2022 Honda CB500F [Specs, Features, Photos]

2022 Honda CB500F

2022 Honda CB500F: The Naked Commuter

The stable CB500F returned last year after taking a year off thanks to Euro 5 emissions regulations and requirements and continues motoring on ahead towards “best middleweight commuter” status.

The CB500F boasts modest styling and reliable componentry, making it the perfect “anywhere, anytime” Japanese motorcycle. Whether you are looking for a reliable commuter, or just something to rip around on weekends, the CB500F is the gold-standard ‘stock image’ of the modern motorcycle and fits perfectly into Honda’s 2022 lineup.

Powered by a 471cc parallel-twin engine, the CB500F lays down a modest 50 horsepower; which definitely suits its aesthetics. This model looks great and is just understated enough to ensure you don’t draw too much attention to yourself in the event you decide to crank out all 50 of those ponies. It is the perfect beginner Honda bike thanks to its low price point and will have a home in this Japanese motorcycle manufacturer’s model lineups for many years to come.

The 2022 Honda CB500F starts at $6,699 USD / $7,749 CAD

On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new 2022 Honda CB500F in one place.

2022 Honda CB500F


Model Overview

General Info

  • Price: $6,699 USD / $7,749 CAD
  • Key Features:
    • Standard ABS
    • 471cc Engine
    • Slipper clutch

Main Specs

  • Engine: 471cc Parallel Twin
  • Power: 50 BHP
  • Wet Weight: 417 lbs (189 kg)
  • Seat Height: 30.9 inches (785 mm) at lowest point

Competitors

2022 Honda CB500F


2022 Honda CB500F Specifications

From Honda

ENGINE

Engine 471cc Liquid-Cooled Parallel-Twin
Power 50 BHP
Bore x Stroke 67.0mm x 66.8mm
Compression Ratio 10.7:1
Induction PGM-FI with 34mm throttle bodies
Starter
Valve Train DOHC; four valves per cylinder

DRIVETRAIN

Clutch
Transmission Six-speed
Final Drive O-ring-sealed chain

CHASSIS

Suspension Front 41mm Showa SFF-BP fork; 4.3 inches of travel
Suspension Rear Pro-Link® single shock with nine-position spring preload adjustability; 4.7 inches travel
Brakes Front Twin four-piston calipers with 296mm discs; ABS
Brakes Rear Single-caliper 240mm disc, ABS
Tires Front 120/70R-17 radial
Tires Rear 160/60-17 radial
Fuel Tank Capacity 4.5 gallons
Color Matte Gray Metallic

ELECTRICAL

Ignition Computer-controlled digital transistorized with electronic advance
Spark Plugs
Headlight
Tail Light

DIMENSIONS

Overall Length
Ground Clearance
Trail 4.0 inches
Wheelbase 55.5 inches
Rake (Caster Angle) 25.5°
Seat Height 31.1 inches
Curb Weight 416 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel-ready to ride.)

WARRANTY

Warranty Transferable, unlimited-mileage limited warranty
Extension Extended coverage available with a HondaCare Protection Plan®

2022 Honda CB500F


2022 Honda CB500F Features

PERFORMANCE

DOHC TWIN-CYLINDER ENGINE

Honda twins are famous for their versatility, and the CB500F’s engine is one of our best ever. With plenty of low-end horsepower and torque, this parallel-twin offers accessible performance across all RPM ranges.
PROGRAMMED FUEL INJECTION (PGM-FI)

The injectors on the CB500F are part of the reason the bike makes more power in the critical 3000-7000 RPM range. The bike’s PGM-FI continuously monitors several variables to ensure the correct fuel mixture is delivered for the existing riding and atmospheric conditions for crisp throttle response throughout a wide variety of riding conditions.

HANDLING

ANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM (ABS)

Standard equipment on every 2022 CB500F, helping you make smoother, more controlled stops under less-than-ideal conditions.
UPSIDE-DOWN FORK

Probably the most significant change for 2022 is the upside-down fork on the CB500F. The inverted design makes the front end much more rigid, for more precise steering input and feedback. The fork itself is a 41mm Showa SFF-BP design—one of the best in its class.
NEW CAST WHEELS

Strong and stylish, the CB500F’s aluminum wheels feature a new five-spoke design this year that’s lighter than our previous wheels. That improves handling, and lessens wheel inertia too.
PRO-LINK® REAR SUSPENSION

A sophisticated chassis with Honda Pro-Link® rear suspension, nine-stage adjustable preload, 4.7 inches of travel and large-diameter shock give you a comfortable ride over small bumps, while capably absorbing bigger bumps to increase riding comfort and handling.
STEEL-TUBE FRAME

A motorcycle’s frame is the basis for its handling. The CB500F’s diamond-shaped 35mm steel-tube mainframe ties to the engine with four mounts, offering a rock-solid foundation for a superior ride and handling.

ENGINEERING

SLIPPER ASSIST CLUTCH

The slipper/assist clutch lets us lighten up the clutch-lever effort by 45 percent, but automatically locks up tight when you release it.
DIGITAL INSTRUMENTATION

A modern, easy-to-read LCD screen features digital speedometer, tachometer and more, including a clock, odometer, trip meter, real-time and average fuel consumption meters and illuminated engine diagnostic indicators.
NEW, LIGHTER SWINGARM

For 2022, the CB500F gets a swingarm that’s over two pounds lighter than the previous bike’s, but just as strong. It’s one of the reasons the entire Honda 500 family handles so well.
DISC BRAKES

New for 2022, the CB500F now features twin front disc brakes. The two 296mm discs are gripped by twin four-piston radial-mount calipers. Together with the rear 240mm disc, you get strong, predictable stopping power. The front-brake lever is also adjustable for a perfect fit.
LED HEADLIGHT

The CB500F’s dual-lens LED headlight gives the front end a cutting-edge look and also projects plenty of light on the road for visibility.
SMOOTHER TRANSMISSION

Our engineers profiled the shift dogs in the transmission to help you get smoother shifts every time. You’ll never see these parts, but you’ll feel their effects.

STYLE

UNIQUE STYLE

Less is more when it comes to the CB500F. With its lean, progressive style, the CB500F is a motorcycle that looks great while still providing incredible value and performance. New Matte Gray Metallic paint this year keeps things looking fresh.
COMPACT EXHAUST

The CB500F’s exhaust system features a twin-outlet muffler and large-diameter pipes, for better power and an exhaust note you’ll love every time you ride.

COMFORT

STEP SEAT

The CB500F offers a step seat with a low height. Perfect for around-town riding or out in the canyons, it also offers plenty of room for a passenger and is specially designed to fit a wide range of riders.
PASSENGER HANDHOLDS

Sturdy passenger handholds provide security for your passenger or tie-down points for smaller items.

 


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