News 17 Nov 2015

Bike: 2016 Honda CBR500R

Aggressive new look uncovered for upgraded CBR500R.

The 2016 Honda CBR500R has had a comprehensive upgrade with a distinct, aggressive new look, and revisions that include LED lighting, larger fuel tank, adjustable front fork. It was revealed at EICMA in Milan, Italy, earlier this morning.

Fast, frugal, affordable and fun, Honda’s CBR500R – on sale since 2013 – has brought the engineering DNA of larger CBRs to entry-level riders in an exciting twin-cylinder package.

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Source: Supplied.

For 2016 its 471cc, 35kW engine and steel trellis frame remain unchanged, but the package has been redrawn with aggressive and flowing new lines front to back. The styling integrates fluidly and creates an aerodynamic form ready to carve cleanly through the air, an LED headlight and taillight also add a premium feel. A range of dynamic new colours add further to the visual appeal.

A larger fuel tank extends range, and detail improvements – hinged fuel cap, adjustable-reach brake lever, redesigned seat and ‘wave’ style ignition key – elevate the overall quality of build.

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Source: Supplied.

The ride is improved with the addition of adjustable spring pre-load in the front forks, redesigned shift drum for smoother gear changes and new short exhaust muffler, with tuned internals, that emits a crisp howl worthy of the engine’s character and the machine’s CBR prefix.

Pricing, colours and availability of the 2016 Honda CBR500R are yet to be confirmed. For more details on the CBR range visit