If you’re in the market for a sportbike that’s perfect for both daily commuting and weekend thrills, Honda has you covered with the CBR500R. It’s got a sleek and stylish look that will turn heads on the street, and it’s also easy to ride and maneuver.
The CBR500R packs a punch with its 471cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin engine. It’s got enough oomph to get you up to speed quickly, but it’s also efficient enough to save you money on gas. Typical of the famous Japanese manufacturer, it’s got a smooth and responsive six-speed transmission that makes shifting a breeze.
The Honda CBR500R is comfortable enough for daily commutes, with a well thought out riding position and good wind protection. Like many in the 2023 Honda lineup items such as ABS braking, LED lighting, and a Slipper/Assist Clutch are now standard. All in all, the Honda CBR500R is a great choice for anyone looking for a fun and practical sport bike
The 2023 Honda CBR500R starts at $ 7,299 USD / $ 9,186 CAD.
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Pro-Link® single shock with nine-position spring preload adjustability; 4.7-inch travel
Dual 295mm discs with four-piston calipers; ABS
Single 240mm disc, ABS
Fuel Tank Capacity
Grand Prix Red, Sword Silver Metallic
Rake (Caster Angle)
423 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel)
Transferable, unlimited-mileage limited warranty
Extended coverage available with a HondaCare Protection Plan®
2023 Honda CBR500R Features
DOHC TWIN-CYLINDER ENGINE
Honda twins are famous for their versatility, and the CBR500R’s engine is one of our best. With good low-end horsepower and torque, the parallel twin offers accessible performance across a wide RPM range.
PROGRAMMED FUEL INJECTION (PGM-FI)
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. Programed fuel injectors increase power and torque in the midrange.
STAINLESS STEEL EXHAUST
With a dual-outlet muffler that you need to hear for yourself, this beautifully polished stainless-steel exhaust is integrated with the rear footpeg set for clean, functional design. The exhaust tucks in tight for better mass centralization (and consequently better handling).
The CBR500R’s aggressive styling comes with two great color options (Grand Prix Red and Sword Silver Metallic), that keep it right at the front of the pack in terms of eye-appeal. The aerodynamic bodywork also provides significant advantages in air management for added rider comfort, along with a low drag coefficient and effective cooling.
ANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM (ABS)
Standard equipment on every 2023 CBR500R, anti-lock brakes (ABS) help you make confident stops under less-than-ideal conditions.
An 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.
The CBR500R features twin front disc brakes so you get strong, predictable stopping power. The front-brake lever is also adjustable for a perfect fit.
The CBR500R sports a pair of powerful LED headlights. They’re small and light, throw out an amazing amount of illumination, and feature a stylish shape. The design also increases the engine’s intake airflow.
The slipper/assist clutch lets us lighten up the clutch-lever effort by 45 percent compared to previous systems, but automatically locks up tight when you release it.
Our 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.
LIGHT SWINGARM CONSTRUCTION
The CBR500R uses a swingarm that’s over two pounds lighter than the previous design, but is just as strong. It’s one of the reasons the entire Honda 500 family handles so well.
A motorcycle’s frame is the basis for its handling. The CBR500R’s diamond-shaped steel-tube mainframe connects to the engine with four mounts, offering a rock-solid foundation for a superior ride and handling.
The CBR500R features an inverted-fork design that makes the front end much more rigid, for more precise steering input and feedback. The fork itself is a Showa Separate Function Fork–Big Piston (SFF-BP) design—one of the best in its class.
Strong and stylish, the CBR500R’s aluminum wheels feature a five-spoke design. The light wheels improve handling and lessen wheel inertia too.
PRO-LINK® REAR SUSPENSION
The CBR500R features special shock settings for improved ride comfort. Its sophisticated chassis uses Honda Pro-Link® rear suspension to increase riding comfort and handling.
The 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.
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