The three Honda 500cc dedicated to A2 license holders receive important updates for 2022 aimed at improving their performance.
The three Honda CB500F, CBR500R and CB500X have been updated for 2022: the updates include a 41mm Showa SFF-BP upside-down fork, a new and lighter swingarm, lighter rims and a new 296 double front disc for the brakes. mm. In addition, the injection settings have been updated to emphasize torque delivery and give the bikes even more character.
The famous Honda CB500F, CBR500R and CB500X are renewed for 2022 with important updates regarding the engine and the chassis to help increase their desirability towards all two-wheel lovers, from beginners to the more experienced.
The most significant updates can be observed at the front where a 41 mm Showa SFF-BP upside-down fork has been inserted, which is combined with new and lighter aluminum wheels with split spokes, and double 296 front discs. mm and to Nissin radial mount calipers (for naked and sports cars), ensuring overall even more driving quality.
All three motorcycle, always fun to drive, have a lightened swingarm but with greater torsional rigidity and increased lateral flexibility, with the aim of increasing handling and road holding.
As for the brilliant 500cc twin-cylinder engine, the beating heart of the three bikes, the injection settings have been updated electronics PGM-FI so as to emphasize the torque delivery and make the bike more brilliant, while maintaining the limit of 35kW of maximum power allowed for A2 license holders.
Thanks to the compact dimensions and the ease of driving that distinguishes them, the three Honda 500cc are not only suitable for those who want to learn to ride a motorcycle, but also for anyone who comes from a 125, gets off from a larger displacement or gets back in the saddle after a long ride. time, and simply wants to have fun and enjoy the pleasure of riding every time you get on the saddle.
Not surprisingly, since their introduction in 2013, Honda has sold over 106.000 units of these 500cc bikes in all Europe: the CB500F roadster is the most purchased, with approximately half of total sales; the CBR500R, with its racing character, reaches 18%, while the CB500X, thanks to its adventure soul, achieves about 35% of the total.
A research carried out by Honda on a representative sample of its customers has clearly shown the fascination that each of these bikes can arouse on different demographic classes of riders. 45% of CB500F and CBR500R owners, in fact, are made up of newbies, with respectively 45% and 60% under the age of 34, which clearly demonstrates how these bikes have been instrumental in attracting the new ones. generations in the world of two wheels.
In contrast, over 75% of CB500X owners are experienced riders. To these, however, we must also add a further 15% made up of those who felt attracted to the saddle by the all-round charm offered by this compact and robust style adventure bike, with long-travel suspension and upright riding position.