Honda CR500R: history, specs, pictures

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Honda CR500
Manufacturer
Also called CR500E, CR 500 E, CR 500
Production 1984 - 2001
Class Motocross
Predecessor Honda CR480R
Engine
Top Speed 92 mph
Horsepower 67.59 HP (50.4 KW) @ 8500RPM
Fuel System carburetor. keihin 38mm flat slide
Ignition capacitor discharge (cdi)
Spark Plug NGK BR8EG '84-91 , '92-01
Transmission Gear box: 5-speed

Final Drive: chain

Clutch: wet plate
Final Drive Chain: 520x116 ‘84-91[1]
Front Sprocket 14T ‘84-91[1]
Rear Sprocket 51T ‘84-91[1]
Suspension Front: showa 46mm leading axle usd fork with adjustable compression/rebound dampening
Rear: showa prolink with adjustable compression/rebound dampening
Brakes Front: single disc. hydraulic disc with dual-piston caliper and sintered metal pads
Rear: single disc. hydraulic single-piston
Front Tire 90/90-21 '84-91
80/100-21 '92-01
Rear Tire 110/100-18 '84-01
Seat Height 36.89 inches (937 mm)
Weight 238.1 pounds (108.0 Kg) (dry), 102.1 kg (wet)
Recommended Oil Honda GN4 10W-40
Fuel Capacity 2.38 Gallon (9.00 Liters)
Fuel Consumption 10.00 liters/100 km (10.0 km/l or 23.52 mpg)
Related Honda CR250R
Competition Kawasaki KX500
Suzuki RM500
Yamaha YZ490
Manuals Honda CR500 86-97 Service Manual
File:Honda CR500R 1992- Service Manual.pdf
More Manuals


The Honda CR500R was a single cylinder, two-stroke All motorcycle produced by Honda between 1984 and 2001. Claimed horsepower was 67.59 HP (50.4 KW) @ 8500 RPM.

Engine[edit]

The engine was a liquid cooled single cylinder, two-stroke. Fuel was supplied via a membrane & power valve.

Drive[edit]

The bike has a 5-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the wet plate.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 80/100-21 front tire and a 110/100-18 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via single disc. hydraulic disc with dual-piston caliper and sintered metal pads in the front and a single disc. hydraulic single-piston in the rear. The front suspension was a showa 46mm leading axle usd fork with adjustable compression/rebound dampening while the rear was equipped with a showa prolink with adjustable compression/rebound dampening. The CR500E was fitted with a 2.38 Gallon (9.00 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 238.1 pounds (108.0 Kg).


The Honda CR500 is a large displacement 500cc motocross / enduro dirtbike made by Honda since 1984.

1984[edit]

1984 Honda CR500R
1984 Honda CR500R


The Honda CR500R'84 descended from a long line of Elsinores, although it was not called by that name. It was sold in 1984. One color was available: Flash Red. The number plate panels were yellow, the seat was blue, the fork boots were black, and the wheel rims were silver. It used a round-slide carburetor and had a rear drum brake. The engine was a 491cc 2-stroke air-cooled reed valve single. The transmission was a 5-speed. 1984 was the only year to be Air cooled.

  • Engine: Two-stroke 491cc
  • Power: 58 hp
  • Brakes: Drilled front disc
  • Suspension: Pro-Link™ rear suspension
  • Wheelbase: 1490mm (58.6 in.)
  • Dry weight: 102 kg (224.8 lb)
  • Seat height: 960mm (37.8 in.)
  • Front wheel travel: 305mm (12 in.)
  • Rear wheel travel: 315mm (12.4 in.)
  • The serial number began JH2PE0207EC300001.

1985[edit]

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1985 Honda CR500 in Orange
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1985 Honda CR500 in Red

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The CR500R'85 was sold in 1985 in Flash Red. The "500" decal was red and blue. The seat, fork boots, and shock springs were blue. The number plate panels were yellow. The wheel rims were silver. The carburetor used a flat slide. The rear brake was a drum, a disc was not there until 1987. The rear section of the frame was detachable. The engine was a 491cc 2-stroke liquid cooled reed valve single cylinder linked to a 5- speed transmission. The serial number began JH2PE020*FC400001

1986[edit]


The CR500R'86 was sold in 1986 in Flash Red. The "500" tank shroud decal was red with a white outline. The wheel rims were gold anodized. The front forks had cartridge damper assemblies. The seat, fork boots, and shock springs were blue. The number plate panels were yellow. The rear section of the frame was detachable. The carburetor used a flat slide. The rear brake was a drum, a disc was not there until 1987. The engine was a 491cc 2-stroke liquid cooled reed valve single cylinder linked to a 5-speed transmission. The serial number began JH2PE020*GC500018

1987[edit]

1987 Honda CR500R


The CR500R'87 was sold in 1987 in Flash Red. The "500" tank shroud decal was solid white. The seat, fork boots, and shock springs were blue. The number plate panels were yellow. The wheel rims were gold anodized. The front forks had cartridge damper assemblies. The rear brakes were disc. The rear section of the frame was detachable. The carburetor used a flat slide. The engine was a 491cc 2-stroke liquid cooled reed valve single cylinder linked to a 5-speed transmission. The serial number began JH2PE020*HC600001


