The Crossfire 500 marks a new middle class: inspired by timeless beauty, redefined by the iconic X design. Developed in the heart of Europe and widely praised by the press, the fledgling Crossfire 500 is already well on its way to becoming an all-time classic.
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With adjustable KYB suspension, a highly-responsive J.Juan braking system and the golden mean of twin-cylinder engine design, it hits the line you’re aiming for. By deliberately avoiding patronizing ride-by-wire, we’ve dismissed the teachings of the over-engineered motorcycle world and replaced it with a featherweight ABS backup from Bosch. True riding, true sound, true motorcycling.
The heart of the Crossfire 500 is Brixton’s own and proven 486 cc two-cylinder in-line engine with 35 kW (47.6 hp) and 43 Nm torque. It goes right up to the edge of the A2 legal permitted power spectrum. In the upper engine speed ranges, it revs up powerfully, and in the lower ranges it accelerates smoothly and with pure confidence.
The shock absorbers from the Japanese manufacturer Kayaba/KYB are set for maximum traction in every driving condition. The compression damping of the upside-down fork is adjustable, while the spring preload and rebound damping of the central shock absorber are adjustable. In combination with the Angel ST tyres from Pirelli, the suspension is used to its full potential.
The hydraulically actuated brake from the renowned Spanish manufacturer J.Juan is ideally suited to the Crossfire 500. Pleasantly soft in the initial pressure point and linear in deceleration, a radial 4-piston brake caliper works on a Ø 320 mm brake disc at the front, a 2-piston caliper on Ø 240 mm at the rear.
The exhaust system is made entirely of stainless steel. With the flat front silencer and the brushed conical-oval shaped rear silencer, it is a real feast for the eyes, even in the EU5 version. It also delivers a rich, deep roar that no other engine in this cubic capacity class can be matched with.
The inverted LC display brings you all the vital information clearly and good visible in a classic round shaped display: Speedometer, RPM and gear indicator, odometer, fuel, high beam and turn signal indicators, clock, battery charge control, ABS light, oil pressure and coolant temperature light.
Daytime running lights, high beams and discreet direction indicators – the Crossfire 500 comes with a full LED lighting system for good visibility and optimum road illumination.
Weighing just 640 grams, the Bosch version 9.1 dual-channel anti-lock braking system ensures safe deceleration in dangerous situations. Center of mass, tire rolling circumference and several other parameters were included by Bosch in collaboration with Brixton Motorcycles in the calibration for the Crossfire 500.