The 2017 version of the Honda CBR 650F is likely to arrive in the Indian market during the upcoming festive season this year, according to recent media reports. The new CBR 650F will receive several design changes, including new colour options. The dimensions will remain unchanged - it will measure 2,110 mm in length, 755 mm in width, 1,145 mm in height with a wheelbase of 1,450 mm, the seat height of 810 mm and ground clearance of 130 mm. The bike weighs 211 kg and has a fuel tank capacity of 17.3 litres.
The 2017 CBR 650F will be powered by the same 649cc, inline four-cylinder engine with electronic fuel injection that develops 88.5 bhp at 11,000 rpm and 64 Nm at 8,000 rpm and is paired with a six-speed transmission.
It gets a steel diamond type frame, a 41-mm front fork and seven-stage adjustable rear mono-shock. Braking is handled by a pair of 320-mm discs up front with a single 240-mm disc at the rear, assisted by ABS. The motorcycle will have 17-inch wheels with 120/70 section up front and 180/55 at the rear.
Honda recently launched the Africa Twin in India, which is quite a big step launching a flagship product. We've been able to ride the Africa Twin and are convinced it makes a great package for the Indian riding scenario.
Honda also slashed the price tag on the current CBR 650F by about Rs 1 lakh, bringing it down to Rs 6.65 lakh. However, this price is still considerably higher than the competition, such as the Kawasaki Ninja 650R or the Z650. While the brand has not made an official statement on the new CBR 650F yet, it is rumoured to be set for launch before Diwali this year.
Source: Bike India