Honda CR500 (CR500R): review, history, specs


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Class: motocross

Production: 1984-2001

Successor: Honda CRF450

Models
Honda CR500

1984-1988

(North America)

Honda CR500

1989-2001

(North America, Europe, Australia)

Honda CR500R (1984-1988)
Honda CR500R (1989-2001)

History

History
Year Country Name / Frame / Engine
1984 North America Name: Honda CR500

Code: CR500R

1985 North America Name: Honda CR500

Code: CR500R

1986 North America Name: Honda CR500

Code: CR500R

1987 North America Name: Honda CR500

Code: CR500R

1988 North America Name: Honda CR500

Code: CR500R

1989 North America Name: Honda CR500

Code: CR500R

1990 North America, Europe, Australia Name: Honda CR500

Code: CR500RL

1991 North America, Europe, Australia Name: Honda CR500

Code: CR500RM

1992 North America, Europe, Australia Name: Honda CR500

Code: CR500RN

1993 North America, Europe, Australia Name: Honda CR500

Code: CR500RP

1994 North America, Europe, Australia Name: Honda CR500

Code: CR500RR

1995 North America, Europe, Australia Name: Honda CR500

Code: CR500RS

1996 North America, Europe, Australia Name: Honda CR500

Code: CR500RT

1997 North America, Europe, Australia Name: Honda CR500

Code: CR500RV

1998 North America, Europe, Australia Name: Honda CR500

Code: CR500RW

1999 North America, Europe, Australia Name: Honda CR500

Code: CR500RX

2000 North America, Europe, Australia Name: Honda CR500

Code: CR500RY

2001 North America, Europe, Australia Name: Honda CR500

Code: CR500R1

Specifications

Honda CR500R: specs.

Specifications
DIMENSIONS Overall length 2183 mm / 85,9 in – CR500 (1992-1993)

2185 mm / 86,0 in – CR500 (1994)

2179 mm / 85,8 in – CR500 (1995+)

Overall width 825 mm / 32,5 in – CR500 (1992-1994)

835 mm / 32,9 in – CR500 (1995+)

Overall height 1240 mm / 48,8 in – CR500 (1992-1994)

1237 mm /48,7 in – CR500 (1995+)

Seat height 964 mm / 38,0 in – CR500 (1992-1993)

961 mm / 37,8 in – CR500 (1994)

937 mm / 36,9 in – CR500 (1995+)

Wheelbase 1489 mm / 58,6 in – CR500 (1992-1993)

1491 mm / 58,7 in – CR500 (1994)

1485 mm / 58,5 in – CR500 (1995+)

Ground clearance 343 mm / 13,5 in – CR500 (1992-1993)

341 mm / 13,4 in – CR500 (1994)

328 mm / 12,9 in – CR500 (1995+)

Dry weight 101 kg / 222,7 lbs
Curb (wet) weight
FRAME Type Semi double-cradle (steel)
Front suspension, travel Telescopic fork – CR500 (1984-1988)

Inverted telescopic fork (adjustable) , 310 mm / 12,2 in – CR500 (1989+)

Rear suspension, travel Swingarm Pro-link with mono-shock (adjustable), 320 mm / 12,6 in
Front tire size 80/100-21 51M
Rear tire size 110/100-18 64M
Front brake Single disc, 2-piston caliper
Rear brake Drum – CR500 (1984-1986)

Single disc, 1-piston caliper – CR500 (1987+)

Fuel capacity 9,0 l / 2,38 US gal
Trail 119 mm / 4,7 in – CR500 (1992-1993)

121 mm / 4,8 in – CR500 (1994)

114 mm / 4,5 in – CR500 (1995+)

Fuel economy
ENGINE Type Air-cooled 2-stroke – CR500 (1984)

Water-cooled 2-stroke – CR500 (1985+)

Cylinder arrangement Single cylinder
Bore & Stroke 89,0 x 79,0 mm
Displacement 491,4 cm³ (29,9 cu-in)
Compression ratio 6.8:1
Valve train
Max. power 64,6 hp (47,5 kW) / 6000 rpm
Max. torque 72,2 Nm (7,3 kgm) / 6000 rpm – CR500 (1985-1992)

75,6 Nm (7,7 kgm) / 6000 rpm – CR500 (1993+)

0 to 100 km/h
Top speed
CARBURETION SYSTEM Type Carburetor, 1x 38 mm
ID
DRIVE TRAIN Clutch Wet, multi-plate, cable operated
Transmission 5-speed constant mesh
Final drive Chain
Primary reduction 2.520
Final reduction 3.500
Gear ratio

I

II

III

IV

V


1.750

1.388

1.150

1.000 (1984-1992); 0.955 (1993+)

0.870 (1984-1992); 0.792 (1993+)

ELECTRICAL Ignition CDI
Alternator
Battery capacity

Images

Honda CR500R: images, gallery.

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Videos

Honda CR500R: video.

DESERT RACE CR500R

Manuals

Honda CR500R: manuals, parts, microfiches.