Honda GB500 (GB500TT): review, history, specs


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Class: café-racer

Production: 1985 (Japan), 1989-1990 (USA)

Also called: Honda GB500 Tourist Trophy, Honda GB500TT Clubman

Models
Honda GB500TT

1985

(Japan)

Honda GB500TT Clubman

1989-1990

(USA)

Honda GB500TT (Japan)
Honda GB500TT Clubman (USA)

History

History
Year Country Name / Frame / Engine
1985 Japan Name: Honda GB500TT
1989 USA Name: Honda GB500TT Clubman

Frame: JH2PC160*KK~, JH2PC161*KK~

1990 USA Name: Honda GB500TT Clubman

Frame: JH2PC160*LK~, JH2PC161*LK~

Specifications

Honda GB500: specs.

Specifications
DIMENSIONS Overall length 2100 mm / 82,7 in

2130 mm / 83,8 in – Clubman

Overall width 690 mm / 27,2 in

700 mm / 27,5 in – Clubman

Overall height 1060 mm / 41,7 in

1055 mm / 41,5 in – Clubman

Seat height 775 mm / 30,5 in

790 mm / 31,1 in – Clubman

Wheelbase 1405 mm / 55,3 in

1412 mm / 55,6 in – Clubman

Ground clearance 160 mm / 6,3 in
Dry weight
Curb (wet) weight 167 kg / 368 lbs

163 kg / 359 lbs – Clubman

FRAME Type Steel
Front suspension, travel Telescopic fork 35 mm, 105 mm / 4,1 in
Rear suspension, travel Swingarm with twin-shock (adjustable 5-way spring pre-load), 96 mm / 3,8 in
Front tire size 90/90-18 (51S)
Rear tire size 110/90-18 (61S)
Front brake Single disc, 282 mm, 2-piston caliper
Rear brake Drum, 140 mm
Fuel capacity 17,0 l / 4,49 US gal (reserve - 3,5 l)

16,5 l / 4,35 US gal (reserve - 3,5 l) – Clubman

Trail 124 mm / 4,9 in
Fuel economy 2,22 l / 100 km (60 km/h)
ENGINE Type Air-cooled 4-stroke
Cylinder arrangement Single cylinder
Bore & Stroke 92,0 x 75,0 mm
Displacement 498 cm³ (30,38 cu in)
Compression ratio 8.9:1
Valve train Chain driven SOHC, 4 valves
Max. power 40,0 hp (29,4 kW) / 7000 rpm

38,0 hp (28,0 kW) / 7500 rpm – Clubman

Max. torque 42,0 Nm (4,3 kgf*m) / 5500 rpm

38,0 Nm (3,8 kgf*m) / 6500 rpm – Clubman

0 to 100 km/h (0-60 mph) 7,0 sec.
Top speed 174 km/h (108 mph)
CARBURETION SYSTEM Type Carburetor, 1x 42 mm
ID
DRIVE TRAIN Clutch Wet, multi-plate, cable operated
Transmission 5-speed constant mesh
Final drive Chain
Primary reduction 2.481
Final reduction
Gear ratio

I

II

III

IV

V


2.381

1.555

1.200

1.000

0.875

ELECTRICAL Ignition CDI
Alternator Three Phase AC
Battery capacity

Images

Honda GB500: images, gallery.

Honda GB500TT (Japan)
Honda GB500TT Clubman (USA)
Honda GB500TT Clubman (USA)

Videos

Honda GB500: video.

HONDA GB500TT

Manuals

Honda GB500: manuals, parts, microfiches.