Honda unveil new CBR500R

Author: Oli Rushby Posted: 15 Oct 2015

Honda's new CBR500R

Honda has today unveiled an upgraded version of the CBR500RR, A2 friendly sports bike at the American International Motorcycle Expo in Orlando, Florida.

Still featuring Honda’s solid, 471cc parallel twin powerplant, most of the model’s changes are aesthetic, bringing it in line with the more modern sports bike look.

A number of other revisions include adjustable pre-load for the front suspension and adjustable brake levers – features notably absent from the original CB500 range.

A larger fuel tank, hinged fuel cap, ‘wave’ style ignition key and a new shorter exhaust round off the upgrades.

Honda's new CBR500R

Honda say the bike is designed to offer the ‘maximum sporty performance, style and presence from a genuine A2 licence-compliant motorcycle’.

The CBR500R was first introduced in 2013, alongside the CB500X adventure bike and CB500F naked, at present there’s no word whether Honda will upgrade these models.

It’s not known when the upgraded CBR500R will be in dealers, or at what price but the existing model costs £5,499.

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