|Engine||499 cc parallel twin|
|Power||56 hp (42 kW)|
|Torque||33 lb·ft (45 N·m)|
|Tires||Front 120/70 Rear 160/60|
|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). 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.
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