Honda has unveiled the revamped CB500F roadster with new colors and upgraded gears for the global markets. Information on the Indian launch of the CB500F is currently unavailable, and we don’t expect to see it on our soil very soon. However, let us go through the key specifications of the 2022 Honda CB500F.
Honda CB500F: New Colors
Due to the latest styling update, the CB500F is now available in more colors. In overseas markets, there are four color options for the MY22 iteration of the roadster. Pearl Dusk Yellow, Matte Axis Gray Metallic, and Pearl Smoky Gray join the existing Grand Prix Red colors.
Honda CB500F: Improved Hardware
Revised hardware for the 2022 CB500F includes 41 mm Showa Separate Function Fork Big Piston (SFF-BP) USD forks in place of standard components on the previous generation model. The configuration of the CB650R is similar. Honda claims that the rear mono-shock settings have been revised to reflect the improvements made to the front forks. The braking system has also been changed, and dual 296mm discs at the front now provide anchoring power instead of the single rotor on the previous CB500F. On the other hand, the rear still gets a single disc.
Honda CB500F: Mechanical Changes
The 471cc, parallel-twin, liquid-cooled engine is still present in the 2022 CB500F. Honda has reportedly increased the torque sensation by updating the fuel-injection parameters. The motor on the MY22 CB500F produces 43Nm of peak torque at 6,500rpm and 46.9bhp at 8,600rpm when paired with a 6-speed gearbox.
Honda CB500F: Features
You can compare the 2022 CB500F with the 2021 model. Honda has revised the LED headlamps for the 2022 model, claiming it will provide lighter lumination. With more lightweight wheels and a revised radiator design, the Roadster weighs less than its predecessor. Honda Intelligent Security System and dual-channel ABS are additional features.
Honda CB500F: Design
The 2022 CB500F retains the same styling as the outgoing model, including a single-pod front headlight with a body-colored mask, muscular fuel tank with side extensions, stepped-up seats, single-piece handlebar, and side-slung exhaust. , A 35-liter top box, rear carrier, tank bag, seat bag, smoke windscreen, heated grips, 12V/USB Type-C connection, seat cowl, wheel strips, tank pad, and main stand are all listed as optional extras.
There are many great 500cc bikes in India, but some of the best include the Royal Enfield Scram 411, Honda CB500X, Kawasaki KLX450R, and Benelli TRK 502.