Why race? To improve. It’s what we’ve always done. And this is why; the CBR500R is an A2 motorcycle – but also every square millimetre a CBR. Aggressive styling and new graphics lift heartbeats. A twin-cylinder engine that spins hard at your command and upgraded suspension and brakes that will fill you with confidence. If you’re ready to step up to real race-bred performance, the adrenaline rush starts here.
This is a bike for born competitors. Taking its design directly from the CBR1000RR Fireblade, the new CBR650R is an ultra-sharp beast with sporting intent, fierce power, and exceptional torque. Discover a place without borders: your obsession.
Equipped with semi-active Öhlins Step motor-type Electronic Control suspension, plus Honda Selectable Torque Control (with built-in Wheelie Control and Rear Lift Control), Selectable Engine Brake, New ABS, Quickshifter (with Downshift Assist), Riding Mode Select System and Power Selector. RC213V-S MotoGP derived technology elevates the riding experience even further.
Choose the biker you want to be. With its aggressive new looks and low-end power boost, the CBR500R frees you from all constraints. And it’s A2 licence ready.
From a clean sheet, Honda and HRC’s development engineers set to work creating a new inline four-cylinder engine for the CBR1000RR-R Fireblade. It’s a compact, short-stroke layout – sharing the bore and stroke of the RC213V – and features a semi-cam gear train, finger-follower rocker arms, titanium con-rods, RC213V-S internal friction reduction technologies, piston jets with check ball system and a built-in bottom bypass passage for the cylinder water jacket.