2016 Honda CBR500R ABS

The Best of Both Worlds.

The CBR500R is the sporty member of that family, with bodywork inspired by our CBR600RR and CBR1000RR Supersports. Plus, for 2016, it’s full of improvements, keeping it even further out front. A new muffler both improves mass centralization and sounds even cooler. You get improved gear-shift feel, along with a new adjustable brake lever, and a hinged fuel cap for added convenience. And then there’s that spectacular twin-cylinder engine: displacing 471cc, it delivers smooth power from idle to redline. Twins offer notoriously broad powerbands, and the CBR500R is no exception.

Chassis? Tuned especially for sport riding, the steel-tube frame and Honda Pro-Link® rear suspension let you carve corners with confidence, now featuring adjustable fork preload and new shock settings. And the available triple-disc anti-lock brakes feature a new adjustable brake lever this year.

A perfect choice for new riders, returning riders, or anyone who appreciates a great do-it-all streetbike, the CBR500R is also an affordable choice. Best of all, it’s a bike you won’t outgrow for a long, long time - if ever.

Standard Features

  • DIGITAL INSTRUMENTATION: 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.
  • LED HEADLIGHTS: The CBR500R gets new dual headlights for 2016. The LED lights are small but bright, with a stylish new shape. It completely changes the CBR500R’s presence and gives the front end a unique look while also projecting plenty of light on the road for visibility.
  • STEP SEAT: 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.
  • PASSENGER SEAT STRAP: A handy rear passenger seat strap offers a firm handhold for your passenger or tie-down point for smaller items.
  • SUPERSPORT STYLING: Take a close look. Like what you see? The CBR500R offers all-new styling for 2016 that keeps it right at the front of the pack in terms of eye-appeal. The aerodynamic bodywork also provides significant advantages in air management for added rider comfort, along with a low drag coefficient and effective cooling.
  • 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.
  • STEEL-TUBE FRAME: A motorcycle’s frame is the basis for its handling. A take on a classic construction, the CBR500R’s diamond-shaped 35 mm steel-tube mainframe ties to the engine with four mounts, offering a rock-solid foundation for a superior ride and handling.
  • 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.
  • PRO-LINK® REAR SUSPENSION: For 2016 the CBR500R gets new shock settings for improved ride comfort. Its sophisticated chassis uses Honda’s Pro-Link® rear suspension; the nine-stage preload and 4.7 inches of travel gives you a comfortable ride over small bumps, while capably absorbing bigger bumps to increase riding comfort and handling.
  • STAINLESS STEEL EXHAUST: Beautifully polished stainless steel exhaust is integrated with the rear footpeg set for clean, functional design. The exhaust tucks in tighter this year for better mass centralization (and consequently better handling) while also providing a crisper exhaust note.
  • CAST WHEELS: 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.
  • DISC BRAKES: The front 320 mm wave-style disc brake and 240 mm rear provide strong stopping power. And new for 2016, the front-brake lever is now adjustable for a perfect fit.
  • ANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM (ABS): Available ABS on the CBR500R helps you make confident stops under less-than-ideal conditions.
  • EMISSIONS: Meets current EPA standards. California version meets current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.
  • WARRANTY: One Year,Transferable, unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.

General Information

Manufacturer Honda
Model Year 2016
Model CBR500R ABS
Model Code CBR500RABS
Color Pearl White

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes

Front - 2-piston caliper with single 320 mm wave disc

Rear - Single-caliper 240 mm wave disc

Tires

Front - 120/70-17 with ABS

Rear - 160/60-17 with ABS

Dimensions

Weight 429 lbs.
Wheelbase 55.5 in.
Seat Height 30.9 in.

Drivetrain

Transmission 6-speed
Final Drive O-ring-sealed chain

Engine

Engine DOHC 471cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin - four valves per cylinder
Displacement 471cc
Bore x Stroke 67 x 66.8 mm
Compression Ratio 10.7:1
Fuel System PGM-FI, 34 mm throttle bodies
Fuel Capacity 4.1 gal.
Ignition Computer-controlled digital transistorized with electronic advance
Cooling Liquid

Operational

Suspension

Front - 41 mm fork; 4.3 in. travel

Rear - Pro-Link single shock with 9-position spring-preload adjustability; 4.7 in. travel

Rake 25.5°
Trail 4.05 in. (103 mm)

Other

Additional Colors Matte Black Metallic