CB500 Hornet

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CB500 Hornet side on shot with rider

Ready for the riding buzz? You need our new CB500 Hornet. Aggressive, streetfighter style has big Hornet DNA coursing through it. Loaded with a responsive A2-friendly twin-cylinder engine and agile, high-quality chassis it’s built to whip through the city or twisting backroads. And premium tech – including full colour 5-inch TFT display, Honda RoadSync with on-screen turn-by-turn navigation – and HSTC rear grip management keeps you entertained, connected and safe. Join the hive.

Strip It Down

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CB500 Hornet static on right hand side

CB500 Hornet right front quarter on urban road

Command the Ride

Handle the city. With a naturally upright riding position that puts you in charge. Lightweight 5-spoke wheels, sporty aluminum swingarm and footpegs shave mass for super-fast, effortless steering. Dual 296mm discs and Nissin two-piston radial-mount calipers offer strong, progressive braking. Dialled-in Showa 41mm Separate Function Fork-Big Piston (SFF-BP) USD forks mean you can push hard into corners with all the feedback for grip you need. And then some.

CB500 Hornet front cowl and headlight

Get Noticed

A cut, low-set stance locks in the imposing street fighting attitude of a bike built to rip it up. Wide handlebars give the leverage and control to dodge through gaps, scorch corners, and open the visibility you need to be fully aware of what’s going on around. It pays to be seen in another way: they’ll see you coming thanks to a piercing new headlight and, for sure-thing cornering at night, the beam penetrates the dark with a wide light distribution.

Honda CB500 Hornet Honda Roadsync connectivity

Make the Connection

This bike’s got your back. The 5-inch full-colour TFT display is all new, operated by a backlit switchgear with a very natural hand position allowing better visibility in all conditions. Both have been designed together for easy use, and the screen is engineered to minimise glare in bright sunlight. It also offers full connectivity through the Honda RoadSync app. A first in class, for Android and iOS smartphones, it means you can access on-screen turn-by-turn navigation, make and receive calls or listen to music while you ride.

Pump Up the Volume

Colour on the cutting edge. Take a good look around and choose yours.

  • Matte Gunpowder Black Metallic Standard
  • Pearl Himalayas White Standard
  • Grand Prix Red Standard

Honda Motorcycles App

Make your favourite Honda your own through the Honda Motorcycles Europe app. It’s easy. Choose the bike you want and select a colour. Then, see how it looks sat in your garage through the AR feature. There’s an integrated Accessories Catalogue, so you can add the parts you want. And the Honda Motorcycles Europe YouTube channel is now part of the app, with a gallery of videos to enjoy.

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