Motorcycle News (UK) - - 2019 NEW BIKES -

471cc par­al­lel twin O 47bhp and 32ftlb O 192kg (kerb) O £6099

It’s hard to spot the dif­fer­ence be­tween the CBR500R and its big­ger 650 sib­ling, but it was the 500 that got the look first, and it gets a lit­tle sharper for 2019. The changes are all be­neath the skin, with a 4% boost to power and torque at 3000-7000rpm, giv­ing you more mumbo right where you want it. This has been achieved with re­vi­sions in the in­let and ex­haust valve tim­ing thanks to closer tim­ing and an in­creased lift and im­proved gas flow. There’s also LED light­ing all round and a new LCD dash that’s shared with the CB650 fam­ily.

500 is a dopple­ganger for the CBR650R and the Fire­blade

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