2019 Honda CBR500R, CB500F and CB500X launched in Malaysia – pricing starts from RM33,999

2019 Honda CBR500R, CB500F and CB500X launched in Malaysia – pricing starts from RM33,999

In Malaysia, the middleweight motorcycle market gets a trio of updated offerings from Boon Siew Honda Malaysia – the 2019 Honda CBR500R sports bike, the Honda CB500F naked sports and Honda CB500X adventure tourer. The CBR500R is priced at RM34,999 while the CB500F and CB500X are priced at RM33,999 and RM36,099, respectively, with all prices excluding road tax, insurance and registration.

For 2019, all three Honda middleweights come with ABS – standard across the range – along with revised rear monoshock, assist and slipper clutch, LED lighting all round and LCD instrument panel. New for the three middleweights is a shift light that is set at 8,750 rpm and adjustable in 250 rpm increments from between 5,000 to 8,750 rpm.

Common in all three 500s is the engine, which is a 471 cc, liquid-cooled, parallel twin with eight valves, producing a claimed 49.6 hp at 8,500 rpm and 45 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm. Power gets to the ground via a six-speed gearbox and chain final drive.

For the CBR500R, new bodywork is designed to give a more aggressive style, similar to the CBR1000RR superbike. Fed by Honda’s PGM-FI, the inlet, exhaust and valve timing has been revised to deliver 4% more mid-range power and torque.

The CBR500R now comes with narrower seat pad and tail unit to improve rider ergonomics and movement with the clip-on handlebars located below the top yoke to give a sportier riding position. There are three colour options for the 2019 Honda CBR500R – Grand Prix Red, Max Axis Gray Metallic and Pearl Metalloid White.

Honda’s naked sports middleweight, the CB500F, also comes with new bodywork and is designed to be a “do everything” machine. The assist and slipper clutch reduces effort at the clutch lever, making the CB500F and its siblings easy to ride, especially in heavy traffic.

The battery is now located further away from the air box intake duct, improving engine airflow. The 2019 Honda CB500F comes in three colour choices – Grand Prix Red, Gun Powder Black Metallic and Pearl Metalloid White.

Biggest change for the CB500X is the change of front wheel size from 17-inches to a 19-inch hoop in front, which Honda says will improve handling on rough surfaces, something we noted was lacking when we reviewed the previous generation CB500X. Rider seating is cut narrower in front to improve reach for riders shorter in the leg.

Manoeuvrability has also been improved with a 3-degree increase in steering lock to 38-degrees along with a tapered handlebar. Riders can choose form three colours for the 2019 Honda CB500X – Grand Prix Red, Gun Powder Black Metallic and Pearl Metalloid White.

Availability of the 2019 Honda CBR500R, CB500F and CB500X in authorised Boon Siew Honda Malaysia dealers will be from the end of June 2019. All three middleweights come with a two-year or 20,000 km warranty, whichever comes first.

GALLERY: 2019 Honda CB500F


GALLERY: 2019 Honda CBR500R
GALLERY: 2019 Honda CB500X

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Comments

  • v-tec fan on Jun 19, 2019 at 3:17 pm

    balik2 naik harga… boon siew …boon siew…tu je ko tau.
    https://paultan.org/2017/12/28/2018-honda-cb500f-cbr500r-and-cb500x-released-now-with-abs-option-prices-start-from-rm31363/

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    • Zaman Khan on Jun 19, 2019 at 5:47 pm

      Ringgit has gone down because of 60 years of mismanagement. It will take a while before the ringgit strengthens with good governance.

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      • Dilbert on Jun 19, 2019 at 6:48 pm

        2017 isn’t 60 years ago. Do you even know how to count.

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      • redpilled on Jun 19, 2019 at 7:40 pm

        keep lying while im reloading.

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      • komarad on Jun 20, 2019 at 10:07 am

        60 years not enough for 400 years plus of looting by Brits n others..

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      • Ringgit down? Then why some other brands dont have this problem?
        Boon Siew pricing has always been not keen among its competitors. This is hurting the honda fans.
        I hope we will get new distributor for Honda.

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  • Wow! Not cheap wei!

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  • vVivi Zurianti on Jun 19, 2019 at 7:58 pm

    better use the money to buy a second hand car. At least when rain, no need to get wet. Can bring family jalan0jalan too…

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    • Mat.tau on Jun 20, 2019 at 12:48 am

      At this point, im with you. If you want a bike, get a real one. Investing on middleweight is no fun because of the price is opposing the performance. Might as well get a car and a kapcai as fun bike. Myvi 2nd + y15zr = Rm40k only

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    • panjang on Jun 20, 2019 at 4:56 am

      Almost all rider whom rides bigger bike or non kapchai already has a decent car/cars plus riders wont get wet when riding with proper gear. Car drivers will get wet when getting out of car to reach the nearest walkway even when using umbrella. Riders can keep their gear until its the nearest walkway.

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  • panjang on Jun 19, 2019 at 8:15 pm

    Where is the front ABS sensor for the 500X?

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  • Bila nak bawa masuk cb150r streetster

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  • TreeHugger on Jun 19, 2019 at 10:55 pm

    For that price might as well get Yamaha MT-07. More power, more torque, more fun and most importantly the brapp brapp crossplane twin cylinder engine sound.

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  • No cbr250rr? Then, no sale la Honda.
    Gudbye.

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  • CB500x from 28k+ to 36k+. wow

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  • michelin on Jun 20, 2019 at 11:33 am

    Kalau lah CB500F tu design CB650R, confirm tangkap satu..

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  • No upside down fork?? Give this a miss.

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  • Boon siew nooB on Jul 10, 2019 at 3:53 pm

    What a stupid decision putting your own CBR250rr price close to your CBR500r. And for the price maybe you think by Honda winning on motoGP you can rocket your price like that?

    Bye bye Boon Siew.

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