Boon Siew Honda Announces Updates and New Features for 2022 Honda CB500X and CBR500R

February 15, 2022

Penang, 15th February 2022 – Boon Siew Honda announce the new CB500X and CBR500R with major performance enhancement and colour updates. Having proved its popularity since it was launched in Malaysia back in 2013, these models now receive several key updates to offers its users an even improved handling and riding experience.

Some of the highlights are:

• High-quality front suspension in the form of 41mm Showa Separate Function-Big Piston (SSF-BP) upside-down (USD) fork

• New Dual front disc front brakes and axial-mount/radial-mount calipers respectively

• Improved handling with new swingarm, which is lighter with more lateral flex

• Redesigned wheels and a lighter radiator save more weight and new fuel injection settings improve engine character

• More powerful headlight LEDs offer greater visibility

• Striking colour and bold new graphics


In 2022, both models come with the aim to heighten all-around handling performance the 41mm telescopic forks of the previous design have been replaced by spring preload-adjustable Showa 41mm Separate Function Fork Big Piston (SSF-BP) USD forks, clamped by the new top and bottom yokes. By dividing the functions – Big Piston pressure separation damper in one leg, spring mechanism in the other – reaction and ride quality are both improved.

In line with the dynamic improvements to the chassis and suspension, the CB500X and CBR500R’s braking performance has been improved with a dual 296mm wave-pattern discs with axial-mounted (CB500X) and radial-mounted (CBR500R) Nissin two-piston calipers, reducing the required pressure on the lever when braking.

CB500X receives the redesigned 19-inch cast-aluminium front wheel – lighter thanks to thinner spokes – reduces unsprung weight to aid turning ability, crowned by a tough new mudguard design and heads a 17-inch rear wheel. In a further effort to improve the ride quality, the CBR500R also feature new lighter wheels with 5 Y-shaped spokes rather than the 6 of the previous models.

Both CB500X and CBR500R retained its power unit, equipped with 471cc, 8-valve liquid-cooled parallel twin-cylinder layout offers a well-proportioned balance of physical size and willing, enjoyable power output, with an energetic, high-revving character and zappy top end. CB500X and CBR500R both produce a peak power of 37kW at 8,500rpm and a peak torque of 45Nm at 6,500rpm. Additionally, the slick-changing six-speed gearbox is managed by an assist/slipper clutch.

As before, LCD instruments feature a Shift Up and Gear Position function and all lighting is premium LED for both CB500X and CBR500R; the new headlight, now spreads a broader beam. CB500X comes with optimised high/low headlight beam and addition of front indicator position lights.

The 2022 Honda CB500X will be available in Grand Prix Red, Mat Gun Powder Black Metallic and Pearl Organic Green.

Meanwhile the 2022 Honda CBR500R will be available in Grand Prix Red.


2022 Honda CB500X:

Grand Prix Red Mat Gun Powder Black Metallic Pearl Organic Green

The available colour options and prices are:

Colour Option Price
Grand Prix RedMat Gun Powder Black Metallic

Pearl Organic Green

Prices shown are recommended showroom price excluding of road tax, insurance, and registration.
Boon Siew Honda offers two years or 20,000km manufacturing warranty (whichever comes first).


2022 Honda CBR500R:

Grand Prix Red 

The available colour option and price is :

Colour Option Price
Grand Prix Red RM34,499
Prices shown are recommended showroom price excluding of road tax, insurance, and registration.
Boon Siew Honda offers two years or 20,000km manufacturing warranty (whichever comes first).


For more information on the Honda CB500X and CBR500R, customers can visit Honda BigWing dealers or call Boon Siew Honda’s Toll-Free number at 1-800-88-3993 or log onto


List of BigWing dealers in Malaysia:·

BigWing Georgetown
Contact:  04-282 7181

BigWing Setapak
Contact:  03-4023 6192

BigWing Petaling Jaya
Contact:  03-7773 3660

BigWing Johor
Contact:  017-795 6088, 017-776 0188