Honda CRF 500 on the way?

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by rlkat, Jan 24, 2017.

  1. rlkat

    rlkat Mine's a whisky

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  3. Little Bike

    Little Bike Air/Clutz Sue

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    Geez, if somebody would make an adventure bike at about the same weight as a drz I would be so...:raindance

    (Which will probably be none of these:()
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  4. painkilla

    painkilla MeTaL HeD

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    exciting times ! seems there is a mad scramble into this virgin territory.. we have 250's,300's, 390's and now 500's along with 700's

    A rally 500 will sway potential Yamaha T7 buyers for sure ,
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    betiller Been here awhile

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    ok. sign me up. but...when?
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    KMC1 There is no spoon.

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    If they make that with the 500 P-Twin and get the weight down under 400 lbs it will be a huge hit.
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  7. Samtech79

    Samtech79 Two wheeled lunatic

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    Makes for a good bike. Mine's right at 350lbs.
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  8. Samtech79

    Samtech79 Two wheeled lunatic

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    Here's another mention. Anyone read Japanese?
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  9. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    I might get yelled at for suggesting this but, a DCT version would be pretty cool as well. I know there isn't 500 DCT currently but.....
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  10. Lutz

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    I've been mildy curious about the CRF250 Rally. Never really too curious about the Africa Twin. Non-starter with the CB500X. ...but this CRF500 Rally, this I'm interested in.

    Is there a build thread?
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  11. timeOday

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    They should have done the 500 before the 250, having a larger tank and wind protection makes more sense on a bike big enough to go places.
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  12. ADVBedouin

    ADVBedouin fly pelican!

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    The CRF500 Rally should be hugely popular...& reliably Honda...hope it'll also be ABS/TC/AH optional like the 250 Rally & CBR500R.

    CBR500R engine specs;
    Engine Type 471cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin
    Bore And Stroke 67.0mm x 66.8mm
    Induction PGM-FI with 34mm throttle bodies
    Ignition Computer-controlled digital transistorized with electronic advance
    Compression Ratio 10.7:1
    Valve Train DOHC; four valves per cylinder
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  13. 1litre

    1litre In over my head

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    Well this certainly throughs a few hick ups into my 250 rally purchase I've been looking forward to?!?!?
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  14. gehart

    gehart Been here awhile

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    Looks promising. I would want good range i.e. gas tank of 4.5 to 5 gallons. Currently own a 2014 cb500x which has a 4.5 gallon tank and generally fill up at 230 miles. The 471cc twin is a little gem to me, enough HP for me, good gas mileage, and very smooth on the hwy.
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  15. I.P. Freely

    I.P. Freely Ragin Cajun

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    Yep!!
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    swimmer armchair asshole

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    The CB500F with a 4.4 gallon tank has a wet weight of 414lbs. Longer, stronger suspension etc... we'd see the Rally at ~440lbs wet I am guessing.
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    numbaphive not quite rite

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    The 250 rally is $1750 more than the CB300F. If that pricing delta continued onto the 500cc platform the 500 Rally will be pushing $8k.
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    CBR300r abs 364 lbs...................250 Rally abs 346 lbs 300 engine has a slightly heavier crank Rally has more fuel

    CBR500r abs 424
    CB500x abs 432....................500 Rally abs 410-420? Starting with a different frame, slimmer bike should be lighter than the other 500's same fuel load
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  20. Justarida

    Justarida Genius At Large

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    This was the bike I wanted Honda to build so that I could replace my plated XR400 in dual sport mode.
    I ended up with a 500 pound beast from Africa with no lever on the left bar.
    Oh well like I told a buddy of mine it will take Honda 2 years to get it to market and by then if the CRF 500 ends up in my garage the wife prob wont even notice. :thumb

    If they really do this bike wonder if the XRL 650 will be removed from the lineup?
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