QUICK LOOK: 2016 Honda CBR500R

Updated Honda aimed at entry-level sport riders will make its world debut at AIMExpo.

2016 Honda CBR500R studio preview

Next week, at the American International Motorcycle Expo in Orlando, Florida, Honda will unveil an updated 2016 CBR500R. While we don't know much about this entry-level midsize sportbike, these rather cryptic photos shared by Honda hint at a bike that has more aggressive styling and LED headlights that wouldn't be out of place in a Halloween haunted house.

Honda says the new twin-cylinder 2016 CBR500R has some sporty DNA from the CBR1000RR. While that may be a bit of a stretch, the CBR500R does have an economical price that makes the bike attractive to entry-level sport riders and veterans alike. It really is a versatile little ride, and we can attest to its excellent fuel economy.

At AIMExpo next week—if we're able to get pulled away from Honda's street-legal RC213V-S MotoGP machine on display—we'll learn more about the 2016 CBR500R and get back to you.

2016 Honda CBR500R LED headlights