2013 Honda CBR500R and CB500F

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by DOUBLE-O G, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. mr openroad

    mr openroad Target Fixated

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    that makes sence, are you in the market for one? this has been the first Honda in years that has interested me.
  2. Dranrab Luap

    Dranrab Luap E-Tarded Super Moderator

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    I have a Versys right now and like it quite a bit, but the suspension is pretty harsh, economy is a bit disappointing and it has no ABS. I get something new every few years, so it's getting to be about time!
  3. mr openroad

    mr openroad Target Fixated

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    I am looking at the Versys too but still undecided. are you getting about 40mpg?
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    =retread= more MPG

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    they make supports for the f which is the same as the r, so yes they do have them. the hard bags also have a color matched insert panel in the black and white, not sure about the red. go to honda site and pull up the f and click accessories.
  5. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    I had the 650R (same engine, less torque down low, potentially more
    thirsty then the Versys) for 5 years - 20k miles.

    My around-town average was 52MPG, traveling loaded up, not wasting
    fuel overreving the engine (since it goes from basement) 58-59MPG,
    and this was with overtaking whenever possible, and some spirited curvy
    road riding, but staying under 6000 revs if I don't need the extra power.

    The absolute worst tank I got was 47MPG, playing around in city limits.

    Reading about it on the ninja650 forums and looking at youtube videos,
    there's A LOT of guys reving the nuts of that engine for no apparent
    reason.. riding at 60mph in 4th gear.. and it'll happily do that in 6th etc.
  6. Dranrab Luap

    Dranrab Luap E-Tarded Super Moderator

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    With my riding style I have been able to nurse 50+ MPG out of a Burgman 650, V-Strom 650, DR650 GSX650F and even an FJR1300 on long stretches of slab. Not so with the Versys. The best I have done is 47 and most of the time it's in the 42-45 range. The bike is super comfy with the bar risers and the Seat Concept seat. I added an adjustable MRA screen that takes care of buffeting in most conditions. Overall, I am very happy with the bike.
  7. mrbreeze

    mrbreeze Long timer

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    the CB500X reminds me of the old SL350, a bike I have often lusted after. While I doubt a 500 would work for me, I am intrested to see it in the flesh, read some reviews, maybe even take a test ride.

    I hope it will be at least as frugal as it's 700cc stablemates.
  8. RaY YreKa

    RaY YreKa Palanquins RTW

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    Launch report in BIKE in two months, apparently. I don't know when the press junket is, it's feasible some other mag will get there first. Online quickest, obviously.
  9. dduelin

    dduelin Amazing grace how sweet the sound....

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    I believe it will go much like the NC700X and other bikes released in the last 12-18 months like the Triumph Trophy. Honda will host a world product release in the next few weeks and many motojournalists will be there to ride the 25 or 30 CTX bikes on hand. Honda will closely control the ride venue and release the same nicely bound technical detail booklet to everyone invited. Then every print magazine and internet outlet will have the same information for their First Ride and First Look articles 2 months from now. In 6 months the more detailed reviews and comparisons will start appearing in magazines and on-line as the press bikes are released for this purpose.
  10. fragile_this_side_up

    fragile_this_side_up Long timer

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    Once I get my 500x I will give you a report. Whenever it is released, that is.. haha
  11. cogitate

    cogitate What Marcellus Wallace Looks Like

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    I had a ninja 650, most times i got between 42 and 44, iirc, maybe a tank or two at 46 in 10k miles. Frankly, I thought the fuel economy sucked!

    My current Honda Hawk gt 650 gets 52 mpg, and i am not nursing it:deal it has a 3.2 gallon tank, so theoretically I could go 140 to 150 on a tank, maybe better if i went easier. I have gotten as high as 55.
  12. mr openroad

    mr openroad Target Fixated

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    if they ever decide a price :1drink
  13. Dranrab Luap

    Dranrab Luap E-Tarded Super Moderator

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    If this bike gets real world 60 plus MPG, I'll be delighted. That's a safe range of 240 with a half gallon/30 miles in reserve.
  14. fragile_this_side_up

    fragile_this_side_up Long timer

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    since we're talking MPG, i average 54 with my 03 SV650 naked on my daily commute. in the 60's if i'm taking windy back roads.
  15. Grainbelt

    Grainbelt marginal adventurer Super Moderator

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    how does your mileage go up on fun roads? do you hold your man-purse with your throttle hand? :lol3

    I've been using fuelly for a while, and while my FZ6 is perfectly capable of lumbering along and getting 56mpg, that drops to the high forties for high-speed interstate work and the low forties on 'windy back roads'. :ricky
  16. Mobiker

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    The best mileage I ever got on my FZ1 was on twisty roads in Arkansas loaded up with top box and Givi saddlebags. I was on the throttle/off the throttle/on the throttle continuously. Got just a tick under 50 mpg on that tank. Normal easy riding usually netted 44-45 mpg and having fun in the twisties usually got me 42-43. Don't know why it happened. Planets aligned?!

    I leave man purse at home when I ride.
  17. fragile_this_side_up

    fragile_this_side_up Long timer

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    Man purse? nah. i'm usually out with my dad and he is on his W650.. on my daily commute it's 75-80mph for about 45 minutes solid. then some stop and go..

    fuelly? yeah. i'm on there!

    http://www.fuelly.com/driver/joeyz/sv650

    edit: mind you i've only been riding for about 8 months or so as well.
  18. Anteraan

    Anteraan Been here awhile

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    If the CBR500R will take the bags, that could likely be the clincher for me. If Givi comes up with a mount for V35's, it's a done deal. And the color panel is a separate accessory for the Honda bags. With the NC700X coming to the US in red for 2013, I imagine that panel would be available in what I hope would be the same red. If not, black saddlebags would be fine enough for me.
  19. FlySniper

    FlySniper Bleh...

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    You guys are funny.


    The bike you want so badly is already available used.:evil


    It's called a Ninja 500......

    And it has a 5 gallon tank....
  20. fragile_this_side_up

    fragile_this_side_up Long timer

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    Oh really??? Just cause there is a sportbike with a 500cc twin doesnt mean its the bike we want. How stupid are you?