Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) has launched the company’s middleweight sportbike, the CBR650R at ₹ 7.70 lakh (ex-showroom pan-India). The CBR650R will replace the Honda CBR650F and will be available in two colours – Grand Prix Red and Matte Gunpowder Black.
The CBR650R is powered by a 649 cc, liquid-cooled, inline-four cylinder engine which puts out 94 bhp at 12,000 rpm and 64 Nm of peak torque at 8500 rpm on the international model. For India though, Honda has decided to go with a slightly different state of tune, with the engine putting out 87 bhp of maximum power at 11,500 rpm and 60.1 Nm of peak torque at 8,000 rpm.
“It was just last week that we announced the establishment of new premium big bike business vertical – the Honda BigWing in India. The CBR650R further strengthens the model line up to be sold and serviced under Honda BigWing. Delivering a sporty and powerful performance with Honda’s Racing pedigree, the all new CBR650R is set to excite middleweight biking enthusiasts,” said Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Senior Vice President – Sales and Marketing, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Private Limited.
Replacing the Honda CBR650F, the new CBR650R gets the ‘R’ suffix, denoting a change towards a sportier personality than the ‘F’ it replaces. With design cues inspired by the litre-class Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade, the new CBR650R features new styling with its sharp, aggressive lines and extended side fairings as well as a sleek rear section. The bike features full-LED lighting, and a digital LCD display, with clip-on handlebars which make for a sportier riding position than the CBR650F…………Read More>>