Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Budapest, Hungary
I think it looks great. I wonder if they are updating the F and X models also? Since they are the same platform, it would make sense. A nice touch that they listened to customers and adding hinged fuel cap and better keys. Shame about retaining the ugly swingarm, but I guess they are still trying to keep the price down.
What I don't like is that the passenger seat looks a lot less comfortable. It looks like a 600RR type of setup, which is a shame because one of the advantages of the 500 was that it's surprisingly comfy two-up. I know it looks sportier though, so solo riders might prefer it.
All in all, great news that the model is continuing and getting some nice upgrades.
SOLD: 2013 CB500F ABS - white - Honda hugger, Oxford heated grips, 12v socket, Givi rack and topbox, LeoVince GP Corsa slip-on, Givi Easylock panniers, Puig Naked NewGen screen