2018 Honda CBR500R

This might not be a part of the year when we think about bikes since the Detroit Auto Show is approaching. Nevertheless, Honda is always there to make surprises. Riders don’t care about big presentations, but the announcement of the refresh in the supersport segment will lure their attention. Details we have about the 2018 Honda CBR500R are price, trims, and colors. Once again, we will have regular and the model with ABS brakes. This option offers two-colors combination, while the base bike comes in the red paint job. Finally, all additions will make ABS trim more expensive. But, the difference in $300 is not a big gap for extras we get.

2018 Honda CBR500R

2018 Honda CBR500R specs

The 2018 Honda CBR500R uses a 471cc, liquid-cooled engine. This parallel-twin unit is using a DOHV valve train and produces compression ratio 10.7 to 1.Square bore and stroke are set at 67 mm and 66.8 mm. All bikes from Honda are using programmed fuel injection. So it is with CBR500R. Computer-controlled ignition and electric starter are highlights of an electronic offer for the bike. The engine is sending power through a 6-speed manual transmission with a miltiplate wet clutch. The O-ring-sealed chain is the final drive for this bike.

2018 Honda CBR500R instrument panel

2018 Honda CBR500R details

The same-sized 17-inch wheels are on both ends. The wheelbase of the 2018 Honda CBR500R is 55 inches, while the company didn’t release overall dimensions. But, we already know that the saddle height is 31 inch. The ABS model is heavier than the regular one for 5 pounds. Total of 428 lbs is with all liquids and full 4.4-gallon fuel tank. On the bike, we will find telescopic fork as the front suspension. Back, we have Pro-Link single shock, adjustable spring suspension. Travel is nearly the same at both ends. Regular and ABS model are using 320/240 mm wave discs as front/rear brakes.

2018 Honda CBR500R

2018 Honda CBR500R price

As we already mentioned, the price gap between two trim levels is just $300. The base model costs $6,600. The ABS is just under $7,000, with $100 short of this mark. The bigger, CBR650F model from the same lineup costs $8,800. However, every larger bike from CBR family is coming with a 4-cylinder engine instead of inline-twins.

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