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Harley-Davidson X 500 Is Here! The Second Small Capacity Bike After X 350 Uncovered

Harley-Davidson X 500 Is Here! The Second Small Capacity Bike After X 350 Uncovered

Article by Drivio | 20th Apr 23

The Harley-Davidson X 500 is a rebadged Leoncino 500, a bike that actually impressed most with its torquey motor and sweet handling. 

  • The 500cc parallel-twin liquid-cooled mill makes 47.5PS and 46Nm.
  • You get a fat 50mm inverted fork at the front and a monoshock at the rear. 
  • Dual-channel ABS, meanwhile, should be offered as standard. 

Harley-Davidson has made headlines once more with the global introduction of the Harley-Davidson X 500, which is the result of a collaboration between the American cruiser giant and the Chinese company QJ Motor. Based on the Benelli Leoncino 500, this bike has the same 500cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin engine and produces the same 47.5PS and 46Nm. The same steel tube frame houses this engine.

 The Leoncino and X 500 even share the same foundations. The bikes share a 50mm USD fork with rebound adjustment and an offset monoshock with preload and rebound adjustment. Harley-Davidson.

The brake gear isn't mentioned in full on China's official website, but the twin front discs and single rear disc appear to be the same. And it's likely that Harley hasn't made any adjustments to reduce production costs. Finally, the 17-inch alloy wheels on both bikes are identical. The kerb weight of 208kg is a heavy machine as a result of all the component sharing.

What are the features of Harley-Davidson X 500?

The Harley-Davidson X 500 has a short list of features. It comes with a monopod semi-digital instrument console with a digital insert and dual-channel ABS as the only electronic aid.

Now comes the big question: Will it be available in India? No, and dare we say we're pleased it isn't since the Harley-Davidson X 500 won't find many buyers. If you want to see what's beneath all the bodywork, grab the Benelli Leoncino 500, and if you want a retro-styled bike that can compete with the performance of this Harley, the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is unquestionably the finest choice.