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Middleweight. Not Middle Of The Road.
The initials CBR are known on racetracks the world over. So you can be sure that any Honda that carries them has truly earned them. The CBR500R is no exception. Equipped with bodywork inspired by CBR600RR and CBR1000RR, it tells the world you’re riding a sportbike from the winningest company in the world.
Its lightweight 471cc engine delivers smooth power all the way to the redline thanks to its Programmed Fuel Injection, while its sport-tuned chassis with steel tube frame and Honda’s unique Pro-Link suspension let you carve corners with confidence—especially since you have anti-lock brakes triple-drilled disc at your command.
The CBR500R is the perfect next bike for riders ready to move up a displacement class, or for anyone who knows that a 500 is the perfect do-it-all street machine.
Enough Engine For Everything: Choosing a 500 isn’t a compromise, especially when it’s a powerplant with as much development behind it as Honda’s parallel twins. Liquid-cooling, double overhead cams and bulletproof reliability make this a great all-around powerplant for any kind of riding you have in mind.
Sporting Heritage: The CBR500R offers a riding position that’s a touch more sporting, but not too aggressive, whether you’re commuting or carving the canyons.
Accessorize Your Style: Intensify the look of your CBR with accessories engineered to work. Honda Genuine Accessories include a sport screen and a wide range of carbon-look body panels, from rear tire hugger to tank pads.
Commuting Can Be A Sport: With the CBR500R’s combination of light weight, agile handling and torquey twin engine, it makes routine rides into great experiences. Plus it offers surprising weather protection with its Supersport styling.