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.
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
|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)|