1979 Honda CX 500 Deluxe

1979 Honda CX 500 Deluxe Specifications

  • Updated: 2023-03-20

General information

ModelHonda CX 500 Deluxe

Engine and transmission

Displacement496.0 ccm (30.27 cubic inches)
Engine typeTwin, four-stroke
Power50.0 HP (36.5 kW) @ 9000 RPM
Max RPM10500
Bore x stroke78.0 x 52.0 mm (3.1 x 2.0 inches)
Valves per cylinder4
Fuel systemCarburettor. Keihin 35mm CV
Fuel controlOverhead Valves (OHV)
Lubrication systemForced Pressure and Wet Sump
Cooling systemLiquid
Transmission typeShaft drive (cardan) (final drive)
ClutchWet, Multi Plate
Fuel consumption4.52 litres/100 km (22.1 km/l or 52.04 mpg)
Greenhouse gases104.9 CO2 g/km. (CO2 - Carbon dioxide emission)

Chassis, suspension, brakes and wheels

Frame typeDiamond
Rake (fork angle)26.9°
Trail105 mm (4.1 inches)
Front suspensionTelescopic Forks
Front wheel travel139 mm (5.5 inches)
Rear suspensionSwingarm
Rear wheel travel85 mm (3.3 inches)
Front tire100/90-19
Rear tire130/90-16
Front brakesSingle disc
Rear brakesExpanding brake (drum brake)
Dry weight205.0 kg (452.0 pounds)
Power/weight ratio0.2439 HP/kg
Seat height800 mm (31.5 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
Overall height1165 mm (45.9 inches)
Overall length2185 mm (86.0 inches)
Overall width865 mm (34.1 inches)
Ground clearance145 mm (5.7 inches)
Wheelbase1455 mm (57.3 inches)
Fuel capacity17.03 litres (4.50 US gallons)
Reserve fuel capacity5.67 litres (1.50 US gallons)
Oil capacity3.00 litres (3.17 US quarts)
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