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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by cabanza, Sep 13, 2012.
33"? You need a KTM
28" here..............I'm doomed!(hehehehe).
My 35" legs fit on a Ninja 250, and the CBR500R will have more room, according to the cycle ergo website. 33 should be no problem, unless you have knee issues or don't like them bent.
My FZ6 is on the edge of all-day tolerable. If there's room to move around it shouldn't be too bad. I don't really stop much when I'm out riding.
Had that bike for 5 years and didn't notice this detail.
It looks virtually the same.
I'm really liking this bike. Honda canada does show it as a 2013 model ( thanks Warren!). I'm more astonished that they are also bringing in the CB1100.
I have been riding my 250 Sherpa most of the season and have found it quite capable for anything I want to do, other than missing a bit of power. The 500X might be a good addition to the stable. The bike show is coming up in a few weeks, hopefully they will have one there to check out.
Honda managed to punt the 690 duke out of the European Junior Cup, and it will be run on CBR500Rs for the next couple of years.
That should be good for hop-up parts.
Thanks, Grainbelt. That news got my attention. Otherwise, these 500's are built to just too low a price point for me. IF (and that can be a stretch) we can get EU parts here in the US, the CBR500R may have some potential for me.
Edit: That's also quite a coup for Honda. The Duke 690 has an awesome suspension, which I would never imagine the stock CBR500R could match. Perhaps the change is to lower the entry cost for Junior racers, to expand the sport and not to raise the performance level?
Does anyone know the Alternator (stator) output rating for the new CB500's?
Has anyone seen any pics of the dash layout on the 500? Did a quick search in Google images at work today, didn't see anything except the 250...
The accessories are now on the website.
For the CB500F:
Oh, there's a pic of the dash on the 'Innovations' page.
Saw and sat on the three CB500's at the recent moto show. I didn't know they were making some ADV looking one, which was my least favorite. The R is very nice with a fairling and straight up bars and foot position. All are very well finished. Really a "just right" sized mid sized bike. Its a 360 crank isn't it? If it has a nice power band, despite being a 360, it might be a great bike. If its a boring engine, well, too bad they've missed the fun boat. The EX300, right across the aisle, was a tad smaller but just as nice and nearly as well finished.
It has a 180 degree crankshaft.
Is there an established HP rating for the U.S. market yet?
Digging the luggage options they have already, howaboutawindscreen?
I wonder if those will fit on the CBR250 as well...
Though not official, I've read 54, which is higher than the 47 in Europe where they have restrictions.
How are they going to get 7 more hp out of it, bigger throttle body and mapping? What I get from listening to the motorcycle brainiacs, is that the way they set up this motor, it produces only so much hp but a lot of torque. I think 54 hp may be a rumor.
When they say 47 hp on the Honda web site, then doesn't that mean power at the crank and a lot less at the wheel?
On the US website? I haven't seen a claimed HP rating anywhere, though asphalt and rubber had a blurb on their site claiming 54 for US models.
Typically bikes that can be restricted for licensing purposes in Europe only require a re-map of the computer to de-restrict, so it would make sense that the US version is shipped with the unrestricted map.
it was an Australia page. The bikes you are talking about already had more horse power to begin with. This bike only has 47, if it had 54, then it would be as powerful as the 700, which has a similar configuration it would seem.