Balanced Performance: The New CBR500R.

The Honda CBR500R is one of our most popular streetbikes, and it’s easy to see why. It’s just about the perfect combination of performance, versatility and price. And for 2019 this feisty road warrior is even better, with a whole menu full of improvements.

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? The near magical balance of size, performance, and handling. Oh, and an affordable price, too. So go ahead, live a little. Don’t be afraid—the CBR500R’s not too hot, but we guarantee it’ll get your interest the minute you twist the throttle.

 

  • Perfection is in the Details.

    Perfection is in the Details.

    The CBR500R boasts a ton of upgrades this year, like more midrange power, better acceleration, new fuel injectors, a new supersport styled dual-outlet muffler, refined transmission internals, a new rear shock, a slipper/assist clutch and more.

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  • Powerful, Torque Rich Twin-Cylinder Engine

    Powerful, Torque Rich Twin-Cylinder Engine

    Revised this year to feature more power and torque in the midrange, the CBR500R’s 471cc, liquid-cooled engine features parallel cylinders with dual overhead cams. Light, narrow, and powerful, it just strikes the perfect balance of what a mid-size sportbike engine should be.

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  • Sport Riding Position.

    Sport Riding Position.

    The CBR500R’s riding position is right in the sweet spot without being too aggressive. Not too forward or too laid back, it’s great for commuting or carving up a canyon. New clip-on handlebars refine that position even more this year.

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  • Finishing Touches

    Finishing Touches

    There's a full line of Honda Accessories for the CBR500R. Tailor your new bike to your needs with everything from a sport screen or color-matched passenger seat cowl to even carbon-look accents. Perfection is in the details.

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  • Compare Bikes

    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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  • Season's Savings

    Season's Savings

    0% APR for 12 months with the Honda Powersports Credit Card. Offer valid 11/01/2018 -12/31/2018.
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  • Honda Protection Plans

    Maintain genuine Honda protection for your CBR500R.
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