Honda CBR500R (2016) Real World Review
“ 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. ”
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
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
Honda CBR500R (2019 On) - Updated version.
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Do you own this bike? We would love to hear anything good, bad, unexpected or that you have changed plus anything that a prospective new owner might find interesting or useful.
Check out this 800 mile video review from 2Wheel Pursuit.