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2015 Honda CBR500R ABS Review
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Middleweight. Never Middle Of The Pack…
Honda boldly redefines the middleweight class and infuses a whole new level of excitement for sport riders in search of superior value, along with great fun.
The CBR500R delivers plenty of performance to sport riders, with its thoroughly modern, torquey 471cc P-twin DOHC engine wrapped in a great-handling chassis and featuring a full fairing spawned from Honda’s much-acclaimed CBR600RR and CBR1000RR sportbikes.
The CBR500R features a full bodywork cowl and a 31-inch seat height. It’s an excellent choice for riders ready to move up a displacement class, or for any rider who’s looking for a light, sporting, do-it-all street machine.
Options & Pricing
Like the machines that made Honda famous throughout the U.S., its two-cylinder parallel-twin layout provides a wide powerband and plenty of torque, while a counterbalancer keeps things running smooth. Special touches like the CBR500R sport seating position, lower handlebars and minimal bodywork make it a great choice for someone who likes the lithe, athletic touches of a sportbike but wants something more versatile than a race replica. Available ABS on the CBR500R helps you make smoother, more controlled stops under less-than-ideal conditions.
•471cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin
•Anti-lock brake system
•Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI)
2015 Honda CBR500R ABS www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
Enough Engine For Everything
Choosing a 500 isn’t a compromise, especially when it’s a powerplant with as much development behind it as Honda’s parallel twins. Liquid-cooling, double overhead cams and bulletproof reliability make this a great all-around powerplant for any kind of riding you have in mind.
The CBR500R offers a riding position that’s a touch more sporty, but not too aggressive, whether you’re commuting or carving the canyons.
Practicality was never so much fun.
Its combination of lightweight and rider-friendly engine makes the CBR500R a great choice for commuting, weekend rides, or just getting out and having fun. Plus, its lower seat height makes it easier to get your feet on the ground when you stop.
Accessorize Your Style
The CBR500R has a full line of available Honda Genuine Accessories including a sport screen, color-matched passenger seat cowl, and carbon-look accents.
2015 Honda CBR500R ABS www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
Leading The Way Through Innovation.
Like the machines that made Honda famous throughout the U.S., its two-cylinder parallel-twin layout provides a wide powerband and plenty of torque, while a counterbalancer keeps things running smooth. Special touches like the CBR500R sport seating position, lower handlebars and minimal bodywork make it a great choice for someone who likes the lithe, athletic touches of a sportbike but wants something more versatile than a race replica.
Twin 55-watt H7 halogen headlights and multi-facet reflectors on the CBR500R give the front end a unique look and also project plenty of light on the road for visibility.
A full 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.
This aerodynamic bodywork also provides significant advantages in air management for added rider comfort, along with a low drag coefficient and effective cooling.
The front 320mm wave-style disc brake and 240mm rear provide strong stopping power.
DOHC Twin-Cylinder Engine
Honda twins are famous for their versatility, and the CBR500R engine is one of our best ever. Using the same piston bore size as our CBR600RR sportbike, the parallel-twin engine offers accessible performance across all RPM ranges.
Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI)
Programmed Fuel Injection (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.
A motorcycle’s frame is the basis for its handling. A take on a classic construction, the CBR500R’s diamond-shaped 35mm steel-tube mainframe ties to the engine with four mounts, offering a rock-solid foundation for a superior ride 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 plenty of room for a passenger and is specially designed to fit a wide range of riders.
Pro-Link Rear Suspension
A sophisticated chassis with Honda Pro-Link rear suspension, nine-stage preload and 4.7 travel gives you a comfortable ride over small bumps, while capably absorbing bigger bumps to increase riding comfort and handling.
Strong and stylish, the CBR500R’s aluminum 12-spoke cast wheels are easy to keep clean, look great and are another feature that just makes sense.
Stainless Steel Exhaust
Beautifully polished stainless steel exhaust is integrated with the rear footpeg set for clean, functional design.
Sturdy rear passenger grips offer a firm handhold for your passenger or tie-down points for smaller items.
2015 Honda CBR500R ABS – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $ USD
471cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin
Bore And Stroke
67.0mm x 66.8mm
PGM-FI with 34mm throttle bodies
Computer-controlled digital transistorized with electronic advance
DOHC; four valves per cylinder
CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
41mm fork; 4.3 inches travel
Pro-Link single shock with nine-position spring preload adjustability; 4.7 inches travel
Twin-piston caliper with single 320mm wave disc; Honda ABS
Single-caliper 240mm wave disc; Honda ABS
103mm (4.05 inches)
429 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel-ready to ride)
Meets current EPA standards. California version meets current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.
Black, Silver Metallic
FACTORY WARRANTY INFORMATION
Transferable, unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.
2015 Honda CBR500R ABS – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $ CDN
2015 Honda CBR500R ABS – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European/UK Specifications/Technical Details
UK/European MSRP Price: £ GBP (On The Road).
All specifications are provisional and subject to change without notice.
# Please note that the figures provided are results obtained by Honda under standardised testing conditions prescribed by WMTC. Tests are conducted on a rolling road using a standard version of the vehicle with only one rider and no additional optional equipment. Actual fuel consumption may vary depending on how you ride, how you maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, installation of accessories, cargo, rider and passenger weight, and other factors.