2022 500cc LAMS Line-Up Updates

Honda 2022 500cc Range

2022 500cc LAMS Line-Up Updates

Huge updates have been announced for Honda’s massively popular 500cc LAMS line-up in 2022.

Honda CB500F, CBR500R and CB500X trio all receive engine and chassis upgrades for their 2022 year model versions, further enhancing their broad appeal with new and experienced riders alike.

The Australian release is expected in late 2021/early 2022 and the bikes are all looking amazing with several major upgrades to the already successful models. Check out all the changes to each model below. If you are keen to place an order, pre-orders are now open and highly recommended if you want to secure one of the new models anytime soon. Contact us here to place your order with just a $500 deposit.

2022 Honda CBR500RA

Fast, frugal, affordable and – most importantly – fun, Honda’s fully-faired CBR500R, launched in 2013 alongside the naked CB500F and adventure-styled CB500X, injects a genuine sporting energy to its twin-cylinder ‘light middleweight’ trio.

Hugely popular with younger riders looking to move up from a smaller machine with more than 50% of owners under the age of 30, the CBR500R instils the excitement of sports bike ownership into every ride yet also delivers sensible running costs, making it a great bike to both commute through the working week and enjoy at the weekend.

In 2016 the CBR500R assumed sharper styling and LED lighting to go with updated front suspension; in 2019 it got an even more aggressive makeover, with a new form and riding position that outlined a keener sporting intent. Developments were also applied to the engine for stronger performance off the bottom, a distinctive surge through the rev range to the redline and more distinctive exhaust howl. It gained EURO5 compliance in 2020.

Having proved its undoubted star quality alongside its siblings, for its 2022 year model it receives a major suspension upgrade in the form of high-quality Showa 41mm SFF-BP USD forks, plus dual front discs, new lightweight wheels and swingarm and other detail updates including a striking new colour.

Key updates:

  • New 41mm Showa Separate Function Fork Big Piston (SFF-BP) USD forks
  • New dual 296mm discs matched to Nissin radial mount four-piston calipers
  • Lighter weight wheels and swingarm, plus aluminium footpegs
  • Weight bias further forward for enhanced front end grip
  • New headlight inherited from the CBR650R
  • New PGM-FI settings improve torque feel and character
  • New radiator design more stylish and lighter
  • Assist/slipper clutch eases upshifts and manages downshifts
  • Homologated for EURO5

2022 Honda CBR500RA Updates Perth
2022 Honda CB500FA

The Honda CB500F’s compact dimensions and welcoming manners make it an easy machine to manage, ride and learn on, those same attributes also make it a genuine pleasure for those – whether stepping up from a 125 or coming down from a bigger machine – who want to explore just what it can do at the weekend. Sensible running costs, whatever the situation, add strongly to the appeal.

In 2019, the CB500F was redrawn with uncompromising lines that elevated its technical and mechanical aspects and in 2020 it was homologated for EURO5. Having proved its continued popularity, for 2022 it receives high-quality suspension in the form of Showa 41mm SFF-BP USD forks, dual front discs, new lightweight wheels and swingarm and other detail updates including three striking new colours.

Key updates:

  • New 41mm Showa Separate Function Fork Big Piston (SFF-BP) USD forks
  • New dual 296mm discs matched to Nissin radial mount four-piston calipers
  • Lighter weight wheels and swingarm, plus aluminium footpegs
  • More forward weight bias for enhanced front tyre grip
  • Revised LEDs for the headlight for improved high/low beam

2022 Honda CB500FA Updates Perth
2022 Honda CB500XA – View Here

The CB500X – originally launched in 2013 alongside the naked CB500F and fully-faired CBR500R – brings crossover adventure style to Honda’s fun-focussed twin-cylinder ‘light middleweight’ trio. It is a motorcycle that, without fanfare, quietly gets on with the job of being supremely competent and adaptable for a wide variety of owners.

It slips between the role of short-hop commuter to weekend tourer effortlessly. Long travel suspension irons out irregular road surfaces, wide handlebars provide leverage and the upright riding position offers both comfort and a wide field of view for the rider. In other words, the CB500X is an all-rounder in every sense of the term.

In 2016, a first upgrade saw the CB500X receive a larger fuel tank, more wind protection and a taller screen. It also gained LED lighting, spring preload-adjustable front forks and adjustable brake lever. Its 2019 evolution delivered more sophisticated adventure style, more engine performance and a number of chassis upgrades, ensuring that while the CB500X remained confident in its wide-ranging abilities, its ‘X’ factor was well and truly amplified. It gained EURO5 compliance in 2020.

Having proved its popularity over nearly a decade, for 2022 year model it receives high-quality front suspension in the form of Showa 41mm SFF-BP USD forks, plus dual front discs, lightweight swingarm, redesigned front wheel and other detail updates including a striking new colour and bold new graphics.

Key updates:

  • 41mm Showa Separate Function Fork Big Piston (SFF-BP) USD forks
  • New dual 296mm discs matched to Nissin two-piston calipers
  • New lighter weight front wheel and swingarm
  • Revised headlight LEDs for improved high/low beam plus position lights
  • New PGM-FI settings improve torque feel and character
  • New radiator design more stylish and lighter
  • Assist/slipper clutch eases upshifts and manages downshifts
  • Homologated for EURO5

2022 Honda CB500XA Updates Perth

 

Note: Final pricing, spec, colours and release dates for Australia are all yet to be confirmed and are subject to change. Please contact us for the latest info on new models, pricing and release dates.