|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)|
|Power||25 kW (34 bhp) @ 8,500 rpm (claimed)|
|Frame type||Semi-double cradle|
|Suspension||Front: telescopic fork, travel 121 mm
Rear:Swinging arm, travel 79 mm
|Brakes||Front: Single disc
|Tires||Front: 3.25s/19-4PR Rib Pattern, Rear 3.75S/18-4PR Block Pattern|
|Wheelbase||1,410 mm (56 in)|
|Seat height||800 mm (31 in)|
|Weight||193 kg (425 lb) (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."
- Ric Anderson (January–February 2006). "Honda CB500T". Motorcycle Classics. Retrieved 2009-08-19.
- "Road Test: Honda CB500T Motorcycle". dropbears.com.
|Touring||GL1000 Gold Wing|