|Production||1971 - 2019|
471cc inline-four, four-stroke
|Bore / Stroke||67.0mm x 66.8mm|
|Top Speed||111 mph (179 km/h)|
|Horsepower||46.0 HP (34.3 KW) @ 8600RPM|
|Torque||31.72 ft/lbs (43.0 Nm) @ 6500RPM|
|Fuel System||injection. pgm-fi with 34mm throttle bodies|
|Ignition||computer-controlled digital transistorized with electronic advance|
|Spark Plug||NGK D7EA '71-74|
|Battery||YUASA 12N12A-4A-1 '71-74|
|Transmission||Gear box: 6-speed
Final Drive: chain
|Final Drive||Chain: 530x98|
|Suspension||Front: 41mm fork
Rear: pro-link single shock with nine-position spring preload adjustability
|Brakes||Front: double disc. wave disc. two-piston calipers.
Rear: single disc. wave disc. single-piston caliper.
|Wheelbase||55.51 inches (1410 mm)|
|Length||81.89 inches (2080 mm)|
|Width||31.1 inches (790 mm)|
|Height||41.73 inches (1060 mm)|
|Seat Height||31.06 inches (789 mm)|
|Weight||388.01 pounds (176.0 Kg) (dry), 189.0 kg (wet)|
|Oil Capacity||0.85 Gallon (3.20 Liters)|
|Oil Filter||K&N KN-303|
|Recommended Oil||Honda GN4 10W-40|
|Fuel Capacity||4.49 Gallon (17.00 Liters)|
|Fuel Consumption||2.93 liters/100 km (34.1 km/l or 80.28 mpg)|
- This article is about the Honda CB500K "Four" 4-Cylinder model. For the CB500 Twin cylinder model, see Honda CB500T
The Honda CB500 was a four-cylinder-inline, four-stroke Naked motorcycle produced by Honda between 1971 and 1973. It was similarly styled to the CB750K, but smaller and lighter, with an output of 50 hp and a manufacturer's specified top speed of 102 mph. Claimed horsepower was 48.0 HP (34.3 KW) @ 8600 RPM. It was produced until 1973 with minor revisions each year. In 1974 it was replaced by the CB550K.
Engine[edit | edit source]
Drive[edit | edit source]
The bike has a 5-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the wet multiplate.
Chassis[edit | edit source]
It came with a 120/70-17 front tire and a 160/60-17 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via single disc. wave disc. two-piston calipers. in the front and a drum brake in the rear. The front suspension was a 41mm fork while the rear was equipped with a pro-link single shock with nine-position spring preload adjustability. The CB500F was fitted with a 4.49 Gallon (17.00 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 388.01 pounds (176.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 55.51 inches (1410 mm) long.
1971[edit | edit source]
The Honda 500 Four designated CB500K0 (also called "Super Sport 500") was sold in 1971. Three colors were available: Candy Jet Green, Candy Garnet Brown, and Star Light Gold. The fuel tank panel was black. The exhaust was a 4-into-4 system. The engine was a 498cc SOHC inline 4-cylinder with 4 carburetors. The transmission was a 5-speed. The serial number began CB500-1000001.
1972[edit | edit source]
The CB500K1 "500 Four" (also called "Super Sport 500") was sold in 1972. It was available in one of three colors: Candy Jet Green (also called Candy Jade Green) with Black, Candy Garnet Brown with Black, or Candy Gold with Black. The gas tank panel was black. The exhaust was a 4-into-4 system. The engine was a 498cc SOHC inline 4-cylinder with 4 carburetors. The transmission was a 5-speed. The serial number began CB500-2000001.
1973[edit | edit source]
The CB500K2 "500 Four" (also called "Super Sport 500") was sold in 1973 in one of three colors: Candy Bucchus Olive with Black, Flake Sunrise Orange with Black, or Maxim Brown Metallic with Black. The gas tank panel was black. The instruments were enlarged and tilted toward the rider. The exhaust was a 4-into-4 system. The engine was a 498cc SOHC inline 4-cylinder with 4 carburetors. The transmission was a 5-speed. The serial number began CB500-2100001.
In Media[edit | edit source]
- Chor gei
- Twenty Times More Likely
- The Little Drummer Girl
- I Bought a Vampire Motorcycle
- American Pickers
- Commissaire Magellan
- Policías, en el corazón de la calle
- The Past
- Une femme d'honneur
- Joséphine, ange gardien
- Benedetta follia
- Nove lune e mezza
- 4 Blocks
- A lei do amor
- Vieni a vivere a Napoli!
- Boulevard du Palais
- S.O.S. Emergência
- Carmina y amén
- Genseishin Jasutiraizā
- Un heureux événement
- Física o química
References[edit | edit source]
- 2019 K&L Supply Co Catalog. K&L Supply Co. 2019.
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