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Honda CB 500 Four 1978 500cc 4 cyl ohc


Honda CB 500 Four 1978 500cc 4 cyl ohc

Manufacturer: Honda

Model: CB 500 Four

Year: 1978
Displacement: 498 cc
Cylinder: 4
Engine type: 4-stroke / ohc
Bore / Stroke: 56 x 50.6 mm
Power: 48hp @ 9.000 rpm
Weight: 183 kg
Top Speed: 178 km/h
Production years: 1971 - 1978

Frame number: CB500K-2095112
Engine number: CB500E-2121263

It was introduced at the London Racing and Sporting Motorcycle Show in February 1972, and sold in the US market until 1973, replaced by the CB 550 in the 1974 model year, while continuing in the European market until 1978.The CB 500 Four is styled like the CB 750, but smaller and lighter, with a claimed of 50hp output and a top speed of 185 kmh. Like the earlier CB 750 it has a single front hydraulic disc brake, rear drum brake, electric starter, and sohc eight-valve engine. The four-into-four exhaust pipes echoed those of the CB 750. Unlike the earlier dry sump CB 750, the smaller bike has a wet sump engine. Also, the primary drives were different, the CB 750 having a duplex chain, while the CB 500 had a "Hy-Vo" Morse chain.

This CB is an unfinished restoration. The previous owner informed us that most of the CB has already been completely restored, such as the engine, carburetor, fork, swing arm.