Honda Elsinore CR500 Motorcycles


1984 CR500R’84

  • It descended from a long line of Elsinores, although it was not called by that name
  • It was sold in 1984
  • One color was available: Flash Red
  • The number plate panels were yellow, the seat was blue, the fork boots were black, and the wheel rims were silver
  • It used a round-slide carburetor and had a rear drum brake
  • The engine was a 491cc 2-stroke air-cooled reed valve single
  • The transmission was a 5-speed
  • Engine: Two-stroke 491cc
  • Power: 58 hp
  • Brakes: Drilled front disc
  • Suspension: Pro-LinkTM rear suspension
  • Wheelbase: 1490mm (58.6 in.)
  • Dry weight: 102 kg (224.8 lb)
  • Seat height: 960mm (37.8 in.)
  • Front wheel travel: 305mm (12 in.)
  • Rear wheel travel: 315mm (12.4 in.)
  • The serial number began JH2PE0207EC300001.

1985 CR500R’85

  • It came in Flash Red
  • The “500” decal was red and blue
  • The seat, fork boots, and shock springs were blue
  • The number plate panels were yellow
  • The wheel rims were silver
  • The carburetor used a flat slide
  • The rear brake was a drum, a disc was not there until 1987
  • The rear section of the frame was detachable
  • The engine was a 491cc 2-stroke liquid cooled reed valve single cylinder linked to a 5-speed transmission
  • The serial number began JH2PE020*FC400001

1986 CR500R’86

  • It came in Flash Red
  • The “500” tank shroud decal was red with a white outline
  • The wheel rims were gold anodized
  • The front forks had cartridge damper assemblies
  • The seat, fork boots, and shock springs were blue
  • The number plate panels were yellow
  • The rear section of the frame was detachable
  • The carburetor used a flat slide
  • The rear brake was a drum, a disc was not there until 1987
  • The engine was a 491cc 2-stroke liquid cooled reed valve single cylinder linked to a 5-speed transmission
  • The serial number began JH2PE020*GC500018

1987 CR500R’87

  • It came in Flash Red
  • The “500” tank shroud decal was solid white
  • The seat, fork boots, and shock springs were blue
  • The number plate panels were yellow
  • The wheel rims were gold anodized
  • The front forks had cartridge damper assemblies
  • The rear brakes were disc
  • The rear section of the frame was detachable
  • The carburetor used a flat slide
  • The engine was a 491cc 2-stroke liquid cooled reed valve single cylinder linked to a 5-speed transmission
  • The serial number began JH2PE020*HC600001

1988 CR500R’88

  • It came in Fighting Red
  • The “CR500” and wing decals on the tank shroud were solid white
  • The seat and fork boots were red
  • The wheel rims were silver
  • The front forks had cartridge damper assemblies
  • The rear section of the frame was detachable
  • The rear brakes were disc
  • The carburetor used a flat slide
  • The engine was a 491cc 2-stroke liquid cooled reed valve single cylinder linked to a 5-speed transmission
  • The serial number began JH2PE020*JM700001

1989 CR500R’89

  • It came in Fighting Red
  • The gas tank shroud sported a new style wing in solid white
  • The “CR” logo was found on the side of the seat
  • The front forks featured inverted cartridge type
  • The rear section of the frame was detachable
  • The engine was a 491cc 2-stroke liquid cooled reed valve single cylinder linked to a 5-speed transmission
  • The serial number began JH2PE020*KM800001

1990 CR500R’90

  • It came in Flash Red with Shasta White
  • The “CR” logo on the tank shroud was blue with a white outline
  • The frame was Shasta white
  • The front forks featured inverted cartridge type
  • The rear section of the frame was detachable
  • The engine was a 491cc 2-stroke liquid cooled reed valve single cylinder linked to a 5-speed transmission
  • The serial number began JH2PE020*LM900005

1991 CR500R’91

  • It came in Flash Red with Ross White
  • The “CR” logo on the tank shroud was white, yellow, and orange
  • The seat graphics were white
  • The “500R” swingarm graphics were red
  • The side panels and rear fender have an integrated look
  • The frame was Ross White
  • The front forks featured inverted cartridge type
  • The rear section of the frame was detachable
  • The engine was a 491cc 2-stroke liquid cooled reed valve single cylinder linked to a 5-speed transmission
  • The serial number began JH2PE020*MM000006

1992 CR500R’92

  • It came in Nuclear Red with Shasta White
  • The gas tank and air box cover were white
  • The “CR” logo on the tank shroud was white with a blue outline
  • The frame was Ross White
  • The rear section of the frame was detachable
  • The engine was a 491cc 2-stroke liquid cooled reed valve single cylinder linked to a 5-speed transmission
  • The serial number began JH2PE020*NM100006

1993 CR500R’93

  • It came in Nuclear Red with Shasta White
  • The “CR” logo on the tank shroud was blue with a white outline
  • The red color is a deeper red
  • The frame was Ross White
  • The rear section of the frame was detachable
  • The engine was a 491cc 2-stroke liquid cooled reed valve single cylinder linked to a 5-speed transmission
  • The serial number began JH2PE020*PM200005

1994 CR500R’94

  • It came in Nuclear Red with Shasta White
  • The color of the engine was now silver
  • The “CR” tank shroud graphic was redesigned so that it was fluorescent yellow outlined in purple on a red background
  • The “500R” graphic on the swingarm was outlined in purple
  • The rear section of the frame was detachable
  • The engine was a 491cc 2-stroke liquid cooled reed valve single cylinder linked to a 5-speed transmission
  • The serial number began JH2PE020*RM300005

1995 CR500R’95

  • It came in Nuclear Red with Shasta White
  • The “CR” graphic on the tank shroud was redesigned again in fluorescent yellow outlined in red on a purple background
  • The seat was purple with a white “HONDA” logo
  • The “500R” graphic on the swingarm was in fluorescent yellow outlined in purple
  • The rear section of the frame was detachable
  • The engine was a 491cc 2-stroke liquid cooled reed valve single cylinder linked to a 5-speed transmission
  • The serial number began JH2PE020*SM400001

1996 CR500R’96

  • It came in Nuclear Red with Shasta White and Black
  • The front fork had a 46mm inverted Kayaba cartridge
  • The “CR” logo on the tank shroud was fluorescent yellow outlined in red on a purple background
  • The rear section of the frame was detachable
  • The engine was a 491cc 2-stroke liquid cooled reed valve single cylinder linked to a 5-speed transmission
  • The serial number began JH2PE020*TM500001

1997 CR500R’97

  • It came in Nuclear Red
  • The graphics were newly redesigned
  • The front fender was red while the rear fender was white
  • The rear section of the frame was detachable
  • The engine was a 491cc 2-stroke liquid cooled reed valve single cylinder linked to a 5-speed transmission
  • The serial number began JH2PE020*VM600001

1998 CR500R’98

  • It came in Nuclear Red with Ross White
  • Again there was new graphics
  • The rear section of the frame was detachable
  • The engine was a 491cc 2-stroke liquid cooled reed valve single cylinder linked to a 5-speed transmission
  • The serial number began JH2PE020*WM700001

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