Source: Honda announcement

TORRANCE, Calif. — Honda’s popular range of practical-but-fun, mid-displacement parallel-twin “CB/R” motorcycles – the CB500X ABS adventure bike, the CB500F ABS naked bike and the CBR500R ABS sport bike – have all benefited from focused improvements to suspension, braking and handling for the 2022 model year.

Honda recognizes that many riders seek an affordable, approachable street bike that’s a great workday commuter but is also a capable tool for free-time recreation. Of course, “recreation” means different things to different customers, and each of these machines offers a unique solution: for those who define it as exploring dirt and gravel roads, the CB500X is the obvious choice; the CB500F is ideal for anyone looking to cut a stylish figure in the city; and the CBR500R fits the bill for those who prioritize brisk outings on twisty mountain backroads.

CB500X ABS

Perhaps more than any other category of motorcycle, adventure machines are asked to play a variety of disparate roles, and that’s particularly true of entry-level machines. Fortunately, few motorcycles are as adaptable as Honda’s CB500X ABS. The essence of a modern mid-displacement adventure machine, the CB500X is both practical and rewarding to ride, especially now that it has an inverted Showa SFF-BP fork dual front brake rotors and more.

CB500F ABS

Honda’s mid-displacement naked bike – the CB500F ABS – is chameleon-like in its ability to adapt to different applications. Built on a platform that’s practical but also capable of delivering highly enjoyable experiences, it’s a competent office or campus commuter when needed, but it’s equally at home when it’s time for fun, whether that be at bike nights, coffee-shop get-togethers or backroad excursions. Honed through decades of iconic Honda CB models, the 2022 CB500F benefits from a new inverted Showa SFF-BP fork, dual front-brake rotors with radial-mounted Nissin calipers and more, showing that respectable sporty performance and chic, minimalist looks needn’t come at a price that breaks the bank.

CBR500R ABS

Rare is the user-friendly, practical motorcycle that can also credibly claim to having championship-winning sport-bike DNA, but Honda’s CBR500R certainly fits the bill. A great option for the weekday commute, this full-fairing machine can also carve canyons with the best of them when the weekend hits. Delivering enjoyable performance in a range of riding situations, the CBR500R touts sensible running costs and a high-quality finish, and for 2022 it gets dual front brake rotors with radial-mount Nissin calipers, as well as an inverted Showa SFF-BP fork, lightweight wheels and more.

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