Honda CBR650R that retails in India, launched as a replacement of much loved 650F, has begun deliveries from newly opened Honda BigWing showroom in Gurugram. For now, there are only 22 BigWing dealers from where one can pick this machine. It comes to India via CKD route and is priced at INR 7.70 lakh (ex-showroom).
The Honda 650R takes its power from a 649 cc, in-line four-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine which puts out 87 hp of power at 11,500 rpm and 60.1 Nm of peak torque at 8000 rpm. The motor makes a proper in-line exhaust note and the refinement levels are at par as always. It is available in two intimidating colours: Grand Prix Red and Matte Gunpowder Black.
Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Senior Vice President – Sales and Marketing, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt Ltd said, “The new CBR650R defines true sporty and powerful performance with Honda’s racing pedigree. The motorcycle has received good response and we are confident that it will all together provide a new experience to young passionate riders. We are happy to commence deliveries to our booking customers and wish them an exciting journey ahead,”.
Taking its design elements from Fireblade, the 650R is a sportier version as compared to 650F. It commands a more committed riding position. It features full-LED lighting, a digital LCD display, a slipper clutch, Honda’s switchable traction control system called as Honda Selectable Torque Control System (HSTC), and a 6 kg lighter chassis. Suspension duties are handled by 41 mm upside down Showa Separate Function Forks (SFF) on front and a pro-link type monoshock at the rear. Braking unit consists of a pair of 310mm discs with Nissin four-pot callipers at the front along with a 240mm disc with single-piston calliper at the rear along with Dual-Channel ABS as standard.