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Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by rlkat, Jan 24, 2017.
bout gd time
Geez, if somebody would make an adventure bike at about the same weight as a drz I would be so...
(Which will probably be none of these)
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 ,
ok. sign me up. but...when?
If they make that with the 500 P-Twin and get the weight down under 400 lbs it will be a huge hit.
Makes for a good bike. Mine's right at 350lbs.
Here's another mention. Anyone read Japanese?
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.....
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?
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.
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
Well this certainly throughs a few hick ups into my 250 rally purchase I've been looking forward to?!?!?
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
If they really do this bike wonder if the XRL 650 will be removed from the lineup?