2016 Honda CBR500R – sharpened middleweight machine


CBR500R has seen an update to its exterior as unveiled at AIMExpo in US. It now carries LED headlight that adds up the overall aggressiveness look for this middleweight 471cc parallel twin machine. The design cues are from the styling of Honda CBR600RR and its bigger brother, CBR1000RR.


The muffler is now in the shorter design but with bigger diameter and somehow looking good as compared to the previous model of the CBR500R. Honda said that the new muffler design also better sounding. The fairing is sharper and has a cut out in the waist line which should helps a bit in aerodynamics.


The brake and clutch lever are now able to be adjusted for better control of different kind of grip style of different rider. This is a welcomed addition since many riders of CBR500R are sure to be a long distance rider and this can helps in terms of comfort.


There are 3 colours are offered for the 2016 Honda CBR500R which is black, red and white. For stealthy look, choose the black. The white are nice too with the sharp black and blue stripe on its body. Red is always the easy choice as red is usually related to the colours of winners.

Technical specs cannot be confirmed right now but we think it is the same like the 2015 model. Attached is the 2015 Honda CBR500R specs.

2015 Honda CBR500R


Engine Type 471cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin
Bore And Stroke 67.0mm x 66.8mm
Induction PGM-FI with 34mm throttle bodies
Ignition Computer-controlled digital transistorized with electronic advance
Compression Ratio 10.7:1
Valve Train DOHC; four valves per cylinder


Transmission Six-speed
Final Drive O-ring-sealed chain


Front Suspension 41mm fork; 4.3 inches travel
Rear Suspension Pro-Link single shock with nine-position spring preload adjustability; 4.7 inches travel
Front Brake Twin-piston caliper with single 320mm wave disc
Rear Brake Single-caliper 240mm wave disc
Front Tire 120/70-17
Rear Tire 160/60-17


Rake 25.5 degrees
Trail 103mm (4.05 inches)
Wheelbase 55.5 inches
Seat Height 30.9 inches
Curb Weight 425 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel-ready to ride)
Fuel Capacity 4.1 gallons
Miles Per Gallon TBD*


Model Id CBR500R
Emissions Meets current EPA standards. California version meets current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.
Available Colors Red, Matte Black Metallic, Pearl White

Source: http://powersports.honda.com/2016/cbr500r.aspx

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