The CB500T was a Hondamotorcycle sold in 1975 and 1976. It bore a close resemblance to the model from which it derived, namely the 5-speed version of the CB450 which was discontinued in 1974. The engine was a 498 cc (30.4 cu in) double overhead cam (DOHC) vertical parallel twin with 180° crankshaft angle, dual CV carburetors and torsion bar valve springs. The transmission was a 5-speed. While not receiving much praise from critics and riders alike, Cycle World took note of its comfortable and roomy seat in its 1975 test, writing, "Unusual in that it is brown in color, it is long enough to carry a briefcase or passenger without crowding the rider. And the padding is soft enough for comfort. Believe us, without this seat you couldn’t ride a 500T very far and get off smiling."