2022 Honda CB500F breaks cover in global markets
Japanese automaker Honda has revealed the 2022 iteration of its CB500F motorbike in the international markets. It might also be introduced in India. The vehicle flaunts cosmetic changes including lighter wheels, offers improved hardware, and is available in three new shades. It draws power from a 471cc, parallel-twin, liquid-cooled engine that puts out a maximum power of 46.9hp.
- The Honda CB500F offers the perfect combination of good looks and great performance for a hefty price. By introducing its 2022 version with different updates, the brand wants to boost the bike's sales in the global markets.
- If the two-wheeler arrives in India, it should rack up decent sales. The competition in the luxury motorbike segment will also be raised significantly.
The 2022 Honda CB500F sits on a steel-tube frame and sports a muscular fuel tank with extensions, split-style seats, a side-mounted exhaust, and golden-colored front forks. The bike packs an LCD instrument cluster, a dual-lens LED headlight, and rides on cast aluminium wheels. It is offered in Grand Prix Red, Matte Axis Gray Metallic, Pearl Dusk Yellow, and Pearl Smokey Gray shades.
The 2022 Honda CB500F is fueled by a 471cc, parallel-twin, liquid-cooled engine that puts out a maximum power of 46.9hp at 8,600rpm and a peak torque of 43Nm at 6,500rpm. The mill is linked to a 6-speed gearbox.
In terms of safety equipment, the new Honda CB500F is equipped with disc brakes on both the front and rear wheels, along with dual-channel ABS to avoid skidding on the roads while braking. Suspension duties on the motorbike are taken care of by 41mm Showa SFF-BP forks on the front side and a Pro-Link mono-shock unit with adjustable preload on the rear.
In the US, the 2022 Honda CB500F bears a price tag of $6,699 (around Rs. 5.06 lakh). However, the brand is yet to disclose details related to its pricing and availability in India.