2020 Honda CBR500R

A supersport-styled bike that fills the gap between displacements.

2020 Honda CBR500RHonda

Sliding itself among the other smaller-displacement Honda sportbikes is the 2020 CBR500R. With a 471cc parallel-twin engine pumping ponies to the pavement, this is a great transition bike for beginners who are climbing the displacement ladder from the CBR300R to the CBR650R and beyond. It is equipped with rider aids like slipper/assist clutch and optional ABS, and endowed with electronics like an LCD screen and LED headlights.

2020 Honda CBR500R Reviews, Comparisons, And Competition

Little guys put up a good fight and the beginner class of motorcycles is chock-full of fully faired competition from the Yamaha YZF-R3 to the Kawasaki Ninja 400 and larger-displacement Kawasaki Ninja 650. The CBR500R finds itself in the middle ground of a displacement shootout.

Honda CBR500R Updates For 2020

The Honda CBR500R received some significant updates in 2016 and then again in 2019. Although 2019 saw updates like an increase in power, more aggressive styling, a nicer sound, and other functional upgrades, no major changes were announced for 2020. The base price carries over into 2020 at $6,699, an ABS option is available for an additional $300 and both versions will be available in Matte Gray Metallic and Grand Prix Red.

2020 Honda CBR500R Claimed Specifications

Price $6,699
Engine Liquid-cooled DOHC parallel twin
Displacement 471cc
Bore x Stroke 67.0 x 66.8mm
Horsepower N/A
Torque N/A
Transmission 6-speed
Final Drive Chain
Seat Height 30.9 in.
Rake 25.5°
Trail 4.0 in.
Front Suspension 43mm fork; 4.3-in. travel
Rear Suspension Preload adjustable; 4.7-in. travel
Front Tire 120/70R-17
Rear Tire 160/60-17
Wheelbase 55.5 in.
Fuel Capacity 4.5 gal.
Claimed Wet Weight 419 lb.