Originally Posted by dogjaw
I've been following this thread as well S various others concerning the CB500, and have somehow missed two things:
Where does the CB redline? I rode the NC700x, was put off by the 6500 rev limiter, otherwise a nice bike...
And does it have enough electrical output to run auxiliary lighting, heated grips, etc? Thinking of getting a bike for escort duty, the CB, NC, weestrom, etc all being considered.
You didn't miss this information it just hasn't been known for sure yet as the bikes are not for sale yet and no in-depth review of the platform has been done yet.
I would guess from the general architecture of the engine (DOHC 8 valve, shim under bucket valve train, square bore x stroke, parallel twin) it will develop max hp close to 9,000 rpm and redline 10 or 11,000 rpm. Anyone's guess as to alternator output but it should be the equal or close to other middleweights - maybe 325 to 425 watts - enough for heated gear and a modest set of aux lights at riding rpm.
We are all waiting release of more information and the first motojournalist reviews.