Its reputation for being an easy to manage yet spirited performer for a 500 has made it a popular choice and, in fact, Australia’s number one selling sports bike.
The 2016 Honda CBR500R will retail for $8,099, the CB500X sells for $7,999 and the soon to be released CB500F will sell for $7,899. All prices are before on road costs are added.
The addition of preload adjustment to the front fork will certainly help riders find a setup to better suit their riding style.
New adjustable levers allow for some adjustment of the bike’s ergonomics and also provide a high-end feel that is not very common in this capacity segment.
Underneath, the bike has the same 471cc DOHC engine that produces 35 kW. It also has the same steel diamond-tube frame and brakes as the previous model.