YOUNG Machine reported on 2018 patent drawings of Honda’s expected and rumored CL500 Scrambler.
Using the pattern that Honda has followed in recent years – that of creating multiple models while maintaining a similar or shared base platform – young machine created their interpretation of what the CL500 might look like.
Young Machine anticipates that the CL500 will retain some of the same components as its 250cc counterpart. In particular, the brakes and suspension are expected to remain the same between the CL250 and CL500, while the chassis will only be adjusted to successfully house the larger displacement engine, as in the Honda Rebel family, which deals with the same displacements. .
In fact, from the patent drawings, it’s clear that the frame of the CL500s would share a resemblance to the Rebels, although there are some differences towards the rear of the frame.
The patent drawings also show a flat seat, a square fuel tank, and the exhaust pipe features a sharp bend at the muffler which causes it to run almost exactly horizontal.
The 500 engine should exceed the 250 horsepower by 20 horsepower, and in the Rebel family, 46 horsepower is delivered by the 500. Perhaps for the CL500 Scrambler we can expect the same.
Like Soymotero Note that creating the CL500 with similarities to the CL250 and the Rebel family of bikes positions Honda easily to compete with the influx of Chinese motorcycles that follow a similar design philosophy.
The full article, with patent drawings, descriptions, and imagination of the bike by Young Machine can be found here.
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