Updated 2016 Honda CB500X Unveiled in Tokyo
New styling and technical updates for Honda's smallest Adventure Tourer.
The free-revving, fuel-efficient Honda CB500X is getting updates for 2016. Honda has announced their smallest-displacement adventure-touring model will receive improvements in both form and function. Honda unveils the updated CB500X at the Tokyo Motor Show this week.
The 471cc parallel twin middleweight will benefit from more aggressive styling, a 100mm taller windscreen, LED lighting for the headlight and taillight, and a stylish new muffler design. Other upgrades include externally adjustable front fork preload, an adjustable front-brake lever, plus a hinged fuel cap, a “wave”-style key and an improved shock setting. Finally, a revised gear shift mechanism makes for smoother-feeling gear changes.
The CB500X will be made available in two colors in the US — Matte Black Metallic and Matte Brown Metallic. The new models will begin arriving in US dealer showroom floors this February 2016. Pricing is $6,499 USD for the standard model and $6,799 USD for the ABS model.
The updated 2016 Honda CB500X will be on display, alongside the NC700X, VFR1200X and CRF1000L Africa Twin, at the November 20-22 International Motorcycle Show in Long Beach, California.