Honda CB500 Overview

The Honda CBF500 is a good commuter bike with a decent, quick twin cylinder. It feels well made, reliable and it handles well on the road. Some might say that the Honda CBF500 looks a little bit plain, and yes it doesn’t look anything special, but this doesn’t put us off.

If you’ve never been on a bike before, the Honda CBF500 could be a good place to start. Because it is basic, it is ideal for a novice. It also has ABS braking as an optional extra if you want that extra safety reassurance. The brakes are good and the seat is comfortable too. The Honda CBF500 has a smooth parallel twin motor, which means that commuting on motorways doesn’t cause too much vibration. It has a 19-litre fuel tank, which offers a good range too. Overall, we are quite pleased with this basic little bike.

This bike also has a good reputation for reliability and is very similar to its predecessor, the Honda CB500 twin. This bike is also good for all weathers, handling wet roads well. Let’s not forget that the Honda CBF500 is also quite fun to ride and is a cheap alternative to other, similar bikes.

Honda CB500 Spec

Seat height775mm
EngineLiquid cooled, four stroke, DOHC, 4v
Average fuel consumption50mpg
Top speed120mph
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Submitted by:Stephen GreenwoodReview Date: May 2017
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Pros CommentsFuel consumption, performance, paintwork. Good bike with annoying small details.
Cons CommentsCheap flimsy side panels, seat very basic. not very comfortable.

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