Is a Honda CX500 fast?
The Honda CX500 was a v2, four-stroke Naked motorcycle produced by Honda between 1978 and 1979. It could reach a top speed of 107 mph (172 km/h). Max torque was 30.98 ft/lbs (42.0 Nm) @ 7000 RPM.
Are Honda CX500 reliable?
No doubt readers may very well remember the initially appalling reliability record the CX500 enjoyed, courtesy of some extremely serious camchain issues. The inverted toothed chain was simply far too heavy and over-specified for the manually adjusted tensioner.
What defines a cafe racer?
According to Wikipedia’s definition, a café racer is a lightweight motorcycle that is optimized for speed and handling rather than comfort. The original term started to develop around the 60s among British riders, who would strip their motorcycles off extra parts and race between cafés.
How do you remove the seat from a Honda cx500?
You need a 12mm pull two bolts out near the rear signals. Then pull back a bit on the seat towards the luggage rack, enough for the front seat tongue to come unhooked. Then just lift straight up.