Honda CBR650F to launch in India on 4 August; bookings open

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Honda CBR650R India launch (5)

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.

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.

Type Liquid-cooled, DOHC four-stroke inline four-cylinder, 16 valves
Displacement 649 cc
Bore x Stroke 67 mm x 46 mm
Compression 11.4: 1
Max Power 87 PS @ 11000 rpm
Max torque 62.9Nm @ 8000 rpm
Oil volume 3.5 liters
Mixture preparation PGM-FI fuel injection
Tank 17.3 liters
Gasoline consumption 21 km / l (WMTC measurement cycle)
Starter Electric starter
Battery 12 V / 8.6 AH
Alternator 343 W
Clutch Multi-disc in oil bath
Transmission 6-speed
Final Drive O-ring chain
Type Bridge-type frame, steel
Dimensions (LxBxH) 2110 x 755 x 1145 mm
Wheelbase 1450 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)
Taillight LED
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  • Praveen says:

    Where will this bike be available in Pune?

  • Praveen says:

    And what’s the price?

  • Krish says:

    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?

  • 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.

  • Krish says:

    Checked with Honda and they have confirmed that no booking has started for CBR650F…..please confirm.