HONDA CBR 650R

INTRODUCTION

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.

Ratings

  • 95%

    Performance

  • 90%

    Features

  • 95%

    Handling

  • 90%

    Comfort

  • 95%

    Build Quality

  • 90%

    Styling

  • 90%

    Value for Money

  • 92%

    Total

Price

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Prices mentioned are the ex-showroom prices

GALLERY

KEY SPECIFICATIONS

DISPLACEMENT

649cc

MILEAGE

12-18km/l

POWER

96.3PS @ 12,000rpm

TORQUE

64Nm @ 8,500rpm

FUEL SYSTEM

PGM-Fi

TANK CAPACITY

15.4liters

REAR SUSPENSION

SHOWA SINGLE SHOCK

KERB WEIGHT

207Kg

SPECIAL FEATURES

1

NEW EXHAUST & MUFFLER

2

FULL LED LIGHTING

3

LCD DISPLAY

4

ASSIST/SLIPPER CLUTCH

5

FOUR CYLINDER ENGINE

6

SHOWA FRONT FORKS

7

HSTC SYSTEM

8

DUAL HEADLIGHTS

9

CLIP ON HANDLEBARS

10

PGM-Fi

11

STEEL TUBULAR FRAME

12

DIE CAST WHEELS

Full Specifications

City 9-12km/l
Highway 14-18km/l
Speedometer Digital
Tachometer Yes
Tripmeter Yes
Fuel Guage Yes
Low Fuel Indicator Yes
Low Battery Indicator No
Low Oil Indicator No
Start Type Electric
Kill Switch Yes
Clock Yes
ABS Yes
Stand Alarm No
Tyres (F) 120/70ZR17M/C
Tyres (R) 180/55ZR17M/C
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
Wheelbase 1450mm
Ground Clearance 130mm
Length x Width x Height 2131mmx 749.3mm x 1148mm
Kerb Weight 207Kg
Fuel Capacity 15.4l
Electrical System 12V
Battery 12v 8.6Ah
Head Lamp LED
Engine Type Four Cylinder, 4 Stroke
Displacement 649cc
Power 96.3PS @ 12,000rpm
Torque 64Nm @ 8,500rpm
Bore x Stroke 67.0 x 46.0
Compression Ratio 11.6:1
Fuel Supply PGM-Fi

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2019 HONDA CBR 650R UPDATES & OVERVIEW

STYLING UPDATES

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.

PERFORMANCE UPDATES

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.

HANDLING UPDATES

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.

SPECIAL FEATURES

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.

PROS

  • Four cylinder engine
  • HSTC system
  • Showa front forks
  • Aggressive styling

CONS