Honda CB500X Adventure Tourer: Photo Gallery
Honda’s lovely India-bound adventure tourer explained in detailed images
Honda plans to launch its entire 500cc international range in the country by the end of 2020. The even better news is that the Honda CB500X road-biased adventure tourer will also be one of them and is expected to be priced at around Rs 5.5 lakh (ex-showroom). If you’re wondering what this motorcycle is all about, check out our detailed image gallery exploring the intricate details of the motorcycle.
The Honda CB500X is essentially a road-biased adventure tourer thanks to the presence of spoke wheels. The design language is pretty sleek and modern.
The lighting system is all-LED. To minimise wind blasts, it gets a large windshield.
The bike’s instrument cluster is a negative LCD unit. It shows all the relevant information along with the gear position and more importantly, the fuel consumption as well.
With a single-piece seat and easy-to-reach handlebars, the ergonomics is pretty upright. This coupled with the large 17.7 litre fuel tank should enable you to cover long distances effortlessly.
The motorcycle is powered by a 471cc parallel twin motor which generates 47.5PS at 8600rpm and 43Nm at 6500rpm. The bike comes with a claimed mileage of 28.6kmpl. It should theoretically offer just a shade over 500km range on a full tank.
The engine works alongside a 6-speed transmission with assist and slipper clutch. The slipper function enables the rider to downshift aggressively without locking up the rear wheel while the assist function reduces the clutch lever effort.
At 830mm above ground, the seat is 30mm more than the Royal Enfield Himalayan’s.
The front end uses a 41mm telescopic fork with adjustable preload. It offers up to 150mm travel.
The fork holds a larger 19-inch alloy wheel. The European-spec model is wrapped with Dunlop Trailmax Mixtour dual-purpose rubber on both ends. Braking is via a 310mm petal disc with 2-piston axial caliper. The rear employs a 240mm petal disc. A dual-channel ABS is offered as standard.
The power is transferred to the rear wheel via a chain drive. The Pro-link monoshock at the rear offers a 9-stage preload adjustability and a 135mm rear wheel travel.
At 180mm, the ground clearance isn’t all that much for an adventure tourer. This coupled with the alloy wheels will restrict you to use the bike only on mild off-road trails. In comparison, the KTM 390 Adventure gets a 200mm ground clearance.
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