Honda prepares the CB500F in a sharper styling for 2016. The naked street bike has been a popular choice for beginner since its introduction in 2013. The price for the 2013 Honda CB500F was just below RM29k in Malaysia, which makes it one the most affordable 500cc bike available.
The headlight are now LED and differs than the 2013 model very well that its make this 2016 looks futuristic. The signal on the top of the side of the headlight looks okay, but we were thinking if that can be change to a slimmer signal light, that’d be nicer.
The exhaust are now shorter and much more stubbier that the 2013 model. This exhaust muffler looks a lot like the one fitted for the CBR250R.
The brake lever are now equipped with adjustable 5-way setting so any rider can feel comfortable with the bike straight away out from the shop.
It definitely looks much better that the 2013 model and the 2013 model is not too shabby as well. This can be said as a properly evolved bike where the design become much smoother and more aerodynamic.
The engine is still the 2-cylinder engine with 471cc liquid-cooled. DOHC with 4-valve per cylinder.
Note: Not yet available in Malaysia
2016 Honda CB500F Specification
|Engine Type||471cc Liquid-Cooled Parallel-Twin|
|Bore And Stroke||67.0mm x 66.8mm|
|Induction||PGM-FI with 34mm throttle bodies|
|Ignition||Computer-controlled digital transistorized with electronic advance|
|DOHC; four valves per cylinder
35kW @ 8500 rpm
43 Nm @ 7000 rpm
|Final Drive||O-ring-sealed chain|
CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
|Front Suspension||41mm fork; 4.3 inches travel|
|Rear Suspension||Pro-Link single shock with nine-position spring preload adjustability; 4.7 inches travel|
|Front Brake||Twin-piston caliper with single 320mm wave disc|
|Rear Brake||Single-caliper 240mm wave disc|
|Rake||25.5 degrees (caster angle)|
|Trail||102mm (4.01 inches)|
|Seat Height||30.7 inches|
|Fuel Capacity||4.4 gallons|
|Curb Weight||414.4 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel – ready to ride)|