To challenge Kawasaki touring tool, the Ninja 650, Honda Japan’s Indian arm, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India readies itself for the introduction of CBR650F. But it’s not another 650cc parallel twin. The Honda CBR650F will be powered by a 649cc inline four-cylinder liquid-cooled engine which will be mated to six-speed gearbox. This will be the first in-line four cylinder powered motorcycle that will be assembled in India. Local assembly will help Honda to keep the costs low which will result in a competitive price of the motorcycle.
Although Honda has not given any fixed date of launch, the manufacturer has said that it will launch the CBR650F in the fourth quarter of financial year 2015-16. So expect the motorcycle to hit the ramp (and showrooms) by early next year.
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Source: AutoCar Professional