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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.

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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.

TypeLiquid-cooled, DOHC four-stroke inline four-cylinder, 16 valves
Displacement649 cc
Bore x Stroke67 mm x 46 mm
Compression11.4: 1
Max Power87 PS @ 11000 rpm
Max torque62.9Nm @ 8000 rpm
Oil volume3.5 liters
Mixture preparationPGM-FI fuel injection
Tank17.3 liters
Gasoline consumption21 km / l (WMTC measurement cycle)
StarterElectric starter
Battery12 V / 8.6 AH
Alternator343 W
ClutchMulti-disc in oil bath
Final DriveO-ring chain
TypeBridge-type frame, steel
Dimensions (LxBxH)2110 x 755 x 1145 mm
Wheelbase1450 mm
Steering head angle25.50 °
Height of seat810 mm
Ground clearance130 mm
Kerb Weight211 kg
Front41 mm telescopic fork, 120 mm travel
RearSwingarm with monoshock Strut, spring preload adjustable, 43.5 mm stroke
FrontCast aluminum 17 M / C x MT 3:50
RearCast aluminum 17 M / C x MT 5:50
Front Tyre Size120/70-ZR17M/C (58W)
Rear Tyre Size180/55-ZR17M/C (73W)
BRAKES (with ABS as standard)
Front320 mm hydraulic disc, twin-piston caliper
Rear240 mm disc, single-piston caliper
InstrumentsDigital speedometer and bar tachometer, KM-counter, two trip meters, fuel gauge, clock
Theft protectionHonda Ignition Security System (H.I.S.S.)
Headlight12V, 55W x 1 (low beam), 55W x 1 (high beam)

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    • Dear Krish,

      Some dealers have started bookings while others haven’t. Moreover, Honda plans to sell the CBR650F through limited dealerships, details about which are still unknown. Official bookings would commence post the launch. Stay tuned for more updates.

      • Firstly, I am in Chennai and here no dealer is accepting booking. In fact no one knows anything except that the launch is on 04 Aug 2015. Secondly I called up Honda Customer care and they have no information about opening of booking. Toll free no. 1800-103-3434. Some one is playing foul. Also if booking has opened, where and why no one talks about the cost of the bike?