Bookings open for CB500X – Honda’s parallel twin compact adventurer
Honda strengthens its BigWing product portfolio at a quick pace
Coming soon at Honda BigWing dealerships across India
New Delhi, NFAPost: Expanding fun culture at a quick pace in India, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt Ltd has once again wowed adventure seekers with its latest offering – Honda CB500X. The parallel twin compact adventurer from Honda will make its way to the Indian market through CKD* route. (* Completely Knocked Down)
Elaborating on CB500X and expansion of premium motorcycle business, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd Managing Director, President & CEO Atsushi Ogata said Honda has been delivering upon its promise to expand the fun culture in India.
“Today, we are happy to introduce the most awaited motorcycle in our premium line-up – the CB500X. Be it rough city roads, open highways or country track, CB500X is always ready to accompany you for an unforgettable journey,” said Atsushi Ogata.
Announcing the bookings open for CB500X, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. Director – Sales & Marketing, Yadvinder Singh Guleria said driven by the passion of fun riders in India and further strengthening our offerings in the mid-size premium motorcycle segment, CB500X will entice adventure enthusiasts who believe in exploring unconventional trails.
“This machine serves as a companion for city rides and is beast on unravelled paths. The parallel twin-cylinder engine offers easy-to-access power and plenty of torque. Together with tough adventure styling, long-travel suspension, a tall windscreen and more, CB500X invites you to Live Unlike the Others,” said Yadvinder Singh Guleria.
Taking style cues from the legendary Africa Twin, the new CB500X blends rugged lines with an aggressive stance.
Full LED lighting – including both headlamp and tail lamp ensure no path is dark for the rider to navigate through. Compact signal indicators and clear screen tail lamp gives CB500X a sporty outlook.
Its diamond-shaped steel-tube mainframe ties to the engine with four mounts, resulting in a rock-solid foundation for superior riding, handling and 181mm ground clearance. CB500X capitulates to the rider’s control by placing the heavier part closer to centre of gravity and engine in close proximity to the swing arm pivot point. All of this offers a tuned rigidity balance ensuring outstanding feedback while riding.
The long-stroke 41mm front suspension enhances the riding dynamics of the motorcycle, thus providing the ultimate riding experience to the rider.
Honda Pro-Link rear suspension with 9-stage spring preload adjustment provides a comfortable ride over uneven roads. The shock absorber features large-diameter internals for even better damping characteristics and a smoother ride. Face the winds on your way in style through a tall windscreen that gives supreme protection and extreme ride ability.
Smart ESS technology
Making CB500X a perfect companion on every terrain are the strong yet lightweight multi-spoke cast-aluminium wheels (19-inch front and 17-inch rear). The CB500X seat offers an open, unrestricted riding position that is perfect for both touring and daily commuting. Stop at traffic lights or in parking lots with ease through narrow seat shoulders and 830mm seat height that make it easier to put feet down.
The CB500X comes equipped with the smart ESS (Emergency Stop Signal) technology that detects sudden braking and automatically activates the front and rear hazard lights, which flash to warn nearby vehicles.
The CB500X features Honda Ignition Security System (HISS) theft deterrent, reinforced handlebar lock structures, and strengthened key cylinders ultimately giving peace of mind to the rider.
A negative display LCD meter provides good visibility. The advanced information displayed like Gear Position Indicator, Engine Temperature Indicator, ABS indicator keep the rider updated in any given riding environment.
CB500X employs Dual Channel ABS that instills a greater confidence when brakes are applied in emergency or when operated on slippery roads. The front 310mm and rear 240mm drilled petal-style disc brakes maintain efficient braking control over a wide variety of riding conditions.
The lively 8-valve liquid-cooled parallel twin cylinder engine delivers max power of 35kw@8500rpm and max torque of 43.2Nm@6500rpm. Usable power and torque offered across the range makes CB500X a perfect motorcycle for city riding as well as a powerful machine for the rough terrain.
Being the youngest member of adventure bike family, the CB500X features Assist/Slipper Clutch, which eases upshifts and manages rear wheel lock-up on hard down shifts while deceleration. The free-revving engine mated with a slick 6-speed gearbox promises a thrilling ride both on and off road.
The upswept exhaust brings upon the adventure side of the motorcycle and helps going through rough and water filled trail rides. The muffler internal chamber has been engineered for efficiency and tuned to add a crisp grunty exhaust note to the riding experience.
Color and Price
Catching every eye on the road it crosses, CB500X will be available in two color options – Grand Prix Red and Matte Gunpowder Black Metallic. CB500X is priced at Rs 6,87,386 (ex-showroom, Gurugram).
Bookings are open from today at Honda’s premium big bike dealerships – BigWing Topline & BigWing across India.