BALANCED PERFORMANCE: THE NEW CBR500R.
The Honda CBR500R is one of our most popular streetbikes, and it’s easy to see why. It has just about the perfect combination of performance, versatility and price. And for 2019, it gets even better. For starters, we gave it more power, more aggressive styling, a nicer sound, and a whole bunch of other functional upgrades. What didn’t change is the near magical balance of size, performance, and handling (and afforadability). One twist of the throttle, and you'll see what makes the CBR500R a favorite bike for so many.
DOHC TWIN-CYLINDER ENGINE
Honda twins are famous for their versatility, and the CBR500R’s engine is one of our best ever. With increased low-end horsepower and torque this year, the parallel-twin offers accessible performance across all RPM ranges.
STAINLESS STEEL EXHAUST
With a new dual-outlet muffler this year that sounds even better, this beautifully polished stainless-steel exhaust is integrated with the rear footpeg set for clean, functional design. The exhaust tucks in tight for better mass centralization (and consequently better handling).
PROGRAMMED FUEL INJECTION (PGM-FI)
PGM-FI continuously monitors several variables to ensure the correct fuel mixture is delivered for the existing riding and atmospheric conditions, ensuring a crisp throttle response throughout a wide variety of riding. New fuel injectors for 2019 increase power and torque in the midrange.
Take a close look. Like what you see? The CBR500R’s new, aggressive styling comes with two great color options for 2019, that keeps it right at the front of the pack in terms of eye-appeal. The aerodynamic bodywork also provides significant advantages in air management for added rider comfort, along with a low drag coefficient and effective cooling.
ANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM (ABS)
Available ABS on the CBR500R helps you make confident stops under less-than-ideal conditions.
The CBR500R sports a pair of powerful LED headlights in a restyled lens housing this year. They’re small and light, throw out an amazing amount of illumination, and feature a stylish shape. The design also increases the engine’s intake airflow.
A new slipper/assist clutch lets us lighten up the clutch-lever effort by 45 percent, but automatically locks up tight when you release it.
The front 320mm disc brake and 240mm rear feature drilled, petal-style rotors that provide strong stopping power. The front-brake lever is also adjustable for a perfect fit.
NEW DIGITAL INSTRUMENTATION
A new LCD screen features a digital speedometer and tachometer and more, including a clock, odometer, trip meter, real-time and average fuel consumption meters, and illuminated engine diagnostic indicators.
Our engineers reprofiled the shift dogs in the transmission to help you get smoother shifts every time. You’ll never see these parts, but you’ll feel their effects.
A motorcycle’s frame is the basis for its handling. Stronger and lighter, the CBR500R’s diamond-shaped 35mm steel-tube mainframe ties to the engine with four mounts, offering a rock-solid foundation for a superior ride and handling.
PRO-LINK® REAR SUSPENSION
The CBR500R features special shock settings for improved ride comfort. Its sophisticated chassis uses Honda’s Pro-Link® rear suspension; the nine-stage preload and 4.7 inches of travel gives you a comfortable ride over small bumps, while capably absorbing bigger bumps to increase riding comfort and handling.
Strong and stylish, the CBR500R’s aluminum Y-spoke cast wheels are easy to keep clean, look great, and are another feature that just makes sense.
The CBR500R offers a stepped two-piece seat with a low height. Perfect for around-town riding or winding roads, it also offers room for a passenger and is specially designed to fit a wide range of riders.