At the AIMExpo, Honda Motor
Company, Inc. will have the world debut of the new CBR500R sport model. The
AIMExpo (American International Motorcycle Expo), an international motorcycle
show will be held in Orlando, Florida from October 15 to 18, 2015. The launch
of the CBR500R is planned for 2016 in the U.S. The regions with sales planned
include North America, Europe, Asia and Japan (CBR400R).
As a mid-class model in
Honda's CBR series line-up, the new CBR500R will appeal to a wide variety of
riders, including the riders moving up, entry-level riders, and veteran riders
seeking casual and comfortable riding. Featuring new styling with its “DNA”
inherited from the CBR1000RR, the series' flagship model, the CBR500R's muffler
has a new shape, evolving into a more stylish model that lets the rider enjoy
more pleasant exhaust sounds.
“Aggressive Speed Shape” is its styling
concept, and the new CBR500R is equipped with a new LED dual headlight. From
the striking, more forward-slanted front face to the rear area designed as if
it's swinging up with a new LED tail lamp, the overall form and edgy character
lines give expression to a dynamic flow in the wind.
The new irregular shaped
cross-section muffler's internal structure has been changed to achieve further
mass concentration, generating crisp exhaust sounds, accenting the low tones.
The newly designed,
larger-capacity fuel tank also has a hinged fuel cap, improving
user-friendliness when refueling. The front suspension is equipped with a
preload adjuster system. The brake lever adjustment mechanism assures good fit
in the hands of a wide range of riders.
Source: Honda Motor Company