Honda CBX550F: review, history, specs

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Honda CBX550
Also called CBX550F 2 (reduced effect), CBX 550 F 2 (reduced effect), CBX550F (reduced effect), CBX 550 F (reduced effect), CBX550F 2, CBX 550 F 2, CBX 550 F, CBX 550, CBX550F
Production 1982 - 1985
Class Sport Bike
in-line four, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 59.2mm x 52.0mm
Compression ratio 9.5:1
Top Speed 119 mph (191 km/h)
Horsepower 58.74 HP (43.8 KW) @ 10000RPM
Torque 36.14 ft/lbs (49.0 Nm) @ 8000RPM
Fuel System 4x30mm Keihin Carburetors
Transmission Gear box: 6-speed
Final Drive: chain
Suspension Front: Air assisted telescopic forks, with anti-dive
Rear: Pro-link air assisted shocks
Brakes Front: dual disc
Rear: single disc
Front Tire 3.60-18
Rear Tire 4.10-18
Wheelbase 54.49 inches (1384 mm)
Length 82.09 inches (2085 mm)
Width 29.09 inches (739 mm)
Seat Height 30.71 inches (780 mm)
Weight 209.0 kg (wet)
Recommended Oil Honda GN4 10W-40
Fuel Capacity 4.76 Gallon (18.00 Liters)
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Manuals Service Manual

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The Honda CBX550F was a in-line four, four-stroke Sport touring motorcycle produced by Honda between 1982 and 1985. It could reach a top speed of 119 mph (191 km/h). Max torque was 36.14 ft/lbs (49.0 Nm) @ 8000 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 58.74 HP (43.8 KW) @ 10000 RPM.


The engine was a air cooled in-line four, four-stroke. A 59.2mm bore x 52.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 572.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a double overhead cams/twin cam (dohc).


The bike has a 6-speed transmission.


It came with a 3.60-18 front tire and a 4.10-18 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via dual disc in the front and a single disc in the rear. The front suspension was a Air assisted telescopic forks, with anti-dive while the rear was equipped with a Pro-link air assisted shocks. The CBX550F was fitted with a 4.76 Gallon (18.00 Liters) fuel tank.

1982 Honda CBX 550F

The four cylinder Honda CBX 550F is low, lean and compact. There's no comparison between the CBX engine and that fitted to Honda's 1976 CB550F. It has been slimmed by mounting a chain driven generator behind the cylinder block. In technical terms it's got the lot. Double overhead cams, sixteen valves and a 9.5:1 compression ratio produce 62bhp at 10,000rpm and 34lb.ft of torque at 8500rpm. Bore and stroke are 59.2 x 52mm giving a displacement of 572cc.

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