Honda CX500 Motorcycles


1978 CX500’78

Engine

Engine Type 497 cc, water cooled, v-twin, 4-stroke
Bore and Stroke 78 mm x 52 mm
Compression Ratio 10:1
Fuel Delivery Four 20mm Mikuni carburetors
Valves 4 valves/cylinder
Fuel system (A series) VB 36 A / 35 mm
Fuel system (B series) VB 36 B / 35 mm
Horsepower (A series) 50 hp (37.3 kW) @ 9000 rpm
Horsepower (B series) 27 hp (20.1 kW) @ 6500 rpm
Torque (A series) 43 Nm (31.7 ft. lbs) @ 7000 rpm
Torque (B series) 35 Nm (25.8 ft. lbs) @ 4000 rpm

Drivetrain

Transmission 5-speed
Final drive Chain

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES

Front Tire 3.25-19
Rear Tire 3.75-18

DIMENSION

Fuel capacity reserve 17 litres (4.5 gallon US)
Dry weight 217 kg (478.4 pounds)
Overall length 2205 mm (86.8 inches)
Overall width 620 mm (24.4 inches)
Overall height 1160 mm (45.7 inches)
Wheelbase 1455 mm (57.3 inches)

OTHER

Colors
  • The Fuel tank stripe was red with white pinstripes
  • The “CX500” side cover emblem was chrome with red accent
  • The bike had silver comstar wheels
  • The control levers were silver
  • The master cylinder was round
  • The serial number began CX500-2000001.

1979 CX500’79

Engine

Engine Type 497 cc, water cooled, v-twin, 4-stroke
Bore and Stroke 78 mm x 52 mm
Compression Ratio 10:1
Fuel Delivery Four 20mm Mikuni carburetors
Valves 4 valves/cylinder
Fuel system (A series) VB 36 A / 35 mm
Fuel system (B series) VB 36 B / 35 mm
Horsepower (A series) 50 hp (37.3 kW) @ 9000 rpm
Horsepower (B series) 27 hp (20.1 kW) @ 6500 rpm
Torque (A series) 43 Nm (31.7 ft. lbs) @ 7000 rpm
Torque (B series) 35 Nm (25.8 ft. lbs) @ 4000 rpm

Drivetrain

Transmission 5-speed
Final drive Chain

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES

Front Tire 3.25-19
Rear Tire 3.75-18

DIMENSION

Fuel capacity reserve 17 litres (4.5 gallon US)
Dry weight 217 kg (478.4 pounds)
Overall length 2205 mm (86.8 inches)
Overall width 620 mm (24.4 inches)
Overall height 1160 mm (45.7 inches)
Wheelbase 1455 mm (57.3 inches)

OTHER

Colors
  • Candy Presto Red
  • Black
  • The gas tank is maroon with gold pinstripes
  • The “CX500” side cover emblem was gold with red accent
  • The wheels are comstar
  • The black spoke rim covers were deleted
  • The control levers were black anodized
  • The master cylinder was rectangular
  • The serial number began CX500-2100001

1980 CX500’80

Engine

Engine Type 497 cc, water cooled, v-twin, 4-stroke
Bore and Stroke 78 mm x 52 mm
Compression Ratio 10:1
Fuel Delivery Four 20mm Mikuni carburetors
Valves 4 valves/cylinder
Fuel system (A series) VB 36 A / 35 mm
Fuel system (B series) VB 36 B / 35 mm
Horsepower (A series) 50 hp (37.3 kW) @ 9000 rpm
Horsepower (B series) 27 hp (20.1 kW) @ 6500 rpm
Torque (A series) 43 Nm (31.7 ft. lbs) @ 7000 rpm
Torque (B series) 35 Nm (25.8 ft. lbs) @ 4000 rpm

Drivetrain

Transmission 5-speed
Final drive Chain

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES

Front Tire 3.25-19
Rear Tire 3.75-18

DIMENSION

Fuel capacity reserve 17 litres (4.5 gallon US)
Dry weight 217 kg (478.4 pounds)
Overall length 2205 mm (86.8 inches)
Overall width 620 mm (24.4 inches)
Overall height 1160 mm (45.7 inches)
Wheelbase 1455 mm (57.3 inches)

OTHER

Colors
  • Candy Presto Red
  • Black
  • The gas tank is maroon with gold pinstripes
  • The “CX500” side cover emblem was gold with red accent
  • The wheels are comstar
  • The black spoke rim covers were deleted
  • The control levers were black anodized
  • The master cylinder was rectangular
  • The serial number began CX500-2100001

