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Honda CB500X Specs

Engine 471 cc
Power 49.6 hp
Start Option Electric
ABS Yes
Pass Switch Yes
Ignition System Digital Transistorised
Odometer Digital

CB500X Pros & Cons

Things We Like in CB500X

Great styling

Good stability on the road

High-grade power delivery

Things We Dont Like in CB500X

Expensive compared to its competitors

Recent Updates of CB500X

Boon Siew Honda, Honda’s authorised distributor in Malaysia released the updated Honda CB500x in the country featuring some subtle styling and design changes along with new body graphics. The overall design is based on the ‘Feel the adventure form’ concept and the bike features LED lights at the front and the tail. There is no change at the mechanics front; the 2018 CB500x continues to draw power from the 471cc, parallel-twin DOHC mill that churns out a max power of 49.6 hp at 8,500 rpm and 43 Nm of peak torque at 7,000 rpm. Power is sent to the wheels using a six-speed gearbox. Honda claims that the bike returns a mileage of 29.4 kmpl. ABS is offered as an option for enhanced braking. The motorcycle comes in three colours: Matte Gunpowder Black Metallic, Candy Chromosphere Red, and Force Silver Metallic. The Honda CB500x starts retailing at RM32,499, while the ABS variant comes with a price tag of RM35,999 (all prices are excluding taxes and insurance). The nearest competition to the Honda CB500X is the Kawasaki Versys 650, which is also a parallel-twin.

Honda CB500X Price

The CB500X is priced at RM 36,099 .

Honda CB500X Variants

There are 1 variants available of CB500X: Standard.

Honda CB500X Power-trains

The CB500X is powered by a Liquid Cooled PGM-FI 471 cc 2 Cylinder engine that gives 49.6hp of power at 8500 rpm and 43 Nm Torque at 7000 rpm. It comes with the option of a 6-Speed transmission gearbox. The CB500X has a seat height of 812 mm. The Front Tyre size is 120/70 ZR17 & Rear Tyre size is 160/60 ZR17.

Honda CB500X Features

The feature list of CB500X includes ABS, Pass Switch, Side Reflectors, Sport Riding Modes and Engine Check Warning in terms of safety.

Features Chassis, Suspension & Brake include Telescopic Fork Front Suspension, Prolink Rear Suspension, Disc Front Brake, Disc Rear Brake, Steel Body Frame Material, Side Wings and Dual Stepped Seat Type.

Features for Console include Digital Odometer, Digital Fuel Gauge, Tachometer, Digital Speedometer, Display Screen and Tripmeter.

Honda CB500X Competitors

The CB500X Competitors are: Suzuki V-Strom 650, Kawasaki Versys 650, Royal Enfield Himalayan, KTM 390 Duke and BMW G 310 GS.

Honda CB500X 2020 Price List

Variant Price Specifications  
Honda CB500X Standard RM 36,099 *
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471 cc, 49.6 hp, Electric, Petrol

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Honda CB500X Colors

CB500X is available in 2 different colors - Grand Prix Red and Mat Gunpowder Black Metallic.

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Honda CB500X Review

  • CB500X Overview
  • Honda CB500X Design
  • CB500X Ride & Handling
  • Honda CB500X Engine & Fuel Consumption
  • CB500X Braking & Safety
  • Honda CB500X Verdict

CB500X Overview

There was a time when Honda wasn’t the most active motorcycle maker in the middleweight segment. However, with the coming of the CB series in 2016, the long drawn gap was compensated for. However, the CB500X wasn’t only about a newly arrived middleweight, but also for taking the trend of dual-sport bikes a notch ahead.

And indeed, the Honda CB500X did manage to make things more tricky for the likes of the Kawasaki Versys and the Benelli TRK 502 in the domestic market. Moreover, another commendable fact about the bike in the introduction ABS in the 2018 model.

With a great combination of power and the adventure tourer design, the CB500X does justify the RM 35,391 price tag for the variant that includes ABS.

Honda CB500X Design

The Honda CB500X stands tall on the stance and this is what gives the riders a commanding position along with superior ergonomics. However, despite this, the seat height has been kept at 810 mm, which wouldn’t make it very difficult for the people who aren’t tall.

