CBR500R - Parallel Twin Engine | Sports Motorcycles | Honda UK
Side on, right-facing white and red CBR500R


A sense of excitement

Parallel twin sport.

If the looks and styling derived from the new Fireblade aren’t enough to set your heart pounding, how about the fact you can ride this compact, balanced sports bike on an A2 licence?

Connecting with the bike

Rev it to the redline and you’ll feel the CBR500R’s steady burst of power.

Front-on blue and red CBR500R with rider, road location.

With the looks and styling of the world famous CBR1000RR, the all-new CBR500R will set your pulse racing the moment you sit on it. Built around an all-new 500cc water-cooled parallel twin engine it has a sporty character and cutting edge features, delivering a ride that will connect rider to bike instantly.

Large presence

The CBR500R is both an exciting step up if you hold an A2 licence and an attractive, affordable alternative for more established riders who still want that ‘big bike’ experience.

Honda CBR500R motorbike front-threequarter view with rider. Right-facing (Road location)
Front on view of CBR500R.

More kit

Extend that sport bike style by adding a few little extras to the CBR500R.

Make a start with a rear seat cowl, which turns the bike instantly into a more focused single-seat machine. If you’re using it in town, add a tank bag, where you can stow some waterproofs or slip in a street map. Whatever you want for your sports bike, it has to look right and fit properly. Only Honda Genuine Accessories are designed to complement the lines of the bike, giving you a much better result.

Wheel sticker set

Reinforces its sporty character.

Bird's eye view of CBR500R.
Rear section, focussing on rear guard.

Rear seat cowl

Gives the cbr500r a more focused look.

Making history

Racing is in the blood.

Part of our 500cc motorcycles legacy and sporting history will be forever linked with legendary Grand Prix riders, like Freddie Spencer and Mick Doohan.

Parallel power

Honda has a motorcycling history that goes back over 60 years and throughout the 1960s Honda’s DOHC twins regularly outperformed larger capacity rivals. The CB450 was a popular choice at the time with its lightweight, powerful air-cooled engine.

Front 3-quarter view of CBR600RR leaning into corner with rider.

Supporting future champions: European Junior Cup one-make-series.

Side-on view of vintage CB450

The handsome CB450 air-cooled parallel twin from the 1960s.

CB - a proud legacy

The CBR500R proudly carries the CB suffix with an extra dash of race-inspired R.

Honda CBR badge in close-up.

The new sporty graphics reflect Honda Racing (HRC) colours.