Honda CBR650F, which was recently discontinued, has been replaced with the 2019 Honda CBR650R in India. This is a middleweight, fully faired motorcycle which was showcased at the 2018 EICMA Show. It is open for booking in India exclusively via 22 Wing World outlets at a down payment of Rs.15,000.
Today, price of the new 2019 CBR650R was revealed, and it is Rs 7.7 lakhs, ex-sh. In comparison, CBR650F was priced at Rs.7.37 lakhs. All prices are ex-sh. 2019 Honda CBR650R is available in two color options of Grand Prix Red and Matte Gunpowder Black Metallic. It is similar in styling to the Fireblade, the company’s flagship supersport model. It will borrow Fireblade inspired LED headlamps, full LCD instrument cluster and rear set foot pegs along with clip on handle bars offering a sportier riding stance.
Mr. Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Senior Vice President – Sales and Marketing, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. said, “It was just last week that we announced the establishment of new premium big bike business vertical – the Honda BigWing in India. CBR650R further strengthens the model line up to be sold & serviced under Honda BigWing. Delivering a sporty & powerful performance with Honda’s Racing pedigree, the all new CBR650R is set to excite middleweight biking enthusiasts.”
2019 Honda CBR650R is powered by a 649cc, inline, four cylinder engine offering 95 hp power at 12,000 rpm and 64 Nm torque at 8,500 rpm. The engine offers a better torque curve and larger rpm range as compared to that seen on the CBR650F.
It comes in with slipper clutch and Honda Selectable Torque Control System that maintains rear wheel traction and can be switched off whenever needed. Suspension is via 41mm Showa USD fork and monoshock while braking is through four piston calipers with 310mm twin disc brakes.
The new Honda CBR650R also gets dual channel ABS as standard and commands a 6 kg lower kerb weight as compared to the 650F at 209 kgs, due to updated pivot plates, engine hangers and seat rails. The new CBR650R sits on 17” alloy wheels fitted with120/70-R17 front and 180/55-R17 rear Dunlop Sportmax radial tyres. Deliveries of the new Honda CBR650R will commence from this month. It will be brought in via the CKD route.