-- Test Ride new CBR500R or CB500F at HART
Test ride Honda’s brand new CBR500R, CB500F and other LAMS approved motorcycles at Honda Australia Rider Training (HART) in Victoria, New South Wales or Queensland.
Be one of the first to throw a leg over the hotly anticipated CBR500R or CB500F by simply calling HART to pre-register for a free test ride. Other LAMS approved motorcycles such as Honda’s CBR250R, CB125e, CB400 and selected scooters will also be available on the day.
Riders will have the chance to speak with experienced staff about the new 500cc models and take part in scheduled test rides with a HART instructor after a short pre-qualifying ride. The HART instructors will also be available to give advice on training needs.
Non-riders will have the opportunity to get a feel for what it’s like to ride a motorcycle by using the Honda Riding Simulators and discount vouchers will also be handed out for a variety of HART courses, bookings will be welcome on the day.
Honda’s new 500cc trio will capture the next generation of motorcyclists by offering excellent handling, advanced environmental performance, innovative designs and complete convenience all wrapped up in three LAMS approved packages.
Making their Australian debut in April 2013, these new releases are incredibly affordable thanks to a MLP of just $6,990 for the standard and $7,490 for the ABS variant CBR500R, $7,290 for the CB500F and $7,490 for the CB500X which will follow one month later in May 2013 (prices exclude on road and registration costs).
HART has long been considered the prominent provider of rider training and licensing in Australia. Highly qualified instructors deliver state-of-the-art teaching methods to over 20,000 riders each year nationally. HART programs include learner, licence, refresher, intermediate, advanced, ATV and Off-road.
Call HART now for more information or to book a free test ride time:
QLD Slacks Creek April 21, 2013 (07) 3341 5657
VIC Somerton May 05, 2013 (03) 9270 1377
VIC Kilsyth May 05, 2013 (03) 9270 1377
NSW St Ives May 05, 2013 (02) 9144 5725
For more information visit: hart.honda.com.au
-- New CBR500R to sell for $6990
-- By Trevor Hedge
Honda recently reshaped the Australian learner market with the introduction of the modern CBR250R at an excellent $5490 price point. They are now set to do the same thing in 2013 with the release of the CBR250R's big brother, the CBR500R with a highly competitive retail price of $6990, or $7490 with ABS. The naked CB500F with ABS will retail for $7290. Both the CBR500R and CB500F is due to arrive Down Under in April, with the adventure-touring biased CB500X due in May at $7490 with ABS.
Powered by a modern 500cc parallel-twin housed in a new sporty chassis and wrapped in an attractive full fairing design it is fair to say that Honda will be on to a guaranteed winner with the CR500R.
The parallel twin-cylinder is a fairly square, 67mm bore and 66.8mm stroke, design with a 10.7:1 compression ratio and twin 34mm throttle bodies drawing from a 15.5 litre fuel tank.
41mm forks grave the front end along with a single 320mm wave disc assisted by a 240mm wave disc at the rear and optional ABS.
The familiar Pro-Link rear suspension design is used with a preload adjustable shock.
A 775mm seat height will prove attractive for shorter folk as the 194kg wet (full tank of fuel) weight.
Modern sports styling, trick rims and, for once, a good looking muffler adds up to a machine with great showroom appeal and will almost certainly help to make the CBR500R most probably the biggest selling motorcycle in Australia...The only thing likely to stop that happening is the fact that the new machine will not arrive until April.
The new CB500F
The new CB500X
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