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Honda CB 500 Specs

The Honda CB 500 model is a Naked bike bike manufactured by Honda . In this version sold from year 1999 , the dry weight is 173.0 kg (381.4 pounds) and it is equiped with a Twin, four-stroke motor. The engine produces a maximum peak output power of 57.00 HP (41.6 kW) @ 9500 RPM and a maximum torque of 34.70 Nm (3.5 kgf-m or 25.6 ft.lbs) @ 8000 RPM . With this drive-train, the Honda CB 500 is capable of reaching a maximum top speed of 193.0 km/h (119.9 mph) . Regarding the chassis characteristics, responsible for road holding, handling behaviour and ride confort, the Honda CB 500 have a Double cradle of tubular and box-section steel construction frame with front suspension being 37 mm oil-damped telescopic forks and in the rear suspension it is equiped with Twin shoks acting on a steel, box-section swingarm . Stock tire sizes are 110/80-17 57H on the front, and 130/80-17 65H on the rear. As for stopping power, the Honda CB 500 braking system includes Single disc. Nissin 2-piston sliding caliper size 296 mm (11.7 inches) at the front and Single disc. Brembo single piston sliding caliper size 240 mm (9.4 inches) at the rear. 

Honda CB 500 General Information

Brand Honda 
Model Honda CB 500 
Start year 1999 
Year 1999 
Category Naked bike 
Factory Warranty (Years / miles)  

Honda CB 500 Dimensions, Aerodynamics and weight

Frame type Double cradle of tubular and box-section steel construction 
Seat details  
Wheelbase 1,435 mm (56.5 inches) 
Length 2,090 mm (82.3 inches) 
Width 720 mm (28.3 inches) 
Height 1,050 mm (41.3 inches) 
Seat Height 775 mm (30.5 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting. 
Alternate Seat Height  
Ground Clearance 145 mm (5.7 inches) 
Trail size 113 mm (4.4 inches) 
Wheels details  
Front Tyres - Rims dimensions 110/80-17 57H 
Rear Tyres - Rims dimensions 130/80-17 65H 
Front brakes Single disc. Nissin 2-piston sliding caliper 
Rear brakes Single disc. Brembo single piston sliding caliper 
Front Brakes Dimensions - Disc Dimensions 296 mm (11.7 inches) 
Rear Brakes Dimensions - Disc Dimensions 240 mm (9.4 inches) 
Curb Weight (including fluids)  
Dry Weight 173.0 kg (381.4 pounds) 
Front Percentage of Weight  
Rear Percentage of Weight  
Weight-Power Output Ratio : 0.3295 HP/kg 
Fuel Tank Capacity 18.00 litres (4.76 gallons) 
Reserve Fuel Capacity 2.50 litres (0.66 gallons) 
Carrying Details and Capacity  
Front Suspension 37 mm oil-damped telescopic forks 
Front Suspension Travel 115 mm (4.5 inches) 
Rear Suspension Twin shoks acting on a steel, box-section swingarm 
Rear Suspension Travel 117 mm (4.6 inches) 

Honda CB 500 Engine and Transmission Technical Data

Engine type - Number of cylinders Twin, four-stroke 
Engine details  
Fuel system Carburettor. Keihin 2 x 34 mm VP type 
Engine size - Displacement - Engine capacity 499.00 ccm (30.45 cubic inches) 
Bore x Stroke  
Compression Ratio  
Number of valves per cylinder
Camshaft Valvetrain Configuration DOHC 
Maximum power - Output - Horsepower 57.00 HP (41.6 kW) @ 9500 RPM 
Maximum torque 34.70 Nm (3.5 kgf-m or 25.6 ft.lbs) @ 8000 RPM 
Engine Maximum RPM 10500 
Cooling system Liquid 
Lubrication system  
Engine oil capacity 3.10 litres (3.28 quarts) 
Exhaust system  
Gearbox 6-speed 
Transmission type, final drive ratio Chain 
Clutch type Wet multi-plate, calbe-operated 

Honda CB 500 Performance

Top Speed 193.0 km/h (119.9 mph) 
Acceleration 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph)  
Acceleration 0 to 400m (1/4 mile) 13.500 seconds 
Recuperation 60 to 140 km/h in highest gear  
Fuel Consumption - MPG - Economy - Efficiency 5.50 litres/100 km (18.2 km/l or 42.77 mpg) 
CO2 emissions 127.6 CO2 g/km. (CO2 - Carbon dioxide emission) 

Honda CB 500 Electrical Systems, Ignition and Equipment

Ignition Type Digital transistorised with electronic advance 
Electrical Details  
Starter Type Electric