Already confirmed for launch in July 2015, the India-made Honda CBR 650F was recently spied taking hot laps at India’s only international standard racing strip, Buddh International Circuit.
If you are wondering what the completely undisguised Honda CBR 650F sports bike, without any license plate was doing at BIC, then it was for a TVC shoot. HMSI – Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India was shooting a new TVC for the promotion of their Honda CBR 650F. This new Honda CBR 650F TVC is set to go LIVE once the sportsbike is launched next month.
Featuring India-spec modifications, (for eg the saree guard), the new Honda CBR 650F is the first high performance motorcycle from Honda to be assembled locally. To start with, HMSI will use 5% localization, and with time, they will keep increasing local content. This will ensure a very aggressive price tag. Expect Honda to launch CBR 650F with a starting price in the range of Rs 8 lakhs. (it was earlier expected to carry a Rs 5 lakh price tag, due to at least 50% localization, but this is not possible at this stage)
Weighing 208 kgs, the 650F has a top speed of 225 kmph. Powered by a 649 cc in line 4 cylinder liquid cooled fuel injected engine, which delivers 87 PS pf peak power at 11,000 rpm and 63 Nm of peak torque at 8,000 rpm via a six speed transmission (1 down 5 up). It gets front and rear disc brakes – Front 320 mm dual while Rear gets 240 mm single disc, ABS is optional.
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