Honda CBR500R to get upgrade for 2016

Author: Oli Rushby Posted: 08 Oct 2015

The CBR500R will get an upgrade for 2016

Honda have announced they will introduce a ‘comprehensive range of upgrades’ for its A2-licence friendly CBR500R next year.

The CBR500R, first introduced in 2013, will see a largely aesthetic upgrade for 2016 with the aim of providing the ‘maximum sporty performance, style and presence from a genuine A2 licence-compliant motorcycle.’

The bike will see a re-designed front face and fairing, bringing it more in-line with Honda’s CBR1000RR Fireblade with a theme of ‘Aggressive Speed Shape’, while it’ll also see a new, shorter exhaust muffler for ‘enhanced centralisation, tuned for a satisfying low, crisp exhaust note’.

The new model will feature upgraded front suspension, featuring adjustable pre-load for the first time and it’ll also get a larger fuel tank and adjustable brake levers – something notably absent from current CB500 models.

The current model

Upon closer inspection of the ‘teaser’ images provided, the frame will remain the same as will the 471cc parallel twin engine.

The 2016 CBR500R will be unveiled to the public for the first time at the American International Motorcycle Expo, which starts in Orlando, Florida on 15th October.

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