1979 HONDA XR500

Regular price R 1,800.00

9 in stock

THE 1979 HONDA XR500 was the first of the "XR" models and came with a four-stroke, four-valve OHC, 497cc (30.3 cu in) Pentroof engine. The bike had a conventional 18" rear wheel but an unusual 23" front wheel which was supposed to be better for riding over potholes and ruts. This proved unpopular due to heavy wheel/tyre assembly and little choice on 23" tyres. In 1981 the 'Pro-Link’ models were introduced with a 17" rear wheel and a 21" front wheel.  Top speed were claimed at 93mph (150 km/h), max torque 30.61 ft/lbs (41.5 Nm) @ 5500 RPM and horsepower was 85.15 HP (63.5 KW) @ 6500 RPM.

AUTHENTICITY : Each drawing is limited to 10 signed and numbered prints regardless of size and comes together with a certificate & 10SERIE 'medallion'

PAPER : Professionally ink printed onto 350gsm Hahnemühle Museum Etching paper to achieve the best color & light fastness.


Profile : A 14 x 34mm (0,55 x 1.33inch) beveled profile made from Obeche (African Maple) which is depended upon for its stability and relative resistance to warping once machined. It is offered in either color black, white or our exotic African hardwood 'Kiaat'.


'Museum Glass' is 'non-reflective' and absorbs damaging UV light to allow over 98% transmission allowing only the best vibrant colors to translate and is advised for all the limited & signed prints.

'Standard' picture framing glass is a 2mm clear float glass. It is inexpensive and will protect your artwork from dust and physical damage.


Full archival acid-free board with 10mm deep-sunk (spacer) in same to create depth and set the artwork back off the glass.