I had an '82. it was the most fun dirt bike I ever had, and I've kicked myself a million times for selling it.83 CR480 loved the big smokers
my experience was the 480 was easier to ride than the 250's I test rode. the powerband was so smooth and predictable.That bike was a monster so I can only imagine what a 500 was like.
that was the other thing about the 480. it was super easy to ride long wheelies on with the smooth powerband.This guy has it covered!