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.
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.