2017 Honda CB500F

The Biggest Value in the 500 Class.

Everyone’s looking for the one motorcycle that can do it all—that you can start out on, that fits a wide variety of riders, that can take you to work, school, or on a weekend ride. Used to be there were tons of bikes in this “standard” class. Not so many these days. But here’s the good news: The Honda CB500F is probably the best do-it-all middle-displacement streetbike around.

Big surprise—Honda revolutionized the world of motorcycling with their midsized twins a generation ago. And here’s the intel on the latest members of the family. With its minimal bodywork, a classic riding position, and a 30.9-inch seat height that fits a wide range of riders, the CB500F is going to suit just about any rider. It has a powerful twin-cylinder engine and a wide, user-friendly powerband. It’s a great bike to start out on, or to come back to, or to just ride forever. It embraces the best of motorcycling, and doesn’t get sidetracked with too much flavor-of-the-week design. You want an authentic ride? It just doesn’t get any better than a CB500F.


  • Meets current EPA standards.

General Information

Manufacturer Honda
Model Year 2017
Model CB500F
Model Code CB500F
Stock Number 400142
Color Red



Front - 2-piston caliper with single 320 mm wave disc

Rear - Single-caliper 240 mm wave disc


Front - 120/70-17

Rear - 160/60-17


Weight Curb - 414.4 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel - ready to ride)
Wheelbase 55.5 in.
Seat Height 30.7 in.


Transmission 6-speed
Final Drive O-ring-sealed chain


Engine Parallel-Twin
Displacement 471 cc
Bore x Stroke 67.0 mm x 66.8 mm
Compression Ratio 10.7:1
Carburetion PGM-FI, 34 mm throttle bodies
Fuel Capacity 4.4 gal.
Ignition Computer-controlled digital transistorized with electronic advance
Cooling Liquid-Cooled



Front - 41 mm fork; 4.3 in. travel

Rear - Pro-Link® single shock with nine-position spring preload adjustability; 4.7 inches travel

Rake 25.5 degrees (caster angle)
Trail 102 mm (4.01 inches)