Honda XBR500: review, history, specs

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Honda XBR500
Also called XBR500N (reduced effect), XBR 500 N (reduced effect), XBR500N, XBR 500 N, XBR500 (reduced effect), XBR 500 (reduced effect), XBR 500
Production 1984 - 1990
Class Naked
single cylinder, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 92.0mm x 75.0mm
Compression ratio 8.9:1
Top Speed 106 mph (171 km/h)
Horsepower 43.05 HP (32.1 KW) @ 7000RPM
Torque 31.72 ft/lbs (43.0 Nm) @ 6000RPM
Fuel System Carburetor
Transmission Gear box: 5-speed
Final Drive: chain
Suspension Front: 35mm telescopic forks
Rear: Dual Showa shock
Brakes Front: single disc
Rear: expanding brake
Front Tire 100/90-18
Rear Tire 110/90-18
Weight 182.0 kg (wet)
Recommended Oil Honda GN4 10W-40
Fuel Capacity 5.28 Gallon (20.00 Liters)
Manuals Service Manual

The Honda XBR500 was a single cylinder, four-stroke Naked motorcycle produced by Honda between 1984 and 1990. It could reach a top speed of 106 mph (171 km/h). Max torque was 31.72 ft/lbs (43.0 Nm) @ 6000 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 43.05 HP (32.1 KW) @ 7000 RPM.


The engine was a air cooled single cylinder, four-stroke. A 92.0mm bore x 75.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 498.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a overhead cams (ohc).


The bike has a 5-speed transmission.


It came with a 100/90-18 front tire and a 110/90-18 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via single disc in the front and a expanding brake in the rear. The front suspension was a 35mm telescopic forks while the rear was equipped with a Dual Showa shock. The XBR500 was fitted with a 5.28 Gallon (20.00 Liters) fuel tank.

XBR500 brochure

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