Honda CBR650F production reportedly begins as the tourer rides closer to its launch

Honda CBR650F production reportedly begins as the tourer rides closer to its launch. Read ahead for more details.


Honda CBR650RIndia launch

Last month, Honda Motorcycles and Scooters India (HMSI) confirmed the CBR650F, its inline four cylinder sports tourer, for the Indian market in 2015. Yadvinder S Guleria, Senior Vice President – Sales and Marketing, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India confirmed that Honda will set up a new, premium distribution format in 20 cities for the upcoming CBR 650F in India. The motorcycle was also spotted in production ready avatar, doing test runs at Buddh International Circuit with launch date rumoured around July 2015.

In latest development, reports suggest that the new CBR650F has already started rolling down the production line. However, Honda has limited the production of the motorcycle to one unit per day. The two-wheeler manufacturer will commence full fledged production once a fixed launch date is decided.

Honda CBR650RIndia launch (3)

Guleria earlier said that the flagship model CBR 650F, is innovating by bringing a new premium distribution format in 20 top priority cities. He further added that 2015 will be a game changer year and Honda is all set to take the next leap.

Honda will assemble the CBR650F in India which will help the manufacturer save on import taxes and keep the prices competitive. However, Honda plans to sell the CBR650F at an estimated ex-showroom price of Rs 8 lakh which is slightly higher than what most of us expected. The Honda CBR650F will compete in the middleweight sports tourer motorcycle segment which is currently occupied by the Kawasaki Ninja 650 and the Benelli TNT600 GT.

Honda CBR650RIndia launch (4)

Here are the technical specifications of the Honda CBR650F that is available in the international markets:

TypeLiquid-cooled, DOHC four-stroke inline four-cylinder, 16 valves
Displacement649 cc
Bore x Stroke67 mm x 46 mm
Compression11.4: 1
Max Power87 hp @ 11000 rpm
Max torque63 nm @ 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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