2013 Honda CBR500R and CB500F

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by cabanza, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. Bugz

    Bugz Been here awhile

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  2. RaY YreKa

    RaY YreKa Palanquins RTW

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    Same in the UK. In fact isn't it going to be compulsory on all bikes by 2017?
  3. Bugz

    Bugz Been here awhile

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    I think so yeah, although the exact regulations for them havn't been made yet.

    Last thing I know is that they are looking how to exclude offroad bikes and stuff from the mandatory ABS, which is a big + if you ask me.
  4. Grainbelt

    Grainbelt marginal adventurer Super Moderator

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    In the US, pricing is

    CBF 4999 , ABS $500 option
    CBR 5499, ABS $500 option
    CBX TBD, ABS $500 option

    It flies in the face of their NC700X pricing here, which is only available with a manual trans and no ABS for $6999 or with DCT and ABS for $8999. We don't get the NC700S or the scooter version.

    FWIW, ABS is a $500 option on the CBR250R as well. Honda has really led the way with ABS options on smaller bikes here. :dunno
  5. p0diabl0

    p0diabl0 Been here awhile

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    On the 2013 700 Honda raised the base price $500 and lowered the ABS/DCT price $500 so that it's now $7,499/$8,499 and a bit more in line.
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    =retread= more MPG

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    all ive seen is cb-f 5499. , cb-r 5999. , cb-x tbd .
  7. mr openroad

    mr openroad Target Fixated

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    why is it taking Honda so long to decide the price on the X ? I would think it would be the same as the R.
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    fragile_this_side_up Long timer

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    Thats about what I am hoping. Quite strange though.
  9. Dranrab Luap

    Dranrab Luap E-Tarded Super Moderator

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    That is a bit of a mystery. They may be gauging public interest and response to help them decide. If it has parts the other two don't, then they may have to charge more. It does have a longer travel suspension. I am very anxious to see what kind of real world economy these bikes get.
  10. RaY YreKa

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    I think the tank on the X is bigger too, but I could be wrong. If it gets close to the 76mpg (imperial) that Honda claim, then I guess we're looking at a 250-275 mile tank range, maybe a bit more. For half what it costs to fill something like an 1150GSA for about the same mileage.
  11. Paebr332

    Paebr332 Good news everyone!

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    The 500X has a 4.5 gallon (US) tank. The 700X has a 3.7 gallon (US) tank. That is 21% more fuel capacity for the 500X.
  12. YJake

    YJake Wrenchin'

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    That fuel/range combo has me seriously looking at the 500X now. I was already interested in the 500F but the longer suspension travel and wind protection has peaked my interest as well.

    -Jake
  13. straightrod

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    ^ +1 on that. Give me a little more than 3.7 gallons.
  14. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    Even the NC700X has more range then like 90% of motorcycles out there..

    You're pushing it. :D
  15. YJake

    YJake Wrenchin'

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    There's no reason why my Ninja 250 (A design from the 80's) can have a 4 gallon tank from the factory but a new 500cc adventure bike can't match that or up it in some way. 4.5 gallons is a good start.:clap

    -Jake
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    Maybe nice, but not needed as range is not a problem as it easily well over 200 miles as range exceeds many bikes as stated prior ^^^^^^^
  17. Paebr332

    Paebr332 Good news everyone!

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    These types of posts confuse me. Why does the precise amount of fuel the tank will hold matter at all? Gasoline is just a means to an end.
  18. YJake

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    Some of us hate stopping to refuel every 150 miles on a trip and loathe the idea of carrying extra fuel while in places where fill stations are far apart. As the discussion was referring to an adventure style bike I thought it a valid point to mention. If tank size is irrelevant in this case, my bad.

    -Jake
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    fastdadio Still gettin faster

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    :lol3 New here, aintcha. :lol3:rofl:lol3
  20. p0diabl0

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    ...Which is fine and dandy if you have a 50mpg bike, but we don't live in those days any more (for honda). 3.7 gallons should get you anywhere from from 220 to 260+ miles on the NC700 according to most mpg figures.