The newly launched CBR650R superbike has had a rather good response in the Indian market. Launched at a cool INR 7.70 Lakh, ex-showroom, pan-India, this motorcycle competes against the likes of the Kawasaki Z900 and the Suzuki GSX-750. Honda had opened bookings of this middle-weight sports tourer in the month of February. Finally, after a long wait of nearly 3 months, deliveries of this motorcycle have begun. Here are some pictures of one proud owner taking delivery of his brand new machine in the city of Mumbai. With a smile so wide, the excitement can be clearly seen in these photographs, we wish this new owner many more happy miles in his brand new machine.
Sold exclusively thorugh 22 wing world outlets of Honda throughout the country, the CBR650R is available in a choice of two colours. Seen in these images os the shade of Grand Prix Red while the other colour option on offer is Gunpowder Black Metallic. At the heart of this motorcycle is a 649cc liquid cooled four-cylinder, DOHC 16-valve engine. Going all the way till 12,000 rpm in this bike, the engine is rated to produce 88.4 bhp of power @ 11,500 rpm and 60.1 Nm of torque @ 8,000 rpm, nearly 10 bhp more than the model it replaces. This new model borrows styling cues from its elder sibling, the legendary Fireblade and offers LED illumination all around. The bike also comes with an all-digital display,which also offers gear position and shift indicator.
The Indian spec model comes with a slipper clutch as well as a Honda’s Selectable Torque Control System. This complex electrical aid prevents the rear wheel from spinning and helps the rider maintain control of the bike in tricky situations. Moreover, the rider chooses to, then this system can be switched off for more raw riding experience. The chassis of the new bike is 6 kg lighter than the model it replaces and is suspended by an adjustable Showa Separate Function Fork in the front and a monoshock unit at the rear. Anchorage duties are done by twin radially mounted callipers in the front and a single calliper at the rear, governed by a dual channel ABS unit. With deliveries starting soon, we shall soon many more CBR650Rs on the road soon.
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