Is it any wonder why the Honda CBR500R is one of our most popular sportbikes? It just gets so many things right. Price. Power. Weight. Handling. Its twin-cylinder engine revs freely and produces plenty of torque; and it lets us keep the bike narrow and nimble too. The full-coverage bodywork looks like something right off the racetrack. Best of all; it’s a bike you can start out on and never have to trade up. Plus; for 2021; every CBR500R comes with anti-lock brakes (ABS) as standard equipment. And there’s a tasty new Pearl White color scheme this year too.
Features may include:PERFORMANCE
Honda twins are famous for their versatility; and the CBR500R’s engine is one of our best ever. With good low-end horsepower and torque; the parallel-twin offers accessible performance across all RPM ranges.STYLE
The CBR500R’s aggressive styling comes with two great color options (including a striking new Pearl White); that keeps it right at the front of the pack in terms of eye-appeal. The aerodynamic bodywork also provides significant advantages in air management for added rider comfort; along with a low drag coefficient and effective cooling.ENGINEERING
Now standard equipment on every 2021 CBR500R; anti-lock brakes (ABS) helps you make confident stops under less-than-ideal conditions.HANDLING
A motorcycle’s frame is the basis for its handling. Strong and light; the CBR500R’s diamond-shaped 35mm steel-tube mainframe ties to the engine with four mounts; offering a rock-solid foundation for a superior ride and handling.