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ADV NewsHonda Announces 2022 CB500X Updates and Pricing For The U.S.

Honda Announces 2022 CB500X Updates and Pricing For The U.S.

The popular adventurer sees improvements throughout the chassis & engine.

Published on 02.09.2022

It took longer than expected but several months after changes were announced for the 2022 CB500X in Europe, we are finally receiving confirmation from Honda America that the updated model will be available in the U.S. as well. According to Big Red, the compact adventurer benefits from a range of focused improvements for the new year with changes seen in the engine, suspension and throughout the chassis.

To improve all-around handling performance, the traditional telescopic forks of the previous model have been replaced by a Showa 41mm Separate Function Fork Big Piston (SFF-BP) USD forks, clamped by new top and bottom triple clamps. By dividing the functions – Big Piston pressure separation damper in one leg, spring mechanism in the other – reaction and ride quality are improved. The new forks are complemented with an upgrade to the rear shock, which now features optimized damping settings and spring rate.

The CB500X also benefits from improvements in braking performance for 2022. Gone is the single 310mm disc front brake system which has been replaced by dual 296mm discs with Nissin calipers. The introduction of the smaller discs not only keeps any additional weight gain to a minimum, but also reduces the required pressure on the lever when braking. Handling is further improved by a new swingarm which employs a hollow cross member. Honda states the redesigned component is 2 lbs lighter, stiffer rotationally and has more lateral flex. 


Although the bike’s 471cc parallel-twin engine still delivers 47 peak horsepower, for 2022 it now features new fuel injection settings which according to Honda “further enhance both torque feel and overall character.” Elsewhere, the new CB500X receives a lighter radiator and a redesigned 19-inch cast aluminum front wheel which is also lighter due to thinner spokes. Compared to the previous model, weight bias also moves fractionally forward for enhanced front tire grip and feel. 

2022 Honda CB500X updates and pricing for U.S.

For the new year, the bike also gains more powerful LEDs as well as a larger front fender. But that’s not the only thing the CB500X gains. Despite lightening several components, Honda is reporting a gain of about 5 pounds for the updated model.

Pricing and Colors

The 2022 CB500X will see a $200 USD price increase with an MSRP of $7,199 USD and is expected to hit dealer floors by March. Unlike Europe, the U.S. is only getting the Pearl Organic Green/Black color option for the new year.

2022 Honda CB500X Specs

ENGINE TYPELiquid-cooled, parallel twin
BORE AND STROKE67mm x 66.8mm
MAX. POWER OUTPUT35kW @ 8,600rpm
MAX. TORQUE43Nm @ 6,500rpm
NOISE LEVELL-urban 74dB L-wot 76.7dB
CARBURATIONPGM FI electronic fuel injection
FUEL TANK CAPACITY17.5L (inc reserve)
FUEL CONSUMPTION (WMTC)3.6L/100km / 27.8km/l (WMTC mode)
ACG OUTPUT25A/2000rpm
CLUTCH TYPEWet multiplate slipper assist clutch
TYPESteel diamond
DIMENSIONS (L´W´H)2155mm x 830mm x 1410mm (Low screen) 1445mm (High screen)
CASTER ANGLE27.5 degrees
KERB WEIGHT439 lbs (199 kg)
SUSPENSION REARProlink mono with 5 stage preload adjuster, steel hollow cross swingarm. 5.3 inches of travel
TYPE FRONTMulti-spoke cast aluminium
TYPE REARMulti-spoke cast aluminium
TIRES FRONT110/80R19M/C (59H)
TIRES REAR160/60R17M/C (69H)
TYPE FRONTDual 296mm x 4mm disc with Nissin axial-mount two piston calipers
TYPE REARSingle 240mm x 5mm disc with single piston caliper
INSTRUMENTSLCD Meter with Speedometer, Bar Graph Tachometer, Dual Trip Meters, Fuel Level and Consumption Gauge, Clock, Water Temp, Gear position, Shift UP Indicator
SECURITY SYSTEMHISS (Honda Intelligent Security System)

Author: ADV Pulse Staff

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15 thoughts on “Honda Announces 2022 CB500X Updates and Pricing For The U.S.

  1. I’m disappointed that we’re stuck with green only here in the US. Canada is getting the Grand Prix Red as well which I was hoping for.

    • Also disappointed! I think Homda missed big on this. I can’t see the green selling better than the red. I was 100% ready to buy had my name first on the list at my local dealer since October. Now, I’m not sure I want that green.

      • My choice to pick up one was contingent solely on the green being available, I’m personally thrilled that the one color isn’t just red or black like Honda tends to do. I think it would look better with gold wheels, but that can always be changed.

    • Ditto! Honda makes the bike in Red already, why not import both colors! Come on Honda, isn’t the idea to sell as many bikes as you can?

  2. The rear tire size has many options for street rubber but frustratingly few choices for a dual sport tire selection. Most people have gone to a smaller 150/80 in order to close this gap. Sizing up to a 170 might have swingarm clearance problems, especially with aggressive off-road tires. But then this bike was not meant for nasty off-road work.

  3. Hi. We are in New Zealand and finding it difficult to buy a 500x in the States. Any advice would be really appreciated. Thanks

  4. I keep looking for a replacement for my “benchmark” DR650. It is 360 lbs, with a 21″ front wheel. 40 HP thereabouts. I dont think this Honda is it. I still drop the DR enough to know I like lighter motorcycles when off road. Much more than 60 HP, and I get the impression they are trying to kill me on the trail, so that’s really my upper limit on my power level. Younger, Stronger folks : YMMV. Do modern motorcycles need to be manufactured from Titanium to get the weight back down? I’m really appreciative that I can still get a new DR650 in the US.


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