Having lately launched the X350, it was solely a matter of time earlier than we noticed the emergence of the X500 that was hinted at in a number of paper filings.
As of at present, that X500 is formally out and about, displaying off a primed set of energy specs for Chinese language markets… and a decidedly good neo-retro aesthetic to accompany the trifecta of livery schemes in Dazzling Black, Vibrant Orange, and Shiny Silver.
Per our earlier protection of this beastie, the X500 claims the identical liquid-cooled coronary heart as that of the Benelli Leoncino 500, a parallel twin sporting 47 fairly ponies kicking out 34lb-ft of torque at 6,000rpm.
All the above channels by a six-speed gearbox to make a really good 48.45 miles per gallon, if the studies are right.
The ability specs are accompanied by a moderately sparse componentry bundle, with LED brights on the entrance/rear, ABS, and what Punya Sharma from Prime Pace calls an analog instrument cluster with “a puny digital inset.”
… Not that greater is best, however you’d suppose the collaborative efforts would zoom in on the electronics, given the lean of at present’s moto markets.
The X500 additionally has a trellis body, which rolls out on 17-inch alloy wheels that includes adjustable upside-down forks (and monoshock). Brakes come by way of twin entrance calipers and a single rear piece.
All instructed, the bike purportedly has a 153mm floor clearance, which interprets to an 820mm seat top – oh, and it’s coming to eat its contenders, the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and Honda CL500, for dinner.
We’re nonetheless undecided if this bike will make it to dinner, however the jury will stay out till we see this factor in individual.
What do you consider the all-new Harley X Qj X500?