2013 Honda CBR® 500R

2013 Honda CBR® 500R pictures, prices, information, and specifications.
MSRP
$5,999
Type
Sport
Insurance
Compare with the 2013 Honda CRF® 100F 2013 Honda CRF® 100F
Model Type
Sport
MSRP
$5,999
Dealers
Warranty
12
Insurance
Finance
Generic Type (Primary)
Sport
Manufacturer Country
Japan
Introduction Year
2013
Parent Company
Honda
Display Name
CBR(R) 500R
Year
2013
Make
Honda
Engine Type
Parallel Twin
Cylinders
2
Engine Stroke
4-Stroke
Cooling
Liquid
Valves
8
Valves Per Cylinder
4
Valve Configuration
DOHC
Bore (mm/in)
67 / 2.64
Stroke (mm/in)
66.8 / 2.63
Displacement (cc/ci)
471 / 28.7
Compression Ratio
10.7:1
Starter
Electric
Fuel Type
Gas
Fuel Injector
Yes
Fuel Injector Size (mm)
34
Carburetor
No
Carburetion Type
Fuel Injected
Transmission Type
Manual
Number Of Speeds
6
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel)
Chain
Reverse
No
Wheels Composition
Aluminum
Chromed
No
Front Tire Width
120
Front Tire Aspect Ratio
70
Front Wheel Diameter
17
Rear Tire Width
160
Rear Tire Aspect Ratio
60
Rear Wheel Diameter
17
Front Tire (Full Spec)
120/70 R17
Rear Tire (Full Spec)
160/60 R17
Front Brake Type
Hydraulic Disc
Front Brake Diameter (in/mm)
12.6 / 320
Rear Brake Type
Hydraulic Disc
Rear Brake Diameter (in/mm)
9.4 / 240
Front Suspension Type
Telescopic Fork
Front Suspension Size (in/mm)
1.6 / 41
Front Travel (in/mm)
4.3 / 109.2
Front Adjustable Fork Pre-Load
No
Front Adjustable Rebound Damping
No
Front Central Suspension Strut
No
Steering Damper
No
Rear Suspension Type
Twin Sided Swing Arm
Rear Travel (in/mm)
4.7 / 119.4
Rear Adjustable Shock / Spring Pre-Load
Yes
Rear Adjustable Rebound Damping
No
Number Rear Shock Absorbers
1
Rear Suspension Brand Name
Pro Link(R)
Rear Suspension Material
Aluminum
Air Adjustable
No
Steering Control
Handlebar
Wheelbase (in/mm)
55.5 / 1409.7
Wet Weight (lbs/kg)
425 / 192.8
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)
4.1 / 15.5
Fuel Capacity Reserve (gal/l)
0.7 / 2.6
Performance
Standard
Seat Type
Two-Piece
Adjustable
No
Seat Material
Vinyl
Seat Location
Driver and Passenger
Folding
No
Seat Height (in/mm)
30.9 / 784.9
Number Of Seats
2
Grab Rail or Strap
Standard
Frame
Steel
Body Material
Plastic
Hand Grips
Standard
Foot Peg Location
Driver and Passenger
Drive Shaft Guard
No
Fork Guards
Yes
Saddle Bag Guard
No
Belt Guard
No
Hand Guards
No
Brush Guard
No
Light Guard
No
Fuel Tank Cover
Yes
Front Fender
Standard
Rear Fender
Standard
Top Crown
Standard
Stand Type
Kick
Lower Fairing
Standard
Spoiler
Standard
Handlebars
Standard
Upper Fairing
Standard
License Plate
Standard
Digital Instrumentation
Standard
Clock
Standard
Tachometer
Standard
Trip Odometer
Standard
Trip Computer
Standard
Speedometer
Standard
Temperature Warning Type
Light
Fuel Level Warning Type
Gauge
Warranty (Months/Condition)
12 / Limited
Battery Warranty (Months)
0
Windshield Mounts
Standard
Paint
Standard
Folding
Yes
Windshield Lowers
No
Height Adjustable
No
Tinted
Yes
Height
Low
Underseat Storage
Standard
Helmet Locks
Standard
Headlight Mounts
Standard
Halogen Headlight (s)
Standard
Headlight (s)
Standard
Light Type
Halogen
Adjustable
No
Handlebar Lock
Standard
User Reviews
4 reviews
  • Great Bike, Fantastic starter bike!
    By  (I am an Owner) on Jan 17, 2014

    Ive had the bike for about 6 months and I think it handles great, has enough power to suffice and it is priced at a hard to beat price. Bike handles great around the turns, not too heavy, and feels good between the legs.

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  • Fantastic high-value mid-range bike
    By  (I am an Owner) on Jul 26, 2013

    I have put a little over 500 miles on the shiny red CBR500R. It is much quicker than I expected. I have been especially pleased with how well it pulls and accelerates, even in 6th gear. It is not going to pull your arms off but it does move. I personally prefer to have a torquey, low revving motor ...

    I took my wife on a ride on the bike. Between the two of us, we were ~430 pounds on the little CBR. I was pleasantly surprised at how well the bike could accelerate uphill in 6th gear with all that weight. I found out later that we were over the rated weight capacity of 370 pounds. Oops!

    I do think the suspension could use some fine tuning. I was leaned over in a turn at one point and the front tire hit a small bumpy patch and jumped around a little. It only did it the one time so far but it did make me slow down a little while I'm getting to know the bike's (and more importantly my) limits.

    I am delighted so far and am excited to continue exploring the limits of this new little gem.

    Things I have learned in the one week:

    4th gear is your friend! 4th gives the bike great acceleration when at highway speeds and when moving through sweeping turns. You can hit 80MPH+ quickly and easily in 4th. When doing twisties, 3rd & 4th work great. I now only use 5th & 6th at highway speeds for cruising.

    The bike is actually quite fast once you learn to work the transmission and lose your fear of revving the engine.

    I am delighted with the styling. So, it isn't a true super-sport. I like that it is trying to look sporty. I think it lives up to it's looks once you learn how to work it. It reminds me very much of my 2002 VFR800

    This bike is an absolutely great value!!!

    My Pros

    Torquey motor

    Great styling

    Super comfortable seat

    Feels very light

    Very manuverable

    Nice tires

    Great price

    Things I wish were better / different

    No front fork adjustment

    Only one of the two headlamps are lit when using low-beams. It makes it look like you have a bulb out.

    Here in the US, the bike does not come with the tool for adjusting the rear suspension pre-load.

    The overall gearing could be spread out a little more

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  • love it
    By  (I am an Owner) on Jun 30, 2013

    the bike is fantastic, and before first service i was averaging 45mpg city and 68mpg highway. insurance is very affordable and you cant go wrong with this bike. if you want power of a super-sport this bike isn't for you, it is designed for commuting. plus you would want to commute on a super-sport ...

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  • CBR500 Review, from central Maine...
    By  (I am an Owner) on Jun 18, 2013

    This is an excellent bike -- handles great, brakes are solid, the power is pretty good for a 471cc bike. Definitely recommend this machine.

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