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2013 Honda CBR500R First Look

Monday, November 12, 2012
The 2013 CBR500R has a seat height of 30.9 inches.
The 2013 Honda CBR500R bridges the gap between the entry-level CBR250R and high-performance CBR600RR.
Honda riders looking to move up from the entry-level CBR250R but not quite ready to take on the performance of the 2013 Honda CBR600RR now have a new machine to bridge the gap - the 2013 Honda CBR500R. This new CBR is one of three new 500cc parallel-twin bikes introduced by Honda today and closely resembles the racing lines of the CBR600RR and CBR1000RR sportbikes. A 30.9-inch seat height, 425-pound curb weight and more relaxed ergonomics bolster rider confidence, while a low sticker price is easy on the wallet.

An all-new liquid-cooled parallel-twin DOHC engine powers the mid-sized CBR500R. Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) ensures the proper fuel mixture is delivered via continuous monitoring of several parameters for crisp throttle response. A 180-degree crankpin and counterbalancer keep the engine vibes in check, and preloaded scissors-type primary drive gears helps reduce engine noise.

2013 Honda CBR500R Specs
The 2013 CBR500R is powered by a 500cc liquid-cooled Parallel-Twin.
Engine: Liquid-cooled 500cc Parallel-twin, 8-valves
Bore and Stroke: 67.0 x 66.8mm
Compression Ratio: 10.7:1
Fuel Delivery: PGM-FI
Clutch: Wet multi-plate clutch; Cable actuation
Transmission: Six-speed
Final Drive: O-Ring sealed chain 
Frame: Diamond-shaped steel 
Front Suspension: 41mm fork, 4.3 in. travel
Rear Suspension: Pro-Link single shock with nine-position spring preload adjustability; 4.7 inches travel
Brakes: Front: Twin-piston caliper with single 320mm wave disc Rear: Single-caliper 240mm wave disc
Optional Honda ABS 
Curb Weight: 425 lbs.; 429 lbs. (ABS model)Wheelbase: 55.5 in.
Rake: 25.1 deg. Trail: 4.05 in.
Seat Height: 30.9 in.
Fuel Capacity: 4.9 gallons
MSRP: $5,999; $6,499 (ABS Model) 
Colors: Red; Pearl White/Blue/Red; Black
Warranty: One year unlimited mileage
Underneath the racy bodywork is a diamond-shaped steel tube frame designed to be lightweight yet rigid for responsive sport handling. A Pro-link single-shock rear suspension is pre-load adjustable with 4.7 inches of travel. Up-front a 41mm fork offers 4.3 inches of travel. A 320mm wave-style front disc brake and a 240mm read brake provide the stopping power, and 17” lightweight cast aluminum wheels give the CBR a sporty feel and handling. An ABS version is also available.

The 2013 Honda CBR500R is available in Black, White/Blue/Red and Red colorways for $5999 and $6499 for the ABS version and will hit the dealership floors April 2013.

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Hondafans   January 1, 2013 10:23 AM
Hi all you will be very disappointed with CBR500R as a sports bike. It have lousy front suspension (not inverted type) and useless digital display. The sub-frames looks very cheap. The CBR500R comes with a low compression cylinder and it comes with low horse power( I expect 60HP with a 500cc). After I seen the real CBR500R at the Thai expo I really feel very down because I am expecting more from Honda even it was manufacture in Thailand plant like the NSR150RR( nice 2-stroke small Cc). I myself have ridden NSR150RR, CBR400RR, NSR250 MC28 and RVF400 NC35. It was a true disappointment from Honda comparing the Bikes that I have ridden and it's weight to power ratio! Get CBR600RR instead don't waste time because when you ride a sports bike you will eventually go down to track CBR500R needs heavy modifications just to have some fun!