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2013 Honda CB500F and CBR500R Review - First Ride
 

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2013 Honda CB500F and CBR500R Review - First Ride

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schizuki 05-21-2013 12:29 PM

Man, these look like a ton of fun. If I was starting out I'd be way more jazzed about these than that ugly auto-tranny thing.

Buzglyd 05-21-2013 01:25 PM

Yeah these are pretty cool.

If they were two-stroke I'd go buy one now!

schizuki 05-21-2013 02:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Buzglyd (Post 281722)

If they were two-stroke I'd go buy one now!

C'mon, you know you want them with a biodiesel-electric V-four.

jmdonald 05-21-2013 02:12 PM

Thumbs up.
 
If bikes like these don't bring in some new riders nothing will

The Spaceman 05-21-2013 03:16 PM

It's an interesting contrast to the 70's boom years. Back then Honda would make essentially the same bike in a variety of displacements. The CB 350, 450, 550, and 750 looked virtually identical. Now they take the same engine and frame and make 3 bikes that look very different.

I hope this attempt to renew motorcycling interest works, but I'm not optimistic.

The_AirHawk 05-21-2013 03:51 PM

When are they gonna come out with a FLYING Motorcycle?

sarnali2 05-21-2013 04:00 PM

Nice bikes, much as I hate to admit it Honda seems to be making a comeback as far as usable bikes.

seruzawa 05-21-2013 06:09 PM

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Originally Posted by The Spaceman (Post 281725)
It's an interesting contrast to the 70's boom years. Back then Honda would make essentially the same bike in a variety of displacements. The CB 350, 450, 550, and 750 looked virtually identical. Now they take the same engine and frame and make 3 bikes that look very different.

I hope this attempt to renew motorcycling interest works, but I'm not optimistic.

They may have looked identical but they were all unique designs. Especially, the older CB450 was like a Swiss watch compared to the cheap rattly CB350 Timex.

seruzawa 05-21-2013 06:15 PM

"... so these new entry-level motorcycles should strike a chord with an eco-minded younger generation that’s also image-aware and price-conscious."

Ha! Entry level. We'd have killed for bike likes these in 1968. They would have kicked-A on anything available.

Though I've yet to meet any motorcyclists who are real Greenies. Greenies usually look at motorcycles as conspicuous consumption.


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