There are a few motorcycles that would work beautifully in India and the Honda CB500X resides close tothe top of that list. In a world of gigantic and extremely powerful adventure bikes that take skill to master, the CB500X is a breath of fresh air. This adventure bike uses a 471cc parallel twin engine that produces 47PS and 43Nm. Those aren't eye-opening figures but give the CB500X an excellent, unstressed turn of speed. We rode the CB500X in New Zealand last year, and Shumi came back convinced that Honda should sell this motorcycle in India. So far that hasn't happened but Honda did show off a rather interesting CX-02 concept at the 2016 Auto Expo that looks close to production ready and could borrow the engine from the CB500X. Click here to read about the CX-02 or scroll down for the CB500X.
The CB500X has typical adventure bike styling cues
The 2016 Honda CB500X gets a striking full LED headlamp
All-digital dash smartly integrates with the design
The CB500X pulls off both a subtle black and the matt brown metallic thatcomes with the ABS model
Tall windscreen should work great on a long tour
Large single piece seat is comfy and just over 810mm off the ground
What good would an adventure bike be without the trademark beak?
Adjustable brake lever is a nice touch