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

The Honda CBR650F will be launched in India on August 4, 2015.

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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.

TypeLiquid-cooled, DOHC four-stroke inline four-cylinder, 16 valves
Displacement649 cc
Bore x Stroke67 mm x 46 mm
Compression11.4: 1
Max Power87 PS @ 11000 rpm
Max torque62.9Nm @ 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)
Honda CBR650RIndia launch (5)
Honda CBR650RIndia launch (4)
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Honda CBR650RIndia launch
Honda CBR650R India launch (4)
Honda CBR650R India launch

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