Honda Renamed CB500X to NX500 With ECU & 5 Spoke Aluminum Wheels

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Honda has announced the transformation of its CB500X model into the NX500 for 2024, unveiled at the prestigious EICMA show. 

Honda Unveils NX500 at EICMA 2023: A Fresh Take on Adventure Riding
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This move marks a shift in the company’s approach to adventure biking, offering riders an enhanced experience with technological advancements and design refinements.

The rebranding to NX500 harks back to the NX650 Dominator of the late 1980s, setting the stage for a new range of soft-roaders in Honda’s lineup.

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Despite its new identity, the NX500 retains the liquid-cooled 471 cc parallel twin engine of the CB500X, delivering the same max output of 47 hp and 32 lb-ft of torque

An ECU update has been implemented to enhance the acceleration feel, along with the standardization of the Honda Selectable Torque Control system.

Honda Unveils NX500 at EICMA 2023: A Fresh Take on Adventure Riding
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The NX500 is lighter than its predecessor by approximately 6.6 lb, owing to new 5-spoke aluminum wheels and other weight-saving measures. 

The suspension system has been updated accordingly, maintaining the 41 mm separate function fork-big piston setup from Showa.

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The braking system has been overhauled with two-piston calipers, replacing the previous four-piston setup.

Aesthetic enhancements include a new LED headlight and a 5-inch TFT screen compatible with Honda’s RoadSync app, providing a modern and functional rider interface.

Available in Grand Prix Red, Matt Gunpowder Black Metallic, or Pearl Horizon White, the NX500’s color availability and pricing in North America remain unconfirmed.

A significant technological advancement is the incorporation of Honda’s E-Clutch technology, debuting in the 2024 production models, signaling Honda’s commitment to innovation in the motorcycle industry.

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