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2023 Honda SCL500 Review | Video

Good times on the 2023 Honda SCL500. (Photo by Drew Ruiz)

It’s been a few weeks since our test ride on the 2023 Honda SCL500, and we still have a smile on our face. The SCL500 doesn’t make much power (about 46 hp at the rear wheel) and it doesn’t have any fancy features, and that’s what we love about it. Like the ’60s-era Honda scramblers that inspired the SCL500, it’s a basic, cool-looking runabout that is ideal for cruising around town or taking short jaunts on backroads. Its simplicity is its virtue. Just pure, uncomplicated fun.

Watch the video to see the 2023 Honda SCL500 in action and read our full review.

2023 Honda SCL500 Specifications 

Base Price: $6,799 

Website: Powersports.Honda.com 

Warranty: 1 yr., unltd. miles 

Engine Type: Liquid-cooled, transverse parallel-Twin, DOHC w/ 4 valves per cyl. 

Displacement: 471cc 

Bore x Stroke: 67.0 x 66.8mm 

Transmission: 6-speed, cable-actuated slip/assist wet clutch 

Final Drive: Chain 

Wheelbase: 58.4 in. 

Rake/Trail: 27 degrees/4.3 in. 

Seat Height: 31.1 in. 

Wet Weight: 419 lb 

Fuel Capacity: 3.2 gal. 

Fuel Consumption: 60.6 mpg (per bike’s instruments) 


Helmet: SMK Retro Adventure 

Jacket: Highway 21 Winchester 

Gloves: Highway 21 Jab Full Perforated 

Pants: Fly Racing Resistance Jeans 

Boots: Fly Racing Tradesman 

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