2019 Honda CBR500R
2019 Honda CBR500R

Specs

General Information

Manufacturer
Honda
Honda
Model Year
2019
2019
Model
CBR500R
CBR500R
Model Code
CBR500RK
CBR500RK
Color
Matte Gray Metallic
Matte Gray Metallic

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes

Front - Twin-piston caliper with single 320 mm disc

Rear - Single-caliper 240 mm disc

Front - Twin-piston caliper with single 320 mm disc

Rear - Single-caliper 240 mm disc

Tires

Front - 120 / 70R-17

Rear - 160 / 60-17

Front - 120 / 70R-17

Rear - 160 / 60-17

Dimensions

Weight
Curb - 423 lb. (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel-ready to ride)
Curb - 423 lb. (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel-ready to ride)
Wheelbase
55.5 in.
55.5 in.
Seat Height
30.9 in.
30.9 in.

Drivetrain

Transmission
6-speed
6-speed
Final Drive
O-ring-sealed chain; 15T/41T
O-ring-sealed chain; 15T/41T

Engine

Engine
DOHC; four valves per cylinder; parallel-twin
DOHC; four valves per cylinder; parallel-twin
Cooling
Liquid
Liquid
Displacement
471 cc
471 cc
Bore x Stroke
67 x 66.8 mm
67 x 66.8 mm
Fuel System
PGM-FI with 34 mm throttle bodies
PGM-FI with 34 mm throttle bodies
Ignition
Full transistorized
Full transistorized
Fuel Capacity
4.5 gal.
4.5 gal.

Operational

Suspension

Front - 41 mm fork; 4.3 in. travel

Rear - Pro-Link® single shock with nine-position spring preload adjustability; 4.7 in. travel

Front - 41 mm fork; 4.3 in. travel

Rear - Pro-Link® single shock with nine-position spring preload adjustability; 4.7 in. travel

Rake
25.5°
25.5°
Trail
4.0 in. (102 mm)
4.0 in. (102 mm)

Other

Additional Colors

Grand Prix Red

Matte Gray Metallic

Grand Prix Red

Matte Gray Metallic

Warranty
1 Year, Transferable, unlimited-mileage limited warranty
1 Year, Transferable, unlimited-mileage limited warranty

Features

Innovations

  • STAINLESS STEEL EXHAUST: With a new dual-outlet muffler this year that sounds even better, this beautifully polished stainless-steel exhaust is integrated with the rear footpeg set for clean, functional design. The exhaust tucks in tight for better mass centralization (and consequently better handling).
  • CAST WHEELS: Strong and stylish, the CBR500R’s aluminum Y-spoke cast wheels are easy to keep clean, look great, and are another feature that just makes sense.
  • STEP SEAT: The CBR500R offers a stepped two-piece seat with a low height. Perfect for around-town riding or winding roads, it also offers room for a passenger and is specially designed to fit a wide range of riders.
  • PRO-LINK® REAR SUSPENSION: The CBR500R features special shock settings for improved ride comfort. Its sophisticated chassis uses Honda’s Pro-Link® rear suspension; the nine-stage preload and 4.7 inches of travel gives you a comfortable ride over small bumps, while capably absorbing bigger bumps to increase riding comfort and handling.
  • STEEL-TUBE FRAME: A motorcycle’s frame is the basis for its handling. Stronger and lighter, 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.
  • SMOOTHER TRANSMISSION: Our engineers reprofiled the shift dogs in the transmission to help you get smoother shifts every time. You’ll never see these parts, but you’ll feel their effects.
  • PROGRAMMED FUEL INJECTION (PGM-FI): PGM-FI continuously monitors several variables to ensure the correct fuel mixture is delivered for the existing riding and atmospheric conditions, ensuring a crisp throttle response throughout a wide variety of riding. New fuel injectors for 2019 increase power and torque in the midrange.
  • DOHC TWIN-CYLINDER ENGINE: Honda twins are famous for their versatility, and the CBR500R’s engine is one of our best ever. With increased low-end horsepower and torque this year, the parallel-twin offers accessible performance across all RPM ranges.
  • SLIPPER/ASSIST CLUTCH: A new slipper/assist clutch lets us lighten up the clutch-lever effort by 45 percent, but automatically locks up tight when you release it.
  • NEW DIGITAL INSTRUMENTATION: A new LCD screen features a digital speedometer and tachometer and more, including a clock, odometer, trip meter, real-time and average fuel consumption meters, and illuminated engine diagnostic indicators.
  • SUPERSPORT STYLING: Take a close look. Like what you see? The CBR500R’s new, aggressive styling comes with two great color options for 2019, 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.
  • ANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM (ABS): Available ABS on the CBR500R helps you make confident stops under less-than-ideal conditions.
  • DISC BRAKES: The front 320mm disc brake and 240mm rear feature drilled, petal-style rotors that provide strong stopping power. The front-brake lever is also adjustable for a perfect fit.
  • LED HEADLIGHTS: The CBR500R sports a pair of powerful LED headlights in a restyled lens housing this year. They’re small and light, throw out an amazing amount of illumination, and feature a stylish shape. The design also increases the engine’s intake airflow.

