CBR500R

Model updates: Honda’s A2-compatible ‘pocket rocket’ gets an aggressive, aerodynamically-driven sports makeover, plus a racier riding position. The engine has more low-to-mid range power and torque, and is also now equipped with an assist/slipper clutch. New LCD instruments and LED indicators round out the updates.

CBR500R

Colour

  • Matt Axis Grey Metallic
  • Grand Prix Red
  • Pearl Metalloid White

Price

  • £6,149

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Introduction

Honda’s fully-faired CBR500R – launched in 2013 alongside the naked CB500F and adventure-styled CB500X – gives a genuine sporting energy to its fun-focussed twin-cylinder ‘light middleweight’ trio.

Suitable for riders looking to move up from a smaller machine, it instils the excitement of sports bike ownership into every ride yet also delivers sensible running costs, making it a great bike to both commute through the working week and enjoy at the weekend. It’s also found favour with experienced riders looking to downsize their machinery, while preserving the essence of enjoyable motorcycling.

For 2019 it gets an even more aggressive makeover, with a new form and riding position that outlines a keener sporting intent. Its engine is stronger off the bottom and spins readily to the redline, delivering a thrilling howl in the process.

 

Model Overview

Contrasting angles and shaping – between the very slim and more muscular – from the fairing nose to the seat unit outline the CBR500R’s new look. It’s an ergonomic design for the rider to use aggressively which also features improved aero management. Clip-on handlebars now mount below the revised top yoke and the riding position is canted further forward.

While its engine maintains the 35kW required for A2 licence holders, it now makes 4% more power and torque between 3-7,000rpm thanks to revisions to the inlet, exhaust and valve timing. It also now features an assist/slipper clutch.

 

Styling & Chassis 

  • Aggressive new lines with purposeful, dual LED headlights
  • Aerodynamically efficient and ergonomically comfortable
  • Re-sited clip-on handlebars give a sportier riding position
  • New LCD instrument display, with Gear Position and Shift Up indicators
  • LED indicators

 

Engine

  • Lively twin cylinder power plant’s internal architecture mirrors that of the CBR1000RR
  • Revised inlet, exhaust and valve timing delivers 4% more mid-range power and torque
  • Sportier sound from new dual exit muffler
  • Assist/slipper clutch eases upshifts and manages downshifts

 

Accessories

A range of Genuine Honda Accessories are available for the CBR500R. They include:

  • 35L top box
  • Rear carrier
  • Tank bag
  • Seat bag
  • Tall screen
  • Heated grips
  • 12V Socket
  • Seat Cowl
  • Wheel Stripes
  • Tank Pad

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ENGINE
Type Liquid-cooled, parallel twin
Displacement 471cc
No of Valves per Cylinder 4
Bore & Stroke 67mm x 66.8mm
Compression Ratio 10.7:1
Max. Power Output 35kW @ 8600rpm
Max. Torque 43Nm @ 6500rpm
Oil Capacity 3.2L
FUEL SYSTEM
Carburation PGM FI
Fuel Tank Capacity 17.1 litres
Fuel Consumption (WMTC) 29.4km/litre
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Battery Capacity 12V 7.4AH
ACG Output 25A/2000rpm
DRIVETRAIN
Clutch Type Wet multiplate
Transmission Type 6 speed
Final Drive Chain
FRAME
Type Steel diamond
CHASSIS
Dimensions (L´W´H) 2080mm x 755mm x 1145mm
Wheelbase 1410mm
Caster Angle 25.5 degrees
Trail 102mm
Seat Height 785mm
Ground Clearance 130mm
Kerb Weight 192kg
SUSPENSION
Type Front Conventional telescopic front forks, 41mm, pre-load adjustable
Type Rear Prolink mono with 5-stage preload adjuster, steel square pipe swingarm
WHEELS
Type Front Multi-spoke cast aluminium
Type Rear Multi-spoke cast aluminium
Rim Size Front 17 x MT3.5
Rim Size Rear 17 x MT4.5
Tyres Front 120/70ZR – 17M/C
Tyres Rear 160/60ZR – 17M/C
BRAKES
ABS System Type 2-channel
Type Front Single wavy disk, 320mm, 2 piston caliper
Type Rear Single wavy disk, 240mm, 1 piston caliper
INSTRUMENTS & ELECTRICS
Instruments Digital speedometer, digital bar graph tachometer, dual trip meters, digital fuel level gauge & fuel consumption gauge, digital clock, gear position indicator
Security System HISS (Honda Intelligent Security System)
Headlight Low 13W. Hi. 12.8W

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