X-FACTOR Honda CB500X

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Honda CB 500 S

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Honda’s latest X the CB500X . is a machine we know a lot of CB500F/CBR500R architecture—so much so you wonder how different these motorcycles could possibly be. wrappers on the same bike? in mind, we thought a more exploration would be to see how the CB-X up against its very similarly cousin: the slightly older and more expensive NC700X.

though the CB500X and the NC share styling themes and are close in (471cc and 640cc), they to approach the common ground different directions. The NC has innovative with a laydown parallel-twin and frame that allows a storage trunk big enough for a helmet. Fuel, all 3.7 gallons of it, under the seat.

Honda’s two latest X bikes styling concepts but almost no and, for that matter, personality. The CB500X is energetic the NC700X is calm. Almost to a

Honda’s two latest X bikes styling concepts but almost no and, for that matter, personality. The CB500X is energetic the NC700X is calm. Almost to a

The CB500X is mostly just a job on the CB500F/CBR500R twins. Repurposing the steel frame, Honda new, slightly butched-up around the now-familiar 471cc parallel-twin powerplant. The list of alterations is short: a larger, fuel tank and a longer-travel

Honda says the 41mm, Showa strokes through 5.5 instead of the CBR500R’s 4.3 in.; the has the same 4.7-in. of travel. As a of the higher-riding front end, grows by 0.4 in. rake increases to degrees (up 1 degree), and trail to 4.3 in. from 4.1.

Honda CB 500 S
Honda CB 500 S

Such changes usually up handling, but that’s not what here. Thanks to different X model rolls on Pirelli a taller, wider (by 3.25 handlebar, the CB-X flicks corners with an eagerness makes it feel lighter the 425 pounds (wet) our scales Its steering is neutral, if not exactly with little of the CBR500R’s to become heavy feeling as you farther.


Because the CB-X frame, suspension rates, footpegs, and low peg carriers, it has functionally the same cornering clearance as the which is to say not quite enough. The fork travel helps increment you’ll measure a micrometer not a yardstick—but the X’s is plainly more eager for fun its softly calibrated suspension

Honda says the NC700X is 42 heavier than the CB-X, in fact, it’s larger in about every major wheelbase, rake, trail, and height. The actual displacement is just 169cc and, to the way the engines are configured, peak is very close: 47.1 at 6300 rpm for the NC and 43 bhp at 8600 for the higher-revving

Numbers are one thing, of course, but impressions indicate even of a gap between the CB-X and the NC. Dominant in the personality is its low-key engine, revs smoothly and surely to a redline, one made to seem lower by the engine’s 270-degree a feature that makes it even lower revving it is.

But the NC also has considerably more effect and absolutely spot-on the injection is no doubt aided by the modest output, but we should praise nevertheless. It’s good.

Honda CB 500 S
Honda CB 500 S
Honda CB 500 S
Honda CB 500 S
Honda CB 500 S
Honda CB 500 S
Honda CB 500 S

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