1988[edit]

1988 Honda CR500R


The CR500R'88 was sold in 1988 in Fighting Red. The "CR500" and wing decals on the tank shroud were solid white. The seat and fork boots were red. The wheel rims were silver. The front forks had cartridge damper assemblies. The rear section of the frame was detachable. The rear brakes were disc. The carburetor used a flat slide. The engine was a 491cc 2-stroke liquid cooled reed valve single cylinder linked to a 5-speed transmission. The serial number began JH2PE020*JM700001


1989[edit]


The CR500R'89 was sold in 1989 in Fighting Red. The gas tank shroud sported a new style wing in solid white. The "CR" logo was found on the side of the seat. The front forks featured inverted cartridge type. The rear section of the frame was detachable. The engine was a 491cc 2-stroke liquid cooled reed valve single cylinder linked to a 5-speed transmission. The serial number began JH2PE020*KM800001

1990[edit]



The CR500R'90 was sold in 1990 in Flash Red with Shasta White. The "CR" logo on the tank shroud was blue with a white outline. The frame was Shasta white. The front forks featured inverted cartridge type. The rear section of the frame was detachable. The engine was a 491cc 2-stroke liquid cooled reed valve single cylinder linked to a 5-speed transmission. The serial number began JH2PE020*LM900005

1991[edit]

1991 Honda CR500R


The CR500R'91 was sold in 1991 in Flash Red with Ross White. The "CR" logo on the tank shroud was white, yellow, and orange. The seat graphics were white. The "500R" swingarm graphics were red. The side panels and rear fender have an integrated look. The frame was Ross White. The front forks featured inverted cartridge type. The rear section of the frame was detachable. The engine was a 491cc 2-stroke liquid cooled reed valve single cylinder linked to a 5-speed transmission. The serial number began JH2PE020*MM000006


1992[edit]

1992 Honda CR500R


The CR500R'92 was sold in 1992 in Nuclear Red with Shasta White. The gas tank and air box cover were white. The "CR" logo on the tank shroud was white with a blue outline. The frame was Ross White. The rear section of the frame was detachable. The engine was a 491cc 2-stroke liquid cooled reed valve single cylinder linked to a 5-speed transmission. The serial number began JH2PE020*NM100006


1993[edit]

1993 Honda CR500R


The CR500R'93 was sold in 1993 in Nuclear Red with Shasta White. The "CR" logo on the tank shroud was blue with a white outline. The red color is a deeper red. The frame was Ross White. The rear section of the frame was detachable. The engine was a 491cc 2-stroke liquid cooled reed valve single cylinder linked to a 5-speed transmission. The serial number began JH2PE020*PM200005


1994[edit]

1994 Honda CR500R


The CR500R'94 was sold in 1994 in Nuclear Red with Shasta White. The color of the engine was now silver. The "CR" tank shroud graphic was redesigned so that it was fluorescent yellow outlined in purple on a red background. The "500R" graphic on the swingarm was outlined in purple. The rear section of the frame was detachable. The engine was a 491cc 2-stroke liquid cooled reed valve single cylinder linked to a 5-speed transmission. The serial number began JH2PE020*RM300005


1995[edit]

1995 Honda CR500R


The CR500R'95 was sold in 1995 in Nuclear Red with Shasta White. The "CR" graphic on the tank shroud was redesigned again in fluorescent yellow outlined in red on a purple background. The seat was purple with a white "HONDA" logo. The "500R" graphic on the swingarm was in fluorescent yellow outlined in purple. The rear section of the frame was detachable. The engine was a 491cc 2-stroke liquid cooled reed valve single cylinder linked to a 5-speed transmission. The serial number began JH2PE020*SM400001


1996[edit]

1996 Honda CR500R


The CR500R'96 was sold in 1996 in Nuclear Red with Shasta White and Black. The front fork had a 46mm inverted Kayaba cartridge. The "CR" logo on the tank shroud was fluorescent yellow outlined in red on a purple background. The rear section of the frame was detachable. The engine was a 491cc 2-stroke liquid cooled reed valve single cylinder linked to a 5-speed transmission. The serial number began JH2PE020*TM500001


1997[edit]

1997 Honda CR500R


The CR500R'97 was sold in 1997 in Nuclear Red. The graphics were newly redesigned. The front fender was red while the rear fender was white. The rear section of the frame was detachable. The engine was a 491cc 2-stroke liquid cooled reed valve single cylinder linked to a 5-speed transmission. The serial number began JH2PE020*VM600001

1998[edit]

1998 Honda CR500R


The CR500R'98 was sold in 1998 in Nuclear Red with Ross White. Again there was new graphics. The rear section of the frame was detachable. The engine was a 491cc 2-stroke liquid cooled reed valve single cylinder linked to a 5-speed transmission. The serial number began JH2PE020*WM700001



2020 CR500R[edit]

Possible 2020 Honda CR500

HONDA Released a private statement that has been leaked within a HONDA Forum, that talks of a new CR500 are in the making for the 2020 model line ups, the bike will have 92bhp and weighs 197lbs, frame 14kg lighter than the original, and a top speed of 87mph. The CR500 will be in a limited number.

In Media[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 2019 Western Power Sports Catalog. Western Power Sports. 2019. 

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