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2001 Honda CR500
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2001 Honda CR500

Date Updated March 3, 2007

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Average Rating

87/100

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Specifications

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2001 Honda CR500 Specifications
  Engine

Engine Type

2-stroke

Displacement

491 cc

Bore x Stroke

89 mm x 79 mm

Engine Features

reed valve

Compression Ratio

6.7:1

Engine Cooling

Liquid
  Carburetion

Carburetor

38mm Flat-side
  Transmission

Transmission

5 - speed
  Chassis

Wheelbase

58.5 in

Ground Clearance

12.9 in

Seat Height

36.9 in

Weight, dry

222 pounds

Fuel Tank Capacity

2.4 gallons
  Forks

Forks

46mm Kayaba

Fork Travel

12.2 in
  Shock

Shock(s)

Kayaba

Shock Travel

12.6 in
  Wheels and Tires

Front Wheel

21 in

Rear Wheel

18 in

Brakes

Disk/Disk
  Other Information

Intended Use

Motocross

Color Scheme

Red

Cost when new

$5899

Country of Origin

Japan

Comments

Bng for 2001...

2001 Honda CR500 Reviews

DaisyCutter
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Reviews: 2


Location: USA


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Nov 6, 2003

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Posted: Nov 6, 2003 1:56 PM   Back to Top
Legacy Review (Score: +3, Amusing)
Power
Easy to use and plenty of it.

Awesome low end torque makes this bike easy to ride on any terrain.

The power of the CR500 IMO is more predictable than my last CR250.
Suspension
As good as can be expected on a bike like this. No shortcomings for most "human" riders.
Brakes
Typical Honda. The CR500 stops real well... which is good.
Comments
This model is greatly overlooked. I'm 165lbs, 6'1" and a very average rider. The CR500 may not be as good on the track as a late model MX bike, and it may not be the best trail bike out there either.

But it will do anything I ask it too. I only own 1 bike. If I could afford 5 bikes then I'd get some more specialized ones.

The CR500 does it all. BTW once you ride one you'll see that the "500R" sticker is the most intimidating part of the bike.
Rating
100
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Stewy
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Reviews: 1


Location: USA


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Jul 1, 2003

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Posted: Jul 1, 2003 9:16 PM   Back to Top
Legacy Review (Score:1)
Power
Fantastic explosive power stock,slight mods make this bike very user friendly.If the cr500's don't have enough grunt get a jet engine.
Suspension
Once resprung for your weight this is a fantastic trailbike.Revalving sorts her out as well.
Brakes
Typical Honda,fantastic stoppers.
Comments
Some cr500's if jetted poorly are hard to start,but learn the drill and she'll fire up easily.
Most people who buy a 500 know what they are buying,some don't and soon sell them with injured pride,a mans bike this one.
I give this bike a 100 as it's perfect for my needs.
Rating
100
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sack napper
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Reviews: 2


Location: USA


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Feb 7, 2003

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Posted: Feb 8, 2003 1:50 PM   Back to Top
Legacy Review (Score:1)
Power
powe more like flower this things is as pretty as a patunia doesnt smell like one though smells like a huge pile of horse monour mixed with a rotton pile of duck tape on a blow horn in a ups truck
Suspension
boing boing boing SNAP thats what i heard when i jumped a 300 ft double and landed on peener. i had to bake it in crayon for 2 days b4 i could fix the horn and duck tape
Brakes
i wish they would have been there when i was goingn 300 miles power when i ran into a flash light made of ducktape and getting peed on by a blow horn
Comments
i bought this bike at a carnival....boy this things fast....no not the dirt bike,the flash light or the blow horn or the duck tape or the pee or the whale fat or the goat nads on the carousel
Rating
100
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RM 250
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Reviews: 11


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Nov 14, 2002

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Posted: Nov 22, 2002 8:23 PM   Back to Top
Legacy Review (Score:1)
Power
Funyun500
Suspension
has no
Brakes
all,he
Comments
this serious
Rating
60
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funyun500
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Jul 9, 2002

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Posted: Jul 9, 2002 12:41 AM   Back to Top
Legacy Review (Score:1)
Power
so crapy i cant belive i bought one . i have more fun on a cr80.no low end no mid range and no high
Suspension
the shocks snaped in half when i ran over my grandma.
Brakes
couldent stop going up a hill
Comments
i got stuck going down a paved hill. i wish i could rate it lower than 60
Rating
60
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gabe
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Reviews: 25


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May 6, 2001

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Posted: Mar 20, 2002 5:17 PM   Back to Top
Legacy Review (Score:1)
Power
Very powerful, tons of low-end (almost scary), a punch mid and a good top-end. Overall, the power is more than I can handle!
Suspension
Rear is sickly soft but doesn't bottem out. I am also 210lbs, so I guess that counts. :) Front is mid, never had trouble with it.. Big jumps were no problem. :)
Brakes
Both work 100%.. (for me)
Comments
This one is a factory open-class bike, it runs diffrent from stock. So, I don't think this counts.. :) But, it was still a 2001 CR500. :)
Rating
100
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