Honda’s hotly anticipated expansion of the middleweight market, the CBR500R will reach Honda Dealerships nationally this week along with its naked counterpart, the CB500F. The adventure touring CB500X will follow in early June.
Sure to transform the entry market, these new releases which are all LAMS approved, offer the next generation of motorcyclists excellent handling and advanced performance wrapped up in three distinctly styled machines.
With affordability being one of the key factors in the development of these new motorcycles, Honda is pleased to announce the CBR500R will have a MLP of just $6,990 (standard) and $7,490 (ABS), the CB500F will be $7,290 and the CB500X $7,490. (Please note these prices are the Manufacturers List Price and do not include on-road or registration costs).
Powered by the same lightweight, compact 500cc, parallel-twin, liquid-cooled, DOHC engine, the CBR500R, CB500F and CB500X will offer high-rpm output characteristics while considering the low-to-mid rpm range that will be most frequently used by the entry rider. The trio also share a frame and chassis that has been specially developed to offer excellent dimensions to a broad spectrum of riders.
Appealing to the next generation sport rider while paying tribute to Honda’s iconic CBR history, the CBR500R is a fully cowled sports machine that offers easy handling and a relaxed riding position. Achieving power and practicality by engaging a slim sporty exterior, the CBR500R will be available in three striking colour schemes; Tri-Colour, Graphite Black and Victory Red with ABS variants of each.
The CB500F with its dynamic proportions and practical aspects is the perfect entry level machine for the daily commute. Taking styling cues from the stripped-down, four-cylinder CB1000R, the CB500F offers great urban ability as well as enjoyable out-of-town performance. Dedicated to providing the utmost rider confidence, the CB500F comes standard with ABS and will be available in Graphite Black and Victory Red.
Honda Australia Rider Training (HART) is offering free test rides on the new CBR500R and CB500F on April 21 in QLD and May 05 in NSW and VIC. Simply call HART to register and be one of the first to throw a leg over these hotly anticipated models. Visit: http://hart.honda.com.au/
For more information on the new CBR500R, CB500F or CB500X see your Honda Dealer or visit http://honda500.com.au/