After waiting almost three years for Honda to reveal their next CBR at the EICMA 2018 in Milan last year. Finally, the wait is over and Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India have started taking bookings for the CBR650R for just ₹15,000 across 22 cities in Honda World dealerships. This is what we know so far about the Honda CBR650R.
Increase in Power
The 649cc liquid cooled four-cylinder, DOHC 16-valve engine which produces 94bhp at 12,000rpm and an improved torque of 64Nm at 8,500rpm.
It also gets dual-radial mount callipers at the front and a single-piston calliper at the rear, paired with disc brakes for improved stopping power. The motorcycle comes with dual-channel ABS as standard.
Weight Reduction & Suspension
The new CBR650R has lost almost 6kgs of weight and now weighs 208kgs. The CBR650R also has adjustable 41 mm Showa Separate Fork Function (SFF) USD forks.
Just like the Fireblade, it has an LCD display for the instrument cluster along with a dual LED headlamps lighting setup.
Expected Launch Date & Price
It is expected to launch in the first week of March 2019 and to be priced in the range of ₹7 to 7.5 lakh. There will be two colours options available, Grand Prix Red and Matte Gunpowder Black.
Mr Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Senior Vice President – Sales and Marketing, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd had something to say about the CBR650R expectation in India, “Less than 2 weeks after the national launch of CB300R, Honda is proud to unleash its second global blockbuster in the middle-weight segment under the Silver Wing-mark umbrella. After the 2019 global fun model line-up unveils in EICMA, Honda has now opened bookings for its new middle-weight sports machine CBR650R in India too. With an aggressive Fireblade inspired bodywork, a strong dose of CBR sporting intent and intense power, Honda’s Make-in-India CBR650R will entice fun bikers of India like never before!”