Honda CBR650R revealed; replaces CBR650F
- The Honda CBR650F has been thoroughly updated at the ongoing 2018 EICMA, so much so that its name has undergone a slight change as well! Say hello to the 2019 Honda CBR650R.
- To begin with, the new bike is up to 5.6 kilos lighter than its predecessor. This has been made possible thanks to a revised chassis and fuel tank. The bike also boasts a sportier riding posture thanks to its clip-ons moving forward by 30 mm. The seat height, at 810 mm, continues to be unchanged.
- The 649 cc inline-four engine now sports a revised intake & exhaust setup. Furthermore, it’s increased compression results in granting it an additional 4 bhp over the CBR650F. So, the power output now stands at 91.7 bhp and torque at 64 Nm.
- Aesthetically, the CBR650R now mimics the full-fat CBR Fireblade with its new twin-LED headlamps and new fairing. The instrument cluster is now an all-new fully-digital unit.
- The bike comes equipped with Showa 41 mm USD forks up front, new light die-cast aluminium wheels, radially mounted four-piston brake calipers with 310 mm floating discs, traction control, quick shifter (optional), etc.