Turn every curb into your personal podium, with a sports bike that has a fit and finish worthy of the race track. We’re talking about the Honda CBR500R, the perfect combination of performance and every day versatility. It instils the excitement of sports bike ownership into every ride yet also delivers sensible running costs, making it a great bike to both commute through the working week and enjoy on the weekend. Its learner approved, great for those new to riding and its found favour with experienced riders looking to downsize their machinery, while preserving the essence of enjoyable supersport motorcycling. It comes stock with an always-reliable 471cc twin-cylinder engine, steel tube frame, programmed fuel-injectors and aggressive supersport styling and more. Compact and responsive, every ride on the Honda CBR500R will have you feeling like you’re in the winners’ circle.
Responsive and economical
471cc, liquid cooled, 4-stroke, 2-cylinder engine with PGM-FI
192kg and 785mm seat height
Aggressively-styled fully-faired supersport machine
41mm telescopic fork with adjustable pre-load and ABS
Digital instrumentationAn LCD screen features a digital speedometer and tachometer and more, including a clock, odometer, trip meter, real-time and average fuel consumption meters and illuminated engine diagnostic indicators.
DOHC twin-cylinder engine with PGM-FIHonda twins are famous for their versatility and the CBR500R’s engine is one of our best ever. With good low-end horsepower and torque, the parallel-twin offers accessible performance across all RPM ranges. The CBR500Rs learner friendly, 8-valve liquid-cooled parallel twin-cylinder layout offers a well-proportioned balance of physical size and willing, enjoyable power output, with an energetic, high-revving character and zappy top end. Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) continuously monitors several variables to ensure the correct fuel mixture is delivered for the existing riding and atmospheric conditions, ensuring a crisp throttle response throughout a wide variety of riding. Programmed fuel injectors increase power and torque in the midrange.
Stainless steel exhaustWith a dual-outlet muffler that you need to hear for yourself, this beautifully polished stainless-steel exhaust is integrated with the rear foot peg set for clean, functional design. The exhaust tucks in tight for better mass centralization (and consequently better handling).
LED lightingThe CBR500R sports a pair of powerful LED headlights and LED indicators. They headlights throw out an amazing amount of illumination and feature a stylish shape. The design also increases the engine’s intake airflow.
Smooth transmissionOur engineers profiled the shift dogs in the transmission to help you get smoother shifts every time. You’ll never see these parts, but you’ll feel their effects.
Slipper clutchThe slipper/assist clutch lets us lighten up the clutch-lever effort and automatically locks up tight when you release it.
Steel-tube frameA motorcycle’s frame is the basis for its handling. Stronger and lighter, the CBR500R’s diamond-shaped 35mm steel-tube mainframe ties to the engine with four mounts, offering a rock-solid foundation for a superior ride and handling.
Cast wheelsStrong and stylish, the CBR500R’s aluminium Y-spoke cast wheels are easy to keep clean, look great, and are another feature that just makes sense.
Step seatThe CBR500R offers a stepped two-piece seat with a low height. Perfect for around-town riding or winding roads, it also offers room for a passenger and is specially designed to fit a wide range of riders.
1× 320mm disc, ABS
1× 240mm disc, ABS
Front Suspension Type
41mm telescopic fork
Front Wheel Travel (mm)
Rear Suspension Type
Rear Wheel Travel (mm)
Fuel Capacity (L)
Ground Clearance (mm)
Overall Height (mm)
Overall Length (mm)
Overall Width (mm)
Seat Height (mm)
Kerb Weight (kg)
Bore & Stroke (mm)
67 × 66.8
Liquid cooled, 4-stroke