The CB500F has evolved for this year and now wears aggressive bodywork to create a more muscular wedge-like shape. Tapered handlebars add further riding feel. New LCD instruments feature a Shift Up and Gear Position function and the indicators are now LED, to match the rest of the lighting.
And while the CB500F’s engine maintains the 35kW it now makes 4% more power and torque between 3-7,000rpm, thanks to revisions to the inlet, exhaust and valve timing. The new dual-exit exhaust muffler emits an enhanced exhaust note; the engine now also features an assist/slipper clutch.
A new rear single-tube shock absorber delivers consistent damping performance and improved control.