The 2017 Honda CBR650F has been launched in India priced at Rs 7.3 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Prior to its launch, the bike was previewed at the last year’s EICMA Motorcycle Show. Among the updates, the bike now gets a BS-IV compliant engine and a host of other changes, though it has not impacted the pricing as the bike continues to be retailed at the same price. For those interested in the middleweight sports tourer, it can be booked at company’s Wing World dealerships across 22 cities in India.
Subtle changes have been made to the design that seem to be inspired by the new CBR1000RR Fireblade. The headlight in front gets a LED clear-lens enclosed by a new fairing and the sleeker rear section sports a LED taillamp. The triple-pass unit in the 4-in-1 side-mounted exhaust has now been replaced by the dual-pass internal structure that enables reducing back pressure which as per Honda’s claim results in achieving better exhaust note. Also Read – Upcoming New Bikes at Auto Expo 2018
The suspension set up has also been tweaked on the 2017 Honda CBR650F which comprises new 41mm Showa Dual Bending Valve (SDBV) front forks. These are not only lighter but can also regulate the reinforcement of the compression damping for delivering. At the rear, it gets a seven-step adjustable monoshock unit. There is also an aluminium swingarm that keeps the bike stable. Also Read – Honda MSX125 Grom Spotted Testing For The First Time In India
Stopping power on the bike is derived from the new dual piston Nissin front calipers and sintered metal pads on 320m dual front disc units. At the back, it has a 240mm disc unit which comes with single piston caliper and resin mold pads.
In terms of power it continues using the same 649cc, in-line, four-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine with 85.42bhp of power against 60.4Nm torque. Transmission duties are carried out by the 6-speed gearbox that comes equipped with revised gear ratios.