Honda has revealed a comprehensive range of upgrades for the CBR500R, its sports middleweight, first launched for the 2013 sales season.
The CBR500R’s combination of lively performance and sports styling has earned it widespread popularity both among riders stepping up from smaller machines and experienced riders looking for all-round sporty capability.
Upgrades for 2016 include a complete new look based on a design theme of “aggressive speed shape”, sharp and edgy character lines flow from its new front face – featuring steeply angled dual LED lights – through to the upswept tail – also equipped with LED lighting – to give an appearance of speed and purpose.
There are several rider-focused upgrades, including front suspension with adjustable pre-load, larger fuel tank with new hinged fuel cap, adjustable brake levers and “wave”-style ignition key. There is also a new shorter exhaust muffler for enhanced mass centralisation, with internal structure tuned for a satisfying low, crisp exhaust note, and a range of dynamic new colour schemes.
With this series of upgrades, the 16YM CBR500R is designed to
offer the maximum sporty performance, style and presence from a genuine A2 licence-compliant