First with the CB500F, one of our favorite small naked bikes going. It’s the right size, the right price, and has good performance. With the revisions for 2016, Honda has put a little more starch into the CB’s styling. It’s a little brighter and glossier, with highlighted trim and contrasting engine cases. (We had an all-black CB500F around as a project bike and its monochrome appearance made it all but disappear in our garage. “Hey, who took the CB500F? Oh, wait…there it is.” True story.) The 2016’s bike’s sharper nose with LED headlights counterbalances the CB’s suddenly angular exhaust pipe. New sidecovers mean the profile view is less a display of fine plastic molding and more a view of the mechanicals.