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.
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.
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.
Make it Yours
Configure your bike with a choice of accessory packs.
We agree. The CB500 Hornet looks great. But if you want to drive it up a little further add a Meter Visor for the instrument display, protective Tank Pad, neat Seat Cowl for the single-seat look and a 17-inch Wheel Stripe kit for a flash of extra colour.
Riding every day, all year? You’ll need Heated Grips for those colder days, and an ACC socket to keep a smartphone charged while riding – also useful for staying connected with Honda RoadSync – while a Main Stand makes for easy chain maintenance.
Maybe there’s a trip planned in the future. The Tank Bag and Rear Seat Bag provide flexible and convenient carrying capacity. They’re also easy to attach, and just as easy to remove, great for a little overnight touring.
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.Download for iOS Download for Android