Not only for the CB series, Honda also updated the CBR650F into CBR650R. It still has more comfort than the big brother; CBR600RR but sure CBR650R has sportier looks than the old
ugly CBR650F. It’s almost an all around bike, perfect for daily, weekend fun race, and still comfortable for long road touring.
I liked it honestly.. But it’s quite confusing to choose between the CB or the CBR. Both are beautiful, even more, I also quite love the Kawasaki W800 that has pure retro style instead the retro modern for CB650R.
Now, let’s see the data shall we?!
- Engine Type: 649cc liquid cooled inline 4 cylinder
- Bore And Stroke: 67mm x 46mm
- Induction: PGM-FI with 32mm throttle bodies
- Ignition: Full transistorized ignition
- Compression Ratio: 11.6:1
- Valve Train: DOHC; four valves per cylinder
- Transmission: Six-speed (Slipper Clutch)
- Final Drive: #525 O-ring chain; 15T/42T
- Front Suspension: 41mm fork; 4.25 inches travel
- Rear Suspension: Showa Single Shock; 5.04 inch travel
- Front Brake: Dual 320mm discs with radial-mount four-piston calipers
- Rear Brake: Single 240mm disc
- Front Tire: 120/70-17
- Rear Tire: 180/55-17
- Rake (Caster Angle): 30.0 degrees
- Trail: 101mm (4.0 inches)
- Wheelbase: 57 inches
- Seat Height: 31.9 inches (81 Cm)
- Curb Weight: 456 pounds (206 Kg) (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel-ready to ride)
- Fuel Capacity: 4.1 gallons (15.5 Liters), including 0.8-gallon reserve
- Features; Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) : The system adjusts engine power to optimize torque at the rear wheel, reducing rear-wheel slip (ABS model only)
The CBR650R is just better in almost all aspects compared to previous generation; CBR650F. It has more powerful engine, better looks, etc etc…. I want one in my garage though. How about you?!