Honda CBR500R

Grand Prix Red

CBR500R - Racing DNA Inside

Why race? To improve. It’s what we’ve always done. And this is why; the CBR500R is an A2 motorcycle – but also every square millimetre a CBR. Aggressive styling and new graphics lift heartbeats. A twin-cylinder engine that spins hard at your command and upgraded suspension and brakes that will fill you with confidence. If you’re ready to step up to real race-bred performance, the adrenaline rush starts here.

Moving Up

Maybe this is your first sports bike. Or perhaps you’re an expert rider looking for the focused thrill of a smaller machine. Either way, the CBR500R opens up possibilities. It unlocks the city with its compact size and shows true sporting edge on twisting back roads. And it responds, always instantly to every steering input and twist of throttle. Live life in the moment for the moment. This is the CBR500R.

A CBR Is Always Something Special

CBR. Three very special letters. They’re not merely applied, either. They have to be earned. Which the CBR500R does, thanks to the sports-focused design which incorporates fairing winglets to improve high-speed aerodynamics. The riding position is aggressive, with handlebars clipped-on below the top yoke and new aluminium rear-set footpegs that put you effortlessly in a racing tuck. If it looks fast, it is fast, they say. And looking at the CBR500R, with its stunning new paint and graphics, we couldn’t agree more.

Explore Incredible Handling Precision

That set of twisties ahead? Own them. All of them. Own every late turn-in point, apex and corner exit. New Showa 41mm Separate Function Fork Big Piston (SFF-BP) USD forks separate damping from spring and give supple response, especially braking from speed with fingertip feel for front tyre grip. The Showa rear shock has revised damping to match, while new lightweight wheels and swingarm – plus more forward-set weight bias – sharpen handling even further.

Enjoy Every Twist Of The Throttle

If this is your first A2 motorcycle what a place to start. The  8-valve, liquid-cooled parallel twin-cylinder engine produces 35kW @ 8,600rpm with peak torque of 43Nm @ 6,500rpm. It’s free-spinning, hugely enjoyable, very addictive and comes complete with a thrilling howl through the exhaust as you chase redline. And, just like its larger CBR siblings, an Assist/Slipper clutch eases upshifts through the six-speed gearbox and manages rear wheel lock-up on hard down changes.

For A High Quality Ride

The CBR500R draws attention, wherever it goes. Chiselled dual LED headlights stare menacingly and throw out a wider volume of light, opening up vision at night. They’re matched by LED indicators and tail light. Negative LCD instruments feature a speedo, bar graph rev-counter, dual trip meters, fuel level/consumption gauge and Gear Position indicator. There’s also a Shift Up indicator, which is set to 8,750rpm, but ­can be adjusted in 250rpm increments.

Bore × Stroke (mm) 67mm x 66.8mm
Carburation PGM-FI electronic fuel injection
Compression Ratio 10.7:1
Engine Displacement (cc) 471 cc
Engine Type Liquid-cooled 4-stroke DOHC parallel twin
Max. Power Output 35kW / 8600 rpm
Max. Torque 43Nm / 6500 rpm
Starter Electric
Throttle Bore 34
Oil Capacity (Litres) 3.2L
ABS System 2 channel
Brakes Front Dual 296 mm x 4 mm disc with Nissin radial-mount two piston calipers
Brakes Rear Single 240 mm x 5 mm disc with single piston caliper
Suspension Front Showa 41mm SFF-BP USD forks, pre-load adjustable
Suspension Rear Prolink mono with 5 stage pre-load adjuster, Steel hollow cross swingarm
Tyre Size Front 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
Tyre Size Rear 160/60ZR17M/C (69W)
Wheels Front 5Y-Spoke Cast Aluminium
Wheels Rear 5Y-Spoke Cast Aluminium
Battery Capacity (VAh) 12v 7.4Ah
Caster Angle 25.5°
Dimensions (L×W×H) (mm) 2,080mm X 760mm X 1,145mm
Frame type Steel diamond
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 17.1 L
Fuel Consumption 28.6km/L / 3.5l/100km
Ground Clearance (mm) 130mm
Kerb Weight (kg) 192kg
Seat Height (mm) 785mm
Trail (mm) 102mm
Wheelbase (mm) 1,410mm
Clutch Wet multiplate, A.S.clutch
Final Drive Chain
Transmission Type 6 speed
Headlights LED
Instruments Digital Speedometer, Digital Bar Graph Tachometer, Dual Trip Meters, Digital Fuel Level Gauge & Fuel Consumption Gauge, Digital Clock, Water Temp, Gear position indicator
Tail Light LED
Security HISS