2021 Honda CBR500R ABS
2021 Honda CBR500R ABS

Specs

General Information

Manufacturer
Honda
Honda
Model Year
2021
2021
Model
CBR500R ABS
CBR500R ABS
Model Code
CBR500RAM
CBR500RAM
Color
Pearl White
Pearl White

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes

Front - Twin-piston caliper with single 320 mm disc; ABS

Rear - Single-caliper 240 mm disc; ABS

Front - Twin-piston caliper with single 320 mm disc; ABS

Rear - Single-caliper 240 mm disc; ABS

Tires

Front - 120 / 70R-17

Rear - 160 / 60-17

Front - 120 / 70R-17

Rear - 160 / 60-17

Dimensions

Weight
Curb - 423 lb. (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel-ready to ride)
Curb - 423 lb. (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel-ready to ride)
Wheelbase
55.5 in.
55.5 in.
Seat Height
30.9 in.
30.9 in.

Drivetrain

Transmission
Six-speed
Six-speed
Final Drive
O-ring-sealed chain; 15T / 41T
O-ring-sealed chain; 15T / 41T

Engine

Engine
Parallel-twin, DOHC; four valves per cylinder
Parallel-twin, DOHC; four valves per cylinder
Cooling
Liquid
Liquid
Displacement
471 cc
471 cc
Bore x Stroke
67 x 66.8 mm
67 x 66.8 mm
Compression Ratio
10.7:1
10.7:1
Fuel System
PGM-FI with 34 mm throttle bodies
PGM-FI with 34 mm throttle bodies
Emissions
Meets current EPA standards. California version meets current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment
Meets current EPA standards. California version meets current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment
Ignition
Full transistorized
Full transistorized
Fuel Capacity
4.5 gal.
4.5 gal.
MPG Rating
72 mpg - Honda's fuel economy estimates are based on EPA exhaust emission measurement test procedures and are intended for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you ride, how you maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, installation of accessories, cargo, rider and passenger weight, and other factors
72 mpg - Honda's fuel economy estimates are based on EPA exhaust emission measurement test procedures and are intended for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you ride, how you maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, installation of accessories, cargo, rider and passenger weight, and other factors

Operational

Front Suspension

41 mm fork

Travel - 4.3 in.

41 mm fork

Travel - 4.3 in.

Rear Suspension

Pro-Link® single shock with nine-position spring preload adjustability

Travel - 4.7 in.

Pro-Link® single shock with nine-position spring preload adjustability

Travel - 4.7 in.

Rake
25.5°
25.5°
Trail
4 in.
4 in.

Other

Additional Colors

Matte Gray Metallic

Pearl White

Matte Gray Metallic

Pearl White

Warranty
One Year, Transferable, unlimited-mileage limited
One Year, Transferable, unlimited-mileage limited

Features

Comfort

  • STEP SEAT: The CBR500R offers a stepped two-piece seat with a low height. Perfect for around-town riding or winding roads, it also offers room for a passenger and is specially designed to fit a wide range of riders.

Engineering

  • ANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM (ABS): Now standard equipment on every 2021 CBR500R, anti-lock brakes (ABS) helps you make confident stops under less-than-ideal conditions.
  • DIGITAL INSTRUMENTATION: A LCD screen features a digital speedometer and tachometer and more, including a clock, odometer, trip meter, real-time and average fuel consumption meters, and illuminated engine diagnostic indicators.
  • DISC BRAKES: The front 320mm disc brake and 240mm rear feature drilled, petal-style rotors that provide strong stopping power. The front-brake lever is also adjustable for a perfect fit.
  • LED HEADLIGHTS: The CBR500R sports a pair of powerful LED headlights. They’re small and light, throw out an amazing amount of illumination, and feature a stylish shape. The design also increases the engine’s intake airflow.
  • SLIPPER/ASSIST CLUTCH: The slipper/assist clutch lets us lighten up the clutch-lever effort by 45 percent, but automatically locks up tight when you release it.
  • SMOOTHER TRANSMISSION: Our engineers profiled the shift dogs in the transmission to help you get smoother shifts every time. You’ll never see these parts, but you’ll feel their effects.

Handling

  • STEEL-TUBE FRAME: A motorcycle’s frame is the basis for its handling. Strong and light, the CBR500R’s diamond-shaped 35mm steel-tube mainframe ties to the engine with four mounts, offering a rock-solid foundation for a superior ride and handling.
  • CAST WHEELS: Strong and stylish, the CBR500R’s aluminum Y-spoke cast wheels are easy to keep clean, look great, and are another feature that just makes sense.
  • PRO-LINK® REAR SUSPENSION: The CBR500R features special shock settings for improved ride comfort. Its sophisticated chassis uses Honda’s Pro-Link® rear suspension; the nine-stage preload and 4.7 inches of travel gives you a comfortable ride over small bumps, while capably absorbing bigger bumps to increase riding comfort and handling.

