The CBR500R packs our reliable inline-twin 500cc engine – but combines aggressive body styling and enhanced tuning to deliver an extra rush of racing performance. And what's more, it's available with just an A2 licence.
The CBR500R inherits sharp styling and performance tuning from the Fireblade.
As a result, the CBR500R's cutting profile boasts aggressive road presence and improved aerodynamic styling. But it's not just looks – the 500cc water-cooled parallel twin engine has been tweaked to release a steady burst of power, the transmission has sportier gear ratios, and the suspension has been tuned for a tighter, more agile feel on the road.
A2 licence holders will feel a tingle of excitement stepping up to the CBR500R.
It holds its own on the road amongst other larger category bikes, so the CBR500R is also an attractive and affordable alternative for more established riders who still want that ‘big bike’ experience. The ride benefits from sporty character and cutting edge features that deliver an instant connection between rider and road.
The CBR500R's sleek and sporty bodywork doesn't just catch admiring glances, its nimble form also helps you weave through city traffic with ease. The aggressive design extends to the new side cover and larger capacity fuel tank – so you can cruise even farther than before.