I don't have a 500R actually, I am looking at getting a 250R though. As for the reason behind knowing the stats...I just want to know. I have the 250R as doing a 5.75 sec. 0-60. And I think that is darn fast, and its a damn slow bike!
in 2001 a stock 500R was tested as following by motorcyclist.
50.2 hp @9250 rpm
30.9 ft.lb @7500 rpm
1/4 mile in 12.81 @ 101.2 mph
0-60 in somewhere in the 4 sec range. I've seen some tests say 3.8, and others say 4.2.
Thanks bassboy and MaxPower. Nice to hear from some people that know something about the stats on the 500R.
I am planing on getting a Ninja 250R before the weekend is out. I am probably going to sell the little guy at the begining of next season and am interested in getting a 500 cc bike as the next step up. Seems like the Ninja 500R is one of the better choices for me.
For now I am just going to revel in the performance enhancement that is placed on my driving situation by shifting from a 1996 Dodge Grand Caravan to a Ninja 250R. That should keep me happy for a while. Driving a Grand Caraban around for ~3 years durring my late teens and early 20s should have tempered me to enjoying just about every vehicle I have for the rest of my life. Seriously, I have learned to have fun in a van, anything better is just icing...and oh what icing a 500R could be...
I am considering the posibility of getting the 500R as my second bike, but that would be in the 2006 season, or slightly before for best pricing. Its a long way off so I don't know definitively, today was only my second day doing some basic manuvering around streets with my new Ninja 250R.
It is certainly a much higher power to weight ratio than my van, but I have a long way to go before I outgrow its acceleration abilitys. And I am certain that it is enough to satisfy me should I need to save the money of upgrading every season. Obviously I would like to get a 500R or something similar next season, but I am in control of my monetary urges for the most part and I can already tell the 250R is a formidable vehicle for transport even though it is a bottom of the line offering. Also the mpg it gets is monetarily very atractive. But still....that 500 cc sounds just about twice as sweet as the 250 doesn't it.