2013 Honda CB 500 X
The smallest displacement adventure motorcycle available, the 2013 CB500X takes Honda’s new liquid-cooled DOHC parallel twin motor and chassis, and stretches its legs a bit.
Suspension is longer than on its pure-street cousins, the rake is kicked out a degree and the wheelbase is a tad longer – all giving the 500X more stability and a more relaxed chassis.
A small windscreen and plastic cowling protecting the exhaust add to the flexibility of the bike, and Honda has a number of luggage and dirt-road oriented accessories that can turn the CB500X into a small adventure tourer. ABS is an available option, also.
2013 Honda CB500X Quick Look:
- ENGINE TYPE: DOHC parallel twin
- BORE x STROKE: 67.0mm x 66.8mm
- COMP. RATIO: 10.7:1
- TRANSMISSION: 6-speed
- WHEELBASE: 55.9 inches
- RAKE: 26.5 degrees
- CURB WEIGHT: 430 pounds
- PRICE: N/A
For a preview of the 2013 Honda CB500X, including specs, click here.
For a look into the entire 2013 motorcycle lineup, check out the Ultimate MotorCycling Digital Buyer’s Guide.