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Honda CBR500R Specs

Engine 471 cc
Power 49.6 hp
Start Option Electric
ABS Yes
Pass Switch Yes
Ignition System Digital Transistorised
Odometer Digital

CBR500R Pros & Cons

Things We Like in CBR500R

Responsive engine

Wave Key and HISS

Great suspension setup

Things We Dont Like in CBR500R

Optional ABS

Recent Updates of CBR500R

Honda Malaysia introduced the CBR500R along with two other motorcycles in 2019. Speaking of the sports bike, priced at RM 34,999 (excluding registration, road tax, and insurance) it gets ABS, revised rear monoshock, LCD instrument panel, assist and slipper clutch, and LED lighting all over. It is powered by a 471cc, liquid-cooled, parallel-twin with eight valves unit that churns out a maximum power of 49.6 hp at 8,500 rpm along with a peak torque of 45 Nm at 6,500 rpm The power is sent to the ground via a six-speed gearbox and chain final drive. Fed by the brand’s PGM-FI, the inlet, exhaust and valve timing delivers 4% more power and torque. The CBR500R displays an aggressive style, very much like the one seen in the CBR1000RR superbike. It also gets a narrower seat pad, a tail unit for improved rider ergonomics, and a clip-on handlebar offering a sportier riding position. 

Honda CBR500R Price

The CBR500R is priced at RM 34,999 .

Honda CBR500R Variants

There are 1 variants available of CBR500R: Standard.

Honda CBR500R Power-trains

The CBR500R is powered by a Liquid Cooled Fuel Injection 471 cc 2 Cylinder engine that gives 49.6hp of power at 8500 rpm and 43 Nm Torque at 7000 rpm. It comes with the option of a 6-Speed transmission gearbox. The CBR500R has a seat height of 789 mm. The Front Tyre size is 120/70 ZR17 & Rear Tyre size is 160/60 ZR17.

Honda CBR500R Features

The feature list of CBR500R includes ABS, Pass Switch, Side Reflectors, Sport Riding Modes and Engine Check Warning in terms of safety.

Features Chassis, Suspension & Brake include Prolink Rear Suspension, Telescopic Fork Front Suspension, Disc Rear Brake, Disc Front Brake, Dual Stepped Seat Type, Steel Body Frame Material and Side Wings.

Features for Console include Digital Odometer, Digital Fuel Gauge, Display Screen, Tripmeter, Tachometer and Digital Speedometer.

Honda CBR500R Competitors

The CBR500R Competitors are: Honda CBR650R, Kawasaki Ninja 400, Yamaha MT-07, Honda CBR250RR and Benelli TNT 600.

Honda CBR500R 2021 Price List

Variant Price Specifications  
Honda CBR500R Standard RM 34,999 *
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471 cc, 49.6 hp, Electric, Petrol

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Honda CBR500R Colors

CBR500R is available in 3 different colors - Grand Prix Red, Pearl Metalliod White and Mat Axis Gray Metallic.

Honda CBR500R Review

  • CBR500R Overview
  • Honda CBR500R Design
  • CBR500R Ride & Handling
  • Honda CBR500R Engine & Fuel Consumption
  • CBR500R Braking & Safety
  • Honda CBR500R Verdict

CBR500R Overview

The Honda CBR500R belongs to one of the well-known bike series in Malaysia which is generally popular for its sharp engine, excellent design, and a good performance. The CBR500R is equipped with a powerful motor at its heart that assures that it will offer amazing response while being hurried on to the highways.

However, it is not only the performance that the CBR500R excels in, but the safety features are also taken care of too. It features some unique set of security additions that reduce the possibility of theft. It competes against the likes of the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R, which happens to have a lot more displacement and power too. However, the Honda poses with a very affordable price tag.

Honda CBR500R Design

The Honda CBR500R comes with an aggressive design which makes it sporty. It comes with a bright and futuristic LED headlight along with a taillight that makes the overall design a bit more aggressive.

The two-wheeler comes with a large fuel tank of 16.7-litre with a built-in cover that makes the refuelling of the bike super quick and easy. The information console has a fully digital setup of the fuel gauge, odometer, and speedometer. The bike gets the split-designed seats that add to the sporty appeal. It rides on 17-inch wheels where the front is wrapped in 120 mm tubeless tyres while the rear wheel gets thicker 160 mm rubber.

The two-wheeler comes with a seat height of 789 mm, which clears the fact that it will be a good option for the riders of all heights. Getting a firm foot on the ground is very easy. It is built with a kerb weight of 195 kg. It has 140 mm of ground clearance.

