CA Plated – 1997 Honda CR500

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Nicknamed the Ping King, the CR500 was the most powerful MX bike that Honda had produced when it was released in 1984. It’s a MX legend but by the mid 90s it was clear that 4-strokes were the future – it didn’t help that the AMA discontinued the 500 MX race class in 1993. Production ended in 2001, and those bikes were very similar to the ’97 model in front of you today.

For more on the CR500, check out this site dedicated to the model.

Somehow, this example has a clean California title and is registered through June of 2021. The seller says that it “has been meticulously cared for and has been very reliable.” The engine has 30 hours since a rebuild. The suspension was also rebuilt and tuneD by Exceptional Suspension Products of Glendale, California. Modifications include a Hinson clutch basket, Boysen reeds, Acerbis plastics, ProTaper handelbars, Pro Circuit exhaust, Devol radiator guards, and LED lighting.

Find this CR for sale in Costa Mesa, California for $5,750 here on Craiglist.

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