Harley-Davidson X 500 – Launch date, Features, and more

Harley-Davidson, the legendary American motorcycle manufacturer, has collaborated with QJMotor to introduce its latest product, the Harley-Davidson X 500.

This new motorcycle is powered by a liquid-cooled, 500cc, parallel-twin engine that generates 47.5 horsepower and 46 Nm of torque. The X 500 is the second product of the Harley-Davidson and QJMotor collaboration, and it breaks away from Harley’s typical V-twin engine, making it unique in the company’s current lineup.

The bore and stroke figures of the X 500 are identical to the Benelli Leoncino 500, and the main frame and swingarm appear to be quite similar to the ones found on the Leoncino.

However, the X 500 does have its distinct look, and the tail-light integrated into the rear indicators and chopped design of the rear fender are classic Harley touches.

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Suspension duties on the X 500 are handled by a 50mm USD fork and monoshock, both of which are preload and rebound adjustable. The remote preload adjuster for the rear monoshock is a particularly handy feature.

The X 500 comes with cast alloy wheels, with the front and rear wheels sized 120/70-ZR17 and 160/60-ZR17, respectively. The motorcycle weighs 208 kg with the 13-litre fuel tank fully brimmed, making it a bit heavier than the Kawasaki Z650RS.

The Harley-Davidson X 500 is a relatively simple machine and doesn’t feature any riding aids outside of dual-channel ABS, although it does get all-LED lighting. Instrumentation is handled by a simple digi-analogue cluster, much like the smaller X 350.

The X 500 is a visually pleasing motorcycle with clean, uncluttered lines and a neo-retro design language. Although the X 500 is not a technological marvel, it will undoubtedly attract riders who appreciate its classic design and reliable performance.

The X 500 will be available for sale in China soon, and there is no news about whether it will be introduced in other markets.