Honda CB500F


Power is provided by a liquid cooled 471cc parallel twin four stroke engine, producing 46.9bhp at 8,500rpm and maximum torque at 7,000rpm. The engine is a stressed member of the frame and RRP is £5,100.

Features include:

  • Steel tube frame and swingarm
  • 320mm wavy disc up front with Nissin 2 piston caliper
  • 240mm wavy disc at the rear with single piston caliper
  • Two channel ABS
  • 41mm Showa fork with 120mm travel
  • Rear pro-link shock with 9 level pre-load adjustment and 120mm travel
  • 2->1 exhaust system
  • 60/55W H4 Halogen headlight
  • 6 speed gearbox

It's basically the same bike as the A2 licence friendly sports CBR500R and adventure CB500X, but without tall suspension, fairing or low bars (49mm lower on the R).

The LCD console gives you the usual speedo, revs, fuel level as well as dual trip meters, fuel consumption and a clock while the 6 split spoke 17" cast Aluminum wheels take a 120/70 tyre at the front and 160/60 at the rear.

2016: Slightly larger fuel tank, LED lighting, spring re-load adjustable fork and adjustable brake levers

Accessories include heated grips (£280), hugger (£85), tall screen (£115), 35 litre top box (£395), pannier kit (£325), hugger (£85), Akrapovic slip on (£495), carbon effect mini screen (£25), rear seat cowl (£130) and carbon fibre tank pad (£25).

2016: Slightly larger fuel tank, LED lighting, spring re-load adjustable fork, adjustable brake levers and new lighter exhaust

2017: Euro 4 compliant, new muffler

Colours: black, white, red, red/white, yellow, orange, white/blue/red (our favourite)

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Price Guide

Year Dealer Private Part Ex Mileage
2013 £3,350 £2,700 £2,350 11,300
2014 £3,500 £2,800 £2,450 9,300
2015 £3,700 £3,000 £2,600 4,100
2016 £3,950 £3,150 £2,750 3,100
2017 £4,250 £3,400 £2,950 2,100
2018 £5,450 £4,400 £3,850 950

Prices Updated: 21st June 2018

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How many bikes like this are around, by year of production, including those licensed for use on the road and those off the road with a Statutory Off Road Notification (SORN).

Year On The Road Off The Road Total Around
2013 358 18 376
2014 400 21 421
2015 398 15 413


RM/2014/006, issued 14/03/2014, affected 1,729 bikes

When the engine becomes hot, residual torque of the rocker shaft arm sealing bolts can decrease gradually and the sealing bolt can become loose and fall out. This can result in engine oil leaking and the engine stalling.

  • Build Dates: 29/10/2012 to 15/08/2013 
  • Vehicle Ids: MLHPC44B0D5000711 to MLHPC44B9D5003638 and MLHPC45B1D5000375 to MLHPC46B2D5003560

RM/2015/026, issued 16/09/2015, affected 2,867 bikes

The fuel level gauge arm holder at the fuel pump may swell during hot weather riding conditions and may become weakened. Under the riding condition of deceleration and immediate acceleration, the fuel wave created inside the fuel tank causes higher load on the float arm and it could become detached from its holder. If the fuel float arm becomes detached it could result in, fuel indicator error, abnormal noise from fuel tank, or in worst case engine stall should the arm contact the fuel pump terminals.

  • Build Dates: 17/12/2012 to 27/05/2015
  • Vehicle Ids: MLHPC44B3D5000783 to MLHPC45B3F5202332 and MLHPC44B3D5000783 to MLHPC45B3F5202332