With Honda Motorcycles India’s present intentions, Indian bikers may never realise their ambition of owning a Honda CBR500R. The impressively angular motorcycle has a few components on its body that are similar to those utilised on the front fairing of the CBR250RR.
However, the dark theme all over the body of this standard CBR500R by K-Speed Customs makes it look much more menacing. Here are the modifications that the CBR500R underwent to obtain this startling attitude.
Unlike the standard CBR500R, this model’s front fascia is entirely black, and the windscreen is darkly tinted. The stock version’s dual tone palette has never appeared this amazing. These mirrors with built-in LED blinkers replaced the factory rearview mirrors.
While the front and rear tyres are replaced with track-spec soft compound tyres, the front headlights remain in place. A single ‘R’ is the only graphic that can be seen on the side fairing.
For a more effective result, the fuel tank on this Honda CBR500R has improved thigh grips and a sculpted finish. All road-legal accoutrements have been removed from the rear end, and the rear seat has been replaced with a bespoke cowl.
While a Motive performance exhaust has been utilised to increase the motorcycle’s output, the alloy wheels have been left alone. The design largely doesn’t alter, but the motorcycle’s rear end does have a different stance.
The 471cc, twin-cylinder engine on the CBR500R generates 43 Nm at 7000 rpm and 46.9 BHP at 8500 rpm. It has a top speed of 180 kmph in stock condition and weighs 194 kg.
It is the greatest choice for riders with smaller builds because to the low seat height of 785 mm. A 16.7-liter gasoline tank is included. If ever made available in India, the bike will cost between INR 4.25 and 4.50 lakh and may compete directly with the impending Benelli Scrambler in its engine category.