Innovations

  • STAINLESS STEEL EXHAUST: With a new dual-outlet muffler this year that sounds even better, this beautifully polished stainless-steel exhaust is integrated with the rear footpeg set for clean, functional design. The exhaust tucks in tight for better mass centralization (and consequently better handling).
  • CAST WHEELS: Strong and stylish, the CBR500R’s aluminum Y-spoke cast wheels are easy to keep clean, look great, and are another feature that just makes sense.
  • STEP SEAT: The CBR500R offers a stepped two-piece seat with a low height. Perfect for around-town riding or winding roads, it also offers room for a passenger and is specially designed to fit a wide range of riders.
  • PRO-LINK® REAR SUSPENSION: The CBR500R features special shock settings for improved ride comfort. Its sophisticated chassis uses Honda’s Pro-Link® rear suspension; the nine-stage preload and 4.7 inches of travel gives you a comfortable ride over small bumps, while capably absorbing bigger bumps to increase riding comfort and handling.
  • STEEL-TUBE FRAME: A motorcycle’s frame is the basis for its handling. Stronger and lighter, 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.
  • SMOOTHER TRANSMISSION: Our engineers reprofiled the shift dogs in the transmission to help you get smoother shifts every time. You’ll never see these parts, but you’ll feel their effects.
  • PROGRAMMED FUEL INJECTION (PGM-FI): PGM-FI continuously monitors several variables to ensure the correct fuel mixture is delivered for the existing riding and atmospheric conditions, ensuring a crisp throttle response throughout a wide variety of riding. New fuel injectors for 2019 increase power and torque in the midrange.
  • DOHC TWIN-CYLINDER ENGINE: Honda twins are famous for their versatility, and the CBR500R’s engine is one of our best ever. With increased low-end horsepower and torque this year, the parallel-twin offers accessible performance across all RPM ranges.
  • SLIPPER/ASSIST CLUTCH: A new slipper/assist clutch lets us lighten up the clutch-lever effort by 45 percent, but automatically locks up tight when you release it.
  • NEW DIGITAL INSTRUMENTATION: A new LCD screen features a digital speedometer and tachometer and more, including a clock, odometer, trip meter, real-time and average fuel consumption meters, and illuminated engine diagnostic indicators.
  • SUPERSPORT STYLING: Take a close look. Like what you see? The CBR500R’s new, aggressive styling comes with two great color options for 2019, 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.
  • ANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM (ABS): Available ABS on the CBR500R helps you make confident stops under less-than-ideal conditions.
  • DISC BRAKES: The front 320mm disc brake and 240mm rear feature drilled, petal-style rotors that provide strong stopping power. The front-brake lever is also adjustable for a perfect fit.
  • LED HEADLIGHTS: The CBR500R sports a pair of powerful LED headlights in a restyled lens housing this year. They’re small and light, throw out an amazing amount of illumination, and feature a stylish shape. The design also increases the engine’s intake airflow.