2021 Honda CB500X

Key Features Engine & Drivetrain More power, more torque The DOHC liquid-cooled parallel-twin engine uses a square bore & stroke of 67 mm x 66 .list li{width:8  ...

Dealer Price $8,779 CAD
Pricing excludes licensing and tax


Key Features

Engine & Drivetrain
More power, more torque
The DOHC liquid-cooled parallel-twin engine uses a square bore & stroke of 67 mm x 66.8 mm for an optimum combination of strong low-end torque and excellent top-end power and performance.
Slipper clutch
Not only does the slipper clutch help to prevent rear-wheel lockup on downshifts, it also reduces effort at the lever by almost half, helping to reduce rider fatigue particularly in city traffic or on long rides.
Exhaust system
The exhaust system features dual exit pipes resulting in improved exhaust flow, extra power and a sportier-sounding edge to the exhaust note.
Smooth and compact
Engine vibration is kept to a minimum by using crank pins phased at 180 degrees and a balancer shaft behind the cylinders, which also contributes to the engine’s compact size.
Crisp throttle response
PGM-FI electronic fuel injection keeps the engine running efficiently in all conditions and ensures crisp throttle response.
Small & light water pump
Careful flow analysis of the cooling system resulted in a water pump that’s small and lightweight, yet still more than capable of keeping the engine running its best at high output levels.
Maximized efficiency
In order to maximize air-intake and exhaust efficiency, the profile from the air cleaner through the intake ports to the exhaust pipe was made as straight as possible, helped in part by repositioning the battery away from the rear of the airbox intake duct.
Reduced weight & friction
The four valves in each of the DOHC cylinder heads have narrow stems, thereby reducing weight and friction and increasing efficiency.
High-tech design
A light and compact roller-rocker-arm assembly and shim-type valve adjustment allows a lower valve-spring load for reduced friction and a compact cylinder head.
The pins in the silent cam chain have been treated with vanadium, which both reduces friction and improves durability. The lightweight pistons use the same advanced manufacturing process as those found in the CBR1000RR. To ensure precise cylinder shape, the engine uses the same centrifugal-cast thin-wall sleeves as found in the CBR1000RR.
Reduced friction
The oil pump’s internal relief structure uses the same design as found in the CBR1000RR, which reduces friction, improves aeration performance and simplifies the shape of the oil pan.
Easy shifting
The gear indicator and adjustable shift-up indicator make it even easier to use the smooth-shifting six-speed gearbox. The slipper clutch not only helps to prevent rear-wheel lockup on downshifts, it also reduces effort at the lever by almost half, helping to reduce rider fatigue particularly in city traffic or on long rides.
Chassis & Suspension
Excellent response & feedback
The lightweight diamond-shaped steel frame was designed to allow a certain degree of yield, which enables it to better respond to changes in the road surface and to transmit just the right amount of feedback to the rider.
Suspension Dynamics
For even better off-road performance and overall comfort, the Pro-Link® rear suspension with five-stage preload-adjustable shock gains 17 mm of travel, while the conventional 41 mm telescopic fork with preload adjustability gains an extra 10 mm of travel over last generation. A single-tube rear shock replaces the double-tube design of the previous model—its large-diameter piston helps ensure excellent suspension response and better heat dissipation.
Wheels & Tires
The lightweight cast aluminum wheels, large 19-inch front wheel and aggressive front and rear tires help to make the CB500X even better at handling rough surfaces and contribute to the bike’s excellent manoeuvrability.
Powerful braking
A powerful dual-piston brake caliper up front and a single-piston caliper at the back are designed to provide strong but easily controlled stopping power – even in difficult conditions. Equipped with sophisticated Honda ABS. Wave brake rotors with superlative heat-dissipating qualities are lighter than conventional discs of the same diameter, which helps to further reduce the bike’s unsprung weight.
Additional Features
Enhanced comfort
"The seat provides long-range comfort while offsetting the increase in suspension travel, thereby maintaining an ideal seat height for on/off-road riding. Plus, a tall windscreen provides improved weather protection."
Easy to manage
The rear section of the frame was designed to facilitate a seat height of 830 mm, which allows most riders to easily plant their feet on the ground when stopped. The seat profile, too, has been slimmed by shaving the shoulders at the front, making it even easier to move on the bike and reach the ground at stops.
Aggressive look
Sleek bodywork includes a front cowl that leaves much of the engine exposed for an aggressive, adventure look. Bright LED lights and turn signals keep weight and power consumption low.
Comfortable riding position
Ergonomics were carefully configured to ensure an unrestricted riding position that allows easy manoeuvring in town, an easy reach to the ground, as well as excellent comfort during long-distance highway trips.
Increased range
The CB500X boasts a large 17.5-litre fuel tank, which combined with the fuel-efficient engine means a range of approximately 500 km for plenty of riding fun between fill-ups.
Convenient storage
A utility space under the seat accommodates a U-lock, wet weather gear or other items.
More upgrades
Adjustable brake lever and wave-style ignition key add to the CB500X’s long list of premium features.




Sale Type
Manufacturer Qty
Matte Gunpowder Black Metallic
Engine Size
471 cc
Front: 110/80R-19 Rear: 160/60ZR-17
1445 mm (56.9 in)
Engine Type
Liquid-cooled parallel twin
Final Drive
#520 O-ring sealed chain
Seat Height
830 mm (32.6 in)
Valve Train
Chain-driven DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Bore & Stroke
67 mm x 66.8 mm
Fuel Capacity
17.5 litres
Fuel Delivery
PGM-FI electronic fuel injection
Rear Suspension
Pro-LinkĀ® single shock with 5-stage spring preload adjustment; 135 mm (5.3 in.) travel
Front Suspension
41 mm telescopic fork with spring preload adjustment, 136 mm (5.4 in) travel
Compression Ratio


  • H19-MC-0218_AdventureBike2020_EN_Final_AdBuilder.pdf


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