Honda has just announced a range of upgrades for the CBR500R, its sports middleweight bike first launched two years ago. The new CBR500R has an edgier, more agressive front end with LED lights. Other changes include a larger fuel tank, revised suspension, new exhaust and colour schemes. The bike will make its debut at the American International Motorcycle Expo, which starts in Orlando, Florida on 15th October.
The Japanese manufacturer did some work on the 500cc CBR for the next model year. These upgrades include:
- A complete new look based on a design theme of “Aggressive Speed Shape”. Sharp and edgy character lines flow from its new front face – featuring steeply-angled dual LED lights – through to the upswept tail – also equipped with LED lighting – to give an appearance of speed and purpose.
- Several rider-focussed upgrades including front suspension with adjustable pre-load, larger fuel tank with new hinged fuel cap, adjustable brake levers and “wave” style ignition key.
- A new shorter exhaust muffler for enhanced mass centralisation, with internal structure tuned for a satisfying low, crisp exhaust note.
- A range of dynamic new colour schemes.
The 2016 model year CBR500R will be unveiled to the public for the first time at the American International Motorcycle Expo, which starts in Orlando, Florida on 15th October.