2016 Honda CBR500R
The 2016 Honda CBR500R sportbike model has been updated with a new muffler, a new adjustable brake lever and a new hinged fuel cap. The 471cc parallel twin cylinder engine has not changed and has the same crisp throttle response thanks to the Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI). Honda makes the CBR500R around the steel tube frame for a stable and reliable ride. The 2016 Honda CBR500R stops thanks to the wave style disc brakes on the front and the rear and riders can add the optional Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) if desired. Honda has given the CBR500R a low seat height with a step seat and passenger seat strap for passengers to hold on to or to use as tie downs if needed.
|Engine Type||Parallel Twin|
|Bore Stroke||67.0 mm x 66.8 mm|
|Fuel System||PGM-FI with 34 mm throttle bodies|
|Ignition||Computer-controlled digital transistorized with electronic advance|
|Final Drive||O-ring-sealed chain|
|Rake Trail||25.5° / 4.01 in.|
|Seat Height||30.7 in.|
|Front Suspension||41 mm fork; 4.3 in. travel|
|Rear Suspension||Pro-Link single shock with nine-position spring preload adjustability; 4.7 in. travel|
|Front Brake||Twin-piston caliper with single 320 mm wave disc|
|Rear Brake||Single-caliper 240 mm wave disc|
|Fuel Capacity||4.4 gal.|
|Dry Weight||423.2 lbs. (Wet)|
Honda has revealed plans to debut its 2016 CBR500R during the AIMExpo in Orlando, Florida October 15-18.
Honda has issued a recall for certain 2013-2015 model year CB500F and CBR500R motorcycles due to an issue with the fuel level sensor float arm.