Buyers Guide 2016 Honda CBR500R | Buyer's Guide

2016 Honda CBR500R | Buyer’s Guide

2016 Honda CBR500R | Motorcycle Buyer’s Guide

2016 Honda CBR500R | Buyer's Guide
2016 Honda CBR500R

Although not one of the most mature bikes in the Honda stable, the CBR500R is enjoying a nice set up updates for 2016. Most noticeable is the new, shorter muffler than helps centralize the CBR500R’s mass.

The rear plastic has also be redesigned, given the entire bike a more aggressive appearance. Other changes include preload adjustment for the forks, a larger fuel tank, smoother gear shifting, and an adjustable front brake lever. The price isn’t being set initially–the bike won’t be in the showrooms until early ’16–and ABS is optional.

2016 Honda CBR500R review2016 Honda CBR500R Specs:


  • Engine: Liquid-cooled parallel-twin
  • Bore x stroke: 67.0 x 66.8mm
  • Displacement: 471cc
  • Induction: PGM-Fi, 38mm throttle body
  • Ignition: Computer-controlled digital transistorized w/ electronic advance
  • Compression ratio: 10.7:1
  • Valve train: DOHC; four valves per cylinder
  • Transmission: 6-speed


  • Front: 41mm forks; 4.3 inches of travel
  • Rear: Pro-Link single shock w/ 9-position spring preload adjustability; 4.7 inches of travel


  • Front: 320mm wave disc w/ four-piston caliper
  • Rear: 240mm wave disc w/ two-piston caliper
  • ABS: Optional


  • Front: 120/70-17
  • Rear: 160/70-17


  • Rake: 25.5 degrees
  • Trail: 4.05 inches
  • Wheelbase: 55.5 inches
  • Seat height: 30.9 inches
  • Curb weight: 425 pounds
  • Fuel capacity: 4.1 gallons

2016 Honda CBR500R Colors:

  • Matte Black Metallic
  • Pearl White, Red (standard only)

2016 Honda CBR500R Price:



Don Williams
Don Williams
With 45 years of riding experience, Don Williams is a fan of all kinds of motorcycles. He enjoys sport bikes, cruisers, dirt bikes, touring bikes, adventure bikes, dual sport bikes, and rideable customs. Ask Don what his favorite bike is and he will tell you, "Whatever bike I'm on."

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