Honda's new and updated CB500X and NC750X get a host of technical changes for 2016. They made their debut at this week's Tokyo Show.
The existing Honda CB500X has been part of the Bike Social long-term test fleet this year and the £4950, A2-licence friendly, 46.6bhp junior adventure bike has more than impressed.
One observation during the 3000miles covered by the team was the requirement of a taller screen, which happens to be a £115 optional extra for a 105mm on the current bike. But, the 2016 version of the CB500X now gets a 100mm taller screen as standard. Other upgrades are LED lights front and rear, pre-load adjustable front suspension and new colours.
Honda say the 2016 upgrades on the super efficient, hyper-popular NC750X are both “greatly enhanced” and offer “a more rugged, adventurous look”. LED lights front and rear, a taller screen, new Showa “dual-bending valve” front fork, increased helmet storage space and three levels of S mode for its Dual Clutch Transmission version are among the upgrades.
Full details on both models including price and availability will be here by the end of the month.
The two new mid-size X machines are on show in Tokyo alongside several concept models including the next-generation Light Weight Super Sports Concept, the three-wheel hybrid NEOWING and the electric EV-Cub Concept.
Have you ridden either of the current model? Do you think the upgrades are needed? or !