Honda CB650R

Launched alongside the CBR650R, the CB650R is a Neo Sports Cafe inspired motorcycle. Just like its faired sibling, the CB650R is being sold exclusively through Honda BigWing TopLine dealerships which are present in only a handful of states right now. The bike will remind many people of the smaller CB300R and shares design cues with the same. Its round LED headlamp, muscular fuel tank and compact tail look very reminiscent of the smaller single-cylinder motorcycle. Powering the CB650R is the same 650cc four-cylinder engine that is also seen in the CBR650R and it makes 85.8hp and 57.5Nm of torque. The gearbox is also the same 6-speed unit with a slip and assist clutch. Dual-channel ABS, switchable traction control, a digital instrument cluster, 180 section rear tyre, and a preload-adjustable telescopic fork at front and monoshock at the rear are available with this middleweight motorcycle. The instrument console shows information like gear position, dual trip meters, average fuel consumption, water temperature, gear shift indicator and more.

Honda CB650R

Honda CB650R Bike Key Features

  • LCD instrument cluster

  • Showa SFF-BP USD front forks

  • Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC)

Pros
  • Build quality
  • Refined engine
Cons
  • Available at only select dealerships

Honda CB650R Variant Specifications

Powertrain
Displacement (cc)
Power (hp)
Torque (Nm)
Transmission
Gears
Cylinder
Valves
Fuel
Fuel tank capacity (litres)
Fuel efficiency (kmpl)
Fuel delivery system
Clutch
Front brake
Rear brake
Tyre size
Wheel type
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Specification
Length (mm)
Width (mm)
Height (mm)
Wheelbase (mm)
Ground clearance (mm)
Seat height (mm)
Kerb weight (kg)
Features
Speedometer
Fuel gauge
Tachometer
Tripmeter
Electric start
Shift light
Stand alarm
Stepped seat
Pillion seat
Pillion footrest
Clock
Pass light
Safety
CBS
ABS
Cornering ABS
Traction control
  • 648.72
    85.8
    57.5
    Manual
    6
    4
    4
    Petrol
    15.4
    N/A
    Fuel injection
    Multiplate Wet Clutch
    Disc
    Disc
    N/A
    Alloy
    41 mm - USD Fork
    Monoshock
     
    2128
    784
    1076
    1449
    148
    810
    206
     
    Yes
    Yes
    Digital
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
     
    No
    Yes
    N/A
    Yes

  • Honda CB650R Design and Build

    Honda CB650R

    The Honda CB650R is a naked middleweight motorcycle with neo sports cafe inspired styling. It looks very similar to Honda's CB300R and gets a similar-looking round LED headlamp upfront with an LED DRL strip running around it. The fuel tank looks muscular and it gets smart-looking tank panels as well. Overall, the bike looks very compact and well-made. The exhaust manifold and the short and stubby exhaust add to the good looks of this bike. The tail section is not very cluttered and gets a simple-looking LED tail lamp.

  • Honda CB650R Riding Ergonomics

    Honda CB650R

    The Honda CB650R gets 41mm Showa separate function, big piston forks at the front and a monoschock at the back. The bike has slightly aggressive riding dynamics but they are not as aggressive as the CBR650R. One can ride the CB650R for long durations without feeling the need to take a break. There is a stepped seat that has ample space for the rider and there is a decent amount of space for the pillion as well.

  • Honda CB650R Engine

    Honda CB650R

    Honda CB650R comes with the same engine that is also found in the CBR650R. It is a BS6 compliant 648.72cc, liquid-cooled, in-line four cylinder, 16-valve, DOHC engine that comes with fuel injection. Power and torque figures are also identical to that of the CBR650R. It produces 85.8hp of peak power and 57.5Nm of peak torque. The in-line four-cylinder engine comes alive in the higher rev ranges and this bike likes to be ridden on the limit. Despite that, the power delivery is linear and one can enjoy cruising on this bike.

  • Honda CB650R Transmission

    Honda CB650R

    You get a 6-speed transmission with the four-cylinder engine in the CB650R. The transmission has a one-down, five-up shifting pattern like other motorcycles. The good news is that the gearbox on this neo sports cafe motorcycle gets a slip and assist clutch as standard and hence, no sudden effects of engine braking during aggressive downshifts.

  • Honda CB650R Braking and Safety

    Just like the Honda CBR650R, the CB650R comes with twin 310mm disc brakes up front along with a single 240mm disc brake at the rear. A dual-channel ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) is offered as standard with the motorcycle for added safety and a more effective braking. Furthermore, the bike comes with a full LED headlamp set up that offers better illumination than a conventional unit.

  • Honda CB650R Mileage

    Honda CB650R comes with a 15.4-litre fuel tank and can deliver a mileage of 20-25kmpl. But you can expect a range of close to 350 km once you fill the tank up to its brim and are riding in a sedate manner.

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