Honda appears to be going all out, pulling out all the stops, going balls to the walls to appeal to the masses. First the NC700, then the CBR250R, both versatile and very fuel efficient. Now, the 2013 CBR500R looks like a very worthy fuel miser, value priced and a hoot to ride everyday. This link has the best information I've found on the 'net so far: http://www.houseofjapan.com/auto-moto/2013-honda-cbr500r It projects 75mpg, mid 50s horsepower and several accessories to increase the day to day usefulness right outta the box! Oh, and it looks really sweet in red. I thought the Ninja 300 was going to be the deal for my high speed long commute, then I learned about this 500. Now I'm in lust.