Honda CBR500R Sportbike India Launch Later This Year: Honda 2-Wheelers India recently launched the CB500X adventure motorcycle in the Indian market with an ex-showroom price tag of INR 6.87 lakhs. As per the latest details available, the brand would be launching the CBR500R sportbike and CB500R naked motorcycle in the country later this year. CBR500R is one of the most popular 500cc Honda bikes and it would be the next big thing from the Japanese brand for the Indian market. The 2021 model of the CBR500R sports bike is equipped with an all-new front cowl that features two brilliant LED headlights.
The turn indicators look neat and are mounted on the inner layer of the fairing. The side profile flaunts a big bike feel with a single exhaust, a sharp tail section, and a massive fuel tank with a visibly connecting dual-tone under-seat panel. The front end of the bike comes with a huge petal disc brake and visible ABS ring while the rear disc is decently sized in comparison to other rivals of this segment.
The powerful 471cc parallel-twin liquid-cooled fuel-injected engine on the 2021 Honda CBR500R is good for 47HP for maximum power at 8600 rpm along with a peak torque of 43Nm @ 6500 rpm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed transmission which is further mated to an assist and slipper clutch.
The CBR500R comes with a 120-section front and a 160-section rear tyre size, further getting a dual-channel ABS unit for safer riding. The fuel tank measures 17.1-litres while Honda claims that the sports bike is able to deliver 28.6kmpl of mileage. When launched in India, the new CBR500R would be priced somewhere around INR 6 lakhs (ex-showroom).
The Indian market is about to witness the launch of three new 500cc premium Honda bikes in the coming months and the CBR500R is one of them. The launch of the CB500X, CB650R and CBR650R has further confirmed that Honda has aggressive plans to increase its lineup in the premium motorcycle segment.
Honda CBR500R Sportbike India Launch Later This Year