2021 Honda CB500 Triplets Are Euro 5 Ready
Honda’s CB500F, CBR500R and CB500X trio, hugely popular with new and experienced riders alike, will be available in exciting new colour and graphic schemes, with EURO5 homologation, across Europe this autumn. 2021 Honda CB500 range is now ready to be delivered to the world as well where these emission norms are already kicked in such as India and most markets will be ask for these compliance by January 2021.
The naked CB500F gains two new vibrant colours: Candy Caribbean Blue Sea and Candy Moon Glow Yellow, while the sporty CBR500R benefits from striking new graphics and logos highlighting its racetrack heritage. The CB500X adventure machine will come equipped with a red rear sub frame, in tribute to the CRF1100L Africa Twin.
Honda’s research of a representative sample of customers shows the breadth of appeal of the three machines across different rider demographics. Figures show that 46% of CB500F and 29% of CBR500R owners are new riders, with 30% and 35% respectively under the age of 24, illustrating how instrumental they have been in bringing new young riders to the world of two wheels. Conversely, 90% of CB500X riders are already in the market – showing the all-round strength of appeal offered by the compact adventurer with its rugged styling, long travel suspension, upright riding position and 19” front wheel.
All three 2021 Honda CB500 range are fun, frugal machines still produce the maximum 35kW allowed for the A2 licence holder from their punchy 500cc engine, and are now homologated for EURO5, which from January 1st, 2020 introduced significantly stricter engine emissions standards compared to EURO4. These requirements include substantial reductions in permitted carbon monoxide emissions, an over 40% decrease in total hydrocarbon emissions, tougher misfire detection and the introduction of a particulate matter limit.
Honda have sold over 92,000 units of the CBs and CBR across Europe since their introduction in 2013. Each take their own place in a distinct world within Honda’s rich product line-up: the CB500F roadster accounts for 48%, the race world representative CBR500R 18%, and the adventure world CB500X 33% of the total sales figure.
While their compact dimensions and welcoming manners make Honda’s 500cc trio easy machines to manage, ride and learn on, those same attributes also make them a genuine pleasure for those – whether stepping up from a 125, coming down from a bigger machine or returning to the market – who want to explore just what they can do at the weekend, whatever the type of ride they choose.
These motorcycles are now ready to be sold in the Indian market. They are now BS6 which is ditto as the Euro 5 compliance. HMSi has hinted of bringing high end motorcycles and more hints suggest that it is the highly popular 500 triplets that are coming in. KTM 390cc motorcycles were made to rival these triplets so Honda has some tough competition them already.
Technical specification common between three motorcycles
Twin-cylinder 4-valve, 471cc, liquid-cooled
Bore & Stroke 67mm x 66.8mm
Compression Ratio 10.7:1
Max. Power Output 47 PS @ 8600rpm
Max. Torque 43Nm @ 6500rpm
Oil Capacity 3.2L
FUEL SYSTEM Carburation PGM FI
Fuel Consumption (WMTC) 28.6m/litre
Battery Capacity 12V 7.4AH
ACG Output 25A/2000rpm
Clutch Type Wet multi plates
Transmission Type 6 speed
Final Drive Chain
Frame: Steel diamond
Type Front: Conventional telescopic front forks, 41mm, pre-load adjustable
Type Rear: Prolink mono with 5-stage preload adjuster, steel square pipe swingarm
WHEELS: Multi-spoke cast aluminium
Tyres Front 120/70ZR–17M/C
Tyres Rear 160/60ZR–17M/C
BRAKES ABS System Type 2-channel
Single wavy disk, 320mm, 2 piston caliper
Single wavy disk, 240mm, 1 piston caliper
Digital speedometer, digital bar graph tachometer, dual trip meters, digital fuel level gauge & fuel consumption gauge, digital clock, gear position indicator
HISS (Honda Intelligent Security System)
Headlight Low 4.8W. Hi 12W. (LED)