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Honda XBR500

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davecb5002
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Honda XBR500

Post by davecb5002 on Sat 10 Mar 2018, 8:20 pm

Honda XBR 500- Has anybody here ever rode one or know anything about them ??
Know it is a 500 single, tried to be a copy of 500 Gold Star I think. Know of one for sale but know little about them. Any comments Smile Smile
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Oafski
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Re: Honda XBR500

Post by Oafski on Sun 11 Mar 2018, 9:30 am

I owned one in the early 90s. The riding position was more comfortable than it looked and it sounded great on the original exhaust system but overall I was disappointed with the performance and the usable powerband was quite narrow with it being very snatchy below 3000 and vibrating like a road  drill above 5500rpm. It also suffered from quite badly from Carb Icing on really cold mornings on the way to work.

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