By SR Staff
2016 Honda CB500X ABS – Matte Brown Metallic
Honda has released more information about its updated NC700X and CB500X middleweight adventure-touring bikes. Both feature new styling and LED lighting; the NC also has its utility compartment enlarged by .25 gallons to 5.8 gallons, a revised windscreen and a utility rail to simplify fitting a tank bag. As before, the NC700X is available in two versions: one with a standard gearbox and no ABS, the other with Dual Clutch Transmission and ABS. For 2016, the DCT now has three sport-mode settings. No list prices have been released, and availability is to be April, 2016.
The CB500X has additional upgrades in externally adjustable fork preload, an adjustable front brake lever, improved shifting feel, updated shock settings and a hinged fuel cap. Two models are offered, standard (in Matte Black Metallic) and ABS (in Matte Brown Metallic). List price is $6,499 for the standard model, $6,799 for the ABS version, and bikes will be in dealers in February 2016.
The text of Honda’s press information follows:
TORRANCE, Calif., Oct. 27, 2015 – Having recently released information about the 2016 NC700X and CB500X, Honda is unveiling this week both 2016 machines in conjunction with the Tokyo Motor Show. Great choices for customers seeking full adventure-touring capability in a middleweight package, the NC700X and CB500X have been significantly upgraded for the new model year, with both aesthetic and technical improvements.
“As was made clear with today’s unveiling in Japan, the NC700X and CB500X benefit from significant upgrades for 2016,” said Lee Edmunds, Manager of Motorcycle Marketing Communications at American Honda. “Both of these models have been popular with American customers since their respective introductions, and with exciting new looks plus performance-oriented changes, they’re better than ever. The NC700X …read more