Honda CB500T

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Honda CB500T
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1975 CB500T
Manufacturer Honda
Production 1975–1976
Predecessor CB450
Engine 498 cc (30.4 cu in) DOHC parallel twin
Bore / stroke 70.0 mm × 64.8 mm (2.76 in × 2.55 in)
Top speed 163 km/h (101 mph)[1]
Power 25 kW (34 bhp) @ 8,500 rpm (claimed)[1]
Transmission 5-speed
Frame type Semi-double cradle
Suspension Front: telescopic fork, travel 121 mm
Rear:Swinging arm, travel 79 mm
Brakes Front: Single disc
Rear: drum
Tires Front: 3.25s/9-4PR Rib Pattern, Rear 3.75S/8-4PR Block Pattern
Wheelbase 1,410 mm (56 in)
Seat height 800 mm (31 in)
Weight 193 kg (425 lb)[1] (dry)
Fuel capacity 16 L (3.5 imp gal; 4.2 US gal)

The Honda CB500T was a Honda motorcycle sold in 1975 and 1976. It bore a close resemblance to the model from which it derived, 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."[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d Ric Anderson (January–February 2006). "Honda CB500T". Motorcycle Classics. Retrieved 2009-08-19. 

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