The motorcycle features an attractive design that sees amazingly sculpted at the front and contrastingly plush rear end. It rides on 17-inch wheels at both ends and the stability thus offered is immense, especially while touring on the open highways.

The information console is a full-digital unit that shows a plethora of handy aspects. The seat is a single unit instead of dual stepped, which offers more comfort for the pillion on long rides.

CB500X Ride & Handling

Riding a Honda CB500X is just like what you would expect from a dual-purpose adventure tourer motorcycle. It has the high saddle and long windshield to make for the perfect appearance to hit the highways in style.

The motorcycle is a delight on the medium distance tours and offers a stable performance. The seats are pretty soft and long enough to allow the riders to get into a comfortable position while cruising. It remains stable on the sharp turns too, including the times when you lean at high speeds. And for this, the 120 mm front and 160 mm rear tyres should be given the credit.

Apart from just the tyres, the suspension also plays a part in the leaning and cornering. The front forks have a long 140 mm travel while the preload monoshock at the rear is 120 mm.

Honda CB500X Engine & Fuel Consumption

The Honda CB500X is powered by a healthy engine in the half-litre segment and is capable of making a good amount of power. There is a 471 cc twin-cylinder engine which gets liquid cooling and a six-speed manual gearbox. This setup is capable of sending down 49.6 hp power at 8,500 rpm along with a peak torque of 44 Nm, which comes at just 7,000 rpm.

The chain final drive and wet multi-plate clutch are well tuned to make the long tours very smooth. Also most of the vibrations are kept at bay.

CB500X Braking & Safety

As expected, the Japanese company offers disc brakes for both the wheels of the CB500X. The front has a 320 mm hydraulic disc rotor with a two-piston caliper while the rear gets a single-piston caliper for the 240 mm rotor. And with the introduction of the 2018 model, the company has added the benefits of ABS as well, albeit as an option.

Apart from this, the bike is built to be an exceptional model when it comes to stability. The tyres are thick, no doubt, and are very grippy too. Hence, sudden braking would not get you off your seat.

Honda CB500X Verdict

The Honda CB500X is an inevitable addition by the company in the Malaysian market in the yesteryears. The fact then, there weren’t many bikes from the company in the genre which makes it even more special.

The bike manages to take on the Benelli TRK 502 in the similar displacement segment and Kawasaki Versys (which is over 150 cc bigger). However, considering the price of the ABS variant, the Honda CB500X makes for a very expensive offering and is given a similar tag as the Versys 650.

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    Slamet Nov 21, 2020 for Honda CB500X

    The Honda CB500X is a comfortable middleweight bike which is suitable for both new and experienced riders. The 471cc, twin-cylinder engine pretty much fits the definition of a middleweight motorcycle. The 810mm seat height puts the rider in an upright position. This also reduces rider fatigue over long distance traveling. It also lends a commanding view of the traffic. Acceleration Read More

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    Israel Okt 21, 2020 for Honda CB500X

    If you have an adventurous mind and you seek the same feel in your bike, just go for this. This bike is equally a utility bike that will compel you to feel that you took a right decision with its purchase. This will seem to be a great investment that you made for yourself. The upright seating position will always Read More

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    Umar Sep 07, 2020 for Honda CB500X

    Do you die for adventure bikes? Then how can you miss this out. This is indeed a huge capacity adventure bike that caught my attention the day I paid a visit to their showroom. This bike looks stunning and has its own aura that let it stand out amidst others. Moreover, the bike has more than enough space which denotes Read More

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    Kim Apr 24, 2019 for Honda CB500X

    I am a fan of Honda Bikes. After getting transferred to Malaysia I thought to purchase a bike for myself. Obviously I decided to go for Honda only and went to their showroom to know about which all bikes is their latest’s launch in the market. Out of few what strike my attention the most is Honda C 500 X. Read More

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Mohd Rahimi b. Shomdar has asked on Jan 23, 2020

Q. is it good for beginner?

V Vaibhav Choudhary Feb 18, 2020
A 500cc motorcycle might end up being a little too big and powerful for a beginner. You should start off with something like Honda CB250R.
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Honda CBX500 on road selling price in Malaysia is RM 31,363
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