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Honda Announces Extensive Changes to Its Mid-Displacement Line

2019 Honda CB500F

Honda’s 500-class street fighter receives an aggressive front-to-back redesign, evolving for 2019 with aggressive bodywork to create a more muscular, wedge-like styling. A tapered handlebar adds to the overall riding feel. New LCD instruments feature a Shift Up and Gear Position function and the indicators are now LED, to match the rest of the lighting. Thanks to inlet, exhaust and valve-timing revisions, the twin-cylinder engine has more low-to-midrange power and torque. The CB500F is also now equipped with an assist/ slipper clutch. A new single-tube shock delivers consistent damping performance and improved control.

  • Color: Grand Prix Red
  • Price
    • CB500F ABS: $6,499
    • CB500F: $6,199
  • Availability: March 2019
  • Info

Also at EICMA, Honda announced that its CB1000RR supersport model returns for the 2019 model year, along with the CB1000R street fighter and CBR300R sport bike.


  • Colors
    • CBR1000RR, CBR1000RR ABS: Grand Prix Red
    • CBR1000RR SP: Grand Prix Tri-Color
  • Price
    • CBR1000RR ABS: $16,799
    • CBR1000RR: $16,499
    • CBR1000RR SP: $19,999
  • Availability: April 2019
  • Info


  • Color: Chromosphere Red
  • Price: $12,999
  • Availability: February 2019
  • Info


  • Colors: Grand Prix Red, Matte Black Metallic
  • Price
    • CBR300R ABS: $4,999
    • CBR300R: $4,699
  • Availability: January 2019
  • Info

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  1. Neal says:

    I really like the 650R. Looks awesome, great power for the street, potentially enough suspension to not hold you back. I don’t like it enough to trade in my paid off bike that meets my needs, but I do really like it.

  2. Fred says:

    The CBR650R is the final confirmation that Honda is not revisiting the CBR600RR class any time soon.

  3. James Sneak says:

    Too bad James Edmunds doesn’t realize the CBR500 is a parallel twin not an in-line four.

  4. Bubba says:

    There’s gold in the 2019 Honda CB650R tail piece for the aftermarket!!

  5. wjf says:

    over 10gs out the door….hmmmm

  6. Superhawk69 says:

    Yeah, being they are not top of the line sportbike motors, the 650 would be the way to go if the 500 is lacking. Nice job on the update Honda… trying to get back in the game!

  7. Jeremy in TX says:

    Very attractive bikes. Still a little pricey for what they are maybe, but they look great.

  8. Dave says:

    The CB650r- she’s very pretty.

  9. Mark says:

    The cb500F is a good small displacement bike but heeds 10 more HP to make it great. I hope they got it but I doubt it.
    I’m no speed demon but you have to wring it out to get it moving. I sold mine because of it.

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