1981 CX500

Engine

Engine Type 497 cc, water cooled, v-twin, 4-stroke
Bore and Stroke 78 mm x 52 mm
Compression Ratio 10:1
Fuel Delivery Four 20mm Mikuni carburetors
Valves 4 valves/cylinder
Fuel system (A series) VB 36 A / 35 mm
Fuel system (B series) VB 36 B / 35 mm
Horsepower (A series) 50 hp (37.3 kW) @ 9000 rpm
Horsepower (B series) 27 hp (20.1 kW) @ 6500 rpm
Torque (A series) 43 Nm (31.7 ft. lbs) @ 7000 rpm
Torque (B series) 35 Nm (25.8 ft. lbs) @ 4000 rpm

Drivetrain

Transmission 5-speed
Final drive Chain

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES

Front Tire 3.25-19
Rear Tire 4.00-18
Front Brakes dual disc with 1-piston calipers

DIMENSION

Fuel capacity reserve 17 litres (4.5 gallon US)
Dry weight 217 kg (478.4 pounds)
Overall length 2205 mm (86.8 inches)
Overall width 620 mm (24.4 inches)
Overall height 1160 mm (45.7 inches)
Wheelbase 1455 mm (57.3 inches)

OTHER

Colors
  • Candy Presto Red
  • Black
  • The gas tank is maroon with gold pinstripes
  • The “CX500” side cover emblem was gold with red accent
  • The wheels are comstar
  • The black spoke rim covers were deleted
  • The control levers were black anodized
  • The master cylinder was rectangular
  • The serial number began CX500-2100001

1982 CX500

Engine

Engine Type 497 cc, water cooled, v-twin, 4-stroke
Bore and Stroke 78 mm x 52 mm
Compression Ratio 10:1
Fuel Delivery Four 20mm Mikuni carburetors
Valves 4 valves/cylinder
Fuel system (A series) VB 36 A / 35 mm
Fuel system (B series) VB 36 B / 35 mm
Horsepower (A series) 50 hp (37.3 kW) @ 9000 rpm
Horsepower (B series) 27 hp (20.1 kW) @ 6500 rpm
Torque (A series) 43 Nm (31.7 ft. lbs) @ 7000 rpm
Torque (B series) 35 Nm (25.8 ft. lbs) @ 4000 rpm

Drivetrain

Transmission 5-speed
Final drive Chain

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES

Front Tire 3.25-19
Rear Tire 4.00-18
Front Brakes dual disc with 1-piston calipers

DIMENSION

Fuel capacity reserve 17 litres (4.5 gallon US)
Dry weight 217 kg (478.4 pounds)
Overall length 2205 mm (86.8 inches)
Overall width 620 mm (24.4 inches)
Overall height 1160 mm (45.7 inches)
Wheelbase 1455 mm (57.3 inches)

OTHER

Colors
  • Candy Presto Red
  • Black
  • The gas tank is maroon with gold pinstripes
  • The “CX500” side cover emblem was gold with red accent
  • The wheels are comstar
  • The black spoke rim covers were deleted
  • The control levers were black anodized
  • The master cylinder was rectangular
  • The serial number began CX500-2100001

1984 CX500

 

Engine

Engine Type 497 cc, water cooled, v-twin, 4-stroke
Bore and Stroke 78 mm x 52 mm
Compression Ratio 10:1
Fuel Delivery Four 20mm Mikuni carburetors
Valves 4 valves/cylinder
Fuel system (A series) VB 36 A / 35 mm
Fuel system (B series) VB 36 B / 35 mm
Horsepower (A series) 50 hp (37.3 kW) @ 9000 rpm
Horsepower (B series) 27 hp (20.1 kW) @ 6500 rpm
Torque (A series) 43 Nm (31.7 ft. lbs) @ 7000 rpm
Torque (B series) 35 Nm (25.8 ft. lbs) @ 4000 rpm

Drivetrain

Transmission 5-speed
Final drive Shaft

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES

Front Tire 3.25-19
Rear Tire 4.00-18
Front Brakes dual disc with 1-piston calipers

DIMENSION

Fuel capacity reserve 17 litres (4.5 gallon US)
Dry weight 217 kg (478.4 pounds)
Overall length 2205 mm (86.8 inches)
Overall width 620 mm (24.4 inches)
Overall height 1160 mm (45.7 inches)
Wheelbase 1455 mm (57.3 inches)

OTHER

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