A generation ago, our Honda 350 twins introduced the world to just how good—and how much fun—a motorcycle could be. And today we’re doing the same thing again with our family of 500cc twins. One of the best examples is our 2023 CB500F. Because of its light weight, affordable price, rider-friendly powerband and narrow profile, it’s a great choice as a first bike. Even better, because of its versatility and midrange horsepower, it’s a bike you can keep enjoying for years without trading up. In terms of style, its streetfighter look never gets old. And while other bikes in its class might scrimp on components, the CB500F is first-class all the way, with a 41mm Showa upside-down SFF-BP fork, dual front brake discs with radial-mount four-piston calipers, and standard anti-lock brakes (ABS). Not too big, not too small, and offering excellent fuel efficiency, the CB500F is a great choice for the way we ride today.