2022 Redesign Honda Cbr500r
2022 Redesign Honda Cbr500r. The new Honda CBR500R is refined, balanced, beautifully built and fresh. First introduced in 2014, it is a supporter of the A2 genre and is now in its third iteration. It offers credible performance alongside aspirational styling, complete with MotoGP-inspired wings. Finished in luscious glossy red and black and complete with a 17.1 liter fuel tank between your legs, it offers a ‘bike-bike’ feel. You can’t help but glance at yourself in the shop window as you explore the city and could easily mistake it for a Fireblade. It feels much more special than a simple stepping stone between licenses and at over six thousand dollars, is great value for money.
It is equipped with LED headlights and a new LCD dashboard, which has a similar layout to the larger capacity four-cylinder CBR650R. An adjustable brake lever, blue anodized fork top and well-placed and logically placed switchgear seal the deal, with the only major gripe being the mirrors, which are mostly consumed by your gloves and forearms. A2 license holders should feel quite offended when they find out how awesome 47bhp is.
Ride & Brake Quality
The new Showa rear shocks and internal forks, featuring progressive springs (hard in the middle, soft on top and bottom) keep the Honda cool when you crash it into corners like Marquez, or maintain momentum like Lorenzo. It is stable and luxurious with an unquenchable appetite for corner speed. After all, it’s more exciting to carve through 60mph corners on the sizzling HONDA CBR500R, than it is to do the same thing on the Honda Fireblade SP, as it yawns back at you. The single wavy 320mm disc and dual-piston Nissin calipers set-up have decent power, but are best equipped with the rear to really stop the Honda. The bar is now mounted under the upper yoke, throwing you a further eight degrees forward, but the new riding position takes less stress on the wrists and the seat is comfortable all day.
With new valve timing, a larger airbox and straighter inlets, the HONDA CBR500R now has a surprising amount of grunt, so there’s no need to chase gears and spins on a rainy ride, but it’s really fast when you poke it with a stick and well … abuse it. Breaking through tons and beyond, is a piece of cake, which isn’t surprising when you realize it has the same power as the beloved Yamaha RD350LC. We never thought it was slow, did we? Unlike those stinky two-strokes, the Honda has a perfectly channeled power distribution and a new throttle, assist and slipper clutch, as well as a buttery, precise new gearbox. Wounded completely, you can expect the Honda CBR500R’s top speed of 112mph.
Reliability & Build Quality
The HONDA CBR500R is pretty bomb-proof and our online reader reviews leave nothing but glowing comments. This is also the engine used at the Honda Ron Haslam School, driving thousands of miles around Donington Park without any mechanical problems. We have no current Honda CBR500R owner reviews. You can leave one here.
Value Vs Rivals
Six grand is very little for a machine that offers so much. Service intervals are every 8000 miles and you can expect more than 70mpg with a careful right hand. You also get Datatag, a two-year unlimited mileage warranty, and European damage protection.
MCN road tester Dan Sutherland had time to test two junior sport bikes – the Honda CBR500R and the always impressive Yamaha R3. Here’s the verdict:
“With its comfortable stance, road bias and budget-friendly two-cylinder engine, it’s easy to throw away an A2-standard sports bike as just a style exercise, without the traditional thrill power or cornering prowess we look for when choosing a bike.
“However, the 500 miles on the Yamaha R3 and Honda CBR500R have smashed that prejudice to smithereens, with both offering cornering capability and enough thrust to keep up and stay ahead of traffic – all wrapped up in a sleek, superbike-inspired set. Plastic. Both would be perfect poster bikes for aspiring motorcycle enthusiasts, but the highest credit must go to CBR. Even though it’s £800 more expensive, there’s more road presence, a better soundtrack and a more luxurious suspension. Capable, economical and comfortable, it’s the perfect do-it-all performance bike, whatever your skill.”
The LED headlights, blue anodized fork top, MotoGP winglets and carbon effect fairing infill panels are all great sums up the attention to detail that goes into this 47bhp 500. The paint and finish won’t look out of place on the £20-grand superbike and the new LCD dashboard now has a gear position indicator. Its Blade-style sail is low-key, but manages to offer decent wind protection even for taller riders.
Specifications of Honda Cbr500r
Engine size: 471cc
Engine type: liquid-cooled parallel twin
Frame type: Tubular steel diamond
Fuel capacity: 17.1 liters
Seat height: 785mm
Motorcycle weight: 192kg
Showa fork front suspension: 41mm, adjustable for preload
Shock Showa rear suspension: adjustable for preload
Front brakes: 320mm petal disc with dual piston calipers. ABS
Rear brakes: 240mm rear petal disc with single piston calipers. ABS
Front tire size: 120/70 x 17
Rear tire size: 160/60 x 17