Just what the competition's been dreading.
Updated: Jan 3, 2021
In 1971 Honda introduced the new 500 Four. This is the original brochure for the American market. It shows an American version of the CB500 Four (K0) in Candy Jade Green. Other colors available for the first model year where Candy Starlight Gold and Candy Garnet Brown.
In these pictures you can see some of the distinctive features for the first model year: the small reflectors on the headlight mounts, a decal on the sidecovers below the '500Four', a thicker seat with a unique seat pattern, a different seat lock and the low grab bar around the seat. Also seen here are the high handlebars used on American versions.