Honda has confirmed that its all-new CL500, revealed at the EICMA motorcycle show today, will indeed hit local showrooms in the second quarter of next year.

The Honda CL500 is positioned as a ‘street scrambler’, built on the same platform as its affordably priced CB500F, CB500X, CBR500R and CMX500 siblings, with a 471cc parallel-twin engine. Pricing for the CL500 has yet to be locked in.

Honda has clearly designed the CL500 to be approachable and easy-to-ride for new motorcyclists, with a seat height of 790mm and upright ergonomics. With the 12-litre tank filled, the CL500 tips the scales at 192 kilograms.

The ‘scrambler’ aesthetic is visible via the upswept exhaust, round LED headlight and tuck-roll seat, while standard equipment is kept minimal with a small round LCD dash, 41mm forks (150mm travel) and a single two-piston front caliper squeezing a 310mm disc. Cast wheels measure 19- and 17-inches front-to-back.

Honda will release the Honda CL500 in Australia in four colour schemes: Candy Caribbean Blue Sea, Candy Energy Orange, Matte Laurel Green, Matte Gunpowder Black.

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