Changing the present style CB500X is the 2024 Honda NX500 adventure-touring motorbike, temporarily dubbed the “Halfrica Dual” through journey and overland riders. In Malaysia the Honda CB500X is priced at RM36,099 for the 2022 style yr.
This “mini-adventurer” is what Honda calls a ‘New X-over’, drawing at the single-cylinder NX650 Dominator from the Nineteen Eighties and with a company fan following in Europe. Supposed as an all-rounder within the middleweight marketplace, the NX500 is designed to do the whole lot from weekday commuting to weekend jaunts.
Engine energy is rated at 47 hp at 8,600 rpm with 43 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm. This comes from a liquid-cooled, four-stroke, DOHC, parallel-twin displacing 471 cc and fed through Honda’s PGM-Fi.
Energy is going thru a six-speed gearbox with help and slipper grab to the rear wheel by the use of chain power. Wheel sizing for the NX500 is 19-inches in entrance with a 17-inch hoop on the again, shod with 110/80 and 160/60 tyres, entrance and rear, respectively, and are lighter through 3 kg from the CB500X.
Braking is completed with dual Nissin axial-mount two-piston brake callipers in entrance performing on 296 mm brake discs. Within the rear, a unmarried 240 mm diameter disc is stopped through a single-piston brake calliper whilst two-channel ABS is usual.
New for the NX500 is Honda Selectable Torque Keep watch over (HSTC), or traction keep an eye on, which comes with an “off” mode. An all-new 5-inch complete color TFT display screen comes usual with Honda RoadSync for Bluetooth connectivity to the rider’s smartphone with on-screen turn-by-turn navigation and get entry to to different smartphone purposes.
The display screen comes with 3 rider selectable show modes and is inherited from the Honda XL750 Transalp – the use of optical bonding to make stronger visibility in brilliant daylight. LED lighting fixtures is used all through and the headlight design maintains beam penetration however throws out wider gentle distribution for higher visibility when using – and cornering – at evening, matched to a brand new LED taillight.
The body for the NX500 is unchanged from the CB500X with suspension the use of 41 mm diameter Separate Serve as Fork Giant Piston (SFF-BP) upside-down forks from Showa. A preload-adjustable monoshock on the again comes with revised settings for a greater journey.
17.5-litres of gas is carried within the tank whilst seat peak is 830 mm and weight is indexed at 196 kg. There are 3 color choices for the NX500 in Europe – Grand Prix Crimson, Matt Gunpowder Black Steel, Pearl Horizon White.
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