We decipher what the new aggressively-styled CBR 650F has to offer
Coming to the market as a mid-level super sport styled bike, the new Honda CBR650F boasts a striking new design that enhances its aggressive appeal. It ticks all the right boxes to make it a definite head turner. Built around a steel diamond frame that has been strengthened to offer a high-level of rigidity and balance, which in turn has had a positive impact on ride dynamics.
The motorbike is powered by a 649 cc DOHC inline four-cylinder engine that delivers 63.7kW at 11,000 rpm. The engine is paired with a six-speed gearbox and with Honda sticking to their sporty genes, it goes without saying that this new bike delivers all that power in a seamless manner that allows for some spirited riding.
The vehicle also comes fitted with a new 41 mm Showa Dual Bending Valve type front fork, a single tube monoshock rear suspension with 7-stage spring preload adjustments, dual piston Nissin front calipers on a 320 mm disc and a 240 mm disc at the rear to ensure the best in terms of stopping power. The new motorcycle also gets a redesigned intake valve.
The new 4-into-1 exhaust employs a dual-pass internal structure (rather than triple-pass) in the muffler, reducing back pressure. This also ensures you get a fantastic note out of the exhaust as well. Despite the changes that the new CBR650F offers over the previous generation motorcycle, Honda has kept the price the same at `7.3 lakh, which means you are now getting a better bike that does more for the same price.