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Honda - CB 500 K2 - 498 cc - 1975

Lot reference 22040269

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Current bid $5,696
Next minimum bid $6,266
Location: Germany
Auction fee: 9% of the winning bid
Shipping to United States: $1,708.95

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$5,696 Bidder 4032
12-11-2018 18:25:03
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Condition: Good - Registration papers: with German registration - Location: Germany

Brand: Honda (More lots)
Model Type: CB 500 K2
Engine size (in cc): 498
Year of first registration: 1975
Condition: Good
Registration papers: with German registration
Mileage: 79427 km
Frame number: CB500-2039926
Engine number: CB500E-1050264
Located in country: Germany

The CB500 Four was introduced by Honda in the early 1970s and produced from 1971 until 1979. Throughout its lifespan four version were build (K0 - K3).

K0: 1971
K1: 1972-1973 (limited to modest aesthetic updates, for example: shape of instruments and the exhaust mufflers)
K2: 1973-1974 (limited to modest aesthetic updates, for example: shape of instruments and the exhaust mufflers)
K3: 1975-1979 (changes: colors, tank, instruments, direction indicators etc.)

Aesthetically it is very similar to the Honda CB 750. Just like the CB 750 it has a single hydraulic disc brake in the front and a drum break in the rear. The main difference iss the size, the CB 500 is smaller, and lighter. As a consequence this was a more usable motorcycle on a daily basis.
Nevertheless, the engine produced 50 bhp that resulted in a top speed of around 180 km/h. And just like the CB 750, the CB 500 has a lot of racing pedigree. In 1973, Bill Smith won the 500 cc TT production race with a Honda CB 500, ahead of Stan Woods on a Suzuki T500 two-stroke.

This particular Honda CB 500 has been driven for 79.427 km.

It has been from factory upgraded with a Guiliari seat, that is still in a very good condition.

The original exhaust system is still installed and new Metzeler ME77 tyres have been put on.

The gas tank shows no sign of rust.

The engine works, and it is fully functioning.

All in all, this CB 500 can be used right away and enjoyed on nice weekend trips.

Technical Information:
Production: 1971 - 1979
Engine: 498 cc, air cooled 8-valve SOHC transverse inline-four
Compression ratio: 9 : 1
Power: 50 hp (37 kW) @ 9000 rpm
Torque: 41 Nm @ 750 rpm
Top Speed: 180 km/h
Transmission: 5 speed
Brakes: Front: disc break | Rear: drum break
Weight (dry): 205 kg
Wheelbase: 1410 mm
Seat height: 805 mm
Fuel capacity: 14 L

This is a used vehicle. It is highly advisable to view the vehicle before bidding, to avoid disappointment afterwards. To arrange a viewing appointment or for more info, please contact Catawiki. Offers are excluding transport and export, unless otherwise indicated. Prior to bidding, please check your local legislation regarding vehicle registration. Neither the seller nor Catawiki is responsible for the registration of this vehicle in your country.

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Catawiki member since June 11, 2016, received 3 reviews in total (3 in last 12 months)

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    Le vendeur ne me fournit pas une facture ou certificat de cession me permettant de l'immatriculer en France ! Il ne répond pas à mes messages dans ce sens
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    user-168cff2 March 11, 2019

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    Alles sauber und gut abgeschlossen Danke
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    user-d82560c February 26, 2019

  • difficult if not impossible to contact, too long to ship the lot, he was not the owner of the motorbike, and now I cannot legalize it in my country.
    And no answer to this problem since 12-11-2018

    user-8cb86a8 January 17, 2019


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Belgium $512.68
Germany $170.90
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