2017 Honda CBR500R

Discover How Good a 500 Can Be.

If you’re looking for a streetbike that is the perfect combination of size, performance, versatility and price, Honda’s CBR500R is exactly where you want to be. It’s the perfect companion for a spirited trip down a winding canyon road. Discover what a great daily-riding bike it is too: commuting, errand running, weekend pleasure trips. Looking for a first bike that you won’t outgrow in a year? A 500 twin is about the best choice you can make there. Generations of riders have known it, and the CBR500R is the newest incarnation.

Its engine is powerful, smooth, and offers a wide powerband with plenty of revs. Twins are a great choice for most riders: Narrow and smooth, with a wide torque spread. With four-valve combustion chambers, twin overhead cams and fuel injection, the CBR500R can keep up with plenty of bigger sportbikes if you do your part. And it may even be more fun because it’s so light and responsive.

With just enough bodywork for some weather protection and style, plenty of more experienced riders have found it’s the perfect solution for them too. So go ahead—check one out. One ride will tell you that the CBR500R ticks off all the boxes in your “best of” category. What are you waiting for?


  • LED HEADLIGHTS: The CBR500R sports a pair of powerful LED headlights. They’re small and light, throw out an amazing amount illumination, and feature a stylish shape. They completely change the CBR500R’s presence and give the front end a unique look.

General Information

Manufacturer Honda
Model Year 2017
Model CBR500R
Model Code CBR500RLH
Color Red



Front - 2-piston caliper with single 320 mm wave disc

Rear - Single-caliper 240 mm wave disc


Front - 120/70-17

Rear - 160/60-17


Weight Curb - 423.2 lbs. - Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel-ready to ride.
Wheelbase 55.5 in.
Seat Height 30.7 in.


Transmission 6-speed
Final Drive O-ring-sealed chain


Engine parallel-twin - four valves per cylinder
Displacement 471 cc
Bore x Stroke 67 mm x 66.8 mm
Compression Ratio 10.7:1
Fuel System PGM-FI, 34 mm throttle bodies
Fuel Capacity 4.4 gal.
Ignition Computer-controlled digital transistorized with electronic advance
Cooling Liquid-Cooling



Front - 41 mm fork; 4.3 in. travel

Rear - Pro-Link single shock with 9-position spring-preload adjustability; 4.7 in. travel

Rake 25.5°
Trail 4.01 in. (102 mm)


Additional Colors Black / Candy Orange
Warranty One Year - Transferable, unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.