2022 Honda CB500F ABS First Look Preview

The 2022 Honda CB500F naked bike gets added sophistication.

The new 2022 Honda CB500F in Matte Gray Metallic.Honda

As with the 2022 CB500X midsize adventure bike, Honda’s 2022 CB500F naked bike will come with a few notable chassis updates that promise to make a positive impact on handling. The new machine will be available in Honda dealers this month starting at $6,699, $200 more than last year’s model.

A lighter swingarm features on the new CB500F.Honda

Changes are the same as we’ve seen on the CB500X, including a new 41mm Showa SFF-BP inverted fork, providing improved rigidity and responsiveness. This change is complemented by a lighter swingarm and an updated braking package at the front; the new brake setup features two 296mm discs and four-piston, radial-mount calipers. Updated cast aluminum wheels help to shave weight as well while helping toward improved handling overall.

The major update to the CB500F is a new inverted Showa SFF-BP fork.Honda

This popular streetbike retains its 471cc parallel-twin engine, slip and assist clutch, and Pro-Link rear shock with nine-position preload adjustment.

Simple, digital instrumentation gives you all the information you need.Honda

This bike has come a long way in the looks department since its debut for the 2013 model year, and carries its more grown-up aesthetic into 2022 in a single Matte Gray Metallic colorway.

The 2022 Honda CB500F starts at $6,699.Honda

2022 Honda CB500F ABS Technical Specifications and Price

Price: $6,699
Engine: 471cc, DOHC, liquid-cooled parallel twin; 4 valves/cyl.
Bore x Stroke: 67.0 x 66.8mm
Compression Ratio: 10.7:1
Fuel Delivery: PGM-FI w/ 34mm throttle bodies
Clutch: Wet, multiplate, slipper/assist
Transmission/Final Drive: 6-speed/chain
Frame: Steel tubular
Front Suspension: 41mm Showa SFF-BP USD fork; 4.3 in. travel
Rear Suspension: Pro-Link shock, nine-position preload adjustable; 4.7 in. travel
Front Brake: 4-piston calipers, dual 296mm discs w/ ABS
Rear Brake: 1-piston caliper, 240mm disc w/ ABS
Wheels, Front/Rear: Cast aluminum; 17 in./17 in.
Tires, Front/Rear: 120/70-17 / 160/60-17
Rake/Trail: 25.5°/4.0 in.
Wheelbase: 55.5 in.
Seat Height: 31.1 in.
Fuel Capacity: 4.5 gal.
Claimed Curb Weight: 416 lb.
Available: February 2022
Contact: powersports.honda.com