Honda’s eagerly anticipated middleweight sports tourer, the CBR650F will be launched in India on August 4, 2015. Bookings have officially opened; and the token amount is INR 50,000. The CBR650F will be assembled in India with a localization content of 5%.
Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India had confirmed earlier this year that they will set up a new, premium distribution format in 20 cities to retail the upcoming CBR650F in India, production of which has already commenced.
The fully faired CBR650F is powered by a 649cc liquid-cooled, inline four cylinder engine cradled by a twin-spar steel frame. Maximum power is rated at 87PS, while maximum torque stands at 62Nm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed transmission.
Suspension duties are handled by 41mm telescopic forks up front and a monoshock with spring-preload adjustability at the rear. Braking comprises 320mm discs with twin-piston callipers up front and a 240mm disc with a single-piston calliper at the back. ABS comes as standard.
The 650F has a kerb weight of 211 kg, and is shod with aluminium wheels wrapped around by 120/70 ZR17 tyres in the front and 180/55 ZR17 tyres at the rear. Instrumentation includes a digital speedometer, a bar tachometer, KM-counter, two trip meters, fuel gauge, and clock.
Honda plans to sell the CBR650F at an estimated ex-showroom price of INR 8 lakh which is slightly higher than expected. The Honda CBR650F will compete with the Kawasaki Ninja 650 and the Benelli TNT600 GT.
|Type||Liquid-cooled, DOHC four-stroke inline four-cylinder, 16 valves|
|Bore x Stroke||67 mm x 46 mm|
|Max Power||87 PS @ 11000 rpm|
|Max torque||62.9Nm @ 8000 rpm|
|Oil volume||3.5 liters|
|Mixture preparation||PGM-FI fuel injection|
|Gasoline consumption||21 km / l (WMTC measurement cycle)|
|Battery||12 V / 8.6 AH|
|Clutch||Multi-disc in oil bath|
|Final Drive||O-ring chain|
|Type||Bridge-type frame, steel|
|Dimensions (LxBxH)||2110 x 755 x 1145 mm|
|Steering head angle||25.50 °|
|Height of seat||810 mm|
|Ground clearance||130 mm|
|Kerb Weight||211 kg|
|Front||41 mm telescopic fork, 120 mm travel|
|Rear||Swingarm with monoshock Strut, spring preload adjustable, 43.5 mm stroke|
|Front||Cast aluminum 17 M / C x MT 3:50|
|Rear||Cast aluminum 17 M / C x MT 5:50|
|Front Tyre Size||120/70-ZR17M/C (58W)|
|Rear Tyre Size||180/55-ZR17M/C (73W)|
|BRAKES (with ABS as standard)|
|Front||320 mm hydraulic disc, twin-piston caliper|
|Rear||240 mm disc, single-piston caliper|
|Instruments||Digital speedometer and bar tachometer, KM-counter, two trip meters, fuel gauge, clock|
|Theft protection||Honda Ignition Security System (H.I.S.S.)|
|Headlight||12V, 55W x 1 (low beam), 55W x 1 (high beam)|