The 2022 Honda CB500X: The Gold “Standard” for Budget Adventure Bikes
The Honda CB500X has enjoyed a well-deserved reputation as a budget adventure bike and capable street naked for several years, but the 2022 model comes with a few new tricks up its sleeve. Most of the big Japanese bike manufacturers have a knack for producing affordable, versatile standard motorcycles, but Honda may have edged out the competition with an offering like this.
The 2022 model of this bike comes with a brand new Showa inverted SFF-BP fork, which gives the front suspension a major upgrade and allows it to handle noticeably better than earlier versions. You also get dual front disc brakes and a new swingarm, making this already-versatile bike an even more responsive ride. It’s also lighter than previous iterations, thanks to a redesigned front wheel and new radiator, weighing in on the curb at only 439 lbs.
The engine on this thing is a 471cc liquid-cooled parallel twin that puts out 46.9 hp at 8600 rpm and 31.7 lb-ft of torque at 6500 rpm. That gives it lots of mid-range grunt, which makes it ideal for bombing around the city or on the occasional weekend trip. With 65 mpg for its 4.7 gallon tank, it’s also got a range of just over 300 miles—so you definitely won’t be hurting too hard at the pump.
Ultimately, this is an economical little bike that offers more in the way of range, power, and handling than you’d probably expect—unless you’re already familiar with the CB500X, of course. And even if you are, the upgrades it’s been given this year are more than enough to justify its inclusion in the Honda’s 2022 motorcycle lineup.
The 2022 Honda CB500X starts at $7,199 USD / $8,249 CAD.
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- Price: $7,199 USD / $8,249 CAD
- Key Features:
- Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI)
- Pro-Link® rear suspension
- Dual front disc brakes
- Showa inverted SFF-BP fork
- Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
- Engine: 471cc parallel twin DOHC engine
- Power: 46.9 hp
- Torque: 31.7 lb.-ft
- Curb Weight: 439 lbs. (199 kg)
- Seat Height: 32.7 in (831 mm) at lowest point
2022 Honda CB500X Specifications