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Old 11-19-2012, 03:01 PM   #151
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Alternator Output?

Does anyone know the Alternator (stator) output rating for the new CB500's?
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Old 11-19-2012, 03:15 PM   #152
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Has anyone seen any pics of the dash layout on the 500? Did a quick search in Google images at work today, didn't see anything except the 250...
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Old 11-19-2012, 03:28 PM   #153
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The accessories are now on the website.

For the CB500F:









Oh, there's a pic of the dash on the 'Innovations' page.

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A full LCD blue-tinted screen features a digital speedometer and tachometer and more, including a clock, odometer, trip meter, real-time and average fuel consumption meters, and illuminated engine diagnostic indicators.
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Old 11-19-2012, 03:34 PM   #154
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Saw and sat on the three CB500's at the recent moto show. I didn't know they were making some ADV looking one, which was my least favorite. The R is very nice with a fairling and straight up bars and foot position. All are very well finished. Really a "just right" sized mid sized bike. Its a 360 crank isn't it? If it has a nice power band, despite being a 360, it might be a great bike. If its a boring engine, well, too bad they've missed the fun boat. The EX300, right across the aisle, was a tad smaller but just as nice and nearly as well finished.
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Old 11-19-2012, 04:12 PM   #155
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Saw and sat on the three CB500's at the recent moto show. I didn't know they were making some ADV looking one, which was my least favorite. The R is very nice with a fairling and straight up bars and foot position. All are very well finished. Really a "just right" sized mid sized bike. Its a 360 crank isn't it? If it has a nice power band, despite being a 360, it might be a great bike. If its a boring engine, well, too bad they've missed the fun boat. The EX300, right across the aisle, was a tad smaller but just as nice and nearly as well finished.
It has a 180 degree crankshaft.
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:51 PM   #156
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Is there an established HP rating for the U.S. market yet?

Digging the luggage options they have already, howaboutawindscreen?

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Old 11-20-2012, 07:04 AM   #157
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I wonder if those will fit on the CBR250 as well...
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:39 AM   #158
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Is there an established HP rating for the U.S. market yet?
Though not official, I've read 54, which is higher than the 47 in Europe where they have restrictions.
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:16 PM   #159
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How are they going to get 7 more hp out of it, bigger throttle body and mapping? What I get from listening to the motorcycle brainiacs, is that the way they set up this motor, it produces only so much hp but a lot of torque. I think 54 hp may be a rumor.

When they say 47 hp on the Honda web site, then doesn't that mean power at the crank and a lot less at the wheel?
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:20 PM   #160
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When they say 47 hp on the Honda web site, then doesn't that mean power at the crank and a lot less at the wheel?
On the US website? I haven't seen a claimed HP rating anywhere, though asphalt and rubber had a blurb on their site claiming 54 for US models.

Typically bikes that can be restricted for licensing purposes in Europe only require a re-map of the computer to de-restrict, so it would make sense that the US version is shipped with the unrestricted map.
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On the US website? I haven't seen a claimed HP rating anywhere, though asphalt and rubber had a blurb on their site claiming 54 for US models.

Typically bikes that can be restricted for licensing purposes in Europe only require a re-map of the computer to de-restrict, so it would make sense that the US version is shipped with the unrestricted map.
it was an Australia page. The bikes you are talking about already had more horse power to begin with. This bike only has 47, if it had 54, then it would be as powerful as the 700, which has a similar configuration it would seem.
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:46 AM   #162
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How are they going to get 7 more hp out of it, bigger throttle body and mapping? What I get from listening to the motorcycle brainiacs, is that the way they set up this motor, it produces only so much hp but a lot of torque. I think 54 hp may be a rumor.
It'll probably be the same power everywhere, just different "official numbers".
We get that a lot with cars here in EU too.
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:01 AM   #163
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Baseline: I've been riding for almost 40 years and own a WeeStrom, DR650 and Ducati Monster. Now, back to this thread: I went to the local bike show last weekend and checked out these bikes. Very nice. The X is a Road Warrior, not a Beast, but a nice one. Good riding position, adequate specs and frankly seems like a better value and maybe even a better bike than the NC700 (though I love the faux tank storage on the NC). The 500R looked really nice also ... I am a fan of the recent white with red/blue trim colors of the CB1000R (FireBlade) and sitting right next to the 1000, the 500 held its own visually. It was right across the aisle from the Kawasaki 300 and I'd probably take the Honda over the Kawi, even at the higher price, just for 200 more cc. Back in the day, a lot of my experienced rider friends bought Kawasaki EX500 twins when they came out, and I could see the new Honda attracting veterans as well as newbies. If all my bikes disappeared one night, the Honda 500, probably the X with its roomier riding position, would be on my short list. Though the new CB1100 might be a place or two higher ....

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Old 11-21-2012, 10:51 AM   #164
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Does anyone know the Alternator (stator) output rating for the new CB500's?

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Old 11-21-2012, 07:02 PM   #165
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Just from looking at the website and what has been written about these bikes so far, I'm interested. I'd love to have a new mid-sized bike to use as a daily rider. The R model with the V config engine reminds me of the 1985 VT500C Shadow I had. If the engine output is anywhere near how that Shadow felt in the seat of the pants, I'd add one to my wish list.

I'm torn though, the CB500X seems more practical for what I like to do, and the available factory accessories make it tempting. Anyone heard what the cost on this one will be besides "Request a Quote"?

I'm just waiting to see the real-riders' impressions here once there are a few new owners.

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