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Old 12-27-2012, 03:00 PM   #211
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The new 500s are featured in Cycle World and Motorcyclist this month. They're looking pretty sweet.
UK magazine Bike also has a page this month on the 500s.
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Old 12-27-2012, 05:30 PM   #212
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I got a 2012 CBR250 and a 2007 Yamaha FZ6 I was thing about trading the FZ6 for the CBR500 . But then I realize the FZ makes twice the h.p. and gets about about 55 mpg . It does every thing better than the CBR except the CBR makes more torque at low rpm's . I think I'll keep the FZ6 and maybe sell the 250 instead.
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Old 12-28-2012, 04:30 AM   #213
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I finally got the pics I took of the new bikes at the IMS posted!

Since there are so many of them I just posted them on my G+ page.

Just click on them one by one, or if you want to watch them as a slide show, just click on the first one and then click the "Slide Show" button to see them that way.

Enjoy!

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Old 12-28-2012, 07:52 AM   #214
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I got a 2012 CBR250 and a 2007 Yamaha FZ6 I was thing about trading the FZ6 for the CBR500 . But then I realize the FZ makes twice the h.p. and gets about about 55 mpg . It does every thing better than the CBR except the CBR makes more torque at low rpm's . I think I'll keep the FZ6 and maybe sell the 250 instead.

FZ6 is an awesome bike, no doubt. Too bad more people couldn't see it.
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Old 12-28-2012, 08:44 AM   #215
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FZ6 is an awesome bike, no doubt. Too bad more people couldn't see it.
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I love my torque.. but I'd make an exception for the FZ6, I love it.
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Old 12-30-2012, 11:30 PM   #216
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The Bangkok Post did a test ride of the CBR500R. Looks like it will debut in Thailand at 204000 baht (about $6700).
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Old 01-01-2013, 04:24 PM   #217
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I think this video shows the 500r with the Honda top box, must be the same set up as for the x.
I just don't get the race bike, what is that, the slow az group? In that article, the guy said he got it up to 100 on the straight at the track, about what you might expect. I still think that this will be the same bike everywhere, no power increase for the states.

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Old 01-02-2013, 07:56 AM   #218
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I just don't get the race bike, what is that, the slow az group? In that article, the guy said he got it up to 100 on the straight at the track, about what you might expect.
What's there to get? No one starts out their racing career on a Superbike or GP bike. The EJC is for riders as young as 14 years old.
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Old 01-03-2013, 04:04 PM   #219
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What's there to get? No one starts out their racing career on a Superbike or GP bike. The EJC is for riders as young as 14 years old.
Exactly. European Junior Cup = spec racing
Spec racing = good.

The Ninja 250 has been raced for years at tracks all over, and the racing is tight and fun to watch. If I were capable, I bet it would be fun to be involved in as well.

And it (spec racing) doesn't cost a crapton to be involved with, another plus.
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Old 01-04-2013, 04:12 PM   #220
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Honda has a history with 500cc racing: the CB500 had its own one-make series.

James Toseland (WBSK champ, not so champ in MotoGP) won the CB500 Cup when he was 16.

There is a Mini-Twins series (mostly tuned SV650s and ER650s) that lap the TT course at 120mph+.

Not that this, really, has anything at all to do with the new 47bhp Hondas.
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Old 01-05-2013, 10:27 AM   #221
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Honda.ca has pricing on the 500x

http://motorcycle.honda.ca/sport/cb500x
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Honda.ca has pricing on the 500x

http://motorcycle.honda.ca/sport/cb500x
Wow,thats only about $200 less than the NC700x !!!!.At the IMS they were hoping it would be right at $6,000.


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Old 01-05-2013, 10:42 AM   #223
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Wow,thats only about $200 less than the NC700x !!!!.At the IMS they were hoping it would be right at $6,000.
Honda.CA, meaning Canada

It is CAD 2,200 less than the NC700X, which lists for CAD 8,999
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Old 01-05-2013, 12:04 PM   #224
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Honda.ca has pricing on the 500x

http://motorcycle.honda.ca/sport/cb500x
It is interesting that Honda Canada prices the F and the R the same, but is bumping the X $500 higher. American Honda prices the F $500 below the R. I had thought it likely that the X would be the same price as the R ($6K), but this makes me think American Honda will bump the X above the R by a few hundred. Why else would they be delaying the price announcement except that it is bad news?

ABS looks like it is always $500 extra.

My prediction: CB500X wo/ABS, $6299; w/ABS, $6799.

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It is interesting that Honda Canada prices the F and the R the same, but is bumping the X $500 higher. American Honda prices the F $500 below the R. I had thought it likely that the X would be the same price as the R ($6K), but this makes me think American Honda will bump the X above the R by a few hundred. Why else would they be delaying the price announcement except that it is bad news?

ABS looks like it is always $500 extra.

My prediction: CB500X wo/ABS, $6299; w/ABS, $6799.

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I thought ABS was standard on all of them?

With regard to the X price, I guess you paying for the larger tank and slightly taller suspension.
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