Classic Bike Review: 1985 Honda CR500R

This is my look back at Honda’s first liquid-cooled Open Class machine, the 1985 Honda CR500R. Feared for its potency and revered for its iconic looks, the ’85 CR500R may be the most powerful 500 Honda ever produced. After 1985, Honda strove to mellow out their 500cc beast and make it easier to manage. Big, burly and not for the faint of heart, the 1985 CR500R stands at the high-water mark in the 1980s Open class horsepower wars.

Classic Bike Review: 1985 Honda CR500R

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