Honda readies CBR650F for India launch in 2015.

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Earlier this year at the Auto Expo,  Honda indicated that they’d be manufacturing their promising CBR650F middleweight contender in India by 2015. They also mentioned about a  fourth manufacturing facility, to be located in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. This factory will commence production in 2015 and with an annual production capacity of 1.2 million units. This plant will create almost 3,000 new jobs and Honda expects the annual production capacity to increase to an optimistic 5.8 million units per annum by 2016.

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In lieu of the above developments, it has recently been confirmed via a popular import export tracking website that a CBR650F has been bought down to India for R&D purposes. Needless to stay Honda’s still on track and indeed readying to launch the bike next year.

The Honda CBR 650F will be powered by a 643 cc in line four cylinder engine mated to a six speed gearbox nestled in a conventional twin spar frame. Power is a respectable 87 bhp and torque stands at 63 Nm. Stopping power comes from a set of dual disc brakes with 320mm rotors up front and a 240mm rear.

Thanks to Mvkss Sandeep for the tip!

2014 Honda CBR650F :Technical Specifications

ENGINE
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
FUEL SYSTEM
Mixture preparationPGM-FI fuel injection
Tank17.3 liters
Gasoline consumption21 km / l (WMTC measurement cycle)
ELECTRICAL
StarterElectric starter
Battery12 V / 8.6 AH
Alternator343 W
ClutchMulti-disc in oil bath
Transmission6-speed
Final DriveO-ring chain
FRAME
TypeBridge-type frame, steel
CHASSIS
Dimensions (LxBxH)2110 x 755 x 1145 mm
Wheelbase1450 mm
Steering head angle25.50 °
Height of seat810 mm
Ground clearance130 mm
Kerb Weight211 kg
SUSPENSION
Front41 mm telescopic fork, 120 mm travel
RearSwingarm with monoshock Strut, spring preload adjustable, 43.5 mm stroke
WHEELS
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
ELECTRICALS
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)
TaillightLED
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