We are reporting LIVE from Auto Expo 2014 and the new Honda CBR500R India debut just took place.
Visually, the new CBR500 is a mini-me version of the CBR1000RR. The new motorcycle has been designed to be an affordable and fun to ride and will be produced at Honda’s Thailand factory. However, we won’t be too surprised to see the production of the new bike commencing in India too, once the bike has been launched in the country.
The Honda CBR500R is likely to provide a bridge between the 250s and the 600s and below are the technical specifications of the new bike-
As can be seen in the spec sheet below, the CBR500R is almost twice as powerful as the CBR 250 and the new model has enjoys a peak torque of 30lb/ft. Compared to the Kawasaki Ninja 300, this is twice as much. Honda claims that the CBR500R will be 85% as fuel efficient as the Honda CBR250 and the new Honda CBR500R should offer good blend of performance and affordability.
Honda CBR500R Technical Specifications:
- 470cc liquid-cooled, parallel-twin
- Six-speed manual
- 30lb/ft of torque
- 401lbs (dry)/430lbs (wet)
- 105mph top speed
- 31-inch seat height
- 120/70-17 (front)/160-60-17 (rear)