A few weeks ago, we told you about Honda’s new 500s. Now, we have more pictures, and more details of the CBR500, CBX500 and CB500.
Supposedly, these bikes are going to be unveiled at EICMA, but a few details have leaked, along with these photos, which were supposedly taken at an advertisement shoot.
The bikes are supposed to have 470 cc parallel twin engines (liquid-cooled), with six-speed transmission, 47 hp, 30 lb/ft of torque, a top speed just under 170 kph, a 787-mm seat height, and a 120/70-17 tire in front, and a 160-60-17 tire in rear. Wet weight is supposed to be 195 kg.
Some of those numbers (weight, top speed) will likely differ slightly between the different models, but those numbers should be close for all of them.
The new photos from Motociclismo show the CBR500 looks a lot like a grown-up CBR250, and the CB500 is a naked version of that. The CBX500 seems to be a scaled-down version of the NC700X.
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