Quick Comparison: 2019 Honda CBR650R vs CBR650F

2019 Honda CBR650R vs CBR650F (Quick Comparison): Honda CBR650F is the most powerful motorcycle of its segment, claiming class-leading speeds due to the aerodynamic body and impressive power output. The 2019 Honda CBR650R is based on the same machine, bringing more than just visual differences for the best-ever riding experience.

The new model comes with dual LED headlights, lighter fairing and numerous other changes to its body. The engine is now good for 95 HP of maximum power at 12,000 rpm. Honda CBR650F is heavier by 9 kg, resulting in a better power-to-weight ratio for the upcoming model. The new model is also equipped with a better and bigger all-digital instrument console.

2019 Honda CBR650R
2019 Honda CBR650R

The steel diamond frame on the CBR650R, along with the exposed body and new fuel tank, offers better grip and control over the machine. The tyres remain similar to the existing model while torque has also improved by 3.5 Nm. Honda is using 310mm dual disc brakes on the new CBR650R while CBR650F comes with dual 320mm disc brakes.

One of the major changes is that the 650R model is equipped with Showa Upside Down (USD) front forks in comparison to the 650F’s conventional forks. The marginal increase in the overall length is seen due to the new front fairing design while other values remain more or less similar to the CBR650F. The price is expected to rise by INR 60,000 (approx) for the 2019 CBR650R.

Honda CBR650F
Honda CBR650F

Honda CBR650R vs CBR650F

Engine & Gearbox

CBR650F

  • Displacement: 648.72cc
  • Max Power: 85.4 HP @ 11,000 rpm
  • Max Torque: 60.5 NM @ 8,500 rpm
  • No. of Cylinders: 4
  • Gearbox: 6-Speed
  • Cooling: Liquid-Cooled
  • Fuel Supply: Fuel Injection
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CBR650R

  • Displacement: 649cc
  • Max Power: 95 HP @ 12,000 rpm
  • Max Torque: 64 NM @ 8,500 rpm
  • No. of Cylinders: 4
  • Gearbox: 6-Speed
  • Cooling: Liquid-Cooled
  • Fuel Supply: Fuel Injection

Brakes & Suspension

Honda CBR650R vs CBR650F

CBR650F

  • Front Brake: Dual 320mm Discs
  • Rear Brake: 240mm Single Disc
  • Dual Channel ABS
  • Front Suspension: Telescopic Forks
  • Rear Suspension: Monoshock

CBR650R

  • Front Brake: Dual 310mm Discs
  • Rear Brake: 240mm Single Disc
  • Dual Channel ABS
  • Front Suspension: Showa USD Forks
  • Rear Suspension: Monoshock

Tyres & Frame

CBR650F

  • Front Tyre: 120/70ZR17
  • Rear Tyre: 180/55ZR17
  • Frame: Diamond

CBR650R

  • Front Tyre: 120/70ZR17
  • Rear Tyre: 180/55ZR17
  • Frame: Steel Diamond

Dimensions & Weight

Honda CBR650R vs CBR650F

CBR650F

  • Length: 2107mm
  • Width: 753mm
  • Height: 1149mm
  • Wheelbase: 1449mm
  • Ground Clearance: 133mm
  • Kerb Weight: 216 kg
  • Tank Capacity: 17.3-litres
  • Seat Height: 810mm

CBR650R

  • Length: 2130mm
  • Width: 750mm
  • Height: 1150mm
  • Wheelbase: 1450mm
  • Ground Clearance: 130mm
  • Kerb Weight: 207 kg
  • Tank Capacity: 15.4-litres
  • Seat Height: 810mm

Ex-Showroom Price

  • CBR650F: INR 7.38 lakh
  • CBR650R: INR 8.00 lakh (expected, launch in Q1 2019)
Honda CBR650F Console
Honda CBR650F Console
Honda CBR650R Console
Honda CBR650R Console
Quick Comparison: 2019 Honda CBR650R vs CBR650F
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