Ronax from Germany has relived the glory of 2-stroke 500cc machine in 2014 with this Ronax 500 beauty. Made only to 46 units, this 80 degree V4 2-stroke counter-rotating crankshaft engine can push out 160hp at 11,500RPM to its 6-speed gearbox. The bore and stroke are measured at 54 x 54.5cm that is almost squarish that makes it able to be balance in terms of torque and horsepower. Electronics are also added with two mappings for sport and rain.
This bike really brings back the memories of 2-stroke era in 1970s and all the way to 2000s where there are so many fast 2-stroke roaming anywhere in the world including in Malaysia with the presence of Yamaha TZM 150, Honda NSR150RR/SP, Kawasaki K1, Kawasaki RR, Suzuki Panther, Suzuki Gamma and RG Sports.
The days when 2-stroke 500cc tears the track in GP championship. The days when Michelin was one of the tyre supplier. The days when we really see a race replica bike is actually a superbly fast bikes (NSR 250 for example). The days that we wish were never gone.
You are thinking to buy this bike and thinking what exhaust are available right now in Malaysia for you to upgrade the soundtrack of the CB 500 trio. Look no further as BikeTech Malaysia has shown to us the Arrow and Akrapovic slip-on exhaust to be fitted. This particular Arrow that is installed on the CBR500R should increase a little of power and at the same time upgrade the nice note to its soundtrack. Check out more images in gallery below: Continue reading “Arrow and Akrapovic Slip-on exhaust for Honda CBR500R, CB500F”
The CB 500 trio that we have been waiting for has arrived in Malaysia. What’s better is the price that is lower than RM35k as rumored before. This is a great time for any moped rider that has been waiting for so long to get a hold on superbikes. Wait no more, this is the time! Check out the official press release below:
Kuala Lumpur, 01 August 2013: Boon Siew Honda welcomes the latest addition of CB 500 series with introduction of the highly anticipated CBR500R, CB500F and CB500X models.According to Mr Satoshi Okada, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Boon Siew Honda, the CB 500 series exemplify Honda’s reputation in superior design and innovation, powerful performance and legendary durability and dependability. These mid-size machines are specially equipped with unique features and excellent value for money based on the platform – ‘Designed for Asian, Developed for Malaysian’. Riders looking for ‘Affordable Mobility’ with a fun combination of power, handling, racy excitement and everyday usability now have more choices to choose from the CB 500 series. The Supersport, Naked Style and Adventure Sport models are ready to drive the market with greater value and motoring excitement. Continue reading “2013 Honda CB 500 Trio has arrived to Malaysia – CBR500R RM28,588, CB500F RM28,288 and CB500X RM28,688”
An ads on mudah.my by Welly Subang has shown the 2013 Honda CBR500R with the price of RM35,000. That’s price can be considered an interesting price for a bike with 500cc from Honda. The previously launched 2013 Honda CBR600RR is around RM80-95k, which is quite expensive. This is still speculation about the price, but even if the street price of the CBR500R hits around RM39-40k, I would still consider it as interesting. We’ll see in the next few month (or year).
An ads by Welly Subang has popped up in Mudah.my about this 2013 Honda CBR500R. Price is not available as the ads only for booking only. This might means that we are going to see this bike launch in few more months. Will this be the time when you finally own a superbike?
One of the interesting Honda releases this year. It comes in 3 variant that is CBR500R for sport concept, CB500F for naked concept and CB500X for crossover concept. I must say that one that interest me the most is the CB500F. This naked concept bike are made for daily use for road and some gravel action. Compared to the full-fairing sport concept CBR500R and all terrain CB500X, the CB500F is one of the most balanced. Continue reading “2013 Honda CBR500R, CB500F and CB500X – the middleweight interesting trio”