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2014 Honda CBR500R

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The Honda CBR500R is one of the most popular sport bikes found on today’s streets. And there is no wonder why, because it’s reliable, affordable and rewards you with first class performances each time you jump on its back.

This Japanese beauty is propelled by a 471cc, DOHC, liquid-cooled parallel-twin engine with PGM-FI With 34mm throttle bodies. The unit is combined with a six-speed transmission.

This setup is joined by an inverted 41mm fork and a sophisticated chassis with Honda Pro-Link rear suspension 4.1" of wheel travel. The 2014 Honda CBR500R also features front 320mm wave-style disc brakes and 240mm rear units which are ready to deliver a strong stopping power in every situation.

The motorcycle sits on a pair of stylish, aluminum 12-spoke cast wheels shod in 120/70-17 front and 160/60-17 rear tires.

The bike comes with a base price of $5,999 and the ABS model costs $6,499.

Hit the jump for more information on the Honda CBR500R.

Overview

Honda CBR500R

Middleweight. Not Middle of The Road.

The initials CBR are known on racetracks the world over. So you can be sure that any Honda that carries them has truly earned them. The CBR500R is no exception. Equipped with bodywork inspired by CBR600RR and CBR1000RR, it tells the world you’re riding a sportbike from the winningest company in the world.

Its lightweight 471cc engine delivers smooth power all the way to the redline thanks to its Programmed Fuel Injection, while its sport-tuned chassis with steel tube frame and Honda’s unique Pro-Link suspension let you carve corners with confidence—especially since you have anti-lock brakes triple-drilled disc at your command.

The CBR500R is the perfect next bike for riders ready to move up a displacement class, or for anyone who knows that a 500 is the perfect do-it-all street machine.

2014 Honda CBR500R Key Features:

Honda CBR500R

Enough Engine For Everything.

Choosing a 500 isn’t a compromise, especially when it’s a powerplant with as much development behind it as Honda’s parallel twins. Liquid-cooling, double overhead cams and bulletproof reliability make this a great all-around powerplant for any kind of riding you have in mind.

Sporting Heritage

Honda CBR500R

The CBR500R offers a riding position that’s a touch more sporting, but not too aggressive, whether you’re commuting or carving the canyons.

Accessorize Your Style.

Honda CBR500R

Intensify the look of your CBR with accessories engineered to work. Honda Genuine Accessories include a sport screen and a wide range of carbon-look body panels, from rear tire hugger to tank pads.

Commuting Can Be A Sport.

Honda CBR500R

With the CBR500R’s combination of light weight, agile handling and torquey twin engine, it makes routine rides into great experiences. Plus it offers surprising weather protection with its Supersport styling.

2014 Honda CBR500R Features and Benefits:

Honda CBR500R

Digital Instrumentation
A full 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.

Halogen Headlights
Twin 55-watt H7 halogen headlights and multi-facet reflectors on the CBR500R give the front end a unique look and also project plenty of light on the road for visibility.

Supersport Styling
This aerodynamic bodywork also provides significant advantages in air management for added rider comfort, along with a low drag coefficient and effective cooling.

Disc Brakes
The front 320mm wave-style disc brake and 240mm rear provide strong stopping power.

Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
Available ABS on the CBR500R helps you make smoother, more controlled stops under less-than-ideal conditions.

DOHC Twin-Cylinder Engine
Honda twins are famous for their versatility, and the new CBR500R engine is one of Honda best ever. Using the same piston bore size as Honda CBR600RR sportbike, the parallel-twin engine offers accessible performance across all RPM ranges.

Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI)
Programmed Fuel Injection (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.

Steel-Tube Frame
A motorcycle’s frame is the basis for its handling. A new take on a classic construction, 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.

Step Seat
The new CBR500R offers a stepped two-piece seat with a low height. Perfect for around-town riding or winding roads, it also offers plenty of room for a passenger and is specially designed to fit a wide range of riders.

Pro-Link Rear Suspension
A sophisticated chassis with Honda Pro-Link rear suspension, nine-stage preload and 4.1" travel gives you a comfortable ride over small bumps, while capably absorbing bigger bumps to increase riding comfort and handling.

Rear Grips
Sturdy rear passenger grips offer a firm handhold for your passenger or tie-down points for smaller items.

Cast Wheels
Strong and stylish, the CBR500R’s aluminum 12-spoke cast wheels are easy to keep clean, look great and are another MGZ feature that just makes sense.

Stainless Steel Exhaust
Beautifully polished stainless steel exhaust is integrated with the rear footpeg set for clean, functional design.

Specifications

Honda CBR500R
Engine TypeLiquid-cooled parallel-twin
Displacement471cc
Bore and Stroke67.0mm x 66.8mm
InductionPGM-FI with 34mm throttle bodies
IgnitionComputer-controlled digital transistorized with electronic advance
Compression Ratio10.7:1
Valve TrainDOHC; four valves per cylinder
TransmissionSix-speed
Final DriveO-ring-sealed chain
Front Suspension41mm fork; 4.3 inches travel
Rear SuspensionPro-Link single shock with nine-position spring preload adjustability; 4.7 inches travel
Front BrakeTwin-piston caliper with single 320mm wave disc
Rear BrakeSingle-caliper 240mm wave disc
Front Tire120/70-17
Rear Tire160/60-17
Rake25.5 degrees
Trail103mm (4.05 inches)
Wheelbase55.5 inches
Seat Height30.9 inches
Curb Weight425 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel?ready to ride)
Fuel Capacity4.1 gallons
Miles Per GallonTBD
EmissionsMeets current EPA standards. California version meets current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.
Available ColorsBlack, Pearl White/Blue/Red, Red
Factory WarrantyOne Year transferable, unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.
Price$5,999 for CBR500R
$6,499 for CBR500R ABS


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