After making its world debut at the 2018 EICMA show in Milan, the all new 2019 Honda CBR650R is all set to be launched in India. Today, Honda Motorcycle and Scooters India opened the official bookings of their new sportsbike. In addition to opening the bookings, Honda India confirmed that launch price will be under Rs 8 lakhs, ex-showroom.
2019 Honda CBR650R is available for booking at Honda’s premium dealers called – Honda Wing World Dealers. These are spread across 22 locations in 16 States of India. These are the same set of dealers who are also dealing with the newly launched CB300R.
Speaking about the new machine, 2019 CBR650R replaces the CBR650F. The latter has already been discontinued from India, and also been removed from Honda India website. CBR650R comes with a more powerful 650 cc inline 4 cylinder engine which delivers 5% more power than before.
Compared to older machine, this new one can rev all the way to 12k rpm and deliver peak power of 95 PS and 64 Nm. It also has a better torque curve, thereby offering more torque over a larger rpm range. Not only it is more powerful, it is also lighter than before. To be exact, it is 6 kgs lighter than before. What this means is that power to weight ratio has been improved by 8%.
Mr. Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Senior Vice President – Sales and Marketing, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd said, “Less than 2 weeks after the national launch of CB300R, Honda is proud to unleash its second global blockbuster in the middle-weight segment under the Silver Wing-mark umbrella.
After the 2019 global fun model line-up unveil in EICMA, Honda has now opened bookings for its new middle-weight sports machine CBR650R in India too. With an aggressive Fireblade inspired bodywork, strong dose of CBR sporting intent & intense power, Honda’s Make-in-India CBR650R will entice fun bikers of India like never before!”