The overall appearance does not change much, but the most valuable upgrade on Honda CB500F 2019 is definitely the 2-way anti-skid clutch technology (Slipper Clutch Up & Down, the indicator shows the number inherited from seniors CB650R 2019, pre-post / rear panel uses LED technology with angular design similar to recent Honda models in the market.
Directly imported from Thailand, the 2019 CB500F is brought to the showroom at a price of 179 million, while the brother CBR500R has a selling price of 187 million VND (excluding the number plate).
Both models CB500F and CBR500R 2019 are equipped with 471cc engine blocks, 2 parallel cylinders, 8 valves, cooled by solution. 6-speed gearbox and gear shift mechanism and connecting mechanisms are simulated from Honda's "RR" models.
With the 2019 vehicle life improvement, the 2-way anti-slip clutch has also been equipped, making the process of shifting the gear more smooth and the process of smoothing down the gear, minimizing the locking of gear when down or cornering number.
Both wheels of the car of course have ABS anti-lock braking system. In addition, the new emergency stop indicator system on the CBR650R will automatically be activated when the driver's sudden braking action is detected, the system will activate the hazard warning lights in the front and rear of the vehicle, warning for other vehicles.
After briefly talking about the similarities, we begin to understand the difference between the Honda CB500F models and the sport version CBR500R 2019.
Compared to the previous life imported by Honda last year, the CB500F 2019 version still possesses more angular and strong, slightly sportier shirt than the elder CB650R or CB1000R has something more elegant with the language set. Neo Sport Cafe design.
From the side, the car still stands out with a diamond-shaped frame that creates a solid definition, while providing a flexible experience during operation.
The front fork is the Up Side Down form with a diameter of 41 mm, while the single rear suspension with adjustable capability depends on the user's wishes. The front and rear wheels each have a 17-inch size, a wider rear-wheel drive with 160/60 – 17, which gives a more confident feel when cornering. Single-disc front brakes, 320 mm disc size, 2 pistons, while 240 mm rear disc brakes, 1 piston.
Another improvement of CB500F 2019 compared to the old version is that dry weight (excluding gasoline) now reaches 189 kg, 2 kg lighter. With a quiet height of 789 mm, the car is suitable for people who are taller than 1.65m.
A detail about the appearance that I find quite interesting on Honda CB500F 2019 is that the pontoon is designed in 2 throat discharge style, a big one, which helps to create accents for the pô, making it more disruptive rather than monotonous like in the previous generation. I see this design as the "junior" CBR250R released in 2017.
Honda CB500F 2019 possesses a long dimension of x width x height of 2,080 mm x 790 mm x 1,060 mm, roaring light 145 mm and a large fuel tank capacity of up to 17 liters.
In Vietnam market, cars are distributed with 2 color options which are red and black. Unfortunately, the green color of the previous life has been removed.
The sport-bike version of the naked CB500F, for that reason, the difference between the two models is almost exclusively in the outer jacket.
The design inspiration of the car is taken from the CBR1000RR, with outstanding headlights with double LED headlights. Vehicle lights and taillights are also LED technology to increase the efficiency of glowing in the night.
One of the more significant upgrades of the car compared to CBR500F is that the household cluster displays information that has been replaced by the LCD screen, adding a number shift indicator as well as a number setting position.
The handlebars in particular and the steering system of the car are redesigned, giving the driver a lower position and more forward direction. Footrests are arranged back and forth a little and also higher, creating a sporty position for users.
The shock absorber of the car is the Showa SFF type with a 120 mm reverse stroke with a diameter of 41 mm. The rear fork of the vehicle is an adjustable type. 17 inch size rim with redesigned pattern, 320 mm front disc brake 4 piston, 240 mm rear disc brakes – 1 piston.
With a wet weight of 192 kg and a quiet height of 789 mm, the car fits the average condition of the Vietnamese. In addition, the later part is not so much as a lot of sport models – other bike is also an advantage for those who want to carry with their companions on long journeys.
Compared to CB500F, the CBR500R 2019 model has more aerodynamic lines, such as the air intake cavity on both sides of the body, the intake cavity just below the headlights, as well as the plowing set to help the car look underground. pit and more sports. Like CB500F, the upgraded 2019 CBR500R is also distributed in Vietnam with 2 colors, red and black.
Thank you Showroom Honda Moto Phat Tien – 165 Pasteur, Q3, Tp. HCM
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