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Old 09-13-2012, 08:44 AM   #1
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2013 Honda CBR500R and CB500F

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http://www.moto-station.com/article1...s-photos-.html
I really hope they make it state side!...
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Old 09-13-2012, 03:10 PM   #2
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New twin cylinder engine... Twice as fun as the CBR250?
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Old 09-13-2012, 04:38 PM   #3
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New twin cylinder engine... Twice as fun as the CBR250?
Wow, is Honda finally back in the game? Let's see, the CBR250, NCX700, CRF250L, now these?


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Old 09-14-2012, 04:31 PM   #4
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Great to see...

It is indeed great to see what Honda is doing of late. It's as though the Sleeping Giant has awoken, and he is not happy. He intends to take back the market share that is his birth right. Add to your list, and bring to the U.S., please, the following:
  • VFR1200X Crosstourer
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Wow, is Honda finally back in the game? Let's see, the CBR250, NCX700, CRF250L, now these?


Very cool.
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Old 09-14-2012, 02:58 PM   #5
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New twin cylinder engine... Twice as fun as the CBR250?
The headers look too close together for a twin, I'm thinking they are still single cylinder engines, just with seperate pipe for each exhaust valve. (ala FT500 Ascot's and SRX 600's etc. in days gone by)
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Old 09-14-2012, 06:56 PM   #6
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The headers look too close together for a twin, I'm thinking they are still single cylinder engines, just with seperate pipe for each exhaust valve. (ala FT500 Ascot's and SRX 600's etc. in days gone by)
"Redline" on the CBR250.NET forum started the CBR500 rumour.

http://www.cbr250.net/forum/other-ho...13-cbr500.html

Not to say that it isn't going to be a twin for sure, but in a later post in the same thread he stated that it will be a twin.

http://www.cbr250.net/forum/76018-post52.html

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As for the CBR500, I have it on good authority that it will be built and released in Thailand early next year as a twin cylinder, along with two other new bikes. One of which is likely to be a motard version of the CRF250L.
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Old 09-15-2012, 09:47 AM   #7
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"Redline" on the CBR250.NET forum started the CBR500 rumour.

http://www.cbr250.net/forum/other-ho...13-cbr500.html

Not to say that it isn't going to be a twin for sure, but in a later post in the same thread he stated that it will be a twin.

http://www.cbr250.net/forum/76018-post52.html
Fascinating! Thanks for that little scoop

'tho since I didn't really care for the 250R that I test rode, but absolutely loooove my 125R, now I'm hesitant as to whether a twin or single would be my preference.

If it was a 270* crank with a gear driven counter balancer/s then I would be all over a twin. 180 or 360, blech, I've kinda had my fill of those. If it was a single with gear driven counter balancer that worked as well as my 125R, I'd be all over that too

Would not want any chain driven balancers, personally I just hate those.

I would really hope for screw and locknut valve adjustment. I don't care if shims last way longer, I don't like dealing with them, despite Honda's claimed ease of doing the 250R's without disturbing the camshaft.

I pretty much would bet in advance, that they over styled the rear ends on these things, and f*cked up any hope of storage carrying capacity under the seat. What a crying shame. (and utterly stupid. They are not RR bikes) The pre-2011 125R has room for a ton of stuff, (I presume the new 125R) and 250R, maybe a wallet...

Apologies if this info is dealt with in your links, I haven't had a chance to peruse them more thoroughly. But I will!
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Old 09-24-2012, 06:10 AM   #8
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New article from the French motorcycle press at moto station. Here is the link:
http://www.moto-station.com/article1...printemps.html
The article contains a new pic of the CBR 500. Honda held its annual press conference on September 21 in which it was confrimed that it will produce a CBR 500 and a CB 500. Both bikes will be produced in Japan and at least one of them (probably the CBR) will be sold in the US.
I hope both bikes are sold in the US...
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Old 09-14-2012, 01:58 PM   #9
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Hmmm, from a first look, the wheels, brakes and front fender resemble those on the new NC700X/S.
I'm not at all against parts bin bikes if they are good :)
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Old 09-15-2012, 04:04 AM   #10
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I'd be all over this bike (the CBR version). Give me 45-50 hp, a decently flat torque curve, even a modestly good suspension, and some fairing, and I'll have a fantastic street bike. Price it around $6K with ABS, and this is something I would trade my '09 Ninja 250 for immediately. What about the new Ninja 300, you say? Well, it is a modest upgrade (FI is the best reason), and it looks really good in white, but I can't see trading my 250 for it - not enough of an upgrade to pull the trigger.

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Old 09-24-2012, 06:22 AM   #11
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Old 09-25-2012, 07:10 AM   #13
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Thanks, seen it after I posted. Always the case
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Old 10-08-2012, 07:12 PM   #14
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Motorcycledaily reports that Honda will be sponsoring next year's European cup with a brand new 500cc twin, aptly called the CBR500. The article also mentions that Honda will most likely import the bike to the US after its introduction at the Milan show next month.
Here is the link to the article:
http://www.motorcycledaily.com/2012/...parallel-twin/
I so can't wait for that bike...
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:01 PM   #15
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Exclusive to HFL, here’s a run down of the CBR500’s specs:
- 470cc liquid-cooled, parallel-twin
- Six-speed manual
- 46.9bhp
- 30lb/ft of torque
- 401lbs (dry)/430lbs (wet)
- 105mph top speed
- 31-inch seat height
- 120/70-17 (front)/160-60-17 (rear)
Those figures come from a trusted contact inside Honda Europe. While we can’t reveal their identity or the reasons why we’re so sure they’re correct, we stand behind their veracity.
That power figure may seem oddly precise, but it’s spot on for Europe’s new A2 license tier, which will allow 19-year olds to ride bikes with up to 35kw of power. Or 46.9 of your good old-fashioned horses.
It’s also close to double the power of the CBR250 without doubling the weight. Where that bike makes .073bhp per wet pound, the CBR500 makes .109. That puts it into the middle of a performance gap in the market. Kawasaki’s Ninja 650 weighs 460lbs (wet) and makes 71bhp, giving it a power-to-weight ratio of .154, while the new Ninja 300 makes 39bhp and weighs 379lbs, giving it .103 horses to pounds.
With that 470cc twin, the CBR500 also makes decent torque. Where the Ninja 300 sits at 20lb/ft, the CBR250 makes 17lb/ft and the Ninja 650 47, the CBR500 is again in a class of its own at 30lb/ft.
So why not just buy that Ninja 650 or other, similar, bikes? Hopefully that’s going to be about money. Where the Honda CBR250 is just $4,200, the Ninja 650 is $7,599. If the CBR500 can split the difference, Honda could be onto a winner. The spy photos of the bike were snapped at the same factory in Thailand in which Honda produces the CBR250, suggesting an affordable price. A modular approach, which sees the CBR an CB500 sharing pretty much every component but fairing and handlebars, also points towards affordability.
Of course, targeting European learners, Southeast Asian and South American riders and broke Americans means that Honda is chasing one other metric for the CBR500: fuel-economy. The single-cylinder CBR250 returns 77mpg, but the new, parallel-twin NC700x manages 64mpg thanks to a variety of new technologies drawn from Honda’s auto division. Our source wasn’t able to provide a fuel economy figure, but did say the new motor should draw on that technology too. The Ninja 650 returns 50mpg and the outgoing Ninja 250 61mpg.
But the big news? In Honda’s internal system, the codes “AC” and “CM” are listed next to the model’s name. “AC” = America (California/50 State) and CM means “Canada.” Expect the CBR500 to arrive in both early next year.

http://hellforleathermagazine.com/20...-honda-cbr500/
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