Hondas 2016 CBR range shown in US
HONDA has presented most of its 2016 CBR range in the US at the American International Motorcycle Expo in Florida.
Year-2016 models shown include the Fireblade, CBR600RR and CBR300R. See them in our gallery below.
The revelations also included a new CBR500R.
Honda’s press material on the CBR300R, CBR600RR and ‘Blade includes no mention of updates, so it looks like confirmation the models are unchanged for 2016 aside from colours.
The press release said:
‘New CBR500R Headlines CBR Family
2016 Honda CBR Lineup Stronger Than Ever
Oct 15, 2015 – TORRANCE, Calif.
Today at the AIMExpo show in Orlando, Florida, Honda presented most of its 2016 CBR lineup, with the aggressively restyled CBR500R making its world debut. Almost 25 years after the introduction of the CBR900RR, Honda’s modern sport bikes continue to offer performance and reliability.
“Since their respective introductions, the fun, affordable CBR300R and CBR500R models have been very popular with a wide variety of customers,” said Lee Edmunds, Manager of Motorcycle Marketing Communications at American Honda. “For 2016, the CBR500R receives striking updates, and we’re happy to unveil it here at AIMExpo. Both of these machines draw from the successful racing DNA of the CBR600RR and CBR1000RR, which return for 2016 with new colors.”
New riders desiring sporty but user-friendly performance will be pleased with the return of Honda’s popular CBR300R, the smallest-displacement model in Honda’s sport-bike lineup. Known for being an incredible value, the CBR300R impresses with enough versatility that it also appeals to experienced riders. A single-cylinder engine with counterbalance shaft and a wide powerband combines with a narrow cross section to provide a light, nimble motorcycle that boasts excellent fuel economy. Customers can opt for the Antilock Braking System model, and for 2016, the CBR300R is also available in new Bright Yellow/Matte Black and Candy Orange/Matte Black livery, as well as original Black.
- Colors: Black, Bright Yellow/Matte Black, Candy Orange/Matte Black
- PricesAvailability: December 2015
- CBR300R: $4,399
- CBR300R ABS: $4,899
Long heralded for its excellent handling and stellar real-world performance, Honda’s legendary CBR1000RR is back for 2016 with a 999cc liquid-cooled, inline four-cylinder engine, a**isted slipper clutch and twin-spar aluminum chassis. It’s offered in standard and SP configurations, the latter boasting standout premium features for track-day enthusiasts, including fully adjustable Öhlins suspension, Brembo front brakes, Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SC tires, a special lightweight subframe and solo seat cowl. The standard versions are available in a striking new Matte Black Metallic color, while the SP model is offered in graphics that match those of the reigning world champion Repsol Honda team.
- CBR1000RR: Matte Black Metallic
- CBR1000RR SP: Repsol Special
- PricesAvailability: January 2016
- CBR1000RR: $13,999
- CBR1000RR SP: $17,299
Returning to Honda’s 2016 lineup in a new Black/White color is the versatile CBR600RR, comprising an impressive package of handling, power, compact size and overall performance. Whether customers are looking to tear up the track, carve through the canyons or commute to work, this versatile middleweight sport bike can handle it all. The popular and race-proven CBR600RR is also available with Honda’s revolutionary electronic Combined Antilock Braking System (C-ABS), offering added confidence under less-than-ideal conditions.
- Color: Black/White
- PricesAvailability: January 2016′
- CBR600RR: $11,490
- CBR600RR ABS: $12,490′