OFFICIAL: Honda CBR650F to reach India in 2015, premium distribution format underwork in 20 cities


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After several speculations, there is finally some concrete piece of news about the much awaited CBR650F sports tourer from the top authorities from Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI). HMSI gave a glimpse of its future readiness and previewed what customers can expect from the manufacturer in the financial year 2015-16. Honda’s “RETAIN.EXPAND.CREATE” strategy will make the Indian arm of the Japanese two-wheeler manufacturer future ready. The biggest revelation during the announcements came about the Honda CBR650F.

Yadvinder S Guleria, Senior Vice President – Sales and Marketing, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India confirmed the plans to introduce the CBR650F for the Indian market in 2015. Guleria also confirmed that Honda will set up a new, premium distribution format in 20 cities for the upcoming CBR 650F in India.

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Speaking about the market and product plans Guleria said, “The product roadmap for 2015 is robust with nine new products remaining to be launched in this year. For our flagship model CBR 650F, Honda is innovating by bringing a new premium distribution format in 20 top priority cities. Clearly, 2015 will be a game changer year and Honda is all set to take the next leap.”

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. The Honda CBR650F will be powered by a 649cc inline four-cylinder liquid-cooled engine which will be mated to six-speed gearbox. Power output figure is rated at 87 bhp @ 11000 rpm while the torque stands at 63 Nm @ 8000 rpm. Braking duties would be performed by 320mm dual disc brakes at the front and a 240mm single disc at the rear.

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Honda’s decision to assemble the CBR650F in India made us believe that the upcoming motorcycle will be competitively priced. 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.

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Here are the technical specifications of the Honda CBR650F:

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
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)
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