Honda racing commuter “CBR650F” made its debut in 2015, which was the first ever model to sport a 4-cylinder engine that was available in the market at a comparatively low cost. Years passing, and the new models with all the features had evolved into the market by satisfying the customers’ needs. The customers also kept CBR650 aside due to aging and old features.
So, In order to claim the sales and also to satisfy the hunger of auto enthusiasts, Honda finally launched the fully updated CBR650F into the model with the same price tag as the predecessor.
The raising question is do the CBR650F has the potent to compete against the rivals? Do this updated model really boast noteworthy features? Is it really a racing model that the market wants? Do the Honda CBR650F right value for the price? Read below for the answers.
DESIGN & FEATURES
The Honda CBR650F receives some changes in the front & rear lighting section only. At the front, it gets a stylish headlamp unit with an integrated LED lights gives the aggressive look from the front angle. While the windscreen above the headlamp unit gives the bike a tomboy appearance.
The 17.3-litres muscular fuel tank and nicely stitched seats give all the plethora look to the commuter. The engine crankcase gets the bronze paint, and the tri-color graphical theme elevates the look and gives the prominent appearance to the bike on roads.
While the rear gets a LED tail lamp, swingarm and a fat tyre which gives the bold look like the front.
The bike measures 2110 mm in length, 755 mm in width, 1145 mm in height with a 1450 mm of wheelbase and 130 mm ground clearance gives all the control to the rider over the bike.
The digital instrument cluster with speedometer, tachometer, twin tripmeters and fuel gauge gives the useful info for the rider.
The Honda CBR650F Indian specs model gets all the new Euro IV 649cc in-line 4-cylinder engine that churns out a maximum power of 86.7 PS and a torque of 60.5 Nm which give better tuning and emission. But this updated model is not as powerful as the predecessor due to slightly decreased power and torque figures for better emission figures.
With all the tuned hardware setup, the Honda CBR650F returns a good mileage figure of km/l.
Honda CBR650F comes with an easy gear shift configuration of; 1-gear down & 5-gears up pattern.
Honda considers suspension and braking duties are the most significant factors for the bike and thus employs a reliable, comfortable, and commandable units to serve the customers to the extent. For this, Honda employed 41 mm Showa Dual Bending Valve (SDBV) forks for better compression and rebound damping. While the rear retains the old Monoshock absorbers with an adjustable preload option.
The bike gets an updated 320 mm Nissin two-piston calipers at the front disc and a single-piston caliper for the 240 mm rear disc.
The standard features a Dual channel ABS, a Honda Ignition Security System (H.I.S.S.) which is the enhanced security feature that saves the bike from thefts.
The bike now gives all the required handling and driving capabilities to the rider and hence maneuvering in the hard traffic is easy to the rider.
WHAT ABOUT PRICING?
With ample features and potential execution Honda CBR650F gets a price tag of INR. 7.3 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
IS IT BEST?
The Honda CBR 650F is a perfect tourer for the racing enthusiasts with all the above-said specs. The tuned engine setup with good driving ergonomics give all the decent vibes to the bike. Finally, as for the pricing it a not a big deal for the buyers as compared to the other bikes in the segment. If the cost doesn’t matter you, then you can blindly go with Honda CBR650F.