I would regard the CBR500R as a commuter type machine with a very sporty appearance. I've had mine only a brief time and have a total of about 2 hrs ride time. The bike has a more upright seating position which I wasn't fully expecting. Power band is broad, good low end torque. Smooth running machine
And, Honda is still building great bikes, IMO.
2016 KTM RC390
2014 CBR 500R
2012 CBR 250R
1982 BMW R65LS