The Next Step Up
With the introduction of the all-new CBR®500R; Honda boldly redefines the middleweight class and infuses a whole new level of excitement for sport riders in search of superior value; along with great fun.
The CBR®500R delivers plenty of performance to sport riders; with its thoroughly modern; torquey 471cc P-twin DOHC engine wrapped in a great-handling chassis and featuring a full fairing spawned from Honda’s much-acclaimed CBR®600RR and CBR®1000RR sportbikes.
The CBR®500R features a full bodywork cowl and a 31-inch seat height. It’s an excellent choice for riders ready to move up a displacement class; or for any rider who’s looking for a light; sporting; do-it-all street machine.
Leading the Way Through Innovation
The CBR®500R features a brand-new engine and chassis. Like the machines that made Honda famous throughout the U.S.; its two-cylinder parallel-twin layout provides a wide powerband and plenty of torque; while a counterbalance keeps things running smooth. Special touches like the CBR®500R sport seating position; lower handlebars and minimal bodywork make it a great choice for someone who likes the lithe; athletic touches of a sportbike but wants something more versatile than a race replica.
DOHC Parallel-Twin-Cylinder Engine
Honda twins are famous for their versatility; and the new CBR®500R engine is one of our best ever. Using the same piston bore size as our CBR®600RR sportbike; the parallel-twin engine offers accessible performance across all RPM ranges.
Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI)
Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) continuously monitors several variables to ensure the correct fuel mixture is delivered for the existing riding and atmospheric conditions for a crisp throttle response throughout a wide variety of riding.
This aerodynamic bodywork also provides significant advantages in air management for added rider comfort; along with a low drag coefficient and effective cooling.
A full LCD screen features a digital speedometer and tachometer and more; including a clock; odometer; trip meter; real-time and average fuel consumption meters; and illuminated engine diagnostic indicators.