"First into the future". A forward-looking, outside-the-square motorcycle which was a hit in the late '70s and very early '80s. Later models went as far to include turbochargers. Scroll down for info on these bikes!
The Honda CX500 was designed in the 1970s and were sold up until the mid 1980s in various forms around the world. It's tagline from Honda was "First Into The Future", and it was Honda's first V-twin motorcycle. It was also the first production motorcycle in the world to utilise tubeless tyres. Through it's half-decade run the CX range grew to include cruiser-styled Custom models, the GL500/650 Silverwing tourer-oriented models and even a pair of turbocharged performance bikes.
For the model history, prototype information and variant differences see this page:
For the specs, click on the link for the new spec sheet below:
Wondering how to build a high performance CX/GL? See our performance guide here.
For the master build list of customised cafe racers, bobbers, brats and more: CX500 Master Build List
These are other CX/GL sites that have become incorporated into this site.