Honda CB500X

Punchy Performance, Adventure Styling

With its all-round punchy performance, adventure styling, affordable price point and low running costs the twin-cylinder CB500X is a great place from which to begin a lifelong motorcycling journey. Its upright, roomy riding position, substantial tank range and long-travel suspension inject a genuine sense of adventure into every ride, and make it serve equally well through the weekly commute as on the weekend escape.

Furthermore, its free-revving, flexible engine performance - with internal design derived from the CBR600RR and CBR1000RR - has gained approval not only from riders stepping up to a full licence, but also from experienced motorcyclists looking for a fun, practical and economical all-rounder. CB500X evolves further with enhanced crossover style, function and desirability to offer a compelling package of all-round capability with an adventurous spirit.

It is ready for anything, styling has improved by taking cues from the Africa Twin.
And while the CB500X’s engine maintains the 35KW peak output, it now makes 4% more power and torque between 3-7000 rpm, thanks to revisions to the inlet, exhaust note and the engine now features an assist/slipper clutch.

Prices

Days: Peak/High Season Shoulder Season
15 to 21 NZ$139.00 NZ$109.00
6 to 14 NZ$159.00 NZ$139.00
2 to 5 NZ$169.00 NZ$159.00
Honda CB500X

Specifications

Engine Type Liquid cooled DOHC Parallel Twin
Engine Displacement (cc) 471
Bore x Stroke 67 mm x 66.8 mm
Transmission 6-speed
Fuel System Fuel injection
Ignition Full-transistorised type
Overall Length (mm) 2156
Overall Width (mm) 828
Overall Height (mm) 1412
Wheelbase (mm) 1443
Ground Clearance 181
Seat Height (mm) 834
Kerb Mass (kg) 197
Front wheel location / suspension Conventional Telescopic, 41 mm, Pre loaded adjustment
Rear wheel location / suspension Pro-link mono with 9 stage Preloaded adjuster
Brakes Front Single one-piston caliper w/ 320mm petal-style disc; ABS
Brakes Rear Single one-piston caliper w/ 240mm petal-style disc; ABS
Tyre Front 120/70ZR - 19 M/C (On-Off Pattern) 2020 model
Tyre Rear 160/60ZR - 17 M/C (On-Off Pattern)
Fuel Tank Capacity (L) 17.7

Rates include Free side luggage cases, unlimited Kms˚, tax and insurance

Peak Season 1 December  to 15 March        
Shoulder Season 16 March to 30 November

Bond: $2500.00 or $950.00*

*Add $30 per day to the hire rate for this bond rate to apply. Minimum hire 7 days to be eligible.

Includes Tax, Insurance & Unlimited Kilometres (4+ days only)

Reviews

“From long distance touring to reaching a remote campsite, you’re going to have a more enjoyable time on the CB500X. And it is still a small, easy to manage bike that can be rented for a reasonable price.” Cycle world

“Sometimes you feel like picking a corner of the map and exploring. And sometimes, you need a quick ride to the corner store. For a compact bike that can handle real adventures, and all the commutes in between, you need the CB500X.” Total Motorcycling
Honda CB500X

Additional Information

  • FREE Side Luggage for Standard Cases.
  • FREE Unlimited Kilometers on rentals 6 Days & over*
  • FREE Insurance - full motorcycle cover included in all prices with standard Bond.
  • Navigation TomTom Rider 400/450 GPS available NZ$10 per day (maximum NZ$120 per rental, Bond NZ$400).
  • Bring your own GPS complete with wiring & mounts - fitting charge NZ$25 plus any hardware we need to provide.
  • Top-boxes available @ $4 per day ($40 Maximum)
  • Tank-bags available @ $4 per day (NZ$30 Maximum).
  • Lowering links can be fitted to the rear suspension of Tiger 900, DL650 NZ$50 fitting fee.
  • Low Seats available for some models, please ask for options NZ$50 per hire
  • Puncture repair and tyre inflation kits supplied for NZ$18 per hire

*Short Term Rentals 2 to 5 days have 350 kilometers per day included - Free.

All our rental motorcycles meet all legal requirements for riding on New Zealand public roads. They have a certificate of fitness as required by NZ Transport Agency for rental vehicles. We use very good quality tyres on our fleet of bikes, these are replaced regularly to ensure hirers have the best riding experience.

All our rental motorcycles are maintained by fully qualified motorcycle technicians and are New Zealand Government Transport certified for rental vehicles. Most models have hard case panniers and soft luggage bags are available for smaller models. In the unlikely event of a motorcycle breaking down, we will repair the machine or replace it as soon as possible. Our Guided Tour support vans are equipped to carry motorcycles and also have tools, spares and first aid kits.

Most overseas drivers licences are valid for use in New Zealand; the same restrictions apply as the country of origin. Riders must be 25 years of age or over for all our motorcycles. Licences must have a motorcycle endorsement for 650cc or above. If your licence is not in English, an international driving permit will be required.

Motorcycle insurance is included in the rental rates. It covers damage to the motorcycle, fire and theft only. The hirer is separately liable for any accessories hired with the motorcycle. The insurance excess (deductible) varies per model and is listed in the schedule Insurance Deposits.

  • Rider minimum age is 21 years old and must hold valid drivers license suitable for machine being hired. Hire Motorcycles 700cc and over have a minimum rider age of 25.
  • Long Term Hires - Hires over 22 days rates are by negotiation, please ask for options.
  • We have depots in Auckland and Christchurch, one way hires are Okay. One way hires less than 14 days may incur a $399 surcharge.
  • 20% deposit required to confirm a RENTAL booking. Deposit 50% refundable if cancelled prior to 30 days of hire commencing.
  • 10% deposit required to confirm a TOUR booking. Deposit is 50% refundable if cancelled prior to 60 days of tour commencing, Payments and Deposits if cancelled within 30 days of departure are non-refundable.
  • Note: Credit Card is needed on hire pickup, Bonds are not charged but a pre-authorization of the bond amount is confirmed.
  • Tour and Additional Terms and Conditions can be found here

A bond equal to the excess amount is required from the hirer at the time the motorcycle is picked up. This bond is to be secured with a credit card slip and is fully refundable when the motorcycle is returned undamaged to NZ Bike. Any damage to the motorcycle, up to the insurance excess will be deducted from the security bond (or CDW amount if applicable).