2014 Honda CBR500R.

If you’re in the market for a fully faired Honda sportbike but your pockets aren’t deep enough to bankroll the four-cylinder CBR600RR, CBR1000RR, or new CBR650F, you might want to check out the CBR500R. This midsize parallel twin rides on a steel tube frame and is outfitted with a 41mm conventional fork, Honda Pro-Link single-shock rear suspension, and front and rear disc brakes. For 2014, you can choose among three colors including Black, Red, or Pearl White/Blue/ Red. Also available: The CBR500R ABS is the same machine equipped with antilock brakes.

Price: $5,999/$6,499
Engine type: dohc parallel twin
Displacement: 471cc
Induction: EFI
Transmission speeds: 6
Final drive: chain
Front brake: disc
Rear brake: disc
Wheelbase: 55.5 in.
Seat height: 30.9 in.
Fuel capacity: 4.1 gal.
Claimed wet weight: 425/429 lb.

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