Sub-£5k prices for 500cc trio
HONDA announced prices for its 2013 models at Motorcycle Live, at the NEC in Birmingham.
The company's packed stands reflected high public interest in its new A2-licence-friendly 500cc models, which have been keenly priced to bring in as many new riders into the Honda fold as possible.
The naked CB500F is a bargain £4,650, while the CB500X and CBR500R are both £4,950 - which is £249 cheaper than Kawasaki's Ninja 300 ABS!
With no other street motorcycles offered by any manufacturer in the 500cc class at the moment, the CBR500R's only worthy rival, in terms of value-for-money, would be Suzuki's long-running SV650S Street (£4,975) - which is however non-A2-compliant. Or you can have Honda's own A2-compliant NC700S for £5,450…
Meanwhile, the 2013 CBR600RR has a price tag of £9,500, while a shiny new CB1100 retro is yours for £8,950. The sporty NS300 Forza scooter has not been priced yet, but £5,000-5,500 is likely, given the yawning gap between the SH300i (£4,700) and the Silver Wing (£6,600).
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