2020 Honda CBR500R
2020 Honda CBR500R

Specs

General Information

Manufacturer
Honda
Honda
Model Year
2020
2020
Model
CBR500R
CBR500R
Model Code
CBR500RL
CBR500RL
Color
Grand Prix Red
Grand Prix Red

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes

Front - Twin-piston caliper with single 320 mm disc

Rear - Single-caliper 240 mm disc

Front - Twin-piston caliper with single 320 mm disc

Rear - Single-caliper 240 mm disc

Tires

Front - 120 / 70R-17

Rear - 160 / 60-17

Front - 120 / 70R-17

Rear - 160 / 60-17

Dimensions

Weight
Curb - 419 lb. (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel vready to ride)
Curb - 419 lb. (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel vready to ride)
Wheelbase
55.5 in.
55.5 in.
Seat Height
30.9 in.
30.9 in.

Drivetrain

Transmission
Six-speed
Six-speed
Final Drive
O-ring-sealed chain; 15T / 41T
O-ring-sealed chain; 15T / 41T

Engine

Engine
DOHC; four valves per cylinder, parallel-twin
DOHC; four valves per cylinder, parallel-twin
Cooling
Liquid
Liquid
Displacement
471 cc
471 cc
Bore x Stroke
67 x 66.8 mm
67 x 66.8 mm
Compression Ratio
10.7:1
10.7:1
Fuel System
PGM-FI with 34mm throttle bodies
PGM-FI with 34mm throttle bodies
Emissions
Meets current EPA standards. California version meets current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment
Meets current EPA standards. California version meets current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment
Ignition
Full transistorized
Full transistorized
Fuel Capacity
4.5 gal.
4.5 gal.

Operational

Front Suspension
41 mm fork; 4.3 in. of travel
41 mm fork; 4.3 in. of travel
Rear Suspension
Pro-Link® single shock with nine-position spring preload adjustability; 4.7 in. of travel
Pro-Link® single shock with nine-position spring preload adjustability; 4.7 in. of travel
Rake
25.5°
25.5°
Trail
4.0 in. (102 mm)
4.0 in. (102 mm)

Other

Additional Colors

Grand Prix Red

Matte Gray Metallic

Grand Prix Red

Matte Gray Metallic

Warranty
One Year, Transferable, unlimited-mileage limited
One Year, Transferable, unlimited-mileage limited

Features

Comfort

  • 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 room for a passenger and is specially designed to fit a wide range of riders.

Engineering

  • DIGITAL INSTRUMENTATION: A 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 disc brake and 240mm rear feature drilled, petal-style rotors that provide strong stopping power. The front-brake lever is also adjustable for a perfect fit.
  • LED HEADLIGHTS: The CBR500R sports a pair of powerful LED headlights. They’re small and light, throw out an amazing amount of illumination, and feature a stylish shape. The design also increases the engine’s intake airflow.
  • SLIPPER/ASSIST CLUTCH: The slipper/assist clutch lets us lighten up the clutch-lever effort by 45 percent, but automatically locks up tight when you release it.
  • SMOOTHER TRANSMISSION: Our engineers profiled the shift dogs in the transmission to help you get smoother shifts every time. You’ll never see these parts, but you’ll feel their effects.

Handling

  • STEEL-TUBE FRAME: A motorcycle’s frame is the basis for its handling. Stronger and lighter, 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.
  • CAST WHEELS: Strong and stylish, the CBR500R’s aluminum Y-spoke cast wheels are easy to keep clean, look great, and are another feature that just makes sense.
  • PRO-LINK® REAR SUSPENSION: The CBR500R features special shock settings for improved ride comfort. Its sophisticated chassis uses Honda’s Pro-Link® rear suspension; the nine-stage preload and 4.7 inches of travel gives you a comfortable ride over small bumps, while capably absorbing bigger bumps to increase riding comfort and handling.

Performance

  • DOHC TWIN-CYLINDER ENGINE: Honda twins are famous for their versatility, and the CBR500R’s engine is one of our best ever. With good low-end horsepower and torque, the parallel-twin offers accessible performance across all RPM ranges.
  • PROGRAMMED FUEL INJECTION (PGM-FI): 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. Programed fuel injectors increase power and torque in the midrange.
  • STAINLESS STEEL EXHAUST: With a dual-outlet muffler that you need to hear for yourself, this beautifully polished stainless-steel exhaust is integrated with the rear footpeg set for clean, functional design. The exhaust tucks in tight for better mass centralization (and consequently better handling).

Style

  • SUPERSPORT STYLING: The CBR500R’s aggressive styling comes with two great color options, that keeps it right at the front of the pack in terms of eye-appeal. The aerodynamic bodywork also provides significant advantages in air management for added rider comfort, along with a low drag coefficient and effective cooling.

Comfort

  • 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 room for a passenger and is specially designed to fit a wide range of riders.

Engineering

  • DIGITAL INSTRUMENTATION: A 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 disc brake and 240mm rear feature drilled, petal-style rotors that provide strong stopping power. The front-brake lever is also adjustable for a perfect fit.
  • LED HEADLIGHTS: The CBR500R sports a pair of powerful LED headlights. They’re small and light, throw out an amazing amount of illumination, and feature a stylish shape. The design also increases the engine’s intake airflow.
  • SLIPPER/ASSIST CLUTCH: The slipper/assist clutch lets us lighten up the clutch-lever effort by 45 percent, but automatically locks up tight when you release it.
  • SMOOTHER TRANSMISSION: Our engineers profiled the shift dogs in the transmission to help you get smoother shifts every time. You’ll never see these parts, but you’ll feel their effects.

Handling

  • STEEL-TUBE FRAME: A motorcycle’s frame is the basis for its handling. Stronger and lighter, 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.
  • CAST WHEELS: Strong and stylish, the CBR500R’s aluminum Y-spoke cast wheels are easy to keep clean, look great, and are another feature that just makes sense.
  • PRO-LINK® REAR SUSPENSION: The CBR500R features special shock settings for improved ride comfort. Its sophisticated chassis uses Honda’s Pro-Link® rear suspension; the nine-stage preload and 4.7 inches of travel gives you a comfortable ride over small bumps, while capably absorbing bigger bumps to increase riding comfort and handling.

Performance

  • DOHC TWIN-CYLINDER ENGINE: Honda twins are famous for their versatility, and the CBR500R’s engine is one of our best ever. With good low-end horsepower and torque, the parallel-twin offers accessible performance across all RPM ranges.
  • PROGRAMMED FUEL INJECTION (PGM-FI): 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. Programed fuel injectors increase power and torque in the midrange.
  • STAINLESS STEEL EXHAUST: With a dual-outlet muffler that you need to hear for yourself, this beautifully polished stainless-steel exhaust is integrated with the rear footpeg set for clean, functional design. The exhaust tucks in tight for better mass centralization (and consequently better handling).

Style

  • SUPERSPORT STYLING: The CBR500R’s aggressive styling comes with two great color options, that keeps it right at the front of the pack in terms of eye-appeal. The aerodynamic bodywork also provides significant advantages in air management for added rider comfort, along with a low drag coefficient and effective cooling.