The 2013 Honda CBR500R is the all-new middleweight class and infuses a whole new level of excitement for sport riders in search of superior value, along with great fun. Bigger capacity than on CBR250R, it 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 as on CBR600RR and CBR1000RR sport bikes. It features a full bodywork cowl and a 31-inch seat height. It’s an excellent choice for riders ready to move up a displacement class, or for any rider who’s looking for a light and sporty street motorcycle. It offers a riding position that’s a touch more sporting, but not too aggressive.
The 2013 Honda CBR500R is the race-type of CB500X and CB500F. It comes with all-new design, it is built with a high-performance, liquid-cooled 500cc DOHC parallel-twin engine that offers plenty of accessible power. Its combination of lightweight and rider-friendly engine makes it a great choice for commuting, weekend rides, or just getting out and having fun. Special touches like sport seating position, lower handlebars and minimal bodywork make it a great choice for someone who likes the lithe, athletic touches of a sport-bike but wants something more versatile than a race replica. Find more detail specification and new features on 2013 Honda CBR500R.
2013 Honda CBR500R Specification
Engine Type – 500cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin
Bore x 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
Transmission – 6-speed
Final Drive – O-ring-sealed chain
Chassis and Dimension
Available Colors – Pearl White/Blue/Red, Black, Red
Front Suspension – 41mm fork, 4.8 inches travel
Rear Suspension – Pro-Link single shock with nine-position spring preload adjustability, 4.1 inches travel
Front Brake – Twin-piston caliper with single 320mm wave disc
Rear Brake – Single-caliper 240mm wave disc
Front Tire – 120/70-17
Rear Tire – 160/60-17
Rake – 25.5°
Trail – 103mm (4.05 inches)
Wheelbase – 55.5 inches
Seat Height – 30.9 inches
Curb Weight – 425 pounds (includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel)
Fuel Capacity – 4.1 gallons (include 0.7-gallon reserve)
2013 Honda CBR500R Features
Engine and Transmission – The engine is using the same piston bore size as others Honda’s racing type, the parallel-twin engine offers accessible performance across all RPM ranges. Beautifully polished stainless steel exhaust is integrated with the rear foot-peg set for clean, functional design. The length and diameter of the exhaust pipe contributes to usable power at all RPM ranges. Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) continuously monitors several variables to ensure the correct fuel mixture is delivered for the existing riding and atmospheric conditions for a crisp throttle response throughout a wide variety of riding.
Chassis and Suspension – A new diamond-shaped 35mm steel-tube mainframe ties to the engine with four mounts, offering a rock-solid foundation for a superior ride and handling. The aerodynamic bodywork also provides significant advantages in air management for added rider comfort, along with a low drag coefficient and effective cooling. A sophisticated chassis with Honda Pro-Link® rear suspension, with 9-stage preload and 4.1 inches travel, it gives a comfortable ride over small bumps, while capably absorbing bigger bumps to increase riding comfort and handling. Strong and stylish aluminum cast wheels are easy to keep clean, look great, and are another feature that just makes sense. Front 320mm wave-style disc brake and 240mm rear provide strong stopping power, and ABS system helps control braking under less-ideal conditions when riding on 2013 Honda CBR500R.