The Honda CB500X has finally started arriving at BigWing dealerships in India. Although deliveries may start later, with most parts of the country partially on lockdown.
The 2021 Honda CB500X launched in India in March 2021
Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India launched the CB500X mid-weight adventure bike in March 2021 at a price of ₹ 6.87 lakh (old showroom, Delhi). And now the bike is finally reaching Honda BigWing dealerships across India. Even considering the fluid and ever-changing pandemic situation, deliveries of motorcycles may begin in a matter of weeks, in some parts of the country. The CB500X offers a more accessible and accessible option in the world of adventure tourism. The Honda CB500X promises to be a capable touring option, designed for both urban commuting and long-haul journeys.
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The Honda CB500X sounds like the classic definition of an adventure motorcycle, but with a more road-focused design language. The CB500X is also equipped with the Emergency Stop Signal (ESS) which detects sudden braking and automatically activates the front and rear hazard lights, which flash to warn other vehicles on the road. The ADV also receives the Honda Ignition Security System (HISS), which is an anti-theft function. It is powered by a 471cc parallel twin-cylinder engine that develops 47hp at 8,500rpm and generates 43.2Nm of maximum torque at 6,500rpm. The engine is refined and receives a smooth shifting 6-speed gearbox, aided by an assist and slip clutch.
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Our first impression of the bike was quite pleasant and we put it to the test on the tarmac, gravel and sand patches as well. Our time spent with the Honda CB500X made us realize that it is, in fact, a versatile motorcycle. A good touring machine and can easily tackle the rough too. The only flaw in its armor is the 6.87 lakh price tag, which is outrageous in our opinion. The bike collided with Benelli TRK 502, Suzuki V-Strom 650 and Kawasaki Versys 650.
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