Honda CB500 Four

Honda CB500 Four
Honda’s CB series is the quintessential cafe racer platform, with the CB750 attracting the most attention. The CB500 Four was a lighter, more nimble version launched in 1971, but it was no slouch in the performance department. Its SOHC engine pumped out 50bhp, and an experienced rider could gun this bike to 60mph in a fraction over five seconds. I’ve chosen the 500 for today’s picture because just now, we hit 500,000 page views on Bike EXIF. We launched only five months ago, and our second post was a Honda CB550, so the 500 felt appropriate. Thanks a million for following! [Photo from Flickr member and Honda owner tneuf215.]