2018 Honda CBR650F Coming to India Next Month
A recent report in the automotive industry claims that 2018 Honda CBR650F will be launched in India in October 2017 (Around Diwali). The report even claims that it would carry a price tag of around INR 7.60 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). 2017 Honda CBR650F is powered by a 649 cc, inline four cylinder engine producing 89.8 BHP @ 11,000 rpm and 64 Nm @ 8,000 rpm. The bike weighs 213 kg and gets revised intake for increase in power. The model that will be relaunched will come with strict emissions.
The motorcycle comes with Showa 41 mm dual bending forks for the front while rear gets 7-step adjustable monoshock. The brakes are sourced from Nissin and gets dual channel ABS as standard. Honda offers redesigned fairing and new shade options on the CBR650F. It can now be expected in Millennium Red, Matte Gunpowder Black and Pearl Metalloids White. Honda has even claimed a shorter gear ratios and excellent power delivery after 5000 rpm.
Honda India recently launched the liter class CBR1000RR in India for INR 17.61 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The same now comes out to be more powerful and lighter in weight, rivaling none other than Kawasaki ZX-10R, Yamaha R1 and Suzuki GSX-R1000 in India. Honda CBR650F is even the most expensive motorcycle in its segment, placed around INR 2 lakh above the Kawasaki Ninja 650. Bookings for the same has not yet started for the country.
2017 Honda CBR650F comes with aluminum 6-spoke wheels with 120/70-ZR17 and 180/55-ZR17 wheels. The headlight is now full LED while the taillights stays the same crisp LED pattern. The motorcycle now weighs 213 kg and claims a seat height of 810 mm, making it tough for some riders to ride with below average height.