CBR500R Ride & Handling

The Honda CBR500R is a nice sports bike to ride, especially on the highways. The engine is very responsive and the power delivery at low RPMs is amazing, especially the torque punch. That said, the mid and high range of the engine rev manages to keep things stable.

Coming to the suspension, the two-wheeler gets a 41 mm telescopic fork up front with preload adjuster, while at the rear, a Prolink suspension, with nine level adjustable monoshock is offered. Both of them make the riding soft and comfortable, but not cushiony, for both pillion and the riders.

Honda CBR500R Engine & Fuel Consumption

The Honda CBR500R features a liquid-cooled, DOHC engine that provides quite a good performance. The 471cc is good enough to churn out a maximum of 49.6 hp power along with a peak torque of 44 Nm. Both the maximum power and the peak torque comes at a rev range of 8,500 rpm and 7,000 rpm respectively. The drive is sent to the wheel via a six-speed manual gearbox.

The parallel-twin DOHC engine is capable of performing well. It is aided by a new transmission system and has the PGM-FI injectors as well.

CBR500R Braking & Safety

Coming to the braking, the Honda CBR500R comes with dual disc brakes to make a good stopping power. The front wheel is stopped by a 320 mm hydraulic disc with twin-piston calliper, while the rear gets a 240 mm hydraulic unit which has the single piston calliper. Both of them gets the support of the ABS (Anti-lock Braking System). It helps of avoiding the locking of the brakes all of a sudden while application at a high speed.

The CBR500R gets the Wave Key feature that is exclusive from the manufacturer. It reduces the chance of theft by offering a forged key. The key has a microchip embedded in it which contains a new feature named Honda Ignition Security System (H.I.S.S). The microchip also contains a password and the bike cannot be unlocked if the password does not match with the key cylinder.

Honda CBR500R Verdict

The Honda CBR500R is one of the top names in sports bike segment in Malaysia. It comes with powerful features and packs in a host of other amazing aspects. The LED headlamp taillight make the design a bit more aggressive.

Speaking of the pricing, the two-wheeler has a starting price tag of around RM 30,000, which brings it to the league of the Kawasaki Ninja 650. However, it gets optional ABS while the Kawasaki model gets it as a standard fitment.

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    Andrei Jul 14, 2021 for Honda CBR500R

    Honda is surely one of the best when it comes to making powerful 2-cylinder bikes. With the kind of budget I had, I could have bought any other bike around the 500cc segment. But I eventually chose Honda because I have read a lot of ownership reviews about how well it performs. It rides very smoothly and stays firmly planted Read More

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    Adam Mei 19, 2021 for Honda CBR500R

    I have had an eye on the Honda CBR500R ever since it was launched in the Malaysian market. Its dapper looks and great engine did allure me. However, at that time, I wasn’t legally eligible to ride a bike on my own. Hence, I had to wait. Now that I have my driver’s license, I did purchase this bike a Read More

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    Farishah Jan 20, 2021 for Honda CBR500R

    I have used this bike on a total of 10 trips now and I will just say one thing that the performance and safety are beyond expectations. The bike is a true definition of extreme sports and so does its look define it on its exteriors. The moment you start riding the bike you will feel as if you are Read More

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    Galwish Nov 25, 2020 for Honda CBR500R

    I previously owned a CBR250RR and I wanted to upgrade. I preferred to stick to Honda because I did not face any issue with my previous bike. Hence, I trusted Honda for a smooth and refined engine. I would surely say that Honda did not disappoint me with the CBR500R. The engine is eager to redline and sounds very well Read More

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    Thivyan Okt 29, 2020 for Honda CBR500R

    I’ve used the Honda CB500R to go for 10 road trips by now and I have always returned satisfied with the type of performance and safety that it provides me with. The bike is the true definition of extreme sport adapted bike, it feels like you have taken it out from a racing track. The engine is really raw and Read More

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    Aeron Sep 21, 2020 for Honda CBR500R

    This peppy bike caught my attention when I went for a trip with my friend on this. The bike is so easy to ride that we did not feel any sort of hassle on the way even though we were travelling from one city to another. The bike is refined and built in the most beautiful way. Though one issue Read More

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    Aiman Apr 24, 2019 for Honda CBR500R

    No matter whether I purchase a bike, car or any electronic gadgets even, looks of it comes in my priority list. So when I got a glimpse of Honda CBR500R on their website, I was totally charmed. The bike looks fabulous and one of the most attractive parts of the bike is its sporty light weight appearance. While going through Read More

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