CBR500R Matte Grey Edition by K-Speed Customs: Honda CBR500R is a dream for Indian riders that may never get fulfilled with the current plans of Honda Motorcycles India. The sharp edged motorcycle looks impressive while few bits on its body resemble the parts that have been used on CBR250RR’s front fairing.
However, this typical CBR500R by K-Speed Customs looks even more aggressive with dark theme all around its body. Here are the changes that CBR500R went through to achieve such a head turning stance.
Unlike the regular CBR500R, the front here gets all Black fascia with dark tinted windshield. The dual tone scheme on the stock version never looked this much impressive. The stock rear view mirrors were changed for these mirrors with in-built LED blinkers.
The front headlights stay in place while both the front as well as rear tyre gets replaced with track spec soft compound tyres. The only visible graphic on the side fairing is a single ‘R’.
Fuel tank of this Honda CBR500R gets better thigh grips and chiseled finished for more effective result. The rear seat has been replaced with a custom cowl while all road legal accessories have been removed from the rear end.
The alloy wheels are kept stock while Motive performance exhaust has bee used to get better output from the motorcycle. The design remains heavily the same while change in stance can be seen more at the rear end of the motorcycle.
CBR500R is powered by a 471cc, twin cylinder engine producing 46.9 BHP at 8500 rpm and 43 Nm at 7000 rpm. It weighs 194 kg and claims a top speed of 180 kmph in stock condition.
The low seat height of 785 mm makes it the best option for riders with smaller built. It comes with a fuel tank of 16.7 liters. If ever launched in India, the bike will be priced around INR 4.25-4.50 lakh and may rival none other than upcoming Benelli Scrambler in its engine segment.