New Honda CBR500s revealed

Three new models spotted while Honda film new video and photoshoot

THREE new Honda 500s have been spied during the filming of Honda's promotional video.

We knew the CBR500R and CB500 were coming but the real surprise is the CB500X, which appears to be based on the same design brief as the NX700X.

All of the bikes pictured use a 470cc parallel twin, producing, 35kW (47bhp) to suit the new A2 licence. That also means they must weigh at least 175kg, as there’s a power-to-weight limit (0.2kW per kg) in that class.

No word from Honda yet as to what the price will be (they won't even confirm they exist!) More soon.