Intro

CB500 HORNET – 24YM

The naked CB500F – originally launched in 2013 alongside the adventure-styled CB500X (now NX500) and fully-faired CBR500R – quietly proved that one of Honda’s tried-and-trusted formulas for building popular motorcycles had an enduring relevance.

Model Overview

A new name and new look give the CB500 Hornet a fresh edge as it rides into 24YM. Premium new tech too, in the form of a 5-inch TFT screen – operated by an intuitive and easy-to-use lefthand switchgear.

 

The A2-compliant, slipper clutch-equipped twin-cylinder engine benefits from the addition of Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) as well as ECU updates to improve acceleration.

 

Chassis specification includes Showa 41mm SFF-BP USD forks as before, with dual radial-mount four-piston brake calipers.

Key Features

Styling & Equipment
  • New streetfighter style incorporates aerodynamics that improve steering and agility
  • New LED headlight and taillight
  • New 5-inch full colour TFT screen includes Honda RoadSync connectivity for on-screen turn-by-turn navigation and access to other smartphone functions
  • New, simplified left hand switchgear is easy to use and backlit for night-time

 

Chassis
  • 41mm Showa Separate Function Fork Big Piston (SFF-BP) USD forks
  • Dual 296mm discs, Nissin radial mount four-piston calipers
  • Lightweight wheels and swingarm
Engine
  • Lively twin-cylinder powerplant now equipped with Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC)
  • New PGM-FI settings improve low-rpm acceleration and power delivery across the rev-range
  • Assist/slipper clutch eases upshifts and manages rear wheel through downshifts

Specifications

ENGINE
Type Liquid-cooled 4 stroke, DOHC parallel twin
Displacement 471cc
No of Valves per Cylinder 4
Bore & Stroke 67mm x 66.8mm
Compression Ratio 10.7: 1
Max. Power Output 35kW @ 8600rpm
Max. Torque 43Nm @ 6500rpm
Noise Level (dB) Lurban 73.5dB Lwot 76.8dB
Oil Capacity 3.2L
FUEL SYSTEM
Carburation PGM FI electronic fuel injection
Fuel Tank Capacity 17.1L (inc reserve)
CO2 Emissions (WMTC) 80 g/km
Fuel Consumption (WMTC) 3.5L/100km (28.6km/litre)
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Battery Capacity 12V 7.4AH
ACG Output 23.4A/2000rpm
DRIVETRAIN
Clutch Type Wet multiplate, Assisted slipper clutch
Transmission Type 6 speed
Final Drive Chain
FRAME
Type Steel diamond
CHASSIS
Dimensions (L´W´H) 2,080mm x 800mm x 1,060mm
Wheelbase 1,410mm
Caster Angle 25.5°
Trail 102mm
Seat Height 785mm
Ground Clearance 145mm
Kerb Weight 188kg
Turning radius 2.7m
SUSPENSION
Type Front Showa 41mm SFF-BP USD forks,
Type Rear Prolink mono with 5 stage pre-load adjuster, Steel hollow cross swingarm
WHEELS
Type Front 5Y-Spoke Cast Aluminium
Type Rear 5Y-Spoke Cast Aluminium
Rim Size Front 17 x MT3.5
Rim Size Rear 17 x MT4.5
Tyres Front 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
Tyres Rear 160/60ZR17M/C (69W)
BRAKES
ABS System Type 2-channel
Type Front Dual 296mm x 4mm disc with Nissin radial-mount four piston calipers
Type Rear Single 240mm x 5mm disc with single piston caliper
INSTRUMENTS & ELECTRICS
Instruments 5in TFT Meter with customisable layout, including but not limited to Speedometer, Tachometer, Clock, Gear position, Shift UP Indicator
Headlight LED
Taillight LED
12V Socket Optional
Security System HISS (Honda Intelligent Security System)
Additional Features ESS