, a tall windscreen and long-travel suspension.
– At the heart of the new Honda CB500X is a 471cc, liquid-cooled, parallel-twin engine boosted with PGM-FI fuel injection technology.
– The motor is paired to a 6-speed manual gearbox with multiplate wet clutch. Its power and torque outputs stand at 47bhp and 43Nm respectively. Read – 5 Interesting Facts About Honda Forza 300
– The bike rides on large 19-inch front wheel and its rear tyre with deep-grooved tread design ensures better off-road traction.
– The suspension setup of the adventure tourer includes 41mm telescopic fork and Pro-Link single shock with 9-position spring preload adjustability rear unit.
– Braking duties are done by a 320mm single two-piston caliper upfront and a 240mm single one-piston caliper petal-style rear disc brakes.
– The overall length, width and height of the Honda CB500X stand at 2153mm, 825mm and 1427mm respectively. The adventure tourer has a ground clearance of 180mm and offers a seat height of 830mm. It sits on a 1445mm wheelbase.
– The adventure tourer comes with a full-featured display with a large screen and thin bezel. Its seat is narrow above pegs that helps touching feet to ground at stops. Some of key features include dual-outlet muffler tip, tapered handlebar and more. Read – Over 3 Lakh BS6 Honda Bikes, Scooters Sold in India
– Globally, the bike is offered in a single paint scheme – Grand Prix Red.
– In India, the Honda CB500X will come via the CKD (Completely Knocked Down) route. The adventure tourer is expected to be priced around Rs 5 lakh – Rs 5.50 lakh (ex-showroom). If launched at its price point, it will be the most affordable adventure tourer from the Japanese bikemaker in the country.