Honda CBR500R Review (2016)
What Is It?
The Honda CBR500R is an A2 licence friendly sports bike and is powered by a liquid cooled 471 cc parallel twin engine, producing 47 bhp at 8,500 rpm and maximum torque at 7,000 rpm.
- Seat Height: Low (785 mm / 30.9 inches)
- Weight: Average (194 kg / 428 lbs)
- Economy: Very good (80 mpg / 3.5 l/100km / 28.3 km/l)
- Range: Very high (290 miles / 467 km)
- Power to Weight: Low (0.242 bhp/kg / 0.181 kW/kg)
- Top Speed: High (110 mph / 177 km/h)
What Is It Like?
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!
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
Gear & Accessories
Honda CBR500R (2019 On) - Updated version.
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