Honda CBR650R

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) has introduced the BS6 compliant CBR650R in India. The updated iteration of the bike is being sold exclusively through Honda BigWing TopLine dealerships. The bike is still being brought to India via the completely knocked down (CKD) route and has seen an increase in price. It is being sold at Rs 8.8 lakh (ex-showroom Gurugram) which is roughly 1 lakh more than the price of the older model. While it gets the same 650cc four-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine, power and torque figures have seen a slight drop. It now makes 85.8hp and 57.5Nm of torque compared to 88hp and 60.1Nm on the old model. As expected of a bike in this category, it gets a 6-speed gearbox with a slip and assist clutch. The bike sits on a twin-tube frame which is also found in the neo sports cafe-inspired CB650R. An LCD instrument cluster has been used to display all relevant information related to the bike like speed, distance covered, gear position, dual trip meters, average fuel consumption, water temperature, gear shift indicator and more.

Honda CBR650R

Honda CBR650R Bike Key Features

  • Full LED headlamps

  • Fully digital instrument cluster

  • Switchable Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC)

Pros
  • Supersport styling
  • Refined engine
Cons
  • Available at only select dealerships

Honda CBR650R 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
    749
    1149
    1449
    132
    810
    211
     
    Yes
    Yes
    Digital
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
     
    No
    Yes
    N/A
    Yes

  • Honda CBR650R Design and Build

    Honda CBR650R

    The Honda CBR650R takes design cues from its elder sibling, the CBR1000RR Fireblade. The bike looks similar to the BS4 model, which in turn had replaced the old CBR 650F. The new CBR650R gets a sharp and aggressive styling along with a sleeker tail end section. It looks like a proper supersport and from some angles, it indeed reminds you of the litre-class Fireblade. The loud red colour scheme especially makes this middleweight sports bike an eye candy.

  • Honda CBR650R Riding Ergonomics

    Honda CBR650R

    The Honda CBR650R gets a slightly aggressive riding position. The motorcycle comes with clip on hanelbars that make the riding position very sporty. The quality of the switchgear on the Honda CBR650R also remains the same as the BS4 models and is just what you would normally expect from a Honda.

  • Honda CBR650R Engine

    Honda CBR650R

    The new Honda CBR650R gets a BS6 compliant 649cc, liquid-cooled, in-line four cylinder, 16-valve, DOHC engine that comes with fuel injection. To comply with the new emission norms, Honda had to reduce the power and torque figure slightly. The CBR650R now makes 85.8hp of peak power and 57.5Nm of peak torque. The in-line four-cylinder engine is more refined than before and will deliver punchy performance despite the minimal regression in power and torque.

  • Honda CBR650R Transmission

    Honda CBR650R

    The engine on the Honda CBR650R comes mated to a six-speed gearbox. The transmission has a one-down, five-up shifting pattern like other motorcycles. The good news is that the gearbox on the Honda CBR650R gets a slipper clutch as standard and hence, no sudden effects of engine braking during aggressive downshifts.

  • Honda CBR650R Braking and Safety

    Speaking of the brakes, the Honda CBR650R 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 CBR650R Mileage

    Honda CBR650R comes fitted with a 15.4-litre capacity fuel tank and in real time riding conditions, the bike should offer a fuel economy of 20-25 kmpl. Having said that, you can expect a range of close to 350 km once you fill the tank up to its brim.

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