Honda CBR500R Review

Honda CBR500R

Big bike looks, engine, comfort
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What Is It?

The 2016 Honda CBR500R is an A2 licence friendly sports bike which was first launched in 2013 and updated for 2019.

Engine: 471 cc Parallel Twin, 47 bhp

Economy: 70 mpg

Range: 260 miles

Seat Height: 785 mm

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What Is It Like?

Honda CBR500R

My 2017 Honda CBR500R

This is my first bike and I’m loving every second of it. It's great in the city, perfect to commute with and perfect to go for a ride with your friends.

Trust me, the second you sit down on it and feel the engine, you'll fall in love with it just like I did. It's a great beginner bike, has a mean look and is worth every penny!

Honda CBR500R

The one thing I changed is the windshield; it's an easy 5 min job and costs you around £15. Why did I change it? From the factory the stock windshield vibrates when hitting around 5,000rpm, causing this awful whining noise. Swapping the windshield out fixes it instantly! Apparently it’s a common issue with this model.

- Stefan D, 2019

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Price Guide

Year Dealer Private Part Ex Mileage
2016 £3,550 £2,850 £2,500 5,700
2017 £3,900 £3,150 £2,750 5,100
2018 £4,350 £3,500 £3,050 3,700

Get The Gear To Go With It

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More Info

Check out this 800 mile video review from 2Wheel Pursuit.