@ 10,000 rpm (13.1 bhp)
Low-friction technologies are built-in, and include rocker-roller arms equipped with needle bearings for valve operation, off-set cylinder and piston oil jet cooling. The Alternating Current Generator (ACG) combines electricity generation with starting duties, saving weight.
The angular nose fairing and fly screen cut through the air, while the broad-shouldered fuel tank features silver side shrouds, just like the CB500F.
A tubular high-tensile steel frame provides durability, matched to suspension that absorbs the hits. Seat height is 790mm, with plenty of room for two.