Includes 1st Reg Fee and 12 Months RFL
£89.00 pm *
Modified aerodynamics, race-tuned power – the CBR500R takes its engine class to the next level.
Suitable for riders looking to move up from a 125 (or holding an A2 licence) it injects the excitement of sports bike ownership into every ride, yet also delivers real-world comfort with sensible running costs, making it a great bike to commute through the working week – and cut loose at the weekend on.
2. Model Overview
While its 471cc DOHC engine (producing 35kW and returning 29.4km/litre) and steel diamond-tube frame remained unchanged for 2016, the CBR500R was redrawn with aggressive and flowing new lines front to back. The styling integrated fluidly to create an aerodynamic form ready to carve cleanly through the air; an LED headlight and taillight also added a premium feel. A range of dynamic new colours added further to the visual appeal.
A larger fuel tank extended range, and detail improvements – hinged fuel cap, adjustable-reach brake lever, redesigned seat and ‘wave’ style ignition key – elevated the overall owning experience.
The ride was improved with the addition of adjustable spring preload in the front forks, redesigned shift drum for smoother gear changes and new short exhaust muffler, with tuned internals, that emits a crisp howl worthy of the engine’s character and the machine’s CBR prefix.
3.1 Styling, Equipment & Colours
The CBR500R has found popularity among owners because of its manageable size for riding in and around town, and sports performance out on the open, twisty roads. For the next stage of the machine’s development in 2016, the target for Honda’s engineers was to maintain its compact form, but give it a unique and hard-edged look. The styling concept was simply headed ‘Aggressive Speed Shape.’
It starts at the front of the sharply angled fairing, and each curve and angle flows through to the sporty upswept tail unit. The sharply-angled dual LED headlights are compact but bright, and – combined with twin position lights – contribute to the CBR500R’s assertive forward stance.
Narrow slits feature above each headlight, guiding air inside the fairing, reducing frontal pressure; a duct in the lower part of the screen reduces turbulence and promotes smooth flow around the rider’s helmet.
N.B. All bike prices are 'On The Road', including first Registration Fee, 12 months RFL, and Plate.