2007 WR450 vs. 1982 XR500R

25 replies to this topic
  • valvesrule

Posted December 12, 2007 - 12:45 PM


New age 4 strokes don't thump they scream with severely oversquare bore to stroke rations and roadrace rpm. They are hp kings but aren't as user freindly as the old motors.

  • Justang

Posted January 11, 2008 - 08:44 PM


I love those old thumpers.

  • D B Cooper

Posted March 25, 2015 - 10:37 AM


Hey guys , Got a simple question for you.

Does anybody know the seat height for the 82 xr 500 Honda. I used to own one and it was a bit tall for me but no problems. I`m now looking at getting back into bikes but the darn XL 650 is 37 inch seat height.


I want to know the height of the old XR 500 for comparison.  I cant even begin to get a tape measure under my crotch at 37 inches but I know the bikes sage quite a bit though.




Thanks in advance

Edited by D B Cooper, March 25, 2015 - 10:38 AM.

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  • Krannie McKranface

Posted March 25, 2015 - 02:45 PM


7 year old thread

wrong forum

  • D B Cooper

Posted March 25, 2015 - 04:07 PM


Whoops. My appologies , Just new to the forum

  • BenV

Posted March 28, 2015 - 04:21 PM


Motorcycle specs.co.za
Shows the 05 wr450 makes 58 hp / 42.3 kw @ 9000 rpm and 49 nm / 33.1 lb/ft @ 7000 rpm


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