2015 Honda CBR®500R


Middleweight. Never Middle Of The Pack. Honda boldly redefines the middleweight class and infuses a whole new level of excitement for sport riders in search of superior value, along with great fun. The CBR500R delivers plenty of performance to sport riders, with its thoroughly modern, torquey 471cc P-twin DOHC engine wrapped in a great-handling chassis and featuring a full fairing spawned from Honda’s much-acclaimed CBR600RR and CBR1000RR sportbikes. The CBR500R features a full bodywork cowl and a 31-inch seat height. It’s an excellent choice for riders ready to move up a displacement class, or for any rider who’s looking for a light, sporting, do-it-all street machine.

Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)

  • Available ABS on the CBR500R helps you make smoother, more controlled stops under less-than-ideal conditions.

Cast Wheels

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

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.

Disc Brakes

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

DOHC Twin-Cylinder Engine

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

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.

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.

Pro-Link Rear Suspension

  • A sophisticated chassis with Honda Pro-Link rear suspension, nine-stage preload and 4.7 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.

Stainless Steel Exhaust

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

Steel-Tube Frame

  • A motorcycle’s frame is the basis for its handling. A 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 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.

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.

General Information

Manufacturer Honda
Model Year 2015
Model CBR®500R
Model Code CBR500R
Stock Number N/A
Color Silver Metallic


Brakes Front Brake- Twin-piston caliper with single 320mm wave disc Rear Brake- Single-caliper 240mm wave disc
Tires Front Tire- 120/70-17 Rear Tire- 160/60-17


Weight 425 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel-ready to ride)
Wheelbase 55.5 inches
Seat Height 30.9 inches


Transmission Six-speed
Final Drive O-ring-sealed chain


Engine 471cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin
Displacement 471cc
Bore x Stroke 67.0mm x 66.8mm
Compression Ratio 10.7:1
Carburetion PGM-FI with 34mm throttle bodies
Fuel Capacity 4.1 gallons
MPG Rating TBD
Ignition Computer-controlled digital transistorized with electronic advance
Cooling liquid-cooled


Suspension Front Suspension- 41mm fork; 4.3 inches travel Rear Suspension- Pro-Link single shock with nine-position spring preload adjustability; 4.7 inches travel
Rake 25.5 degrees
Trail 103mm (4.05 inches)


Additional Colors Black