Updated Honda CBR500R to Debut at the 2016 AIMExpo

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The AIMExpo is rapidly approaching, and manufacturers are finally teasing out what new models they will unveil at the American trade and consumer show. Our latest entry comes from American Honda, which is set to make the world debut of the 2016 Honda CBR500R at the show.

Honda says that the CBR500R has been updated for the 2016 model year, with the teaser image showing a slightly different set of bodywork, and a stylized exhaust canister. One can assume that the engine and chassis see minor modifications, if any changes at all.

Honda says that in addition to what we can see, the 2016 Honda CBR500R gets “aggressive styling” along with a new dual LED headlight setup and “numerous refinements” to the motorcycle.

We shall have to wait and see what that means, but we imagine the goal was to spice up the affordable, yet slightly underwhelming, budget-focused street bike. The Honda CBR500R has been a solid package for Honda otherwise, so maybe this will be the ticket for the parallel-twin’d machine.

We have tried to enhance the teaser photo as much as possible below, in the second image.



Source: American Honda