2018 Honda CB500X

Make Life An Adventure.

Whether it’s a canyon road or a painstaking commute, the CB500X handles it all. It’s equipped with a torquey 471 cc parallel-twin DOHC engine that transforms point A to Point B into an unforgettable adventure. It also sports an upright handlebar, an adjustable, compact windscreen for longer rides, and a large-capacity fuel tank that’s designed to give the rider an unrestricted riding position. And since it’s priced right, you can start your adventure today.


  • STEP SEAT: The CB500X’s 32-inch seat height and unrestricted riding position offer freedom of movement for usage in both touring and commuting. You’ll find that it’s perfect for around-town riding and also offers plenty of room for a passenger.
  • PRO-LINK® REAR SUSPENSION: A sophisticated chassis with Honda Pro-Link® rear suspension, with 9-stage preload and 4.7 inches of travel gives you a comfortable ride over small bumps, while capably absorbing bigger bumps to increase riding comfort and handling.
  • STEEL-TUBE FRAME: A motorcycle’s frame is the basis for its handling. A take on a classic construction, the CB500X’s diamond-shaped steel-tube mainframe ties to the engine with four mounts, offering a rock-solid foundation for superior ride and handling.
  • DOHC TWIN CYLINDER ENGINE: Honda twins are famous for their versatility, and the CB500X engine is one of our best ever. Using the same piston bore size as our CBR600RR sportbike, the parallel-twin engine offers accessible performance across all RPM ranges.
  • PROGRAMMED FUEL-INJECTION (PGM-FI): Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) continuously monitors several variables to ensure the correct fuel mixture is delivered for the existing riding and atmospheric conditions for crisp throttle response throughout a wide variety of riding conditions.
  • UNIQUE STYLE: Adventure doesn’t have to mean bottomless mud pits a continent away. Like your favorite blue jeans, the CB500X just looks right—tough, capable, no-nonsense. Plus, the adventure-bike posture and seating position let you move around freely—just like your jeans!
  • DIGITAL INSTRUMENTATION: An amber-tinted full LCD screen features digital speedometer and tachometer and more, including a clock, odometer, trip meter, real-time and average fuel consumption meters and illuminated engine diagnostic indicators.
  • ADJUSTABLE WINDSCREEN: The CB500X’s windscreen offers superior wind protection, and is adjustable so you can fine-tune your cockpit environment.
  • LED HEADLIGHT: With a clean, rough-and-ready look, the CB500X’s LED headlight and multi-facet reflector project plenty of light on the road for visibility.
  • LONG-TRAVEL FRONT SUSPENSION: The long stroke 41 mm front fork yields a full 5.5 inches of travel, and a wide handlebar allows for easy steering inputs.
  • DISC BRAKES: The front 320 mm wave-style disc brake and 240 mm rear provides strong stopping power.
  • 12-SPOKE CAST WHEELS: Strong and stylish, the CB500X’s lightweight 12-spoke cast-aluminum wheels—120/70-17 in front and 160/60-17 rear—are easy to keep clean, look great, enhance handling and are another CB500X feature that just makes sense.

General Information

Manufacturer Honda
Model Year 2018
Model CB500X
Model Code CB500XJ
Color Force Metallic Silver



Front - Twin-piston caliper with single 320 mm disc

Rear - Single caliper 240 mm disc


Front - 120/70-17 radial

Rear - 160/60-17 radial


Weight Curb - 427.6 lb.
Wheelbase 55.9 in.
Seat Height 31.8 in.


Transmission 6-speed
Final Drive O-ring-sealed chain


Engine Parallel-twin DOHC; four valves per cylinder
Displacement 471 cc
Bore x Stroke 67 x 66.8 mm
Compression Ratio 10.7:1
Fuel System Induction - PGM-FI, 34 mm throttle bodies
Fuel Capacity 4.6 gal.
Ignition Computer-controlled digital transistorized with electronic advance
Cooling Liquid



Front - 41 mm fork; 5.5 in. travel

Rear - Pro-Link® single shock with 9-position spring preload adjustability; 4.7 in. travel

Rake 26.5°
Trail 4.25 in. (108 mm)