THE 2019 GEN OF HONDA CBR500R, CB500F & CB500X ARRIVES IN MALAYSIA

Published by Lavinesh @ 21/06/2019

Boon Siew Honda's Management

Boon Siew Honda Sdn. Bhd. formally reveals the all new Honda CBR500R, CB500F and the CB500X to the Malaysian market. Ever since its worldwide debut in 2013, these light middleweight trio has managed to instill the excitement of big bike ownership, especially for riders who are looking to move up from a lower engine capacity motorcycle.

Boon Siew Honda's Management & the Honda Racing Team

For the 2019 upgrade, all three models which is equipped with Anti-lock braking system (ABS) feature additional upgrade which includes new rear suspension, assist/slipper clutch, full LED lighting, and modernized LCD instruments with gear position and shift-up indication which has been set to a default 8,750rpm but can be adjusted in 250rpm increments between 5,000 – 8,750 rpm.

Honda CB500F, CB500X & CBR500R

The CBR500R, CB500F & CB500X’s powertrain is an 8-valve, liquid-cooled parallel twin-cyclinder engine which now produce 37kW @ 8,500rpm with a peak torque of 45Nm @ 6,500rpm. It is designed to be stronger off the bottom and spins readily to the redline, delivering a thrilling howl in the process.

All three models feature a light yet strong steel diamond-tube mainframe which provide rigidity balance in addition to reducing vibration. The shape and position of the engine mount and its proximity to the swing arm pivot point delivers turning agility and optimum front/rear weight distribution ensures stability.

Added safety measures include an emergency stop signal which activates front and rear hazards upon sudden braking to warm any nearby vehicles which is standard across the range.

The fully faired Honda CBR500R is designed to give a genuine sporting energy among the twin-cylinder ‘light middleweight’ trio. The CBR500R has always proven to be fast yet frugal making it an enjoyable bike to ride.

2019 CBR500R update highlight

  • Aggressive new lines with purposeful, dual LED headlights
  • Aerodynamically efficient and ergonomically comfortable
  • Re-sited clip-on handlebars give a sportier riding position
  • New LCD instrument display, with Gear Position and Shift Up indicators
  • LED indicators
  • Lively twin cylinder power plant’s internal architecture mirrors that of the CBR1000RR
  • Revised inlet, exhaust and valve timing delivers 4% more mid-range power and torque
  • Sportier sound from new dual exit muffler
  • Assist/slipper clutch eases upshifts and manages downshifts

The new Honda CBR500R is be available in a selection of three-color options namely the Grand Prix Red, Max Axis Gray Metallic and Pearl Metalloid White.

The Honda CB500F sport roadster still remains as one of Honda’s finest line-up which incorporate one of Honda’s tried-and-trusted formulas, a twin-cylinder engine wrapped in a simple, lightweight and sporty chassis that can offer maximum fun for rider of all range.

2019 CB500F update highlights

  • Aggressively styled new bodywork
  • Tapered handlebars add control and feel
  • New LCD instrument display, with Gear Position and Shift Up indicators
  • LED indicators
  • Lively twin-cylinder power plant’s internal architecture mirrors that of the CBR1000RR Fireblade
  • Revised inlet, exhaust and valve timing delivers 4% more mid-range power and torque
  • Sportier sound from the new dual-exit muffler
  • Assist/Slipper clutch eases upshifts and manages downshifts

Its naked form provides the key design elements where the engine is visually well display onto the frame. Additionally, the engine complements the frame’s rigidity with four frame hangers on the cylinder head. In order to allow for greater airflow, the battery has been repositioned further away from the air box intake duct.

The Honda CB500F is available in the following color options that includes Grand Prix Red, Mat Gun Powder Black Metallic and Pearl Metalloid White.

From an urban commuter to a weekend explorer, the 2019 model of the CB500X has been revived as a more sophisticated adventure bikes through sharper styling, updated engine performance and a number of technical improvements.

2019 CB500X update highlights

  • Stronger, tougher adventure styling
  • New tampered handlebars and more steering lock
  • Longer travel suspension and 19-inch front wheel with new rim design
  • Higher windshield & ergonomic riding position
  • New LCD instrument display, with Gear Position and Shift Up Indicators
  • LED indicators
  • Lively twin-cylinder power plant’s internal architecture mirrors that of the CBR1000RR Fireblade
  • Revised inlet, exhaust and valve timing delivers 4% more mid-range power and torque
  • Sportier sound from new dual exit muffler
  • Assist/Slipper clutch eases upshifts and manages downshifts

The 17-inch front wheel has been replaced with a 19-inch which – along with the longer travel suspension – ensures confident, supremely stable handling on rough surfaces. The lightweight aluminum rim now features an all new design.

The seat profile, too has been slimmed by shaving the shoulders at the front, allowing for easy movement around the machine, and aiding the already comfortable ground reach. To help the CB500X’s maneuverability the steering angle has increased 3° to 38° centered to full lock, and the addition of a gunmetal grey tapered steel handlebar further aids control.

The new Honda CB500X is available in a selection of three-color options namely Grand Prix Red, Mat Gun Powder Black Metallic and Pearl Metalloid White.

Honda CB500F, CB500X & CBR500R

For more information on all 3 models, customers can visit Honda authorized dealer or call Honda’s Toll-Free number at 1800-88-3993 (Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm, except for public holidays), or log onto www.boonsiewhonda.com.my.