2017 Honda CBR500R Buyer’s Guide | Specs & Price

2017 Honda CBR500R Buyer's Guide | Specs & Price
2017 Honda CBR500R

2017 Honda CBR500R

TThe 2017 Honda CBR500R is a member of the CBR family, but it only has one R after the 500. That means it has a more relaxed seating position than its RR brothers.

That’s a good thing, as the friendly performance of the 471cc parallel twin doesn’t invite extreme riding. That’s not to say the CBR500R is not a enjoyable canyon bike—in the right hands it can be quite effective against larger machines on the tightest roads.

2017 Honda CBR500R Buyer's Guide | Specs & Price
2017 Honda CBR500R

Regardless, the Honda CBR500R is more about being a motorcycle that welcomes newer riders to the sport fold, and gives them the high-performance look of a fully faired track-ready bike. Stick to the canyons and urban roads, though, as that’s what the CBR500R is all about.

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2017 Honda CBR500R Specs:


  • Type: Parallel twin
  • Displacement: 471cc
  • Bore x stroke: 67.0 x 66.8mm
  • Compression ratio: 10.7:1
  • Cooling: Liquid
  • Valve train: DOHC, 4vpc
  • Induction: PGM-FI w/ 34mm throttle body
  • Ignition: Digital transistorized w/ electronic advance
  • Transmission: 6-speed
  • Final drive: Chain


  • Front suspension: 41mm fork; 4.3 inches of travel
  • Rear suspension: Linkage-assisted spring-preload adjustable shock; 4.7 inches of travel
  • Front tire: 120/70x17
  • Rear tire: 160/60x17
  • Front brake: 320mm disc w/ twin-piston caliper
  • Rear brake: 240mm disc w/ single-piston caliper
  • ABS: Optional


  • Wheelbase: 55.5 inches
  • Rake: 25.5°
  • Trail: 4.0 inches
  • Seat height: 30.7 inches
  • Fuel capacity: 4.4 gallons
  • Curb weight: 423 pounds (standard); 428 pounds (ABS)

2017 Honda CBR5000R Colors:

  • Red
  • Black/Candy Orange

2017 Honda CBR500R Prices (MSRP):

  • $6599 (standard)
  • $6899 (ABS)


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