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Honda CBR 500 R – Louis Special Conversion

Entry-level bikes can look great, too. Louis' conversion of the CBR 500 R shows how.

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honda cbr 500 r

Honda CBR 500 R

The formula for its success? Fireblade looks + light weight + responsive chassis = tons of fun with an A2 motorcycle license.

Junior sports bike – The Honda CBR 500 R

Honda's sleek and stylish 500 is great for both beginners and those looking to get back on the road. The Fireblade's lower-priced "little sister" offers simple handling thanks to its light weight and low seat height. The twin-cylinder engine is perfectly tuned to deliver enough torque and horsepower to put a smile on your face on the open road. The little R is quite a looker too, and can go up against any other sports bike in a beauty contest, particularly when given an individual touch with some accessories.

honda cbr 500 r louis special conversion
honda cbr 500 r louis special conversion
honda cbr 500 r louis special conversion
honda cbr 500 r louis special conversion
honda cbr 500 r louis special conversion

First things first: Turn the "workspace" into a "luxury cockpit"

The rider's workspace can be upgraded with a wider superbike handlebar, for example, which can be easily fitted using an LSL installation kit and makes the Honda more responsive. CNC-machined racing grips, colour-coordinated handlebar ends and adjustable hand levers from LSL make operating the bike a joy. The Bodystyle racing shield and the slim, elegant Magazi aluminium mirrors complete the luxury cockpit.

White painted wheel and pillion seat covers (also from Bodystyle) give the lean racer a bit more "body" from an optical perspective. Also very attractive are the low-cost, reflective rim stripes. A great eye-catcher at the rear of the bike is the fine, CNC-machined brake fluid reservoir from LSL.

Looks aren't everything: The Louis conversion has a practical side, too

Everyday practicality comes with sturdy panniers from Hepco & Becker, which are easily mounted on the C-BOW rack and hold all the equipment you need for your holiday trips. A centre stand makes both servicing jobs and lubricating the chain easier. Crash pads from LSL protect pricey fairing elements should the bike fall over.

All that remains is the question of the best aftermarket exhaust. BOS provides a high-quality and convincing answer to this question. The Carbon-Steel is extremely well made and sounds powerful without alerting the powers that be.

Go to the products of the Honda CBR 500 R

All parts at a glace

Best in test

Seat cowl
Ready to mount
Now with ABE !!

Rating : 3.84 out of 5

instead of 59.99

from 44.99

Best in test

High-impact ABS plastic
Ready to mount
Unpainted&vehicle colour

Rating : 3.77 out of 5

instead of 99.99

from 89.99

Specially for some
older models.
With carbon design!

Rating : 4.77 out of 5

instead of 449.99

from 399.99

Hepco & Becker
For soft textile luggage
Elegant design

Rating : 3.62 out of 5

from 91.99

Racing look for
your wheels, in
top quality!

Rating : 2.82 out of 5


Hepco & Becker
side bags with

Rating : 4 out of 5


Necessary for installing
LSL footrests. Type-
approved for many models.

Rating : 3.93 out of 5

instead of 29.95

from 24.95

Sale %

6-position adjustment
Top Design

Rating : 4.39 out of 5

instead of 99.95

from 79.95

6-position adjustment
Top design

Rating : 4.23 out of 5

instead of 99.95

from 79.95

Best in test

Excellent protective
A range of colours

Rating : 4.62 out of 5

from 34.95

Racing design

Rating : 4 out of 5


Especially shatterproof
sporty, flat bar!
With ABE!

Rating : 4.78 out of 5

instead of 59.95

from 44.95

Sale %

Enable a safe and
more relaxed
riding position

Rating : 3.85 out of 5

from 129.00

These adapters are de-
signed for fitting magazi
mirrors to full fairings!

Rating : 2.75 out of 5


Lightly grey-tinted
mirror glass

Rating : 4.59 out of 5


Sale %

Best in test

Required for mounting
LSL Crash Pads
Made in Germany

Rating : 3.65 out of 5

from 29.95

High-quality CNC-milled
aluminium grips with
profiled rubber covering

Rating : 4 out of 5


Excellent value for money
Less wind pressure on
helmet. Type approval

Rating : 3.95 out of 5

instead of 59.99

from 44.99

Great design
High-quality workmanship
Made in USA

Rating : 4.06 out of 5


Best in test

Well engineered
incl. type approval

Rating : 3.92 out of 5

instead of 139.95

from 129.95

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