The middleweight adventure bike is equipped with all the upgrades that the international model update promised, including dual front disc brakes, new colors, beefier suspension components, and slightly reworked style.
At its heart is the same 471cc parallel-twin engine that makes 47hp. Shifting the gears on this already approachable bike is made even easier by the same assist and slipper clutch found on the 2021 model.
So what’s new, you might ask. A Showa 41mm Separate Function Big Piston Fork handles front suspension, and is attached to two axial mount Nissin calipers chomping onto dual 296mm rotors. Rear suspension is taken care of by a pro-link monoshock with five-stage preload adjustability, while a single caliper and disc setup slows down this end.
For the CB500X, LED illumination is now standard, just like turn signal indicators that double as position lights. Instrumentation is also new; the bike comes with a redesigned rectangular screen.
And now for the most important part: MSRP for the PH spec 2022 CB500X is at P380,000. Two colors are available: Grand Prix Red and Matte Gunpowder Black Metallic.
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