Honda CBR 650R has got a lot of inspiration from Honda Fireblade and this one is an out an out mid-level racing motorcycle. The Honda CBR 650F is replaced by this one to enhance the superbikes portfolio in India. With excellent updates around in almost all sections this one has the only intention – to bring cut-throat competition in the segment.
Value for Money
Prices mentioned are the ex-showroom prices
96.3PS @ 12,000rpm
64Nm @ 8,500rpm
SHOWA SINGLE SHOCK
NEW EXHAUST & MUFFLER
FULL LED LIGHTING
FOUR CYLINDER ENGINE
SHOWA FRONT FORKS
CLIP ON HANDLEBARS
STEEL TUBULAR FRAME
DIE CAST WHEELS
|Low Fuel Indicator||Yes|
|Low Battery Indicator||No|
|Low Oil Indicator||No|
|Brakes (F)||2 x 310mm Disc (ABS)|
|Brakes (R)||1 x 240mm Disc (ABS)|
|Front Suspension||41mm Inverted showa (SFF)|
|Rear Suspension||Showa mono shock|
|Length x Width x Height||2131mmx 749.3mm x 1148mm|
|Engine Type||Four Cylinder, 4 Stroke|
|Power||96.3PS @ 12,000rpm|
|Torque||64Nm @ 8,500rpm|
|Bore x Stroke||67.0 x 46.0|
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2019 HONDA CBR 650R UPDATES & OVERVIEW
Honda CBR 650R has replaced Honda CBR 650F in India and it has got now even sportier appeal and that is what term ‘R’ refers to. The motorcycle is a fully faired one and gets dual headlights at the front and reworked side panels. The front section of the motorcycle is inspired by the 2019 Honda CBR 1000RR Fireblade. The exposed engine and a shorter tail and new exhaust muffler design bring uniqueness to the overall design.
This one is powered by a 649cc liquid-cooled, an in-line four-cylinder engine which produces 96.3PS of power @ 12,000rpm and 64Nm of torque @ 8,500rpm. The six-speed gearbox gets assist/slipper clutch feature along with quick shifter.
The kerb weight is reduced by around 6kgs and hence improves power to weight ratio drastically. Performance tweaks include updated powertrain, four-cylinder engine instead of twin cylinder, larger intake and exhaust system, higher rev limiter and improved torque curve.
The riding posture is really forward inclined and a committed one too to bring that racing feel while riding. The clip-on handlebars have been lowered by 30mm while the rider footpegs are higher and further rear-set by 6mm and 3mm. So overall an out and out mid-level sports motorcycle with racing DNA.
The four-cylinder engine, New exhaust & muffler, Full LED lighting, LCD display, Slipper clutch, Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) system, Showa front forks etc are the major features mentioned by Honda in Honda CBR 650R.
HONDA CBR 650R CONCLUSION
This one will compete directly against the likes of Yamaha R6 and Kawasaki Ninja 650 variants. But biggest USP of CBR 650R is the four-cylinder engine while rivals have a twin cylinder engine. With the new state of the art features, ultra powerful engine and aggressive styling we have to see how this one fares among the customers and die-hard fans.
- Four cylinder engine
- HSTC system
- Showa front forks
- Aggressive styling