What HRC learns racing at the top feeds straight back. And the CBR500R is where it starts. Fireblade style, with aerodynamic fairing winglets. A strong twin-cylinder engine with ECU settings optimised for acceleration and chassis primed with Showa USD forks and twin radial-mount calipers. Add a new TFT screen with full connectivity – plus HSTC grip management – and you’re riding something with racing DNA inside. And huge fun in the city, twisting back road or racetrack.
Aggressive New Supersport Style
Want a slice of CBR1000RR-R Fireblade design and aerodynamic winglets? Find it right here. The CBR500R takes inspiration from big brother with new headlights, fairing and taillight.
A2-Compliant Twin-Cylinder Engine
We’ve updated the ECU settings and optimised ignition timing for strong drive in the low- to mid-range rpm zone, plus smooth throttle response with a crisp exhaust note.
New Full Colour 5-Inch TFT Screen
Using optically bonded layers to reduce glare in bright sunlight, the 5-inch screen is intuitive to use and features the smartphone connectivity of Honda Roadsync.
Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC)
HSTC smoothly manages rear wheel traction, wet or dry, so riding the street – or carving an apex – is always a thrill.
Class-Leading Suspension and Brakes
Enjoy sports bike-spec quality. Showa 41mm SFF-BP USD front forks and dual front discs with radial-mount calipers boost feel, all-round handling and braking.
Honda RoadSync Smartphone Connectivity
Want to use your phone’s nav or listen to music? No problem. Download the Honda RoadSync app and, by using the simple 4-way, lefthand handlebar toggle, you’re fully hooked up.
A CBR Is Always Something Special.
CBR. Three very special letters with a momentous history. Drawing heavily on the Fireblade for its design – with new paint and graphics straight out of pit lane – the CBR500R wears the same aerodynamic winglets for stability on corner entry and razor-sharp high-speed agility. From the aggressively redesigned headlights, which throw out a broad, penetrating beam for safer cornering at night, and sculpted-for-speed fairing right back to the tightly wrapped seat unit, this is a sporting benchmark.
Make The Connection
Entry level? No, the level; the CBR500R is armed with the sort of premium tech found on much bigger bikes. Like HSTC, which smoothly reduces engine torque via the ECU to manage rear grip. And, while this is a minimal sports cockpit the new full-colour, 5-inch TFT screen uses optically bonded layers for visibility in bright sunlight, with the smartphone connectivity of Honda RoadSync. So, while riding, you can access on-screen turn-by-turn navigation and stay in touch whichever you choose all by simple operation of the new, backlit switchgear.