The smaller sibling of Honda’s flagship CB1000R naked sport bike, the CB500F boasts excellent maneuverability, a comfortable riding position and a versatile engine with great performance across the rev range. Powered by a 471cc parallel-twin engine and available in standard or ABS versions, the CB500F has an aggressive look.
Everyone’s looking for the one motorcycle that can do it all—that you can start out on, that fits a wide variety of riders, that can take you to work, school, or on a weekend ride. Used to be there were tons of bikes in this “standard” class. Not so many these days. But here’s the good news: The Honda CB500F is probably the best do-it-all middle-displacement streetbike around.
41mm fork; 4.3 inches travel
Pro-Link® single shock with nine-position spring preload adjustability; 4.7 inches travel
Twin-piston caliper with single 320mm wave disc
Single-caliper 240mm wave disc