The Best of Both Worlds.

The CBR500R is the sporty member of the 500 line, with bodywork inspired by our CBR600RR and CBR1000RR Supersports. Plus, for 2016, it’s full of improvements, keeping it even further out front. The muffler both improves mass centralization and sounds even cooler. You get improved gear-shift feel, along with a new adjustable brake lever, and a hinged fuel cap for added convenience. And then there’s that spectacular twin-cylinder engine: displacing 471cc, it delivers smooth power from idle to redline. Twins offer notoriously broad powerbands, and the CBR500R is no exception.

Chassis? Tuned especially for sport riding, the steel-tube frame and Honda Pro-Link® rear suspension let you carve corners with confidence, now featuring adjustable fork preload and shock settings. And the available anti-lock brakes feature an adjustable brake lever this year.

A perfect choice for new riders, returning riders, or anyone who appreciates a great do-it-all streetbike, the CBR500R is also an affordable choice. Best of all, it’s a bike you won’t outgrow for a long, long time—if ever.

  • Race-Winning Heritage

    Race-Winning Heritage

    With over 700 total MotoGP victories, Honda’s winning heritage stands far above any other manufacturer, just as Honda’s motorcycles stand out on the street. Our superior engineering and technology put our GP bikes in the winners’ circle and give you the performance you need for the street.

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  • Enough Engine For Everything

    Enough Engine For Everything

    Choosing a 500 isn’t a compromise, especially when it’s an engine with as much development behind it as Honda’s parallel twins. Liquid-cooling, double-overhead cams and bulletproof reliability make this a great all-around powerplant for any kind of riding you have in mind.

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  • LED The Way

    LED The Way

    For 2016, the LED dual headlights are small but bright, with a stylish shape. It completely changes the CBR500R’s presence and gives the front end a unique look while also projecting plenty of light on the road for visibility.

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  • Sporting Heritage

    Sporting Heritage

    The CBR500R offers a riding position that’s a touch more sporty but not too aggressive, whether you’re commuting or carving the canyons.

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  • Accessorize Your Style

    Accessorize Your Style

    The CBR500R has a full line of available Honda Genuine Accessories including a sport screen, color-matched passenger seat cowl, and carbon-look accents.

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    View our Bikes side by side to see which one is for you.

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  • Getting Started

    If you’re curious about riding, our Learn To Ride site is just what you need. We’ll guide you along every step of the way.

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    Get your dream offer now.

    3.99% Fixed APR on 2012-2017 On-Road Sport Models (Excludes CB1100)
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  • Honda Protection Plans

    Maintain genuine Honda protection for your CBR500R.
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