Honda has launched the CBR650R in India and priced it at Rs 7.70 lakh. The middleweight, fully-faired motorbike makes its technique to India as a substitute to the just lately discontinued CBR650F (that retailed at Rs 7.37 lakh) and has considerably extra on supply. The 650R might be out there at 22 Honda Wing World sellers, and one recently opened BigWing dealership in Gurugram.
The CBR650R was first revealed at EICMA 2018 and represents a relatively vital evolution over the 650F. Honda additionally just lately discounted the CBR600RR in worldwide markets leaving a void in its middleweight, supersport phase. The CBR650R fills this void; the ‘R’ suffix denotes an elevated deal with sportiness.
Powering the Honda CBR650R is a 649cc, inline, four-cylinder engine, which – mirroring different premium Honda bikes in India – has been detuned to raised go well with our driving circumstances. The India-spec 650R produces 88.4hp at 11,500 rpm and 60.1Nm at eight,000rpm. In the meantime, the international-spec engine produces 95hp at 12,000rpm and 64Nm of torque at eight,500rpm. The CBR650R additionally contains a slipper clutch and Honda’s model of traction management – Honda Selectable Torque Management System (HSTC). The system additionally permits for traction management to be turned off, utterly.
Suspension duties are dealt with by a 41mm Showa USD fork and a monoshock. The entrance brakes encompass four-piston calipers working with 310mm twin discs, whereas the rear brakes consists of a single-piston unit and a 240mm disc. The 650R additionally comes geared up with dual-channel ABS. Minor body revisions within the type of up to date pivot plates, engine hangers and seat rails are amongst different modifications, which have resulted in a kerb weight of 210kg; 6kg lower than its predecessor.
From a visible standpoint, the brand new bike differs considerably from the CBR650F as properly. The brand new Honda CBR650R appears to be like so much just like the Fireblade, the model’s flagship supersport. Honda has geared up the brand new bike with Fireblade-inspired LED headlights and a brand new full-LCD instrument cluster. The driving place is sportier too, with additional rear-set foot pegs and clip-ons which were moved ahead by 30mm.
The 2019 Honda CBR650R might be out there in two colors – Grand Prix Pink and Matte Gunpowder Black Metallic. At Rs 7.70 lakh, the 650R gives greater than the 650F did, with added electronics, a barely extra highly effective engine and revised styling. One other key issue that makes the CBR650R a fascinating motorbike is the very fact that it’s the solely fully-faired, middleweight, inline-four motorbike within the nation, at this value level. The closest bikes, when it comes to competitors, are the Suzuki GSX-S750 (Rs 7.46 lakh), the Kawasaki Z900 (Rs 7.70 lakh) and the Ninja 650 (Rs 5.89 lakh), all of that are very totally different bikes when it comes to intent.
(All costs are ex-showroom, pan-India)