News 13 Mar 2018

2018 CBR500R available now

Honda Australia press release:

The 2018 CBR500R is now available in Honda dealers around the country in three new exciting colours: Graphite Black, Grand Prix Red, Pearl Metalloid White/Grand Prix Red (Two‐tone) The CBR500R is the King of the Supersport machines* and for good reason, with Honda’s renowned sporting heritage and high- performance features packaged with real-world considerations of comfort, affordability and power.

The 471cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin DOHC engine, with the same piston-bore size as the CBR600RR, is thoroughly modern in design and produces a broad power spread for thrilling and economical riding.

The big 41mm adjustable pre-load front forks have external preload adjusters to allow for adaptation to different riding situations (i.e., riding with a passenger, cargo etc.) and results in a plush yet controlled ride. Sophisticated Pro-Link® single-shock rear suspension offers nine-stage spring preload adjustability and further enhance rider comfort.

With a great mix of power and handling, the CBR500R is Ideal for the morning commute or a weekend road trip, thanks to a large 16.7 litre fuel tank.

The CBR500R has dual LED headlights and taillight for a sharp look and great visibility as well as ABS as standard. The front brake lever features a five-step adjustment mechanism to suit rider preference.

The sporty riding position and lower seat height gives the rider extra- confidence when they need to get their feet on the ground quickly or when at a stop. Available for an MLP of $7,699 and LAMS approved, the CBR500R is perfect for riders of all experience levels.

For more information on this exctiting model or the entire Honda range visit your nearest Honda Dealer, ring 1 300 1 HONDA or go to
*Data sourced from recent industry results as of Feb 2018.