EICMA 2023: Honda Unveils NX500 Adventure Tourer Marvel
Article by Drivio | 15th Nov 23
Honda NX500 boasts enhanced features: LED lighting, a 5-inch TFT console, Bluetooth, an improved engine, Showa suspension, and lightweight wheels for superior performance.
- New ECU for a smoother, refined engine performance experience.
- Upgraded braking system with powerful dual-disc setup for precision control.
- Lightweight wheels enhance agility and reduce unsprung weight for improved maneuverability.
At EICMA 2023, Honda unveiled the eagerly awaited NX500 adventure tourer, positioned to succeed the CB500X in their global lineup. Despite its 'New X-over' tag, the NX500 shares a strong resemblance with the outgoing CB500X, featuring a slightly larger fairing, a new LED headlight, and a taller windscreen, exuding a sportier vibe in Grand Prix Red, Matt Gunpowder Black Metallic, and Pearl Horizon White paint schemes.
Notable updates include a 5-inch digital TFT instrument console with Bluetooth connectivity through Honda Road Sync, in-built navigation, and a backlit four-way toggle switch. The 471cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin engine remains unchanged in power. Still, it undergoes internal enhancements, with a new ECU and additional features like a crank counterweight and balancer shaft for a smoother ride.
In terms of hardware, the NX500 showcases a 41 mm Showa upside-down fork, a mono-shock at the rear, and a braking system featuring dual 296 mm discs at the front and a single disc at the rear. Lightweight wheels contribute to a 1.5 kg reduction in unsprung weight, resulting in an overall weight loss of 3 kg, bringing the total weight to 196 kg.
Anticipated to debut in India as a Completely Built Unit, the NX500 promises to be more competitively priced than its predecessor, the CB500X. With enhanced features, including improved engine performance, advanced instrumentation, and agile handling, the NX500 aims to redefine the adventure touring experience. Stay tuned for the exciting launch of this upgraded adventure tourer in the Indian market.