Meet Honda’s 2023 CL500 Scrambler

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Bear in mind these two CL Scramblers that Honda filed for again in June of this yr?

Effectively, as of EICMA of this yr, one among them has been made a actuality – and he or she’s primed for Europe’s A2-license crowd. 

The 2023 Honda CL500 Scrambler pulls inspiration from the scramblers of the 60’s/70’s – and, very similar to what Ducati has executed along with her new Scrambler within the ‘Land of Pleasure,’ Honda has made good on an growing demand for recycling the funk of the previous for save-your-penny silhouettes of the long run. 

For the CL500, Honda’s donated a Insurgent 500 as her basis, which in flip homes the identical 471cc, twin-cylinder coronary heart as Honda’s CB500 collection

Honda’s all-new scrambler, the 2023 CL500. Media sourced from Honda’s latest press launch.

In line with Honda’s press launch, the CL500’s new “tubular diamond-structure metal body, long-travel suspension and 19/17-inch entrance/rear wheel mixture” maintain her distinctive from the group; coupled along with her energy specs (46hp @ 8500rpm and 43.3Nm @ 6000rpm),inclination towards mid-range efficiency and bangin’ gas economic system (27.7km/L), the CL500 serves a neat scoot for the sort of trip you don’t wish to take too critically. 

Honda's all-new scrambler, the 2023 CL500. Media sourced from Honda's recent press release.
Honda’s all-new scrambler, the 2023 CL500. Media sourced from Honda’s latest press launch.

A decrease rounded gas tank, increased welded subframe and the addition of rubber fork gaiters and upswept dual-exit exhaust muffler (with shiny, drilled warmth protect) complement telescopic 41mm upright forks (150mm journey) and twin rear shocks with 5-step pre-load adjustment. Two-piston entrance brake calipers exhibit a 310mm floating disc for stopping energy, whereas full LED lighting, whereas a rounded seat and rubber knee pads proceed to service the CL500’s model.

Honda's all-new scrambler, the 2023 CL500. Media sourced from Honda's recent press release.
Honda’s all-new scrambler, the 2023 CL500. Media sourced from Honda’s latest press launch.

Floor clearance ranks at 155mm, with a rake of 27° and path of 108mm and 1,485mm, respectively – good for the CL500’s addition of ABS, assisted slipper clutch and 192kg kerb weight. 

“We developed the CL500 as a machine that really enable its homeowners to face out from the group, and as a type of self-expression,” celebrates Mr. Hiroshi Furuse, the Giant Undertaking Chief (LPL), of CL500 Honda R&D Japan. 

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Honda's all-new scrambler, the 2023 CL500. Media sourced from Honda's recent press release.
Honda’s all-new scrambler, the 2023 CL500. Media sourced from Honda’s latest press launch.

“It may be used and loved casually – with out hesitation – by the younger era of their day by day lives and is designed to develop into a joyful and integral a part of a way of life.”

“In normal type, the off-road avenue model has a visible appeal not like every other mannequin within the Honda vary, and might actually encourage homeowners to take it additional in any route they need.”

Honda's all-new scrambler, the 2023 CL500. Media sourced from Honda's recent press release.
Honda’s all-new scrambler, the 2023 CL500. Media sourced from Honda’s latest press launch.

Count on to see the 2023 Honda CL500 in EU dealerships for spring of the identical yr; we might not know the pricing but, however based mostly on the Insurgent’s tag of round $7,000, we’re anticipating one thing a tad extra dear – not by a lot, although. 

What do you suppose o the 2023 CL500? Tell us beneath, subscribe for extra updates as they arrive down the ladder, and as ever – keep protected on the twisties. 

*Media sourced from Honda’s press launch*

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