Honda NSR500

Honda NSR500

1995 - 2001 moto

Specification Sheet

  • V4 2 t
  • 499 cc
  • + 180 hp
  • 130 kg
Mick Doohan with his Honda NSR500

A legendary machine

It was the successor of the NS500 with V3 engine with which Freddie Spencer won the World Championship in 83.

Making its debut in 1984, the NSR500 soon became a legendary machine, with such a wild performance that few riders were able to get the most out of it. The motorcycle was improved with the "Big Bang" engine in '92 and continued to evolve at an unrelenting pace until it was phased out in 2002.

Mick Doohan astride the Honda NSR500
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    5 World Titles

    with the Repsol Honda Team (1995-1999)

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    53 Wins

    with the Repsol Honda Team

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    124 Podiums

    with the Repsol Honda Team

Outside the track

1995 was a year of great progress. Several European countries opened their borders. What was to become a common currency was created and the use of a new audio file took us by surprise.

On 26 March 1995, France, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain opened their borders. The "Schengen Area" came into operation.

Although it did not come into circulation until some years later, the Euro received its name in Madrid in 1995.

What is now a common audio file, the Mp3, was used for the first time on 14 July 1995.

Schengen Area

European Union Passport

Mp3 format

Mp3 file


European currency

Repsol News

The Honda NSR500 Engine Evolution

The NSR500 made champions of Doohan and Crivillé, but there was a long development process by Honda behind those victories.