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Andy Calton  says:

Staff blog: Back to the CBR

It was a huge relief to return from the States and get back on the Honda CBR500R. I'd had a fantastic time riding a Harley-Davidson Electra Glide down Route 66 and up the Pacific Coast Highway. But hustling such a big bike loaded up with wife and luggage had taken its toll. On the move it was brilliant but low-speed manoeuvres...

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Jan 11

Posts: 7663

snev says:

Nice Report...

But I'm a little confused as to the fuel economy of the CBR500r......60 mpg...ridden conservatively...and within speed limits...? My Busa has just returned 51 mpg over a 1200 mile trip not ridden " all.

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Dec 10

Posts: 11882

preunit says:

Did the Harley

need it's valve clearances checked after 600mls :unsure:

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Apr 10

Posts: 74

exceledsteve says:

Oh dear,

It's becoming apparent why this is a budget bike. Average fuel economy, first service shock for the poor sod who has just shelled out for the bike, poor build quality despite efforts to keep it clean. Sounds like you might not have to worry about the 16k valve check though. It'll probably be in a skip by then.

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Sep 09

Posts: 848

Rogerborg says:

My 11 year old GPZ500S gets better than 60mpg

And doesn't have furry footrests. It did also have a 600 mile clearance check, but then again it was designed when Bond was Roger Moore rather than Daniel Craig.

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Oct 10

Posts: 182

zoobaz says:


Yep Rogerborg - I've got a 23 year old ZX10 RX, still does 60mpg on the motorway, loaded up with hard panniers and top box, and still accellerates like a scalded cat... doubt the chinese honda does?

and the only thing fury on it is me... getting furrier actually - maybe I should do something about that...

Baz :)



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Oct 09

Posts: 222

ruxxy says:


Is a "seeping line" something unique to a Harley? Maybe something in the trouser region?

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