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    500cc inline two cylinder sport bike, brand new for 2013 from Honda. Looks good. Don't know anything about it - gonna read up later today. I love Honda man! They're on top of their game right now with their motorcycles! Good stuff! And I'm certain at this point that we will soon see a mid size dual sport from Honda. Keep an eye out for that one 'cause it's gonna be good!



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    http://powersports.honda.com/2013/cbr500r.aspx
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    it's funny that yamaha hasn't come out with any smaller displacement bikes to compete yet...suzuki has the gw250 and drz400sm (not really a sport bike) (not sure if either of these are offered here in the US?)...but i'm def excited about this under 600cc class of bikes!



    http://www.suzukicycles.com/Product%...013/GW250.aspx



    http://www.suzukicycles.com/Product%.../DRZ400SM.aspx

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    If only it looked like a motorcycle and something you could sit on instead of having to mold yourself around.



    I'm old and grouchy. I want a motorcycle that doesn't hide the engine behind a bunch of plastic and that lets you sit upright instead of all hunched over.
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    So they finally updated their website and the 500 is indeed coming to the US. Awesome!



    I'm loving that red one...I might just have to break down and get it! Gotta love the parallel twin engines...the reliability is just incredible. Even the little 250's go at minimum 100k miles even being wound all the time on the highway. For the 500, they should last even longer if they are as well designed as the ones produced in the 70's 80's and 90's.



    It really does sound like the perfect bike though. With a B/S of 67 x 66.8mm (Much longer than the ninja 500) it should make some nice low-end power and I bet the red line is quno more than 8-9k which is great for reliability.



    The most fun class of bikes is finally making a comeback... I love it!!
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    So they finally updated their website and the 500 is indeed coming to the US. Awesome!



    I'm loving that red one...I might just have to break down and get it! Gotta love the parallel twin engines...the reliability is just incredible. Even the little 250's go at minimum 100k miles even being wound all the time on the highway. For the 500, they should last even longer if they are as well designed as the ones produced in the 70's 80's and 90's.



    It really does sound like the perfect bike though. With a B/S of 67 x 66.8mm (Much longer than the ninja 500) it should make some nice low-end power and I bet the red line is quno more than 8-9k which is great for reliability.



    The most fun class of bikes is finally making a comeback... I love it!!
    2008 CRF230L

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    2007 CB919 - 70k Miles and still runs like new!

    * 2001 TW200 (Sold after 15k miles of fun)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullspit View Post
    If only it looked like a motorcycle and something you could sit on instead of having to mold yourself around.



    I'm old and grouchy. I want a motorcycle that doesn't hide the engine behind a bunch of plastic and that lets you sit upright instead of all hunched over.


    Lol well if you sit upright your body will act as a massive sail. The plastic also directs the wind out and to the sides of the motorcycle. These of course mean improved aerodynamics which contributes to greater acceleration and speed. These motorcycles are meant to have fun with and go fast, not put around like a grouchy old man ;D Was that too harsh? I'm only kidding man, no real disrespect intended; to each his own
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Sol View Post
    So they finally updated their website and the 500 is indeed coming to the US. Awesome!



    I'm loving that red one...I might just have to break down and get it! Gotta love the parallel twin engines...the reliability is just incredible. Even the little 250's go at minimum 100k miles even being wound all the time on the highway. For the 500, they should last even longer if they are as well designed as the ones produced in the 70's 80's and 90's.



    It really does sound like the perfect bike though. With a B/S of 67 x 66.8mm (Much longer than the ninja 500) it should make some nice low-end power and I bet the red line is quno more than 8-9k which is great for reliability.



    The most fun class of bikes is finally making a comeback... I love it!!


    I know man, that entry level and especially true middle weight (not 600cc) class has been virtually stagnant in recent years. It's fantastic how they are making lots of new models in those classes again. With regards to your comment about the B/S of the CBR vs. the Ninja, I'm curious to see how much top end power this CBR 500 will put out. I'm gonna go out on a limb and say it'll be right around 55 horsepower (and, if it really does have a better bottom end than the Ninja, this will result in acceleration times just as good as the Ninja's). It's nice how it's fuel injected. Making a new model carbureted in this day and age would be production-run-suicide lol...but still, it's nice. That would be awesome if you bought one!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kj7687 View Post
    Lol well if you sit upright your body will act as a massive sail. The plastic also directs the wind out and to the sides of the motorcycle. These of course mean improved aerodynamics which contributes to greater acceleration and speed. These motorcycles are meant to have fun with and go fast, not put around like a grouchy old man ;D Was that too harsh? I'm only kidding man, no real disrespect intended; to each his own




    To heck with aerodynamics! If I rode for an hour in an aerodynamic position I would walk stooped over for an hour after getting off the bike!



    I say bring back a retro CB350 or something like it. Two cylinders max, no plastic panels, and an upright seating position so I can feel the air on my sail-like body as I putt around in the fast lane, with my turn signal on and my gray hair in a ponytail flapping out behind my helmet annoying all you whippersnappers on your snazzy new plastic machines trying to go the speed limit!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullspit View Post
    To heck with aerodynamics! If I rode for an hour in an aerodynamic position I would walk stooped over for an hour after getting off the bike!



    I say bring back a retro CB350 or something like it. Two cylinders max, no plastic panels, and an upright seating position so I can feel the air on my sail-like body as I putt around in the fast lane, with my turn signal on and my gray hair in a ponytail flapping out behind my helmet annoying all you whippersnappers on your snazzy new plastic machines trying to go the speed limit!


    My main bike is a Kawasaki versys. 650 parallel twin. Same motor as a ninja 650. Very upright in a very comfortable riding position. I have 38000k on my 09 and it runs like the day I bought it even though I always ride it like I stole it. Great in the twisties and lots of low end. Even does very well on gravel and dirt roads.

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    For those of you who aren't race enthusiasts, Honda is also offering the CB500X (and CB500F), which uses the same motor but is supposed to be set up for adventure riding/commuting. I'd never get the F over the R, but I could definitely see myself getting the X. Then again I think the NC700X would definitely be better than the 500X. The question is, would the 700X be ~$1,500 better than the 500X? Tough question.
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