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The af­ford­able all-rounder gets an ad­ven­ture re­design. Longer-travel sus­pen­sion and a new 19in (rather than 17in) front wheel give a taller stance, rais­ing seat height by 20mm to 830mm. The 471cc par­al­lel twin gets a smidge more shove in the low and midrange, though peak fig­ures are un­changed. De­tail tweaks in­clude im­proved wind pro­tec­tion, greater steer­ing lock and new LCD clocks. The X has long been our favourite of Honda’s three 500s, and these tweaks should help make its char­ac­ter even more dis­tinct from its F and R sib­lings. Hope­fully price won’t rise much be­yond £6000.

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