Lively mid-sized scrambler: Honda SCL500

The 2023 version has plenty of range and iconic style, that is sure to attract new and seasoned riders alike.

The SCL500 is a mid-sized scrambler that is light on kerb weight, approachable for new and skilled riders and has plenty of power and fuel tank for highways. Its an ideal motorcycle for new or casual rider and even upgrading commuters who don’t wish to ride smaller bikes. Experienced riders can return to sporty riding when needing a change from cruising on their touring motorcycles.

Honda SCL500 is powered by 471cc parallel-twin engine with six-speed transmission. Front and rear ABS are standard. 19-inch front and 17-inch rear cast wheels come paired with Dunlop Trailmax Mixtour tires.

There are noticeable elements from Honda Rebel, obviously the shape of the fuel tank, and the engine itself. Its a very reliable, proven engine. A host of aftermarket accessories are available.

Lightweight and nimble
So many customization options
Perfect tour-to-camp bike for anyone

Sensitive throttle at slow speed
Dash hard to see in rain/mist
Can’t turn off ABS for off-road riding

2023 Honda SCL500 Specifications
Engine Type Liquid-cooled parallel-twin four-stroke
Displacement 471cc
Bore x Stroke 67.0mm x 66.8mm
Valve Train DOHC; four valves per cylinder
Compression Ratio 10.7 : 1
Lubrication System Wet sump
Clutch Type Wet, Multiple Disc
Starter System Electric
Transmission System Constant Mesh, 6-speed
Final Transmission Chain
Fuel System PGM-FI with 34mm throttle bodies
Frame Tubular steel
Rake 27°
Trail 4.3 inches
Front Suspension 41mm fork; 5.9-inch travel
Rear Suspension Dual shocks with five-position spring-preload adjustability; 5.7-inch travel
Front Brake Single 310mm disc with two-piston calipers; ABS
Rear Brake Single 240mm disc, ABS
Front Tire 110/80-19
Rear Tire 150/60-17
Seat Height 31.1 inches
Wheelbase 58.4 inches
Curb Weight 419 pounds (claimed, ready to ride)
Fuel Tank Capacity 3.2 gallons
Warranty One year, unlimited mileage

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