Honda CB500T

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CB500T
ManufacturerHonda
Production1974—1976
PredecessorCB450
Engine498 cc DOHC parallel twin
Bore x stroke: 70 x 64.8 mm
PowerTemplate:Convert/hp @ 8000 rpm
Transmission5-speed
BrakesFront: Single disc
Rear: drum
Wheelbase1410 mm (55.5 in)
Weight193 kg (425 lb)

The Honda CB500T was sold from 1974 to 1976. The engine was a 498cc DOHC parallel twin with dual CV carburetors. The transmission was a 5-speed.

Specifications

Double overhead cam vertical twin with torsion bar valve springs.

General
Primary reduction 3.304:1
Maximum power 42 bhp (31 kW) @ 8000 rpm
Fuel 2 star or better (unleaded)
Tank capacity 16 L
Wheelbase 1410 mm (55.5")
Seat height 800 mm (31.5 in)
Dry weight 193 kg (425 lb)
Oil capacity 2.8 litres
Alternator 0.12 kW @ 5000 rpm
Spark plugs NGK B8ES
Gears
Gear Speed in gear Ratio
First 34 mph (55 km/h) 2.277:1
Second 60 mph (97 km/h) 1.521:1
Third 79 mph (127 km/h) 1.230:1
Fourth 94 mph (151 km/h) 1.000:1
Fifth 101 mph (163 km/h) 0.844:1
Final Reduction 2.200:1
Standing 1/4 mile 14.639 seconds

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