Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) has launched the much-awaited Honda CBR650F at Rs. 7.30 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi) at the ‘Honda RevFest’. Besides this, the company also showcased four new bikes, including the all-new Honda CB Hornet 160R, Honda CBR150R and Honda CBR250R. The CBR650F would be imported into India as CKD (Completely Knocked Down kit), and then assembled locally with 14% of localization-level.
Honda CBR650F India Price – Rs. 7.30 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi)
Honda CBR650F India Competitors – Kawasaki Z800, Benelli TNT 600i, Hyosung GT650R and Triumph Street Triple
According to reports, HMSI will, initially, assemble only two units of the sport tourer per day. Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) says that this middle-weight bike has been developed by young engineers for the young enthusiasts of developing nations like India. The company claims that the bike has been designed to offer a perfect combination of sportbike styling, good handling and decent comfort and versatility.
The front fascia of the bike is inspired from the CBR600RR supersport. The bike looks aggressive with a full-fairing in front, pronounced fuel tank, engine with matte black finishing, wide tyres, attractive rear view mirrors, metal foot rests and raised rear seat. As far as features are concerned the bike comes equipped with digital speedometer, clock, tachometer, trip meter, fuel gauge, ABS, etc. It has a fuel tank capacity of 17.3-litres.
Honda CBR650F India Key Features
• ABS (anti-lock braking system)
• Single piece headlight cluster
• A single seat
• Digital speedometer
• Trip meter
• Fuel gauge
Honda CBR650F India Dimension
Length – 2, 110mm
Width – 755mm
Height – 1, 145mm
Wheelbase – 1, 450mm
Ground Clearance – 130mm
Seating height – 810mm
Fuel tank capacity – 17.3-litre
Honda CBR650F India Colors – Matte Black, Red, Blue, Red & White
Powering the Honda CBR650F is a new 650cc, four-cylinder DOHC engine, which is capable of producing 87bhp of power at 11,000rpm and a peak torque of 62Nm at 8,000rpm. This engine is coupled to a six-speed gearbox which sends power to the rear wheel via a chain drive. The Honda CBR650F is claimed to return a fuel efficiency of 21kmpl. It can achieve 0-100kmph in 3.4 seconds, while maintaining a top speed of 265kmph.
Honda CBR650F India Engine Spec.
Engine Type – 649cc, 4-cylinder liquid-cooled in-line
Power – 87bhp at 11, 000rpm
Torque – 62Nm at 8, 000rpm
Mileage – 21kmpl
Transmission – 6-speed
Acceleration – 0-100kmph in 3.4 seconds
Top speed – 265kmph
According to Honda, the engine has been tuned to offer good low-to-midrange torque and the entire powerband suits multiple riding styles. The bike is equipped with 320mm twin-piston caliper front disc brakes and 240mm single-piston caliper rear disc brakes. The 41mm telescopic fork up front and a swingarm monoshock strut rear suspension unit make it competent for the rough Indian terrains.
Honda CBR650F India Suspension
Front – Telescopic fork
Rear – Swingarm monoshock strut rear
Honda CBR650F India Brakes
Front – 320mm twin-piston caliper disc brakes
Rear – 240mm single-piston caliper disc brakes