Honda’s 500cc bikes have been massively popular in recent years – letting new and experienced riders alike get as much fun as possible out of their bikes. Whether you’re on an A2 license, or a seasoned rider looking for something new – Honda has you covered.
The CBR500R combines aggressive body styling and enhanced tuning to bring a race feel to bring an extra rush of riding performance. Inheriting its looks from its bigger brother, the Fireblade, riders can carve up the twisties or take the city streets in style.
The CB500F is a head-turner whether on your commute or out for some weekend fun. Winner of Autotrader’s Best Bike of 2016 Award in the A2 category, it’s suitable for new riders as well as those wanting a commuter.
With agile handling and a comfortable, upright seating position, the CB500X can handle anything you throw at it. With a large windscreen and rugged styling, it’s perfect for city streets or country lanes.
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The Rebel has been a stalwart of Honda’s smaller-engined line-up for many years, since its birth in 1985. Starting as a 250cc bike, ideal for newer riders, it’s been massively popular. Now it gets a much-needed facelift, and a boost in power for 2017…
The new 500cc Rebel features a host of additions, guaranteed to make it a strong choice for any rider. A low seat and mid-mounted footpegs make for a relaxed riding position, while optional extras will include a pillion seat, luggage rack, screen, or a 12v socket. The parallel twin engine is A2-friendly, taken from the CBR500R and tweaked to give more low-end power, ideal for a relaxed cruiser. Honda has also designed the Rebel to be easy to customise – I’m sure we’ll see custom parts appearing soon!
The 2017 Fireblade was eagerly-awaited this year, and Honda have definitely not disappointed. Not just an upgrade to the existing models, we get three new CBR1000RR machines – a base model, SP and SP2.
New CBR1000RR SP
The CBR1000 SP brings together Honda’s Fireblade knowledge, honed since the first model in 1992, with their racing know-how from the RC213V-S, to bring us an outstanding new machine. Honda’s new 5-axis Inertial Measurement Unit measures everything the Fireblade is doing and assists electronically – along with the Suspension Control Unit which receives roll rate, yaw rate and lean angle information. All this information feeds back into the FI-ECU to create the optimal ride. Rear Lift Control and Cornering ABS make each curve more manageable at speed, especially when paired with new, lighter alloys and Bridgestone rubber.
Like the RC213V-S, the 2017 Fireblade features a new full-colour TFT liquid crystal dash, where riders can select from riding modes, lap timers or a mechanic setup display.
CBR1000RR SP2 Homologation Special
This road-legal homologation special uses the SP as a base, then adds a boost of power and styling to kick the Fireblade up a notch. Five hundred bikes will be made for race use, with race and sport kits from HRC available to further boost performance. Cosmetically, gold and carbon pattern inserts mingle with the classic tricolour design, while lighter gold Marchesini alloys reduce weight. The engine itself benefits from various upgrades, all derived from the RC213V-S.
The retro-inspired CB1100RS has received an upgrade, with more of a cafe racer flavour than its sibling the EX. A lower, more sporty riding position along with new alloys, upgraded suspension and front forks all aid this refresh of the CB1100 line. Mechanically, the engine benefits from a lighter, shorter exhaust and breathing system, as well as a shorter rake and wheelbase and a slipper clutch.
The standard CB1100EX has benefited from a few of the upgrades to the RS – the improved air intakes and slipper clutch developments to the engine, as well as a more relaxed riding position.