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CB500X

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The CB500X is home to a liquid-cooled 500cc parallel twin engine that makes both a great everyday commuter and weekend adventurer. Its rugged style is built for the rigours of the open road – and with excellent fuel economy and agile handling, you'll be free to notch up the miles down country tracks, around new cities, and wherever the road may take you.

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On the road cash price £5,799.00

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CB500X ABS 17YM (PCP) - Representative Example
Representative APR5.9%
36 monthly payments£89.00
Deposit£999.00
Amount of Credit£4,800.00
Guaranteed Minimum Future Value£2,215.87
Guaranteed Minimum Future Value inc Option Fee£2,225.87
Total Amount Payable£6,428.87
Option to Purchase Fee£10.00
Excess Mileage Charge£0.03
Interest rate per annum fixed5.68%
Duration37 months
Annual Contracted Mileage4,000
CB500X ABS 17YM (VPL) - Representative Example
Representative APR5.9%
36 monthly payments£135.00
Deposit£1,346.28
Amount of Credit£4,452.72
Total Amount Payable£6,206.28
Interest rate per annum fixed5.77%
Duration36 months
CB500X ABS 16YM (PCP) - Representative Example
Representative APR5.9%
36 monthly payments£79.00
Deposit£1,122.72
Amount of Credit£4,476.28
Guaranteed Minimum Future Value£2,223.81
Guaranteed Minimum Future Value inc Option Fee£2,233.81
Total Amount Payable£6,200.53
Option to Purchase Fee£10.00
Excess Mileage Charge£0.03
Interest rate per annum fixed5.68%
Duration37 months
Annual Contracted Mileage4,000
CB500X ABS 16YM (VPL) - Representative Example
Representative APR5.9%
36 monthly payments£129.00
Deposit£1,344.27
Amount of Credit£4,254.73
Total Amount Payable£5,988.27
Interest rate per annum fixed5.77%
Duration36 months
Terms and Conditions

Terms and conditions

PCP Terms and Conditions: New retail CB500X ABS registrations from 01 April 2017 to 30 June 2017. Subject to model and colour availability. Offers applicable at participating dealers and are at the promoter's absolute discretion. Representative example based on 3 years 5.9% PCP. Excess mileage rate applies.Maximum deposit 30%. Final payment includes £10 option to purchase fee. You do not have to pay the Final Payment if you return the bike at the end of the agreement and you have paid all other amounts due, the bike is in good condition and has been serviced in accordance with the Honda service book and the maximum annual mileage of 4,000 has not been exceeded. Excess mileage rate applies should this be exceeded. Indemnities may be required in certain circumstances. Finance is only available to persons aged 18 or over, subject to status. All figures are correct at time of publication but may be subject to change. Honda Franchise Dealers are credit brokers, not lenders. Credit provided by Honda Finance Europe Plc. Cain Road, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 1HL. Honda Financial Services is a trading name of Honda Finance Europe Plc. a company registered at Companies House No 03289418. Honda Finance Europe plc is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, Financial Services Register number 312541.

VPL Terms and Conditions: New CB500X ABS registrations from 01 April 2017 to 30 June 2017. Subject to model and colour availability. Representative Example based on 5.9% VPL; Offers applicable at participating dealers and are at the promoter's absolute discretion. Indemnities may be required in certain circumstances. Finance is only available to persons aged 18 or over, subject to status. All figures are correct at time of publication but may be subject to change. Honda Franchise Dealers are credit brokers, not lenders. Credit provided by Honda Finance Europe Plc. Cain Road, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 1HL. Honda Financial Services is a trading name of Honda Finance Europe Plc. a company registered at Companies House No 03289418. Honda Finance Europe Plc. is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, Financial Services Register number 312541.

If you have a complaint about your finance agreement, please write to us at:

Customer Services
Honda Finance Europe Plc
Cain Road
Bracknell
RG12 1HL

Alternatively, please telephone us on 0345 128 8908 quoting your agreement number, if possible.

We will endeavour to resolve your complaint quickly and, in any event, we will issue you with a final response within eight weeks of its receipt. If you are dissatisfied with our final response, you may refer your complaint to the Financial Ombudsman Service. Details of how to do this can be found at:

www.financial-ombudsman.org.uk

We are members of the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) who offer a conciliation service which, again, you may refer to if you remain dissatisfied with our final response. Details of how to refer your complaint to the FLA can be found at:

www.fla.org.uk

Payment Options - how do they differ?

Personal Contract Purchase (PCP)
Your repayments will be less than traditional finance. You put down a deposit on a bike, and we calculate its Guaranteed Minimum Future Value (GMFV). We deduct this from the price of the bike and your monthly payments are based on what’s left. You can then choose to pay the GMFV and keep your Honda, return it or part-exchange it for a new bike.

Personal loan (VPL)
This is more like a simple loan. You decide on the model and put down a deposit the same way as with PCP. We calculate for you how much you want your fixed monthly payment to be, and the term. That means you know up front how much your Honda will cost each month until it’s paid off and you own the bike.

About the CB500X

For any rider making the move from a 125, or holding an A2 licence the twin-cylinder CB500X, part of a new family of motorcycles from Honda that includes the fully faired CBR500R and naked CB500F, offers adventure sports style and substance in an agile, accessible package.

Sharing a common frame and engine, each machine features a riding position and a distinct design that is tailored to, and will appeal to, a wide variety of riders with performance parameters that cover a range of uses from commuting and sports, to touring.

While the CB500X, CB500F and CBR500R are focused in different directions they are all physically easy to manage, and deliver practical usability matched to excellent efficiency. As true middleweights, blessed with lightweight agility and an engaging power delivery, above all, they are enjoyable to ride in every scenario.

With an all-round ability that few motorcycles possess, matched to excellent build quality, affordable price point and low running costs, the CB500X is a great place to begin a lifelong motorcycling adventure. It's also an attractive alternative for experienced riders looking for an extremely practical and affordable big bike that is ideal for commuting as well as fun for weekend adventures.

Model Overview

The CB500X, with its relaxed, upright riding position and wide handlebars will give anyone looking for their first adventure sports bike an exhilarating experience on a twisty, winding road. Its lightweight manoeuvrability and excellent visibility also ensure it works equally well in urban environments and it's a motorcycle designed to be ridden - and thoroughly enjoyed - by a variety of people of all shapes and sizes.

Physically taller, with longer travel suspension and a slightly longer wheelbase than its siblings, the CB500X has styling derived from the 1200cc V4 Crosstourer. It also has all-day riding potential and carries 1.6L more fuel, for extended tank range. Its DOHC twin-cylinder fuel-injected engine produces 35kW (making it ideal for A2 licence holders moving up) and returns an impressive 80.2mpg (Honda WMTC figure).

Its steel diamond frame and high quality suspension - 41mm telescopic front forks matched to Pro-Link rear monoshock - provide confident, precise handling as do 17-inch cast aluminium wheels and wide 120 front, 160 rear radial tyres. Powerful wave-pattern disc brakes are assisted by standard-fitment ABS.

Key Features

Chassis
The CB500X's 35mm diameter steel diamond-tube mainframe is light and strong, and has a tuned degree of yield that gives plenty of feedback to the rider as road surfaces change. The shape and position of the engine mounts, and the frame's rigidity balance, have also been carefully balanced to reduce vibration.

Wheelbase is 1421mm and rake and trail are set at 26.5°/108mm giving nimble, yet reassuring steering. Mass centralisation, with the engine in very close proximity to the swingarm pivot point, delivers turning agility and optimum front/rear weight distribution ensures stability. Kerb weight is 195kg. A seat height of 810mm makes the CB500X very easy to manage, and its relaxed riding position and high, wide handlebars offers plenty of room and comfort for longer journeys.

Overall dimensions are 2095mm x 830mm x 1290mm, with 170mm ground clearance. The fuel tank holds 17.3L, including reserve, and combined with the engine's excellent fuel economy gives great range of 467km (over 290 miles).

The 41mm telescopic front fork, with 140mm stroke, delivers a compliant yet controlled ride and gives a great connection to the front tyre. Pro-Link monoshock rear suspension features optimised leverage ratios and 9-stage preload adjustment for the rear shock. It works with a rigid 564mm long swingarm, constructed from 70mm x 30mm box-section steel. Final drive is via 520 sealed chain.

Lightweight, 17-inch cast aluminium wheels employ hollow cross-section Y-shaped spokes. Front wheel width is 3.5inch with a 120/70-ZR17 tyre, the rear 4.5inch and 160/60-ZR17 tyre. A single front 320mm wavy disc and two-piston brake caliper is matched to a 240mm rear disc and single-piston caliper. ABS is fitted as standard.

The comprehensive dash features a digital speedometer, digital bar graph tachometer, odometer, dual trip meters, clock, plus digital fuel level gauge and fuel consumption. HISS (Honda Intelligent Security System) is built in to the ignition, and the single headlight features a 60/55W H4 Halogen bulb and multi-reflectors. There is space under the seat to store a U-lock, and a bash-plate is fitted to protect the engine's underside and exhaust pipe on rough, loose surfaces.

