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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by cabanza, Sep 13, 2012.
No mention of unhappy?...just seemed 50 hp for the 500 was a bit high.
I see what you mean. I expect it's still a real fine bike and the cx too, I didn't mean to put it down.
This Thia product, coming out of these new Honda factories is just incredible. The 500s look good, I probably won't get one, to me it just doesn't scream- I love kitty!
Any performance info yet? 0-60, 1/4 mile?
0-60 (62 actually) on the NC700X is in the 6,5s ballpark, so with same power
and less weight, I'm assuming 5,5-6 seconds.
Pegaso has 48hp but about 40lbs less then the 500s, and it'll do 62 mph
in exactly 5 seconds.
Wonder how these would be as an upgrade from a Ninja 250R...
sounds like you are saying the 500 is a lot faster than the 700 0-62. Over in the NC folder they said its time was 4.9 sec, here they say the 500 is 5 secs, about the same.
You've ridden the 700 some, do you think the 500 will feel faster around town? The 700 seems like it would have more grunt on the highway.
For what I do, pooting around town and country, the 250 gives me everything the 500 could.
That's exactly the struggle I'm having. For a starter bike, considering the cost difference, I don't know if the 500 is worth it.
That being said, if I could afford a 500 with no stipulations, I would have it. I really think its a great bike, and if I didn't have a super dependable bike right now, I would go for the 500 no problem.
The NC700X manual 0-60 mph just a tick under 5 seconds.
Folks buy horsepower but usually end up riding torque and the 670cc motor has 38% more of it. [+/- 32 ft/lbs vs 44] The 500s and the 700 will be close in 0-60 acceleration test numbers but in the type of riding done everyday we rarely twist it redline every gear and it helps to have a plump midrange where we normally operate the motor.
I've seen those number and I doubt them (for the 700).
A LOT faster for the 500? No, but it's lighter, it should be a bit faster.
The 700X feels faster around town then my 100hp FZ6, the 500 hass
less torque and needs more revs to move, there's no way it'll feel faster
then the 700 in normal riding conditions.
The 700X off the idle is like a 1000cc inline4 and at small throttle openings.
+1 (but again, I doubt the 5 second 0-60 time..)
For canyon racing the Ninja250 is pretty quick due to it's light weight. For long distance travel or commuting or for tall people that need more leg room, The CBR500R will be much smoother, roomier and more solid in rain and wind.
I'm really looking for an F or X, but I'm going to test ride an R next week (because it's available). I'll report back!
I was hoping to see more pictures in this thread but I guess nobody on her is buying these bikes huh?
I can post some pics tomorrow. I have a tricolor 500R. Anything in particular you'd like me to focus on?
Its a great upgrade to the Ninja 250...my room mate had a 2011 250, and now has a CB 500F. So, I have ridden them both extensively. If you have a 250 then everything you like about it you'll love about the CB. The CB even has mostly the same engine charcteristics. You just get more smoothness, more power, more room, and the option of hard luggage depending on which model CB you want.
Here is one from yesterdays ride.
I'm contemplating replacing my Ninja 250 with one of these CB500s or an NC700x for an "Around Town" and short trip bike. I have a liter bike for back road hooliganism and road trips already. I'm just not sure I'm gaining enough with the purchase of the CB or NC to justify buying one
I took a quick test ride on a CBR500R today.
It looks like a sport bike, it smells like a sport bike, but it's not a sport bike. Not even a little bit.
The position is high, very "standard". The pegs are pretty high and back, more agressive than the bars, but still not like a RR. I wasn't a huge fan of the pull-back angle of the CRB500R bars, but they are clip-ons so that's easily remedied. They seemed too aggressive for the high position. My knees fit very nicely in the tank depressions, and it's a generally comfy, full-sized position for my 6' frame.
The power is amazingly linear. People looking for excitement will call it "flat", but it pulls pretty eagerly all the way up. It is very smooth, very quiet, and very grown-up. It's certainly not a 250: overtaking and freeway cruising happen without wringing the snot out of it. They happen faster if you do. The torque down low lets it pull from 3k or less, although I wouldn't say it pulls eagerly. At no point is there anything like a rush of power or a lightness of the front wheel, which can be a good or bad thing.
In any case, the naked look certainly matches the character of the bike, and I feel that the CBR version is a bit of a sheep in wolf's clothing. I'll be looking at the F, although that's obviously just my personal take on the aesthetics.
It's a really nice bike that drops neatly between the 250/300 class, and the various 650 thumpers and twins. I'm not positive that I'll prefer this over a 650GS thumper, but the fact that the BMW is the same price used as the Honda is new certainly sways things a bit.
<article>Honda CBR500R | Price: $5999 ($6499 w/ABS)
Engine type: l-c parallel-twin
Valve train: DOHC, 8v
Bore x stroke: 67.0 x 66.8mm
Fuel system: EFI
Clutch: Wet, multi-plate
Measured horsepower: 44.5 bhp @ 8700 rpm
Measured torque: 28.9 lb.-ft. @ 7000 rpm
Corrected 1⁄4-mile: 13.63 sec. @ 93.80 mph
Top-gear roll-on, 60-80 mph: 8.26 sec.
Frame: Steel semi-double-cradle
Front suspension: Showa 41mm fork
Rear suspension: Showa shock with adjustable spring preload
Front brake: Nissin two-piston caliper, 320mm disc, optional ABS
Rear brake: Nissin one-piston caliper, 240mm disc, optional ABS
Front tire: 120/70ZR-17 Dunlop D222F
Rear tire: 160/60ZR-17 Dunlop D222
Rake/trail: 25.5°/4.1 in.
Seat height: 30.9 in.
Wheelbase: 55.5 in.
Fuel capacity: 4.1 gal.
Weight (tank full/empty): 430/405 lbs. (ABS model)
Fuel mileage (hi/low/avg.): 61/43/53 mpg
Colors: Black, Pearl White/Blue/Red, Red
There are some good numbers starting to come in for the CBR500R on Fuelly.
I thought the new Ninja300 would be a little higher than this.