– New 2016 CBR 500R Sport Bike News –
⇒⇒UPDATE / EDIT: 2016 CBR500R Review of Specs, Detailed Pictures + More – Click Here
It’s that time of the year again! Excitement spreading around as new 2016 motorcycles are being announced etc. Honda completely snuck this one in on us! Honda also just released some other 2016 models to their motorcycle lineup, you can check out Honda’s announcement on the 2016 Gold Wing? Fury, Stateline, F6B with a few others here. Now we are going to get to the goodies so you can check out the differences on the 2016 CBR500R vs 2015 CBR500R…
2016 CBR500R Changes / Upgrades include:
- – A complete new look based on a design theme of “Aggressive Speed Shape”. Sharp and edgy character lines flow from its new front face – featuring steeply-angled dual LED lights – through to the upswept tail – also equipped with LED lighting – to give an appearance of speed and purpose.
- – Several rider-focussed upgrades including front suspension with adjustable pre-load, larger fuel tank with new hinged fuel cap, adjustable brake levers and “wave” style ignition key.
- – A new shorter exhaust muffler for enhanced mass centralisation, with internal structure tuned for a satisfying low, crisp exhaust note.
We’ll have more details on October 15th when Honda officially debuts the new 2016 CBR500R at the American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo). This new information on the 16′ CBR500R has me curious as to what and if any changes / upgrades will be popping up for the 2016 CB500F & CB500X. Honda still had yet to release information, specs etc on the 16′ CB500X Adventure style and Naked sportbike CB500F that share many many parts with the newly redesigned CBR500R for 2016 so there is hope. Below, you’ll find the press release from this morning.
October 8, 2015
American Honda has a full slate of activities planned for its display at next week’s American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo), including the world debut of the updated 2016 CBR500R. Dealers and consumers attending the event, which will be held October 15-18 at Orlando, Florida’s Orange County Convention Center, will have the first opportunity to see the midsize sport bike.
With DNA taken from the premier CBR1000RR, the CBR500R is aimed at entry-level sport riders or veterans looking for a versatile daily ride that offers fun at an economical price point. For 2016, the CBR500R gets new, aggressive styling with new LED dual headlights and numerous refinements.
Alongside the CBR500R on the show floor, Honda will display many models from its 2016 lineup of motorcycles, side-by-sides and ATVs. This will be many consumers’ first chance to see standout models for 2016 including the RC213V-S MotoGP bike for the street and the category-shattering Pioneer 1000 flagship multipurpose side-by-side. For those interested in doing more than look, Honda will also offer demo rides on its road-going motorcycles, and with models from its side-by-side and ATV lines.
2016 CBR500R Release Date: *TBD
2016 CBR500R Price / MSRP: *TBD – The 2015 CBR500R had an MSRP of $6,299. I’m going to bet that if Honda does a price increase, it’ll only be approximately $100 which would bump the 16′ CBR500R price up to $6,399. However, Honda has made changes / upgrades on models over the years and that particular model not have an increase in price. This corner of the market is very competitive though and price-point is a huge deciding factor for many consumers so they can’t get price happy and do something drastic on that front. It’s all a guessing game though at this time.
What do you guys and girls think about the new 2016 Honda CBR500R with the little bit of information we currently have? A step in the right direction for Honda?
I tried to edit the picture below to help bring out the body lines to see the changes on the 2016 CBR500R vs 2015 CBR500R. It didn’t turn out that great but you can see the details ever so slightly.
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