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2021 Honda CB500F ABS
2021 Honda CB500F ABS

Specs

General Information

Manufacturer
Honda
Honda
Model Year
2021
2021
Model
CB500F ABS
CB500F ABS
Model Code
CB500FAM
CB500FAM
Color
Darkness Black Metallic
Darkness Black Metallic

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes

Front - Twin-piston caliper with single 320 mm disc, ABS

Rear - Single-caliper 240 mm disc, ABS

Front - Twin-piston caliper with single 320 mm disc, ABS

Rear - Single-caliper 240 mm disc, ABS

Tires

Front - 120 / 70R-17 radial

Rear - 160 / 60-17 radial

Front - 120 / 70R-17 radial

Rear - 160 / 60-17 radial

Dimensions

Weight
Curb - 420 lb. (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel-ready to ride.)
Curb - 420 lb. (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel-ready to ride.)
Wheelbase
55.5 in.
55.5 in.
Seat Height
30.9 in.
30.9 in.

Drivetrain

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

Engine

Engine
DOHC; four valves per cylinder, Parallel-Twin
DOHC; four valves per cylinder, Parallel-Twin
Cooling
Liquid
Liquid
Displacement
471 cc
471 cc
Bore x Stroke
67 x 66.8 mm
67 x 66.8 mm
Compression Ratio
10.7:1
10.7:1
Fuel System
PGM-FI with 34 mm throttle bodies
PGM-FI with 34 mm throttle bodies
Emissions
Meets current EPA standards. California version meets current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment
Meets current EPA standards. California version meets current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment
Ignition
Computer-controlled digital transistorized with electronic advance
Computer-controlled digital transistorized with electronic advance
Fuel Capacity
4.5 gal.
4.5 gal.

Operational

Front Suspension

41 mm fork

Travel - 4.3 in.

41 mm fork

Travel - 4.3 in.

Rear Suspension

Pro-Link® single shock with nine-position spring preload adjustability

Travel - 4.7 in.

Pro-Link® single shock with nine-position spring preload adjustability

Travel - 4.7 in.

Rake
25.5°
25.5°
Trail
4 in.
4 in.

Other

Warranty
One Year, Transferable, unlimited-mileage, limited
One Year, Transferable, unlimited-mileage, limited

Features

Comfort

  • STEP SEAT: The CB500F offers a step seat with a low height. Perfect for around-town riding or out in the canyons, it also offers plenty of room for a passenger and is specially designed to fit a wide range of riders.
  • PASSENGER HANDHOLDS: Sturdy passenger handholds provide security for your passenger or tie-down points for smaller items.

Engineering

  • SLIPPER ASSIST CLUTCH: The slipper/assist clutch lets us lighten up the clutch-lever effort by 45 percent, but automatically locks up tight when you release it.
  • DIGITAL INSTRUMENTATION: A modern, easy-to-read LCD screen features digital speedometer, tachometer and more, including a clock, odometer, trip meter, real-time and average fuel consumption meters and illuminated engine diagnostic indicators.
  • DISC BRAKES: The front 320mm disc brake and 240mm rear feature drilled, petal-style rotors that provide strong stopping power.
  • LED HEADLIGHT: The CB500F’s dual-lens LED headlight gives the front end a cutting-edge look and also projects plenty of light on the road for visibility.
  • SMOOTHER TRANSMISSION: Our engineers profiled the shift dogs in the transmission to help you get smoother shifts every time. You’ll never see these parts, but you’ll feel their effects.

Handling

  • ANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM (ABS): ABS now comes standard on the CB500F, helping you make smoother, more controlled stops under less-than-ideal conditions.
  • CAST WHEELS: Strong and stylish, the CB500F’s Y-spoke cast-aluminum wheels are easy to keep clean, look great, and are another CB500F feature that just makes sense.
  • PRO-LINK® REAR SUSPENSION: A sophisticated chassis with Honda Pro-Link® rear suspension, nine-stage preload, 4.7 inches of travel and large-diameter shock give 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. Stronger and lighter, the CB500F’s diamond-shaped 35mm steel-tube mainframe ties to the engine with four mounts, offering a rock-solid foundation for a superior ride and handling.

