Opinion Question for Experienced Dual-Model CBR500R Riders - Honda CBR500R Forum : CB500F and CB500X Forums
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 04-17-2019, 08:30 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 1
Opinion Question for Experienced Dual-Model CBR500R Riders


I have a question for those of you who have ridden both the pre-2016 CBR500R and post-2016 update CBR500R.

From 2015 to 2017, I lived in Bangkok, Thailand. I bought a used 2013 CBR500R. The bike was perfect for Thailand, because the bike was extremely easy to weave in and out of traffic, lane split, etc., but also fast enough to be faster than most of the cars on the countryside highways. I got very used to the "feel" and balance of the bike, and could eventually do all sorts of complicated low-speed traffic maneuvers in my sleep.

When I visited Bangkok a month ago, I rented a 2014 CB500F, and it had exactly much the same feel and balance as the CBR, which really put a smile on my face.

Anyway, in July I'm moving back to Bangkok and will be immediately buying another used CBR500R. However, I'm thinking of buying a post-2016 model instead of an older one.

Here's my question:

For those of you who have ridden both bikes, does the post-2016 CBR500R actually *feel* or ride differently from the pre-2016?

Thank you for your thoughts!

Erik McDonel is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 04-18-2019, 12:56 AM
Senior Member
Oyabun's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Posts: 606
No, they feel pretty much the same.
The 16 has a slightly more refined suspension, but nothing major difference
You'll feel to ne home on the 16 bike too.
Oyabun is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Honda CBR500R Forum : CB500F and CB500X Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome