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2022 Honda CB500F Mat Axis Gray Metallic

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More power, more torque

The 471 cc DOHC liquid-cooled parallel-twin engine uses a square bore & stroke of 67 mm x 66.8 mm for an optimum combination of strong low-end torque and excellent top-end power and performance.

Sale Type
Mat Axis Gray Metallic
Engine Size
471 cc
Front: 120/70ZR-17 - Rear: 160/60ZR-17
Front: Dual 296 mm discs with radial-mounted four-piston calipers - Rear: 240 mm single wave disc with single-piston caliper - ABS: 2-channel
Mat Axis Gray Metallic
12 months, unlimited mileage, freely transferable warranty; extended coverage available with Honda Plus
1,410 mm (55.5 in.)
Curb Weight
189 kg (416 lb.) including required fluids and full tank of gas—ready to ride
Engine Type
Liquid-cooled parallel twin
Final Drive
#520 O-ring-sealed chain (15T/41T)
Seat Height
790mm (31.1 in.)
Valve Train
Chain-driven DOHC, four valves per cylinder
471 cc
Bore & Stroke
67 mm x 66.8 mm
Fuel Capacity
17.1 litres
Fuel Delivery
PGM-FI electronic fuel injection with 34 mm throttle bodies
Rear Suspension
Pro-Link® single shock with nine-position spring preload adjustability; 119 mm ( 4.7 in.) travel
Front Suspension
41 mm Showa SFF-BP (Separate Function- Big Piston front Fork) inverted fork; 108 mm (4.3 in.) travel
Compression Ratio
engine & drivetrain

More power, more torque

The 471 cc DOHC liquid-cooled parallel-twin engine uses a square bore & stroke of 67 mm x 66.8 mm for an optimum combination of strong low-end torque and excellent top-end power and performance.

Slipper clutch

Not only does the slipper clutch help to prevent rear-wheel lockup on downshifts, it also reduces effort at the lever by almost half, helping to reduce rider fatigue particularly in city traffic or on long rides.

2022 Honda CB500F Mat Axis Gray Metallic Smooth and compact

Engine vibration is kept to a minimum by using crank pins phased at 180 degrees and a balancer shaft behind the cylinders, which also contributes to the engine’s compact size.

Crisp throttle response

PGM-FI electronic fuel injection has been updated to improve engine character with increased power and low end torque, while ensuring crisp throttle response and optimal engine efficiency.

Small & light water pump

Careful flow analysis of the cooling system resulted in a water pump that’s small and lightweight, yet still more than capable of keeping the engine running its best at high output levels.

2022 Honda CB500F Mat Axis Gray Metallic Maximized efficiency

In order to maximize air-intake and exhaust efficiency, the profile from the air cleaner through the intake ports to the exhaust pipe was made as straight as possible, helped in part by repositioning the battery away from the rear of the airbox intake duct.

Reduced weight & friction

The four valves in each of the DOHC cylinder heads have narrow stems, thereby reducing weight and friction and increasing efficiency.

High-tech design

A light and compact roller-rocker-arm assembly and shim-type valve adjustment allows a lower valve-spring load for reduced friction and a compact cylinder head.


The pins in the silent cam chain have been treated with vanadium, which both reduces friction and improves durability. The lightweight pistons use the same advanced manufacturing process as those found in the CBR1000RR. To ensure precise cylinder shape, the engine uses the same centrifugal-cast thin-wall sleeves as found in the CBR1000RR.

Reduced friction

The oil pump’s internal relief structure uses the same design as found in the CBR1000RR, which reduces friction, improves aeration performance and simplifies the shape of the oil pan.

Easy shifting

The gear indicator and adjustable shift-up indicator make it even easier to use the smooth-shifting six-speed gearbox.

The sound of power

Upgrades from the previous generation include a repositioned battery, now farther from the rear of the airbox intake duct to maximize air-intake and exhaust efficiency, while the muffler now features dual exit pipes for a sportier sounding edge to the exhaust note.


chassis & suspension

Excellent response & feedback

The lightweight diamond-shaped steel frame was designed to allow a certain degree of yield, which enables it to better respond to changes in the road surface and to transmit just the right amount of feedback to the rider.

Comfortable & sporty ride

The upgraded suspension (compared to the previous generation) includes a new Showa 41mm Separate Function Fork Big Piston (SFF-BP) USD forks – the same found on the CBR650R. Additionally, the Pro-Link® rear suspension (now lighter by ~1kg) now has new settings to compliment the front suspension: more lateral flex and a single-tube shock absorber with five-stage spring preload adjustment (replacing the double-tube design of the previous model). Its large-diameter piston also helps to ensure excellent suspension response and improved heat dissipation. Both the shock and the adjustable 41 mm fork are calibrated for a comfortable but sporty ride.

Easy to manage

The 790 mm seat height makes the CB500F very easy to manage, and its neutral riding position comfortably accommodates riders of any height.

Lightweight wheels

Lightweight cast aluminum wheels with Y-shaped spokes not only look trick, they also contribute to the bike’s excellent manoeuvrability.

2022 Honda CB500F Mat Axis Gray Metallic Powerful braking

Experience strong and easily conptrolled stopping power -- the front has been updated with dual disc brakes with radial-mounted calipers, while the back features a single-piston caliper. Plus, two-channel ABS gives you extra peace of mind on reduced-traction road surfaces. Wave brake rotors with superlative heat-dissipating qualities are lighter than conventional discs of the same diameter, which help to further reduce the bike’s unsprung weight.


additional features

Designed for city & highway rides

Ergonomics were carefully configured to ensure an unrestricted riding position that allows easy manoeuvring in town, an easy reach to the ground, as well as excellent comfort during long-distance highway trips.

2022 Honda CB500F Mat Axis Gray Metallic Aggressive look

Sleek bodywork incorporates an LED headlight, taillight and turn signals, and leaves more of the engine exposed for an aggressive, streetfighter look.


It not only looks more aggressive, but the fuel tank also boasts capacity of 17.1 litres, providing a range of approximately 480 km for longer rides and fewer stops.

2022 Honda CB500F Mat Axis Gray Metallic Convenient storage

A utility space under the seat accommodates a U-lock, wet weather gear or other items.


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