2019 Honda CB500X | First Look Review

2019 Honda CB500X. Image courtesy Honda.
2019 Honda CB500X. Image courtesy Honda.

The rider-friendly CB500X has received several updates for 2019, including a more off-road-ready 19-inch front wheel that replaces the old 17-incher, and increased suspension travel to 5.3 inches (front) and 5.9 inches (rear).

Check out our Road Test Review of the 2013 CB500X here.

Between the increased travel and other changes like a longer rake (27.5 degrees compared to 26.5), the new CB500X has a one-inch-taller seat height at 32.7 inches and a longer wheelbase (56.9 inches). Fuel capacity is unchanged at 4.6 gallons, and claimed wet weight is up by a couple of pounds to 430.

Otherwise, the CB500X also has new rider ergonomics for a more upright riding position, and engine changes said to result in increased torque and a crisper throttle response.

The 2019 CB500X will be available in Grand Prix Red, with pricing and availability TBD.

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