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2020 Honda CB500X Buyer’s Guide: Specs & Prices

Significantly updated last year, the 2020 Honda CB500X returns with no price increases. The 471cc twin-cylinder engine has a torquey bent, which serves it well as an urban assault motorcycle, as well as a lightweight Adventure mount. Likewise, the longish fixed-damping suspension travel that helps you traverse off-pavement routes also works to isolate you from the hard knocks of city streets. The Dunlop Trailmax Mixtour tires—mounted on a 17-/19-inch tire combo—definitely have a street slant, so those interesting in spending quality time in the dirt will want something knobbier. Ground clearance is decent, with over seven inches of daylight under the chassis.

2020 Honda CB500X Buyers Guide - Prices and Specs

Natural ergonomics encourage all-day expeditions on the 2020 Honda CB500X. The windshield makes freeway riding less arduous, as the motor produces the power required to handle interstates. Slowing down the CB500X is a huge 320mm disc and a four-piston Nissin caliper. ABS is a $300 option—take it if you’ll be sticking to the pavement. If you want to ride in the dirt, keep in mind that the ABS is not defeatable. Weighing in at 430 pounds, the CB500X is a welcoming entry point to the world of ADV riding, even if your primary use is as an excellent commuter motorcycle.

Note: European edition shown

2020 Honda CB500X Specs


  • Type: Parallel-twin
  • Displacement: 471cc
  • Bore x stroke: 67.0 x 66.8mm
  • Compression ratio: 10.7:1
  • Valvetrain: DOHC; 4 vpc
  • Fueling: EFI w/ 34mm throttle bodies
  • Transmission: 6-speed
  • Final drive: O-ring sealed chain


  • Front suspension; travel: Non-adjustable 41mm fork; 5.3 inches of travel
  • Rear suspension; travel: Linkage-assisted spring-preload adjustable shock; 5.9 inches
  • Tires: Dunlop Trailmax Mixtour
  • Front tire: 110/80 x 19
  • Rear tire: 160/60 x 17
  • Front brake: 320mm disc w/ 4-piston Nissin caliper
  • Rear brake: 240mm disc w/ 2-piston caliper
  • ABS: Optional ($300)


  • Wheelbase: 56.9 inches
  • Rake: 27.5 degrees
  • Trail: 4.3 inches
  • Seat height: 32.7 inches
  • Fuel capacity: 4.6 gallons
  • Curb Weight: 430 pounds
  • Color: Grand Prix Red

2020 Honda CB500X Price: $6699 MSRP

2020 Honda CB500X ABS Price: $6999 MSRP

Don Williams
Don Williams
With 45 years of riding experience, Don Williams is a fan of all kinds of motorcycles. He enjoys sport bikes, cruisers, dirt bikes, touring bikes, adventure bikes, dual sport bikes, and rideable customs. Ask Don what his favorite bike is and he will tell you, "Whatever bike I'm on."

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