The sports tourer from Honda, CBR 650F has a muscular stance featuring a robust fuel tank. In terms of design, the bike has borrowed styling cues from siblings in Honda’s range. Power is supplied through a button-started liquid-cooled engine displacing 648.72cc. This in-line, four cylinder DOHC engine pulls off maximum power of 85.30bhp along with top torque of 62.9Nm. The engine comes mated to a six-speed transmission. Honda has equipped petal disc brakes along with ABS in front and rear. The heavy weight does not hamper the handling, the bike offers a great ride quality and performs well.
Honda’s newest addition to the CBR range, 650F is a looker that gets your attention as you lay your eyes on it. Wearing a sporty design, the bike features a muscular tank, v-shaped head lamps and fairly large visor. The racing graphics on the fairing is one of the distinctive styling elements visible on the bike. Honda has housed a high displacing liquid-cooled engine for power generation, which comes mated to a six-speed gearbox. Braking power is robust; the dual disc brakes work well along with standard ABS units. Handling and ride quality may not be the best in the segment, but it is satisfactory. Telescopic forks handle suspension duties in front and rear gets mono-shock spring. Despite being assembled locally in India, the bike is available at a hefty price, especially compared to some of the potential rivals in the segment.
Honda CBR 650F Looks
Built on the steel diamond frame, CBR 650F is a robust looking bike weighing around 215 kg and measuring 2107mm long, 753mm wide and 11149mm high. The large fuel tank has a capacity of 17.3 litres and is designed in line with the rest of the muscular body. Racing graphics on the fairing lend a sporty flair to the tourer. Fascia has an aggressive stance with the v-shaped headlamp clinching the limelight. The wind-shield in front is useful especially during bad weather. The seat is placed low and is raised towards the end, the ride height needs a mention here as it provides comfortable posture to the rider.
Honda CBR 650F Engine Specifications & Transmission
Power comes from a 648.72cc, liquid cooled, in-line, four cylinder DOHC engine offering 63.6kW at 11000rpm and 62.9Nm of torque at 8000rpm. A six-speed transmission is paired to the engine for directing power to wheels. The transmission does its duty well; gear shifting is quite smooth even at low speeds. The potent engine yields impressive performance as bike cruises away effortlessly, although it does show signs of fatigue around 130 to 140 kmph, but could be pushed further if needed.
Honda CBR 650F Features
Features aboard include low seat, handlebar, dual disc brakes, anti-lock-braking system, foot pegs, v-shaped head lamp in front, digital twin-pod instrument cluster, wind-shield, muscular tank, semi-large visor, sporty design, exhaust at rear, seat cowl, twin spar steel frame, mono-shock suspension etc.
Honda CBR 650F Braking & Handling
Power to retard speed is provided by disc units equipped with ABS (standard fitment) in front as well as rear. Despite weighing heavy at 215 kg, CBR 650F handles well around corners and stays composed over bumps as well as potholes.
Honda CBR 650F Wheels & Tyres
Honda CBR 650F rides on 5 spoke, 17 inch aluminium cast tubeless tyres. The front tyre is leaner than rear measuring around 120/70mm as compared to 180/55mm tyre fitted at the back.
Honda CBR 650F Competition
In the high-priced premium sport tourer segment, Honda CBR 650F competes against worthy contenders like Ducati Scrambler Icon, Triumph Thruxton and Kawasaki Z800 among few others.