Honda, the Japanese bikemaker, is planning to add one more roadster to its 500 model lineup. As per a latest report, this new bike will be named Honda CMX500 and is the production version of the Honda CX-02 concept. As a reminder, the CX-02 concept was unveiled at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo. However, some reports claim that it will be the new-generation Honda CB500X. So we are still waiting for Honda’s confirmation on the final name of this upcoming 500 roaster. Also Read – Honda CB Shine SP’s Sales Reach 1 Lakh Mark
Recently, two patent images of the Honda CMX500 have surfaced on the web. The bike will be based on a new steel frame, offering a more upright riding position. It will also have a taller front fairing, an adjustable screen and a larger exhaust. The swingarm of the bike will be more fancy than what we saw on the Honda CB500X Adventure. The new Honda CMX500 is likely to be sold alongside the Honda CB500 range. Also Read – Honda Africa Twin Adventure Bike – All Details in 10 Quick Points
The CMX500 is the second Honda bike that has been designed and developed by the bikemaker’s Indian R&D division, first being the Honda Navi. The overall design the production version of the bike shares strong resemblance with the CX-02 concept. Similar to the its concept, the production model of the Honda CMX500 might come fitted with Avon Distanzia 120/70-R17 and 160/60-R17 dual purpose tyres. Read More About – Honda CBR150R | Honda CBR250R
Features like LED headlamps and LED taillights, a switchable traction control system and a fully-digital color instrument cluster could also be borrowed from the CX-02 concept. Honda Two-Wheelers had confirmed that the bike will be powered by an inline twin-cylinder liquid-cooled engine as we saw on the concept. Though the Honda CMX500’s India launch is yet to be confirmed, reports say it might go on sale sometime next year.