The motorcycle world just could not get enough of the 2013 Honda CBR500R, any and all information was eagerly awaited and right from the first spy shot till now Honda definitely benefited with some massive viral publicity for this CBR. The Honda CBR500R is a mix of the power and affordability. The parallel twin produces 47 HP and 43Nm of torque enough for the thrills and at the same time keeping a fairly efficient setup. This Honda is definitely going to be an outright hit in the Asian market and would be considerably cheaper in this market than the western one.

“Fast, frugal, affordable and fun, the CBR500R offers a great entry point to the world of sports motorcycles, with high a build quality plus pride of ownership that will last,” says a press release from Honda. The CBR500R features ABS as standard equipment but that about ends the special electronics included.

The CBR500R comes with 41mm telescopic fork, Pro-Link rear monoshock, 17-inch cast aluminium wheels, 120/70 (front) and 160/60 (rear) radial tyres, disc brakes at both ends a 15.7 litre fuel tank and 194kg kerb weight.

2013 Honda CBR500R specifications
Engine Type500cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin
Bore And Stroke67.0mm x 66.8mm
InductionPGM-FI with 34mm throttle bodies
IgnitionComputer-controlled digital transistorized with electronic advance
Compression Ratio10.7:1
Valve TrainDOHC; four valves per cylinder
Final DriveO-ring-sealed chain
Front Suspension41mm fork; 4.8 inches travel
Rear SuspensionPro-Link single shock with nine-position spring preload adjustability; 4.1 inches travel
Front BrakeTwin-piston caliper with single 320mm wave disc
Rear BrakeSingle-caliper 240mm wave disc
Front Tire120/70-17
Rear Tire160/60-17
Rake25.5 degrees
Trail103mm (4.05 inches)
Wheelbase55.5 inches
Seat Height30.9 inches
Curb Weight425 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel?ready to ride)
Fuel Capacity4.1 gallons including 0.7-gallon reserve
Miles Per GallonTBD*
Model IdCBR500R
EmissionsMeets current EPA standards. California version meets current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.
Available ColorsBlack, Pearl White/Blue/Red, Red
One YearTransferable, unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.


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