From urban commuter to weekend explorer – the 2019 CB500X is ready for anything. Its 2019 styling is much sharper - with a harder adventure edge, taking cues from the Africa Twin, and is complemented by longer travel suspension, high-specification single-tube shock absorber, enhanced rider ergonomics and a 19-inch front wheel.
And while the CB500X’s engine maintains the 35kW peak output required for A2 licence holders, it now makes 4% more power and torque between 3-7,000rpm, thanks to revisions to the inlet, exhaust and valve timing. The new dual-exit exhaust muffler features an enhanced exhaust note and the engine now also features an assist/slipper clutch.
New LCD instruments include a Shift Up and Gear Position indicator, and the indicators are LED to match the rest of the lighting.