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

2017 Honda CBR500R Buyer’s Guide | Specs & Price

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:

ENGINE

  • 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

CHASSIS

  • Front suspension: 41mm fork; 4.3 inches of travel
  • Rear suspension: Linkage-assisted spring-preload adjustable shock; 4.7 inches of travel
  • Front tire: 120/70×17
  • Rear tire: 160/60×17
  • Front brake: 320mm disc w/ twin-piston caliper
  • Rear brake: 240mm disc w/ single-piston caliper
  • ABS: Optional

DIMENSIONS

  • 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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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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