With a long list of world titles in MotoGP, World Superbike and World Supersport, Honda has a proud history in road racing. The CBR500R’s styling reflects that heritage, but the model recognizes such real-world considerations as comfort, affordability and user-friendly performance. With bodywork inspired by the supersport CBR600RR and CBR1000RR, the CBR500R boasts great performance at an affordable price.
It has quickly become one of our most popular streetbikes, and it’s no wonder why. With a perfect combination of performance, versatility and price, the Honda CBR500R just might be your next bike.
The CBR500R’s engine is powerful, smooth, and offers a wide powerband with plenty of revs. And with four-valve combustion chambers, twin overhead cams and fuel injection, it can confidently keep up with many bigger sportbikes.
Liquid-Cooled DOHC Parallel-Twin
41mm telescopic fork; 4.3 in. travel
Pro-Link® single shock w/ nine-position spring preload adjustability; 4.7 in. travel
Single two-piston caliper w/ 320mm wave disc; ABS
Single one-piston caliper w/ 240mm wave disc; ABS