Honda to Debut Updated 2016 CBR500R at AIMExpo

Byron Wilson | October 8, 2015

Honda makes its official AIMExpo debut in 2015 and the Japanese marque is looking to capture headlines with the world premiere of its updated 2016 CBR500R. Honda is the latest of a number of OEMs to take advantage of the AIMExpo platform to debut new models, Kawasaki utilizing the event last year to unveil its Vulcan S and Yamaha revealing the complete details of its R3 sportbike.

2016 Honda CBR500R

Honda reveals just a few specifics regarding what’s new with the CBR500R for 2016, saying that it “gets new, aggressive styling with new LED dual headlights and numerous refinements,” in a company press release. The teaser pics reveal a colorway similar to the black and yellow pinstriped version currently available on the CBR300R and headlights that mimic the look of those found on the CBR1000RR. The exhaust will be updated, featuring changes aimed at achieving “further mass concentration” and improving the aural note. The fuel tank will offer more capacity and the front suspension will come with preload adjustment. The brake lever will be adjustable as well.

Honda promises a display of many of its 2016 models during the AIMExpo show, including giving consumers a chance to see the RC213V-S up close as well as the new Pioneer 1000 side-by-side. Honda will be offering demo rides during the expo on street bikes, ATVs and side-by-sides. MotoUSA will be on site for all the action in Orlando, October 15-18, so stay tuned for full details on the new 2016 CBR500R and other models in the coming week.

2016 Honda CBR500R
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Associate Editor | Articles | Byron's sure to be hunched over a laptop after the checkers are flown, caught in his own little version of heaven. Whether on dirt, street or a combination of both, MotoUSA's newest addition knows the only thing better than actually riding is telling the story of how things went down.

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