New Cars and Bikes in India
Expected Launch : Jun 2019
₹ 7.2 Lakh - 7.5 Lakh
Expected Price

Honda CBR650R Preview

The 2019 Honda CBR650R borrows design inspiration from the litre-class CBR 1000RR Fireblade, while the bike maker promises a mix of everyday usability with track-focused performance. The bike gets a new chassis, fuel tank and foot rest, all of which makes it 6 kg lighter than its predecessor. The CBR650R comes with 41 mm Showa Seperate Fork Function (SFF) USD forks up front and a monoshock unit at the rear. It also gets dual-radial mount calipers at the front and a single-piston caliper at the rear, paired with disc brakes for improved stopping power. The motorcycle comes with dual-channel ABS as standard.

Power on the new Honda CBR650R comes from the reworked 649 cc liquid-cooled, in-line four cylinder engine tuned for 94 bhp at 12,000 rpm. The motor now revs 1000 rpm higher, while peak power has increased by five per cent. The torque curve has improved with the new output rated at 64 Nm available at 8500 rpm. The bike continues to be paired with a 6-speed gearbox and comes with an assist/slipper clutch and Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) that can be switched off.

Other prominent upgrades include a more aggressive riding stance with clip-ons thanks to the re-positioned handlebar moved forward by 30 mm, which sit lower than the CBR650F. The footpegs are also positioned 3 mm rearward and are set 6 mm higher. The seat height remains the same at 810 mm.

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