The CB500F isn?t trying to lay claim to anything, and is a good, useable naked bike. The 500F?s defining facet is its wider, higher bars. They make for enormous fun on tight roads, because its ergonomics make it more open to being playfully bossed around, and a bit more rewarding as a result. The CBR500F is still powered by an eight-valve 471cc parallel twin and alongside the 47hp on offer, the other headline figure is 32lb/ft of torque. It is a well-rounded stepping stone A2 bike that’ll allow new riders to improve their riding, bike control and confidence on a ?proper? big bike, Honda has nailed it.