The CB500X will be available in three colour options:

  • Matt Summit White
  • Matt Gunpowder Black Metallic
  • Millennium Red


Engine

The CB500X's engine is a next generation power unit, looking to the future in both performance and environmental terms. The DOHC, 8-valve liquid-cooled parallel twin layout was chosen because of its light weight, all-round ability and flexible usability.

Bore and stroke is set at 67mm x 66.8mm; the crankshaft pins are phased at 180° and a primary couple-balancer sits behind the cylinders, close to the bike's centre of gravity. The primary and balancer gears use scissor gears, reducing noise. The crank counterweight is specifically shaped for couple-balance and its light weight allows the engine to spin freely, with reduced inertia. PGM-FI fuel injection provides superb throttle response and peak power of 35kW arrives at 8,500rpm, with 43Nm torque delivered at 7,000rpm.

The ‘triangle' proportion of crankshaft, main shaft and countershaft is very similar to that of Honda's four-cylinder RR engines, making for a very compact unit. The six-speed gearbox also mirrors that of its RR cousins, allowing for a shorter engine and uses the same gear change arm structure and link mechanism. A deep sump reduces oil movement under hard cornering and braking; oil capacity is 3.2L. Flow analysis of the cooling system through CAE (Computer Aided Engineering) maximised efficiency and allowed use of a physically smaller, and lighter, water pump.

The DOHC cylinder head uses compact roller rocker arms; shim-type valve adjustment allows them to be light, which means lower valve-spring load and reduced friction. A silent (SV Chain) cam chain has the surface of its pins treated with Vanadium, reducing friction with increased protection against dust. Inlet valve diameter is 26.0mm, exhaust valve diameter 21.5mm. CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamic) was used to maximise gas flow efficiency - the route from airbox to exhaust pipe was made as straight as possible, and a plate in the airbox separates the air flow to each cylinder.

Bore size of 67mm is identical to that of the CBR600RR. CAE was used to ensure the pistons had the optimum balance between weight, strength and rigidity. The shape of the piston itself was based upon those used in the CBR1000RR; as peak rpm was going to relatively high piston noise could have been a problem. Friction is reduced by the addition of striations on the piston skirt (a finish that increases surface area, introducing gaps in which oil can flow for better lubrication). As with the CBR600RR and CBR1000RR, an AB1 salt bath process, used after isonite nitriding, forms a protective oxidisation membrane.

The crankcase uses centrifugally-cast thin-walled sleeves, and the same bore interval as the CBR600RR helps them be as compact and light as possible. Careful attention has been paid to their internal design to reduce the pumping losses that can occur with a 180° phased firing order. Using the same internal relief structure as that of the CBR1000RR, the oil pump features improved aeration performance, with reduced friction and allows use of a simplified oil pan.

The engine itself acts as a stressed member, reinforcing the frame's rigidity with four frame hangers on the cylinder head and the Iron Nail Silver finish on the crankcase and cylinders adds depth, complementing its taut overall styling.

A secondary air injection (AI) system is built into the cylinder heads, while an oxygen sensor and catalyser inside the 2-1 exhaust ensures the CB500X's emissions are extremely low.

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Engine
Bore × Stroke (mm)67mm x 66.8mm
CarburationPGM-FI
Compression Ratio10.7:1
Engine Displacement (cc)471cc
Engine Type (cm³)Liquid-Cooled, parallel twin
Max. Power Output35kW @ 8500rpm
Max. Torque43Nm @ 7000rpm
StarterElectric
Transmission
ClutchWet multiplate
Final DriveChain
Transmission Type6-speed
Wheels
Brakes FrontSingle Wavy Disk, 320mm, 2 POT caliper
Brakes RearSingle Wavy Disk, 240mm, 1 POT caliper
Suspension FrontConventional Telescopic, 41mm, pre-load adjustable
Suspension RearProlink mono with 9 stage Preload adjuster, steel square pipe swingarm
Tyres FrontOn-Off Pattern
Tyres RearOn-Off Pattern
Tyre Size Front120/70ZR - 17M/C
Tyre Size Rear160/60ZR - 17M/C
Wheels Front17 X MT3.5 Multi-Spoke Aluminium Cast
Wheels Rear17 X MT4.5 Multi-Spoke Aluminium Cast
Dimensions and Weights
Battery Capacity (VAh)12V 8.6AH
Caster Angle26.5 degrees
Dimensions (L×W×H) (mm)2095mm x 830mm x 1360mm (Low screen) 1390mm (Hi screen)
Frame typeSteel diamond
Fuel Consumption83mpg
Ground Clearance (mm)170mm
Kerb Weight (kg)196kg
Seat Height (mm)810mm
Trail (mm)108mm
Wheelbase (mm)1420mm

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