The CB500F occupies a special spot in our lineup: an aggressively-styled streetfighter that’s a great choice for a wide range of riders. And for 2019, the CB500F is better.
We took this awesome all rounder and gave it more power, more style, a nicer sound, and a whole bunch of other functional upgrades. What didn’t change is this bike’s mission: to put a new generation of riders on one of the best street machines, with some of the widest range of opportunities. The new CB500F isn’t a bike that forces you into a mold—it’s a blank canvas that lets you paint your own picture of motorcycling.
The CB500F boasts a ton of upgrades this year, like more midrange power, better acceleration, new fuel injectors, a new supersport styled dual-outlet muffler, refined transmission internals, a new rear shock, a slipper/assist clutch and much, much more.
The CB500F’s classic riding position lets you sit up straighter, without your weight on your arms, so it gives you a great field of vision when you’re riding around town or commuting. Plus, this year we’ve given it a new, stiffer, premium tapered handlebar that increases steering feedback. The bike delivers a comfortable ride for passengers, too.