For riders looking to move up from a 125, the fully faired twin-cylinder CBR500R provides an excellent first big sports bike experience, which will also appeal to experienced riders looking for a great value alternative to larger sports bikes.
Honda has a motorcycling history that goes back over 60 years, and in 1957 released the 247cc Dream C70, powered by its first parallel twin cylinder engine. Through the 1960s the DOHC CB450 twin regularly outperformed larger capacity rivals and the new CBR500R proudly carries the CB suffix (with an extra dash of race-inspired R) and proves the point that sometimes less most certainly can be more.
The CBR500R has a distinct feel and character and features a riding position and design that is tailored, and will appeal to, a wide variety of riders, covering a range of uses from commuting and touring to sports riding. The CBR500R is easy to manage, and delivers all-round practicality matched to excellent efficiency. A true middleweight, blessed with lightweight agility and an engaging power delivery, above all, enjoyable to ride in every scenario.
Fast, frugal, affordable and fun, the CBR500R offers a great entry point to the world of sports motorcycles, with high a build quality plus pride of ownership that will last.
The CBR500R's performance will give anyone looking for their first sports bike an exhilarating ride on twisty, winding road or even the race track. It works equally well in urban environments and is a motorcycle designed to be ridden, and thoroughly enjoyed, by people of all shapes and sizes.
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Honda Motor Southern Africa
PO Box 7179
Halfway House 1685
Tel: +27 11 847-9400
Fax: +27 11847-9429