2024 Honda CBR500R Preview

Important updates to the midsize 2024 Honda CBR500R sportbike.

Honda has given its CBR500R midsize sportbike a minor refresh for the 2024 model year, updating the styling and a few components to give the bike a more appealing look and improve function in some key areas. The streetbike is available now from American Honda dealers in either Grand Prix Red or Matte Black Metallic starting at $7,399.

The 2024 Honda CBR500R in Grand Prix Red.Honda

In terms of aesthetics, the bodywork of the CBR500R is updated with cues taken from the larger Fireblade in Honda’s superbike lineup. Notable among these changes is the inclusion of winglets, purported to help with handling but likely to be little more than a styling exercise.

Updates that riders will be sure to notice on the road include new LED headlights that promise to improve visibility in low-light conditions, along with a new 5-inch TFT display screen. From there, riders will be able to dial in the settings of Honda’s Selectable Torque Control system.

The 2024 Honda CBR500R gets new headlights, a 5-inch TFT screen, and updated bodywork.Honda

The 471cc twin engine is unchanged, and riders can look forward to a silky-smooth six-speed transmission made even easier to engage thanks to the slip and assist clutch. The bike is lighter than previous models thanks to a redesigned swingarm, and the bike’s nimble character is enhanced by the use of a Showa SFF-BP fork and Pro-Link shock with nine-position spring preload adjustability.

Since its introduction in 2013, the CBR500R has been a favorite among beginner motorcycle riders and those on a budget who want sportbike style and an approachable machine. Honda will undoubtedly maintain that position with the latest edition of its CBR.

2024 Honda CBR500R Technical Specifications and Price

Engine: 471cc, DOHC, liquid-cooled parallel twin; 4-valve
Bore x Stroke: 67.0 x 66.8mm
Compression Ratio: 10.7:1
Fuel Delivery: PGM-FI w/ 34mm throttle bodies
Clutch: Wet, multiplate
Transmission/Final Drive: 6-speed/chain
Frame: Steel tube
Front Suspension: Showa SFF-BP 41mm USD fork; 4.7 in. travel
Rear Suspension: Pro-Link shock; nine-position preload adjustable; 4.7 in. travel
Front Brake: 4-piston calipers, 296mm discs w/ ABS
Rear Brake: 240mm disc w/ ABS
Wheels, Front/Rear: Five spoke cast aluminum; 17 in. / 17 in.
Tires, Front/Rear: 120/70-17 / 160/60-17
Rake/Trail: 25.5°/4.0 in.
Wheelbase: 55.5 in.
Seat Height: 31.1 in.
Fuel Capacity: 4.5 gal.
Claimed Curb Weight: 421 lb.
Available: Now
Contact: powersports.honda.com