2013 Honda CB500 Series | First Look

Big Red Claims Econo Superiority With Three New 500s

By Marc Cook, Photography by Honda

2013 Specifications
Model CBR500R / CBR500RA
Price: $5999 ($6499 w/ ABS)
Engine Type: 500cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin
Bore and Stroke: 67.0mm x 66.8mm
Compression ratio: 10.7:1
Valve Train: DOHC; four valves per cylinder
Induction: PGM-FI with 34mm throttle bodies
Ignition: Computer-controlled digital transistorized with electronic advance
Transmission: Six-speed
Final Drive: O-ring-sealed chain
Suspension
Front: 41mm fork; 4.3 inches travel
Rear: Pro-Link single shock with nine-position spring preload adjustability; 4.7 inches travel
Brakes (Optional Honda ABS)
Front: Twin-piston caliper with single 320mm wave disc
Rear: Single-caliper 240mm wave disc
Tires
Front: 120/70-17
Rear: 160/60-17
Wheelbase: 55.5 inches
Rake (Caster Angle): 25°5'
Trail: 103mm (4.05 inches)
Seat Height: 30.9 inches
Fuel Capacity: 4.1 gallons including 0.7-gallon reserve
Estimated Fuel Economy**: TBD
Colors
CBR500R: Black, Pearl White/Blue/Red, Red
CBR500RA: Red
Curb Weight*: 425 pounds (CBR500R) / 429 pounds (CBR500RA)
*Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel—ready to ride.
**Miles per gallon values are calculated estimates of fuel consumed during laboratory exhaust emissions tests specified by the EPA, not during on-road riding. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you ride and maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, cargo and accessories, rider and passenger weight, and other factors.

Meets current EPA standards.

Models sold in California meet current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.

2013 Specifications
Model CB500F / CB500FA
Price: $5499 ($5999 w/ABS)
Engine Type: 500cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin
Bore and Stroke: 67.0mm x 66.8mm
Compression ratio: 10.7:1
Valve Train: DOHC; four valves per cylinder
Induction: PGM-FI with 34mm throttle bodies
Ignition: Computer-controlled digital transistorized with electronic advance
Transmission: Six-speed
Final Drive: O-ring-sealed chain
Suspension
Front: 41mm fork; 4.3 inches travel
Rear: Pro-Link single shock with nine-position spring preload adjustability; 4.7 inches travel
Brakes (Optional Honda ABS)
Front: Twin-piston caliper with single 320mm wave disc
Rear: Single-caliper 240mm wave disc
Tires
Front: 120/70-17
Rear: 160/60-17
Wheelbase: 55.5 inches
Rake (Caster Angle): 25°5'
Trail: 103mm (4.05 inches)
Seat Height: 30.9 inches
Fuel Capacity: 4.1 gallons including 0.7-gallon reserve
Estimated Fuel Economy**: TBD
Colors
CB500F: Black, Pearl White
CB500FA: Black
Curb Weight*: 420 pounds (CB500F) / 424 pounds (CB500FA)
*Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel—ready to ride.
**Miles per gallon values are calculated estimates of fuel consumed during laboratory exhaust emissions tests specified by the EPA, not during on-road riding. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you ride and maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, cargo and accessories, rider and passenger weight, and other factors.

Meets current EPA standards.

Models sold in California meet current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.
Specifications subject to change.

2013 Specifications
Model CB500X / CB500XA
Price: $TBD
Engine Type: 500cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin
Bore and Stroke: 67.0mm x 66.8mm
Compression ratio: 10.7:1
Valve Train: DOHC; four valves per cylinder
Induction: PGM-FI with 34mm throttle bodies
Ignition: Computer-controlled digital transistorized with electronic advance
Transmission: Six-speed
Final Drive: O-ring-sealed chain
Suspension
Front: 41mm fork; 4.9 inches travel
Rear: Pro-Link single shock with nine-position spring preload adjustability; 4.7 inches travel
Brakes (Optional Honda ABS)
Front: Twin-piston caliper with single 320mm wave disc
Rear: Single-caliper 240mm wave disc
Tires
Front: 120/70-17
Rear: 160/60-17
Wheelbase: 55.9 inches
Rake (Caster Angle): 26°5'
Trail: 109mm (4.29 inches)
Seat Height: 31.9 inches
Fuel Capacity: 4.5 gallons including 0.7-gallon reserve
Estimated Fuel Economy**: TBD
Color Matte Black Metallic
Curb Weight*: 430 pounds (CB500X) / 434 pounds (CB500XA)
*Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel—ready to ride.
**Miles per gallon values are calculated estimates of fuel consumed during laboratory exhaust emissions tests specified by the EPA, not during on-road riding. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you ride and maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, cargo and accessories, rider and passenger weight, and other factors.

Meets current EPA standards.

Models sold in California meet current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.
Specifications subject to change.

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cerealninjakilla
Hey Marc I was browsing Suzuki's site on Monday and I found a in betweener for the TU and SFV. It's called the GW250 thought I would share some info. Nice write up!

http://www.suzukicycles.com/Product%20Lines/Cycles/Products/GW250/2013/GW250.aspx
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