The new 2018 Honda CBR500R is a promising prospect. The Japanese bike manufacturers claim that this is a perfectly designed street ride. Numerous motor channels and magazines show a very sporty 2-wheeler, with significant upgrades. So, expect this new thoroughbred to come with all the requisite bells and whistles.
Speculators believe, this year’s CBR will house more performance-based changes which means it won’t change aesthetically. This is welcome news as the previous CBR’s design is quite famous amongst street racers. So, Honda will not tweak an already successful formula.
2018 Honda CBR500R – Design
Buying a CBR500R is like enrolling for a MotoGP competition. It will adorn a deeper riding position. This will accentuate the muscular fuel tank; which makes the bike more aggressive. Honda will introduce a slightly more streamlined headstock.
IN the back, it will sport a new thicker exhaust system that produces a louder grunt. These minor tweaks will make the new Honda CBR500R a legit head turner.
2018 Honda CBR500R – Engine and Transmission
Focusing on mechanical aspects, Honda might introduce some fresh new features. The new bike can come with a:
- Reliable, liquid-cooled engine with double overhead cams which provide enough power and torque to deliver ample power across the rpm range.
- New front and back disc brake setups for greater maneuverability
- A 5-speed automatic transmission.
- An upgraded rear suspension unit.
So, expect to get some modest mechanical changes in this Honda CBR500R 2018. Honda is yet to release any concrete data, but speculators believe that fuel economy will project some favorable mileage stats.
2018 Honda CBR500R – Price and Release Date
As per motor analysts and market experts, expect this street racing motorcycle to cost around $7,000 or more. This price tag will fit in nicely with amateur racers and budget oriented customers. Company officials are yet to publish any final dates, but customers can expect to buy this sports bike by late 2017 or early 2018.