2016 Honda CB500F


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.  

CB500F-2016-001The 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
Compression Ratio 10.7:1
Induction PGM-FI with 34mm throttle bodies
Ignition Computer-controlled digital transistorized with electronic advance
Valve Train

Power (kW)

Torque (Nm)

DOHC; four valves per cylinder

35kW @ 8500 rpm

43 Nm @ 7000 rpm


Transmission Six-speed
Final Drive O-ring-sealed chain


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
Front Tire 120/70-17
Rear Tire 160/60-17


Rake 25.5 degrees (caster angle)
Trail 102mm (4.01 inches)
Wheelbase 55.5 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)

via: http://powersports.honda.com/2016/cb500f/specifications.aspx

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