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A sneak peek at the upcoming 2022 Honda CBR500R ABS

New chassis components will feature in Honda’s CBR500R sportbike, as the CB500X and CB500F. With an MSRP of $7,199, Honda’s midsize sportbike will be available in either Grand Prix Red or Sword Silver Metallic starting this month.

CBR500R features a new inverted 41mm Showa SFF-BP fork, a lighter swingarm, and cast-aluminum wheels. You’ll know what to expect if you’ve seen the prior model write-ups. Improved handling and a more intuitive feel are among Honda’s goals for all its 500-level motorcycles.

Honda CBR500R ABS

Front calipers on the entry-level sportbike come with twin 4-piston radial-mount units with 296mm discs.

There are a few notable exceptions. It includes a 471cc parallel-twin engine, Pro-Link rear suspension, slip/assist clutch. Bikes come with a silky smooth gearbox, LED headlamps, and a standard antilock braking system (ABS).

Honda CBR500R Display

Check out this head-to-head comparison between the Honda CBR500R and the Kawasaki Ninja 300 from when the Honda was still fresh out of the design room. While the CBR500R has been updated since 2016, most of the upgrades have been focused on increasing the machine’s aesthetic appeal and creature comforts.

Technical Specifications of Honda CBR500 R


  • Type: Parallel-twin
  • Displacement: 471cc
  • Bore x stroke: 67.0 x 66.8mm
  • Compression ratio: 10.7:1
  • Fueling: EFI w/ 34mm throttle bodies
  • Valvetrain: DOHC; 4vpc
  • Transmission: 6-speed
  • Clutch: Wet multi-plate w/ assist and slipper functions
  • Final drive: O-ring chain


  • Frame: Diamond-shaped steel tube
  • Front suspension; travel: Non-adjustable Showa SFF-BP 41mm inverted fork; 4.3 inches
  • Rear suspension: Linkage-assisted, spring-preload adjustable shock; 4.7 inches
  • Wheels: 5-spoke aluminum
  • Front tire: 120/70 x 17
  • Rear tire: 160/60 x 17
  • Front brakes: 296mm discs w/ 4-piston radially mounted Nissin calipers
  • Rear brake: 240mm disc w/ single-piston caliper
  • ABS: Standard
Honda CBR500R


  • Wheelbase: 55.5 inches
  • Rake: 25.5 degrees
  • Trail: 4.0 inches
  • Seat height: 31.1 inches
  • Fuel capacity: 4.5 gallons
  • Curb weight: 423 pounds
  • Colors: Grand Prix Red; Sword Silver Metallic

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Andrew Nelson
Andrew Nelsonhttp://www.bikersinsider.com
Andrew Nelson is an Editor at Bikers Insider, He has been a Passionate motorcycle rider since age 10, Andrew has close to a decade of Motorcycle industry experience, initially working in an online, magazine and has now transitioned into a full-time blog writer, Andrew prefers touring-style motorcycles, his favorite motorbike is Africa Twin. He is obsessed with keeping up to date with all the latest tech in the motorcycle industry, Andrew is also a keen swimmer and he can usually be found training in his local swimming pool. Words from Andrew: Beyond my love of adventure and riding a motorcycle, sharing stories and my experience with other fellow riders is another passion of mine, I hope sharing my stories and experience will inspire anyone interested in motorcycle adventures.


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