As with the CB500X and CB500F, Honda’s 2022 CBR500R sportbike receives contemporary chassis parts to assist enhance dealing with and really feel on the bars. The midsize sportbike shall be accessible this month in Honda dealerships in both Grand Prix Purple or Sword Silver Metallic with a $7,199 MSRP.
If you happen to’ve peeked on the earlier two mannequin write-ups, you’ll have a fairly good concept what’s in retailer for the CBR500R: a brand new inverted 41mm Showa SFF-BP fork, a lighter swingarm, and new forged aluminum wheels. Honda intends to enhance dealing with of all its 500-level machines and provides them a extra intuitive really feel, and the adjustments actually present promise.
The entry-level sportbike additionally will get the brake bundle improve and now sports activities twin 296mm discs on the entrance with twin four-piston radial-mount calipers.
Apart from that, the CBR500R is usually nonetheless normal 2021 challenge, from its 471cc parallel-twin engine to its Professional-Hyperlink rear suspension setup, slip and help clutch, buttery-smooth transmission, LED headlights, and normal ABS.
If you wish to see how the CBR500R fared towards the Ninja 300 again when the Honda was contemporary from the design room, be sure you try this head-to-head comparability. There’s been an replace to the CBR500R since then, in 2016, however a lot of these adjustments have been geared toward bettering the beauty and creature-comfort enchantment of the machine.