When you drove the Honda CBF500, it was like being at home. The seat is low and concave, where you can place your feet firmly on the ground or for the foorplates well centered and not too close. Or for high handlebars, a little tight, that keeps your chest straight and do not strain the wrists and forearms. Even the passenger is comfortable with a wide seat and a little higher than the fore, well placed foorplates and two pretty handles where sustain himself or herself.
Honda CBF500, The Past
The instrumentation is not distinguished by originality. However, it is easy to read and remember the “old” Honda motorcycles. An analog speedometer and tachometer compose it. No one will find it difficult to move the Honda CBF500 with the engine off. The weight is not high and good steering angle makes it easy to drive. However, the kick-stand is a little difficult to use. Rear-view mirrors offer a good field of view and they not vibrate. So, the intensity of the headlamp light beam is good for the type of motorcycle.
The Honda CBF500 engine is a twin-cylinder in-line. It starts without problems in cold temperature and it warms up quickly. The exhaust sound is pleasant and the mechanical noise is limited. The engine output is already flowing from 2000 RPM and it grows until the intervention of the limiter, at 11,550. However, already at 10,000 you can change gear. Acceleration and motor recovery are unimpressive. But there’s enough to move well, so much in town as out. The change of gear is fairly rapid and precise. Also, the clutch is quite good.
CBF500: Rare Balance and Fun
The Japanese middleweight naked bike has a rare balance, easy and intuitive for riders with little experience. But also it’s fun and effective in the hands of experts. The neutrality of the chassis is perfectly balanced and there’s even when traveling with a passenger. The Honda CBF500 does not enlarge out of corners. The front end is really solid and accurate. Great stability. The suspension, tuned on the soft, guarantees a perfect rigor directional including addressing road irregularities. The handling is excellent.
Braking is good, but nothing more. Not so much for the power of the front disc, very satisfactory, as the effort on lever to get it, for the slight delay in the response. It’s the same for the posterior. Comfort is another of the strengths of the Honda CBF500. The Honda CBF500’s driving position is relaxing. In addition, the seat is very concave. So, only the helmet and the chest are in limited contact with the air. The small group tools guarantee wind protection even at high speeds. The suspensions take on the anomaly of the street and the vibrations. Finally, the engine heats up slightly during stops at traffic lights.
2017 Honda CBF190X, The Future
It seems that China is becoming a factory of new small motorcycle. Today, we can say about the 2017 Honda CBF190X. The Japanese brand presented it during the China International Motorcycle in Chongqing. Honda CBF190X completes the sub-200cc range composed by CB190R and CBF190R. The 2017 Honda CBF190X has a 184 cc SOHC single-cylinder air-cooled power with 15 HP at 11,000 RPM and 15 NM of torque at 7,000 RPM. The new Honda CBF190X gets the power to the ground via a five-speed gearbox. Also dubbed the “Fight Hawk”, from the decals adorning the front cowl. The CBF190X looks be targeted at the low-cost, daily transport, minimal maintenance market.
CBF190X: Currently destined for the China market
Styling wise, the CBF190X looks to be ticking all the right boxes, with an extended “beak”, and extended rear grab-rails that look ready to mount panniers. Single hydraulic discs front and rear do the stopping, mounted on alloy wheels. Currently destined for the China market, it remains to be seen if Honda will market the Honda CBF190X to the rest of the world, which they might, considering the size of markets in countries such as Indonesia, Vietnam and India.
Honda CB 500 F 2016, The present
The Honda CB 500 F 2016 has a two-cylinder engine with 48 HP, new adjustable fork and led headlights. The design is now more aggressive thanks to very bright colors. The greatest strengths are agility and “ease” to guide, important elements for an entry level as the CB 500.
For the 2016 Honda has seen fit to renew this model, both in design and technique. CB 500 tank is larger and now it is 16.7 liters. While the clutch lever is now adjustable in the distance from the grip. It also changes the exhaust. In 2016, it is more compact and now the aesthetic is “scrappy”. Honda created a beefy design, highlighted by a completely renewed range of colors and LED front and rear lights completely. If you want to discuss with us about Honda CBF500, CB500F and the New Honda CBF190X, please go to our FORUM or write a comment above this post.