Honda CB500T Review from United States of America

1976 Honda CB500T

Model year1976
Year of manufacture1976
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 7 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired10000 miles
Most recent distance10660 miles
Previous motorcycleYamaha YZ500


A great mid size motorcycle


I have had no problems with this bike since I bought it.

I have put about 650 trouble free miles on it since purchase.

General Comments:

I bought this bike on a whim this summer, and I am sure glad that I did. It is a very simple, easy to ride, comfortable bike.

Everything on this motorcycle works as it should. The engine runs flawlessly, the 5 speed transmission changes smoothly, and the handling is above average for a bike this size.

This bike had been stored since 1989 when I purchased it this summer. I changed the oil, replaced the battery, put in new plugs and points and she started right up and idled well. I, also, ran some Sea Foam cleaner through the carbs, although they really didn't need it.

For a 500 CC twin cylinder bike, the CB500T is quiet, smooth, and easy to maintain and ride. I'm keeping this one!

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th August, 2007

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 1 review