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.
2014 CBR 500R
2012 CBR 250R
1982 BMW R65LS