Honda CBF500

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The naked model Honda CBF 500 appeared in 2004 as a successor of the model Honda CB 500, which, due to the renewal of environmental standards to Euro-2, could no longer be sold on the European market. Simultaneously with the Honda CBF500, the 4-cylinder model Honda CBF 600 appeared, which gained significantly more popularity, finally displacing the CBF500 by 2008. In addition, from January 1, 2008, new Euro-3 environmental standards came into force, which CBF500 did not meet. Thus, the Honda CBF 500 model was produced for only 2 years, in 2004 and 2006, and was officially sold until 2008.

Unlike its predecessor ( Honda CB500), the new Honda CBF500 has received a number of technical and visual changes:

  • Appearance. The model gets a more modern design, a digital odometer dashboard and standard wheel dimensions (120 and 160 mm wide front and rear, respectively).
  • Frame. The main difference from its predecessor is the use of the engine as a load-bearing element.
  • Brake system. The main thing here is the availability of versions with a combined braking system + ABS. Visually distinguished by the gold-colored 3-piston front caliper and the presence of the letter A in the name - Honda CBF500A .
  • Pendants. The model gets a new front fork with a 41 mm diameter stays and a central shock absorber (instead of dual shock absorbers on the sides), which has a 7-step preload adjustment.
  • Fuel tank. The maximum capacity has been increased from 18 to 19 liters.

In terms of engine and gearbox, the new Honda CBF500 model is practically no different from the old one - Honda CB500. Also noteworthy is the fact that the CBF500 was only available in one classic version, while the half fairing version was never offered.

The main competitors of the Honda CBF 500 in the class:


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Specifications Honda CBF 500:

ModelHonda CBF 500
Motorcycle typenaked
Release year2004-2007
Framesteel space
Engine type2-cylinder, 4-stroke, in-line
Working volume499 cc cm.
Bore / stroke73.0mm x 59.6mm
Compression ratio10.5: 1
Number of valves per cylinderDOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Fuel supply systemcarburetor, 2x Keihin CV, 34mm
Ignition typefully transistor
Maximum power57 hp (42 kW) at 9500 rpm
Maximum torque45 Nm (4.6 kgm) at 8000 rpm
Drive typechain
Front tire size120 / 70ZR17M / C (58W)
Rear tire size160 / 60ZR17M / C (69W)
Front brakes1 disc 296 mm, 2-piston caliper (CBF500A - C-ABS)
Rear brakes1 disc 240mm, 1-piston caliper (CBF500A - C-ABS)
Front suspension41mm telescopic fork, 120mm travel
Rear suspensionmonoshock with Pro-Link progression (preload adjustment), stroke - 125 mm
Length2159 mm
Width768 mm
Height1108 mm
Wheelbase1480 mm
Saddle height770 mm
Acceleration to 100 km / h4.3 sec
Maximum speed179 km / h
Fuel tank capacity19 l (including reserve - 3.5 l)
Motorcycle weight (dry)191 kg - CBF500

194 kg - CBF500A (C-ABS)

Fuel consumption

Average official fuel consumption for the Honda CBF 500 is 4.2 liters per 100 kilometers. The real value, according to the owners, is 4.5-5.5 liters per 100 km.