Honda 500 Four (CB500K) Motorcycles


Honda CB 500 Four (Foto: Nippon-Classic.de)

1971 500 Four (CB500K0)

Engine

Engine Ty Air cooled, transverse four cylinder, four stroke, SOHC, 2 valve per cylinder.
Bore and Stroke 56.0 x 50.6 mm
Ignition Breaker points and condenser
Displacement 498cc (30.4 cid)
Compression Ratio 9.0:1
Fuel Delivery Four 22mm Keihin Carburetors
Max. Power Output 48 hp 35 KW @ 9000 rpm
Starter Electric and kickstart

DRIVETRAIN

Transmission 5-speed,
Final Drive Chain

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES

Front Suspension Telescopic fork.
Rear Suspension Swingarm, double hydraulic shocks with adjustable spring preload
Front Tire 3.25-19
Rear Tire 3.50-18
Front Brakes Single disc, single piston caliper
Rear Brakes Drum

DIMENSION

Wet-Weight 201 kg (442 lb)
Fuel Capacity 14 Litres (3.7 Gal)

OTHER

Color
  • Candy Jet Green
  • Candy Garnet Brown
  • Star Light Gold

It was also called “Super Sport 500”

  • The fuel tank panel was black
  • The exhaust was a 4-into-4 system
  • The serial number began CB500-1000001.

1972 CB500K1 “500 Four”

Engine

Engine Ty Air cooled, transverse four cylinder, four stroke, SOHC, 2 valve per cylinder.
Bore and Stroke 56.0 x 50.6 mm
Ignition Breaker points and condenser
Displacement 498cc (30.4 cid)
Compression Ratio 9.0:1
Fuel Delivery Four 22mm Keihin Carburetors
Max. Power Output 48 hp 35 KW @ 9000 rpm
Starter Electric and kickstart

DRIVETRAIN

Transmission 5-speed,
Final Drive Chain

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES

Front Suspension Telescopic fork.
Rear Suspension Swingarm, double hydraulic shocks with adjustable spring preload
Front Tire 3.25-19
Rear Tire 3.50-18
Front Brakes Single disc, single piston caliper
Rear Brakes Drum

DIMENSION

Wet-Weight 201 kg (442 lb)
Fuel Capacity 14 Litres (3.7 Gal)

OTHER

Color
  • andy Jet Green with Black
  • Candy Garnet Brown with Black
  • Candy Gold with Black
  • The gas tank panel was black
  • The exhaust was a 4-into-4 system
  • The engine was a 498cc SOHC inline 4-cylinder with 4 carburetors
  • The transmission was a 5-speed
  • The serial number began CB500-2000001.
  • It was also called “Super Sport 500.”

1973 CB500K2 “500 Four”

Engine

Engine Ty Air cooled, transverse four cylinder, four stroke, SOHC, 2 valve per cylinder.
Bore and Stroke 56.0 x 50.6 mm
Ignition Breaker points and condenser
Displacement 498cc (30.4 cid)
Compression Ratio 9.0:1
Fuel Delivery Four 22mm Keihin Carburetors
Max. Power Output 48 hp 35 KW @ 9000 rpm
Starter Electric and kickstart

DRIVETRAIN

Transmission 5-speed,
Final Drive Chain

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES

Front Suspension Telescopic fork.
Rear Suspension Swingarm, double hydraulic shocks with adjustable spring preload
Front Tire 3.25-19
Rear Tire 3.50-18
Front Brakes Single disc, single piston caliper
Rear Brakes Drum

DIMENSION

Wet-Weight 201 kg (442 lb)
Fuel Capacity 14 Litres (3.7 Gal)

OTHER

Color
  • Candy Bucchus Olive with Black
  • Flake Sunrise Orange with Black
  • Maxim Brown Metallic with Black
  • The gas tank panel was black
  • The instruments were enlarged and tilted toward the rider
  • The exhaust was a 4-into-4 system
  • The engine was a 498cc SOHC inline 4-cylinder with 4 carburetors
  • The transmission was a 5-speed
  • The serial number began CB500-2100001.
  • It was also called “Super Sport 500.”

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