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Honda XR 500 Specs

The Honda XR 500 model is a Enduro / offroad bike manufactured by Honda . In this version sold from year 1980 , the dry weight is 123.0 kg (271.2 pounds) and it is equiped with a Single cylinder, four-stroke motor. The engine produces a maximum peak output power of 36.00 HP (26.3 kW) @ 6500 RPM and a maximum torque of 41.49 Nm (4.2 kgf-m or 30.6 ft.lbs) @ 5500 RPM . With this drive-train, the Honda XR 500 is capable of reaching a maximum top speed of 140.0 km/h (87.0 mph) . Regarding the chassis characteristics, responsible for road holding, handling behaviour and ride confort, the Honda XR 500 have a WELDED TUBULAR frame with front suspension being OIL DUMPED TELESCOPIC and in the rear suspension it is equiped with PIVOTED REAR FORK . Stock tire sizes are  on the front, and  on the rear. As for stopping power, the Honda XR 500 braking system includes Expanding brake (drum brake) size 1,100 mm (43.3 inches) at the front and Expanding brake (drum brake) size 1,225 mm (48.2 inches) at the rear. 

Honda XR 500 General Information

Brand Honda 
Model Honda XR 500 
Year 1980 
Year 1980 
Category Enduro / offroad 
Factory Warranty (Years / miles)  

Honda XR 500 Dimensions, Aerodynamics and weight

Seat details  
Wheelbase 1,400 mm (55.1 inches) 
Length 2,210 mm (87.0 inches) 
Width 875 mm (34.4 inches) 
Height 1,215 mm (47.8 inches) 
Seat Height 880 mm (34.6 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting. 
Alternate Seat Height  
Ground Clearance 280 mm (11.0 inches) 
Trail size  
Wheels details  
Front Tyres - Rims dimensions  
Rear Tyres - Rims dimensions  
Front brakes Expanding brake (drum brake) 
Rear brakes Expanding brake (drum brake) 
Front Brakes Dimensions - Disc Dimensions 1,100 mm (43.3 inches) 
Rear Brakes Dimensions - Disc Dimensions 1,225 mm (48.2 inches) 
Curb Weight (including fluids) 135.0 kg (297.6 pounds) 
Dry Weight 123.0 kg (271.2 pounds) 
Front Percentage of Weight  
Rear Percentage of Weight  
Weight-Power Output Ratio : 0.2927 HP/kg 
Fuel Tank Capacity 10.00 litres (2.64 gallons) 
Reserve Fuel Capacity 2.00 litres (0.53 gallons) 
Carrying Details and Capacity  
Front Suspension Travel 224 mm (8.8 inches) 
Rear Suspension PIVOTED REAR FORK 
Rear Suspension Travel 198 mm (7.8 inches) 

Honda XR 500 Engine and Transmission Technical Data

Engine type - Number of cylinders Single cylinder, four-stroke 
Engine details  
Fuel system Carburettor. KEIHIN 
Engine size - Displacement - Engine capacity 498.00 ccm (30.39 cubic inches) 
Bore x Stroke 89.0 x 80.0 mm (3.5 x 3.1 inches) 
Compression Ratio 8.6:1 
Number of valves per cylinder
Camshaft Valvetrain Configuration DOHC 
Maximum power - Output - Horsepower 36.00 HP (26.3 kW) @ 6500 RPM 
Maximum torque 41.49 Nm (4.2 kgf-m or 30.6 ft.lbs) @ 5500 RPM 
Engine Maximum RPM 7000 
Cooling system Air 
Lubrication system WET SUMP 
Engine oil capacity 2.00 litres (0.13 quarts) 
Gearbox 5-speed 
Transmission type, final drive ratio Chain 
Clutch type WET PLATE 

Honda XR 500 Performance

Top Speed 140.0 km/h (87.0 mph) 
Acceleration 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph)  
Acceleration 0 to 400m (1/4 mile)  
Recuperation 60 to 140 km/h in highest gear  
Fuel Consumption - MPG - Economy - Efficiency 6.00 litres/100 km (16.7 km/l or 39.20 mpg) 
CO2 emissions 139.2 CO2 g/km. (CO2 - Carbon dioxide emission) 

Honda XR 500 Electrical Systems, Ignition and Equipment

Ignition Type CDI 
Electrical Details  
Starter Type Kick