News 2016 Honda CBR 500R to Debut at AIMExpo

2016 Honda CBR 500R to Debut at AIMExpo

2016 Honda CBR 500R AIMExpo Debut

2016 Honda CBR 500R to Debut at AIMExpo
2016 Honda CBR 500R

Now entering its third year as the go-to stateside-motorcycle event, the American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) has become the perfect host for new model releases.

Honda reports it will now use the 2016 AIMExpo, set for October 15-18 at the Orange Country Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.,  to debut its updated 2016 Honda CBR 500 R.

Speaking of the bike, Honda says “With DNA taken from the premier CBR1000RR, the CBR500R is aimed at entry-level sport riders or veterans looking for a versatile daily ride that offers fun at an economical price point. For 2016, the CBR 500R gets new, aggressive styling with new LED dual headlights and numerous refinements.”

2016 Honda CBR500 R LED Lights
LED Lights on 2016 Honda CBR 500R

Honda launched the CBR 500R for the 2013 model year, the comfortable sportbike arriving with a liquid-cooled, 500cc parallel-twin DOHC engine that featured Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) and a counterbalancer. The engine, which is mated to a six-speed transmission, was also used used to power the standard CB500F and the adventure CB500X.

The CBR 500R featured a steel-tube frame, with a 41mm front fork and a Pro-Link single shock with nine-position spring preload adjustability out back. The CBR 500R was available with ABS, which added four lbs. to the standard weight of 425 lbs.

Besides the debut of the 2016 Honda CBR 500R at 2015 AIMExpo, Honda will also have other bikes available in its 2016 lineup, including the RC213V-S MotoGP bike that we tested at Valencia in September.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling.

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