The adventure-ready 2019 CB500X has hit local Honda showrooms at an MLP of $7,999. The CB500X is a brilliant and affordable do anything motorcycle powered by a willing twin-cylinder engine that has received a host of updates for model year 2019.
A completely revamped intake tract, new fuel-injection nozzles, improved cam timing and a new more precise crank sensor has realised torque gains in the 3000 to 7000rpm range of the 471cc DOHC, four-valve, parallel-twin engine.
Power is tuned for strong low-end and precise throttle control, ideal for the needs of the rider who ventures where others turn back. The new slipper clutch makes downshifts smother, and lever pull is 45 per cent lighter.
The front wheel is now a larger and more off-road ready 19inches, improving bump absorption while offering less deflection, along with more stability and steering confidence on the trails.
A new rear shock, increased suspension travel (front and rear), higher ground clearance and a new tapered handlebar all combine to make the 2019 CB500X a lot more ready for adventure than its predecessor.
The 2019 CB500Xs revised steering angle improves high-speed cruising yet also allows a tighter turning radius, adding more versatility to the types of riding it is ideal for – the daily commute, the weekend getaway or the off the beaten track adventure ride.
The rear brake has been redesigned for improved control and ABS settings have been optimised. Rugged styling, a new multi-function LCD display with gear position and shift up indicators as well as a sportier exhaust note and upright adventure riding position accentuate this machine’s intentions.
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