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.
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.
Here are the technical specifications of the Honda CBR650F that is available in the international markets:
|Type||Liquid-cooled, DOHC four-stroke inline four-cylinder, 16 valves|
|Bore x Stroke||67 mm x 46 mm|
|Max Power||87 hp @ 11000 rpm|
|Max torque||63 nm @ 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)|