INTRODUCING THE CMX500When the CMX debuted just a few years ago, riders everywhere loved the way it combined a fresh, blacked-out look with timeless features like a low seat height, bobber styling and its narrow 471cc parallel-twin engine with an ultimately user-friendly powerband. For 2020, the CMX is still that learner licence-friendly 500cc parallel twin-cylinder compact cruiser you know but we've added some impressive upgrades; like an LED lighting package (headlight, taillight, turn signals and more) new instruments, a slipper/assist clutch that lightens clutch pull and some new suspension. We've also added a kitted-up variant to the mix, called the CMX500 'S Edition'. It showcases a different and new direction for the CMX range, one that many have been anticipating for quite some time. The CMX S Edition has a set of factory-fitted accessories including; a headlight cowl, all-black fork covers and gaiters, plus a diamond-stitch style seat. Now more than ever, you can really express yourself on a CMX.
THE CMX S EDITION
The CMX 'S Edition' is available in Matte Axis Grey Metallic and comes with the following factory fit accessories: headlight cowl with a smoke screen, retro front fork covers and gaiters and a special diamond-stitch style seat.
Another critical item in motorcycle design is the headlight. With the CMX you get the best of both worlds. The lamp is bright and precise, while the round nacelle shape, aluminium cast headlight mount and glass lens give the CMX a character that exudes class. The CMX has an all-LED lighting package-headlight, taillight, turn signals, even the license-plate light.
STEEL REAR FENDER
Real steel never goes out of style. The CMX has a steel rear fender that's either colour-matched to the tank or matte black. The paint looks great and the steel fender helps provide a solid support for the optional/removable passenger seat.
ALL BLACKED OUT
The CMX's tubular steel frame draws fresh, contemporary lines into stripped-back, fat-tyred bobber style. Blacked out to the maximum, with the minimum of paint, are engine pieces, frame and bodywork elements that look great during the day and even better at night. The biggest plus? The awesome sound that's so important to the riding experience.
Travelling light and on your own? Want to take a friend along? Like the clean look of a solo seat? Like the versatility of a passenger seat? With the CMX you can easily have it both ways, since the optional passenger seat, passenger footpegs and footpeg hangers are all simple, bolt-on parts.
SLIPPER ASSIST CLUTCH
New for 2020, this is technology first developed and perfected in Honda's racing machines. The slipper/assist clutch means you get a lighter clutch pull at the lever but a solid lockup when you release the lever and applies power. It's technology that reduces clutch effort at the bar by about 30 percent.
CLASSIC INSTRUMENT SHAPE
Another iconic element combining traditional and new, the Rebel's instruments take a classic shape and fill it with totally up-to-date digital LCD information. New for 2020, the instruments now include a gear-position indicator and a fuel-consumption display.
DE-CAST ALUMINUM SUBFRAME
Here's a chance for Honda's designers to take a functional part of the motorcycle and make it look extra cool. The aluminium subframe/fender mounts are strong, subtle, light, and provide a solid foundation for the optional/removable passenger seat
SUPERIOR HANDLING A lot of today's motorcycles look great standing still but disappoint once the road gets twisty. At Honda, we set high standards for the way all our bikes handle and feel, and the CMX is a perfect example we've paid just as much attention to the way this bike corners and handles as we have its knockout styling.
|ENGINE TYPE||471cc, liquid cooled, 4-stroke, 2-cylinder, 8-valves|
|BORE AND STROKE||67mm x 66.8mm|
|COMPRESSION RATIO||10.7 : 1|
|FUEL SYSTEM||Fuel Injection|
|DIMENSIONS||2,205mm x 820mm x 1,090mm|
|FRONT||130/90 - 16|
|REAR||150/80 - 16|
|FRONT||pre-load, 41mm telescopic fork, 121mm|
|REAR||pre-load twin shock, 95mm|
|FRONT||1x 296mm disc, ABS|
1x 240mm disc, ABS