Honda_CBR500R-1

Shown at the Indonesia International motor show 2016 was the 2016 Honda CBR500R, a middle-weight sports bike offering sportsbike-styling with a power rating that is both newbie friendly, but still enough to be entertaining in the twisties.

On display was a murdered-out 2016 CBR500R, a 471 cc parallel-twin fed by EFI and driving a six-speed gearbox, with vibration kept to a minimum by a counter-balancer. The twin produces 49.6 hp and 43 Nm of torque. Styling follows cues from the CBR500R’s bigger brothers, the CBR600R and CBR1000R sportsbikes.

Braking is done with single-discs front and rear, and Honda’s Pro-Link rear suspension design takes care of the back, with 41 mm diameter forks in front. Weighing in at 192 kg wet, and with a seat height of 790 mm, the CBR500R is designed to be rider-friendly and easy to ride.

Boon Siew Honda does not show the 2016 Honda CBR500R on its website – the 2013 CBR500R is still shown as its current offering, alongside the CB500F and CB500X.