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The CBR®500R is the sporty member of that family, with bodywork inspired by our CBR®600RR and CBR®1000RR Supersports. Plus, for 2016, it’s full of improvements, keeping it even further out front. A new muffler both improves mass centralization and sounds even cooler. You get improved gear-shift feel, along with a new adjustable brake lever, and a hinged fuel cap for added convenience. And then there’s that spectacular twin-cylinder engine: displacing 471cc, it delivers smooth power from idle to redline. Twins offer notoriously broad powerbands, and the CBR500R is no exception.
Chassis? Tuned especially for sport riding, the steel-tube frame and Honda Pro-Link® rear suspension let you carve corners with confidence, now featuring adjustable fork preload and new shock settings. And the available triple-disc anti-lock brakes feature a new adjustable brake lever this year.
A perfect choice for new riders, returning riders, or anyone who appreciates a great do-it-all streetbike, the CBR500R is also an affordable choice. Best of all, it’s a bike you won’t outgrow for a long, long time - if ever.
Front - 2-piston caliper with single 320 mm wave disc
Rear - Single-caliper 240 mm wave disc
Front - 120/70-17
Rear - 160/60-17
Front - 41 mm fork; 4.3 in. travel
Rear - Pro-Link single shock with 9-position spring-preload adjustability; 4.7 in. travel