For 2016, Honda is adding more aggressive styling to its wonderful little do-it-all, the CB500F. It now gets LEDs front and rear, along with a shorter exhaust can that’s said to be better sounding.

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The updates are relatively mild, but take an already very good bike and make it that much more aesthetically appealing. Plastics get a little edgier, the engine gets bronze-colored covers and that giant, chrome exhaust is replaced with something a little less curiously retro looking.

Oh, and the fork gets preload adjustment, which is nice.

Just for purposed of comparison, this is what the old model looked like:

The CB500F is is purpose-made to provide a fun, affordable, efficient bike that’s compliant with Europe’s A2 licensing tier for neophyte riders. That makes it a great first bike or a nice budget commuter for any rider.

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The 2015 model retails for a very reasonable $5,799. Let’s hope Honda’s able to keep the price close to that.

Wes Siler is a reformed motorcycle journalist who now writes about going camping with his dog on IndefinitelyWild.