Honda launched the new CB650R Neo Café Racer motorcycle at the 2018 EICMA in the city of Milan in Italy. Inspired by the CB1000R, the new CB650R culminates Honda’s list of Neo Sports Cafe across their fleet of naked sports motorcycles ranging from the 300 cc to 1000cc powered machines. The 2019 Honda CB650R gets an inline, 649cc, four-cylinder engine that churns about 95 HP and 64 NM of peak torque.
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The humble new Honda CB650R is toned down in terms of the design aspect. Meanwhile, it gets a new LED headlamp stitched into an aluminium frame with a lightweight steel framework weighing at 202 kilos due to the trimmed down weight of the chassis, foot pegs and tank.
Additional inclusions are 41mm USD forks, radial Nissin brakes measuring 310mm diameter discs with radial callipers with four pistons, new cast aluminium rims and radially mounted brake callipers. It will come with a seat height of 810mm and standard ABS. The new wheels will come with 120/70 ZR17 and 180/55 ZR17 tyres.
The 2019 Honda CB650R will get a fully digital instrument cluster with negative backlit LCD screen, gear shift indicators, LED lighting system with a round headlight and a biconical aluminium handlebar.
To ensure safety, the new CB650R will be offered with clutch assist along with an anti-skid system and HSTC (Honda Selectable Torque Control) to avoid rear wheel slippage during acceleration.
While the price and launch date are yet to be disclosed, however, what’s known is that this new Honda bike will be offered in four shades – Candy Chromosphere Red, Graphite Black, Matt Crypton Silver Metallic and Matt Jeans Blue Metallic.