Honda CB 500 (CB500S): review, history, specs


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Class: standard

Production: 1994-2002

Also called: Honda CB500 Twin

Successor: Honda CBF500

Models
Honda CB 500

1994-2002

(Europe)

Honda CB 500 S

1998-2002

(Europe)

Honda CB500
Honda CB500S

History

History
Year Country Name / Frame / Engine Colors
1994 Europe Name: Honda CB500

Frame: PC26XXXXXXX, PC27XXXXXXX, JH2PC26XXXX~

Code: CB500R

Honda CB500
1996 Europe Name: Honda CB500

Frame: ZDCPC32XXXX~, ZDCPC33XXXX~

Code: CB500T

Honda CB500
1997 Europe Name: Honda CB500

Frame: ZDCPC32XXXX~

Code: CB500V

Honda CB500
1998 Europe Name: Honda CB500, Honda CB500S

Frame: ZDCPC32XXXX~

Code: CB500W, CB500SW

Honda CB500
Honda CB500S
1999 Europe Name: Honda CB500, Honda CB500S

Frame: ZDCPC32XXXX~

Code: CB500X, CB500SX

Honda CB500
Honda CB500S
2000 Europe Name: Honda CB500, Honda CB500S

Frame: ZDCPC32XXXX~

Code: CB500Y, CB500SY

Honda CB500
Honda CB500S
2002 Europe Name: Honda CB500, Honda CB500S

Frame: ZDCPC32XXXX~

Code: CB5002, CB500S2

Honda CB500
Honda CB500S

Specifications

Honda CB500 / CB500S: specs.

Specifications
DIMENSIONS Overall length 2090 mm / 82,3 in
Overall width 720 mm / 28,3 in
Overall height 1050 mm / 41,3 in – CB500

1160 mm / 45,6 in – CB500S

Seat height 775 mm / 30,5 in
Wheelbase 1430 mm / 56,3 in – CB500

1435 mm / 56,5 in – CB500S

Ground clearance 145 mm / 5,7 in
Dry weight 170 kg / 375 lbs – CB500R, CB500T

173 kg / 381 lbs – CB500V/W/X/Y

179 kg / 395 lbs – CB500S

Curb (wet) weight
FRAME Type Double cradle (steel)
Front suspension, travel Telescopic fork 37 mm, 115 mm / 4,5 in
Rear suspension, travel Swingarm with twin-shock, 117 mm / 4,6 in

Adjustment: 5-position pre-load

Front tire size 110/80-17 57H
Rear tire size 130/80-17 65H
Front brake Single disc, 296 mm, 2-piston caliper Nissin – CB500R, CB500T

Single disc, 296 mm, 2-piston caliper Brembo – CB500V/W/X/Y, CB500S

Rear brake 160 mm drum – CB500R, CB500T

Single disc, 240 mm, 1-piston caliper Brembo – CB500V/W/X/Y, CB500S

Fuel capacity 18,0 l / 4,8 US gal (incl. 2,5 l - reserve)
Trail 113 mm / 4,45 in – CB500

108 mm / 4,25 in – CB500S

Fuel economy 5,8 l / 100 km (49 mpg)
ENGINE Type Water cooled 4-stroke
Cylinder arrangement 2-cylinders in-line
Bore & Stroke 73,0 x 59,5 mm
Displacement 499 cm³
Compression ratio 10.5:1
Valve train Chain driven DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Max. power 57 hp (42,5 kW) / 9500 rpm
Max. torque 47 Nm (4,8 kgm) / 8000 rpm
0 to 100 km/h 4,3 sec
Top speed 185-193 km/h (115-120 mph)
CARBURETION SYSTEM Type Carburetors, 2x Keihin VP 34 mm
ID
DRIVE TRAIN Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Transmission 6-speed constant mesh
Final drive Chain
Primary reduction 1.947
Final reduction 2.666
Gear ratio

I

II

III

IV

V

VI


3.461

2.235

1.750

1.478

1.280

1.130

ELECTRICAL Ignition CDI
Alternator
Battery capacity 12V-8Ah

Images

Honda CB500 / CB500S: images, gallery.

Honda CB500
Honda CB500
Honda CB500S

Videos

Honda CB500 / CB500S: video.

Honda CB500 1997

Manuals

Honda CB500 / CB500S: manuals, parts, microfiches.