Honda’s CBR 500R has been styled in tribute to the stunning Fireblade super sport bike but still has a personality of its own. The 500cc model is ideal for riders looking to upgrade as it has the feel of a bigger bike and is still a great ride for everyday trips.
The motorcycle’s exciting performance is easily apparent from a single look at its dramatic bodywork. It has a super sports shape which positions you crouched over the fuel tank. This aerodynamic stance is still comfortable as the placement of the foot pegs and handlebars support riders of different heights. You can remain relaxed even on routes that require you to change direction regularly and grip firmly with your legs. The body is both slim and lightweight for easier manoeuvrability.
Above the headlamps is a small windscreen that deflects wind over your head for added comfort. Either side of it are mirrors that extend far enough to give you a clear and safer view of the surroundings.
At the rear is a second seat to carry a pillion passenger or you can swap it for a seat cowl accessory to add a sportier look and feel.
The model’s 500cc engine produces a satisfying 48PS and sends it to the road smoothly. It powerfully surges you forward when you twist the throttle which is sure to please riders who have upgraded to this size. Those who already have ‘big bike’ experience can appreciate the control they have in the saddle. A nine-stage adjustable Pro-Link rear shock and 41mm front forks make the bike feel planted to the road.
Added confidence is provided by the model’s powerful 320mm front and 240mm rear wave pattern disc brakes. Supporting them is an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) as standard, which helps to stabilise the bike when you need to brake quickly from a high speed.
The CBR 500R is a joy to ride along twisting roads, through the city streets or any other on-road route you take it along. Discover more about the bike by enquiring with your nearest Al-Futtaim Honda showroom today.