Honda’s Trifecta – CBR500R, CB500F, and CB500X

honda-patch1 As we continue to bring you the latest Motorcycle Industry news, it seems Honda is preparing an entry-level assault with 3 versions of it’s  new 500cc platform, with a fuel-injected parallel-twin engine. Looking to dominate the half – litre segment, Honda starts with a DOHC parallel twin with Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) for crisp throttle response in all weather conditions, as well a employing a counterbalancer on the 500cc twin to smooth out the rough spots. Honda knows that the modern day consumer has constantly changing demands and expectations. This was taken into consideration and mixed with Honda’s rich racing history and technological expertise to create these new models.Honda’s new 500cc trio offers the next generation of riders excellent handling, advanced performance, fuel efficiency and innovative designs that will turn heads. The trio will attract three very different types of riders, from entry level riders as well as regular riders to those who are perhaps returning to the world of two-wheeled travel. So sit back, relax, and let me show you Honda’s new triple 5’s.

Honda-CBR500R-2013The CBR500R

With the introduction of the all-new CBR500R, Honda has boldly redefined the middleweight class and infused a whole new level of excitement for sport riders in search of superior value, along with great fun. The CBR500R delivers plenty of performance to sport riders, with its thoroughly modern, torquey 500cc P-twin DOHC engine wrapped in a great-handling chassis and featuring a full fairing spawned from Honda’s much-acclaimed CBR600RR and CBR1000RR sportbikes.The CBR500R features a full bodywork cowl and a 31-inch seat height, making it an excellent choice for riders ready to move up a displacement class, or for any rider who’s looking for a light, sporting, do-it-all street machine. Special touches like the CBR500R sport seating position, lower handlebars and minimal bodywork make it a great choice for someone who likes the lithe, athletic touches of a sportbike but wants something more versatile than a race born replica. Available ABS on the CBR500R helps you make smoother, more controlled stops under less-than-ideal conditions. Pricing for the CBR500R come in at $5,999 for non-ABS models, and if you want ABS you’ll have to shell out another $500 bringing your cost to $6,499.

2013 CBR500R Base Features & Options:

  • 500cc liquid-cooled DOHC parallel-twin
  • Supersport styling
  • Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI)
  • Pro-Link Rear Suspension

2013 CBR500R ABS Features & Options:

  • 500cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin
  • Supersport styling
  • Anti-lock brake system
  • Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI)

 

2013-Honda-CB500F1The CB500F

The innovative CB500F expands riding enthusiasts’ options with a more modern, sporty 500cc sportbike. This image-conscious offering carries a full load of attitude, while delivering gratifying levels of performance and versatility. The CB500F has a classic riding position, a 30.9-inch seat height and plenty of room for a variety of riders. It’s an excellent choice for riders ready to move up a displacement class, or for anyone who appreciates a great middleweight motorcycle. Not too laid back, not too aggressive, the CB500F’s riding position, is one of the keys to its versatility. The CB500F offers a comfortable sport riding position that’s maneuverable around town or out on the winding road. The lower seat height also makes it easier to get your feet firmly on the ground when stopped. Its combination of low seat height, light weight, and rider-friendly engine make the CB500F a great choice for commuting, weekend rides, or just getting out and having fun.

 

2013 CB500F Base Features & Options:

  • 500cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin
  • Naked sportbike styling

 

2013 CB500F ABS Features & Options:

  • 500cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin
  • Naked sportbike styling
  • Anti-lock brake system

 

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The CB500X

Could you use a little more adventure in your life— who couldn’t? — the CB500X can deliver on that idea at a surprisingly affordable price. That’s the beauty of owning an adventure-style bike like the CB500X; every time you look at this bike it just about begs you to take it out in search of new roads, undiscovered places, fun sights to see. And the CB500X is not just a great ride, it’s also equipped with a load of features that give it an extra dose of versatility. An ABS version available for enhanced braking characteristics in less than ideal conditions. The adventure-style CB500X delivers a fun-to-ride option with an extra dose of versatility. The compact windscreen up front can be adjusted to varying heights, and the larger-capacity fuel tank has been carefully shaped to give the rider an unrestricted riding position.The CB500X delivers plenty of performance to adventure sport touring riders, with its thoroughly modern, torquey 500cc parallel-twin DOHC engine. Its upright handlebar naturally accommodates a wide variety of riders, and the shape and height of the seat give more rider freedom. The CB500X is a great choice for riders ready to move up to the larger, yet manageable half-litre class, or for anyone who appreciates a great middleweight motorcycle for practical in-town riding, or fun adventure-sport touring. At this time pricing was not available for the CB500X.

2013 CB500X Bases Features & Options

  • 500cc parallel-twin DOHC engine
  • Programmed Fuel Injection
  • Long-stroke front fork, 4.9-inches travel

2013 CB500X ABS Features & Options

  • 500cc parallel-twin DOHC engine
  • Programmed Fuel Injection
  • Long-stroke front fork, 4.9-inches travel
  • Combined ABS

It looks as though Honda is trying to fill a forgotten market with the introduction of 3 500cc motorcycles that will give the beginner, commuter, adventure rider, or motorcyclist returning after an absence an option that is affordable. Comfortable design, impressive throttle response, and improved ergonomics will have you taking a second look at these 3 top contenders. Head down to your local Honda dealer and take a look at this impressive line up.