Performance

  • DOHC TWIN-CYLINDER ENGINE: Honda twins are famous for their versatility, and the CBR500R’s engine is one of our best ever. With good low-end horsepower and torque, the parallel-twin offers accessible performance across all RPM ranges.
  • PROGRAMMED FUEL INJECTION (PGM-FI): PGM-FI continuously monitors several variables to ensure the correct fuel mixture is delivered for the existing riding and atmospheric conditions, ensuring a crisp throttle response throughout a wide variety of riding. Programed fuel injectors increase power and torque in the midrange.
  • STAINLESS STEEL EXHAUST: With a dual-outlet muffler that you need to hear for yourself, this beautifully polished stainless-steel exhaust is integrated with the rear footpeg set for clean, functional design. The exhaust tucks in tight for better mass centralization (and consequently better handling).

Style

  • SUPERSPORT STYLING: The CBR500R’s aggressive styling comes with two great color options (including a striking new Pearl White), that keeps it right at the front of the pack in terms of eye-appeal. The aerodynamic bodywork also provides significant advantages in air management for added rider comfort, along with a low drag coefficient and effective cooling.

Comfort

  • STEP SEAT: The CBR500R offers a stepped two-piece seat with a low height. Perfect for around-town riding or winding roads, it also offers room for a passenger and is specially designed to fit a wide range of riders.

Engineering

  • ANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM (ABS): Now standard equipment on every 2021 CBR500R, anti-lock brakes (ABS) helps you make confident stops under less-than-ideal conditions.
  • DIGITAL INSTRUMENTATION: A LCD screen features a digital speedometer and tachometer and more, including a clock, odometer, trip meter, real-time and average fuel consumption meters, and illuminated engine diagnostic indicators.
  • DISC BRAKES: The front 320mm disc brake and 240mm rear feature drilled, petal-style rotors that provide strong stopping power. The front-brake lever is also adjustable for a perfect fit.
  • LED HEADLIGHTS: The CBR500R sports a pair of powerful LED headlights. They’re small and light, throw out an amazing amount of illumination, and feature a stylish shape. The design also increases the engine’s intake airflow.
  • SLIPPER/ASSIST CLUTCH: The slipper/assist clutch lets us lighten up the clutch-lever effort by 45 percent, but automatically locks up tight when you release it.
  • SMOOTHER TRANSMISSION: Our engineers profiled the shift dogs in the transmission to help you get smoother shifts every time. You’ll never see these parts, but you’ll feel their effects.

Handling

  • STEEL-TUBE FRAME: A motorcycle’s frame is the basis for its handling. Strong and light, the CBR500R’s diamond-shaped 35mm steel-tube mainframe ties to the engine with four mounts, offering a rock-solid foundation for a superior ride and handling.
  • CAST WHEELS: Strong and stylish, the CBR500R’s aluminum Y-spoke cast wheels are easy to keep clean, look great, and are another feature that just makes sense.
  • PRO-LINK® REAR SUSPENSION: The CBR500R features special shock settings for improved ride comfort. Its sophisticated chassis uses Honda’s Pro-Link® rear suspension; the nine-stage preload and 4.7 inches of travel gives you a comfortable ride over small bumps, while capably absorbing bigger bumps to increase riding comfort and handling.

Performance

  • DOHC TWIN-CYLINDER ENGINE: Honda twins are famous for their versatility, and the CBR500R’s engine is one of our best ever. With good low-end horsepower and torque, the parallel-twin offers accessible performance across all RPM ranges.
  • PROGRAMMED FUEL INJECTION (PGM-FI): PGM-FI continuously monitors several variables to ensure the correct fuel mixture is delivered for the existing riding and atmospheric conditions, ensuring a crisp throttle response throughout a wide variety of riding. Programed fuel injectors increase power and torque in the midrange.
  • STAINLESS STEEL EXHAUST: With a dual-outlet muffler that you need to hear for yourself, this beautifully polished stainless-steel exhaust is integrated with the rear footpeg set for clean, functional design. The exhaust tucks in tight for better mass centralization (and consequently better handling).

Style

  • SUPERSPORT STYLING: The CBR500R’s aggressive styling comes with two great color options (including a striking new Pearl White), that keeps it right at the front of the pack in terms of eye-appeal. The aerodynamic bodywork also provides significant advantages in air management for added rider comfort, along with a low drag coefficient and effective cooling.