Changing the present mannequin CB500X is the 2024 Honda NX500 adventure-touring bike, shortly dubbed the “Halfrica Twin” by journey and overland riders. In Malaysia the Honda CB500X is priced at RM36,099 for the 2022 mannequin 12 months.
This “mini-adventurer” is what Honda calls a ‘New X-over’, drawing on the single-cylinder NX650 Dominator from the Eighties and with a agency fan following in Europe. Meant as an all-rounder within the middleweight market, the NX500 is designed to do all the things from weekday commuting to weekend jaunts.
Engine energy is rated at 47 hp at 8,600 rpm with 43 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm. This comes from a liquid-cooled, four-stroke, DOHC, parallel-twin displacing 471 cc and fed by Honda’s PGM-Fi.
Energy goes by means of a six-speed gearbox with help and slipper clutch to the rear wheel by way of chain drive. Wheel sizing for the NX500 is 19-inches in entrance with a 17-inch hoop on the again, shod with 110/80 and 160/60 tyres, entrance and rear, respectively, and are lighter by three kg from the CB500X.
Braking is finished with twin Nissin axial-mount two-piston brake callipers in entrance appearing on 296 mm brake discs. Within the rear, a single 240 mm diameter disc is stopped by a single-piston brake calliper whereas two-channel ABS is commonplace.
New for the NX500 is Honda Selectable Torque Management (HSTC), or traction management, which comes with an “off” mode. An all-new 5-inch full color TFT display comes commonplace with Honda RoadSync for Bluetooth connectivity to the rider’s smartphone with on-screen turn-by-turn navigation and entry to different smartphone features.
The display comes with three rider selectable show modes and is inherited from the Honda XL750 Transalp – utilizing optical bonding to enhance visibility in vivid daylight. LED lighting is used all through and the headlight design maintains beam penetration however throws out wider mild distribution for elevated visibility when driving – and cornering – at evening, matched to a brand new LED taillight.
The body for the NX500 is unchanged from the CB500X with suspension utilizing 41 mm diameter Separate Operate Fork Massive Piston (SFF-BP) upside-down forks from Showa. A preload-adjustable monoshock on the again comes with revised settings for a greater experience.
17.5-litres of gas is carried within the tank whereas seat peak is 830 mm and weight is listed at 196 kg. There are three color choices for the NX500 in Europe – Grand Prix Pink, Matt Gunpowder Black Metallic, Pearl Horizon White.
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