Inherited from the four-cylinder CB650R and CBR650R, new Showa 41mm SFF-BP USD forks are included in the new front end set up, delivering improved handling and ride quality. These are now matched to lighter Y spoke aluminium wheels on the CBR500R, complete with new dual 296mm wavy front discs and radial mounted Nissin callipers.
The new CBR500R also features a new lighter swingarm, stiffer rotationally, but more flexible laterally to improve handling and cornering performance.
The punchy 500cc engine at the heart of the bike still produces the maximum 35kW allowed for the A2 licence holder, but for 2022 it now features new PGM-FI settings to further enhance both torque feel and overall character.
The sporty CBR500R will be available in new Mat Gunpowder Black Metallic and will also benefit from striking new graphics to highlight its racetrack heritage. It will also be available in Honda’s classic Grand Prix Red colour scheme.
The CBR500R is a great bike for those stepping up from a 125 or those wanting to step down from a bigger bike. It really is a great all-round package and will put a smile on your face!
Further information included prices and arivale dates will follow from Honda.