Performance

  • DOHC TWIN-CYLINDER ENGINE: Honda twins are famous for their versatility, and the CB500F’s engine is one of our best ever. With plenty of low-end horsepower and torque, this parallel-twin offers accessible performance across all RPM ranges.
  • PROGRAMMED FUEL INJECTION (PGM-FI): The injectors on the CB500F are part of the reason the bike makes more power in the critical 3000-7000 RPM range. The bike’s 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.

Style

  • UNIQUE STYLE: Less is more when it comes to the CB500F. With its lean, progressive style, the CB500F is a motorcycle that looks great while still providing incredible value and performance. New Darkness Black Metallic paint this year keeps things looking fresh.
  • COMPACT EXHAUST: The CB500F’s exhaust system features a twin-outlet muffler and large-diameter pipes, for better power and an exhaust note you’ll love every time you ride.

Comfort

  • STEP SEAT: The CB500F offers a step seat with a low height. Perfect for around-town riding or out in the canyons, it also offers plenty of room for a passenger and is specially designed to fit a wide range of riders.
  • PASSENGER HANDHOLDS: Sturdy passenger handholds provide security for your passenger or tie-down points for smaller items.

Engineering

  • SLIPPER ASSIST CLUTCH: The slipper/assist clutch lets us lighten up the clutch-lever effort by 45 percent, but automatically locks up tight when you release it.
  • DIGITAL INSTRUMENTATION: A modern, easy-to-read LCD screen features digital speedometer, tachometer and more, including a clock, odometer, trip meter, real-time and average fuel consumption meters and illuminated engine diagnostic indicators.
  • DISC BRAKES: The front 320mm disc brake and 240mm rear feature drilled, petal-style rotors that provide strong stopping power.
  • LED HEADLIGHT: The CB500F’s dual-lens LED headlight gives the front end a cutting-edge look and also projects plenty of light on the road for visibility.
  • SMOOTHER TRANSMISSION: Our engineers profiled the shift dogs in the transmission to help you get smoother shifts every time. You’ll never see these parts, but you’ll feel their effects.

Handling

  • ANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM (ABS): ABS now comes standard on the CB500F, helping you make smoother, more controlled stops under less-than-ideal conditions.
  • CAST WHEELS: Strong and stylish, the CB500F’s Y-spoke cast-aluminum wheels are easy to keep clean, look great, and are another CB500F feature that just makes sense.
  • PRO-LINK® REAR SUSPENSION: A sophisticated chassis with Honda Pro-Link® rear suspension, nine-stage preload, 4.7 inches of travel and large-diameter shock give 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. Stronger and lighter, the CB500F’s diamond-shaped 35mm steel-tube mainframe ties to the engine with four mounts, offering a rock-solid foundation for a superior ride and handling.

Performance

  • DOHC TWIN-CYLINDER ENGINE: Honda twins are famous for their versatility, and the CB500F’s engine is one of our best ever. With plenty of low-end horsepower and torque, this parallel-twin offers accessible performance across all RPM ranges.
  • PROGRAMMED FUEL INJECTION (PGM-FI): The injectors on the CB500F are part of the reason the bike makes more power in the critical 3000-7000 RPM range. The bike’s 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.

Style

  • UNIQUE STYLE: Less is more when it comes to the CB500F. With its lean, progressive style, the CB500F is a motorcycle that looks great while still providing incredible value and performance. New Darkness Black Metallic paint this year keeps things looking fresh.
  • COMPACT EXHAUST: The CB500F’s exhaust system features a twin-outlet muffler and large-diameter pipes, for better power and an exhaust note you’ll love every time you ride.