Honda CBF500

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Honda 500 CBF.jpg
Manufacturer Honda
Predecessor CB500
Class Naked bike
Engine 499 cc parallel twin
Power 56 hp (42 kW)
Torque 33 lb·ft (45 N·m)
Transmission 6 gears
Tires Front 120/70 Rear 160/60
Rake, trail 26deg
Wheelbase 1,480 mm (58 in)
Dimensions L 2,170 mm (85 in)
W 765 mm (30.1 in)
H 1,110 mm (44 in)
Seat height 770 mm (30 in)
Weight 183 kg (403 lb) (dry)
206 kg (454 lb) (wet)
Fuel capacity 19 L (4.2 imp gal; 5.0 US gal)

The Honda CBF500 commuter motorcycle is the Euro-2 compliant replacement of the popular Honda CB500, which went on sale in 2004. It features a 56 hp (42 kW), 499 cc parallel twin capable of propelling the bike to 125 mph (201 km/h).[1] It was discontinued after 2007 as new Euro-3 standards become mandatory in EU, the natural replacement is the bigger inline-four 600 cc powered Honda CBF600.

It uses the same engine, transmission and final drive as the earlier CB models. Unlike the earlier CB, the engine is now a stressed member of the frame. It has updated fuel and emissions systems, and new instruments, bodywork and suspension. Unlike the CB, the CBF was only available as a naked bike. No equivalent to the CB S version, with its small upper fairing was produced.

ABS and non-ABS versions were produced, the ABS versions carrying the designation CBF500A. Model designations were:

  • CBF500 4 - Non-ABS, 2004 to 2005.
  • CBF500A 4 - ABS, 2004 to 2005.
  • CBF500 6 - Non-ABS, 2006 to 2007.
  • CBF500A 6 - ABS, 2006 to 2008.