- Honda CBR 650R gets a redesigned underbelly exhaust muffler
- The middleweight supersport gets Fireblade inspired LED headlamps
- CBR 650R will be made available at Honda's premium dealerships - World Wing
- It will be offered in two colours - Grand Prix Red and Matte Gunpowder Black Metallic
Honda launched the 2019 Honda CBR 650R at Rs. 7.70 lakh (ex-showroom), today. The 2019 Honda CBR 650R has taken the place of recently discontinued Honda CBR 650F and has got a number of updates, including two new colour schemes. The CBR 650R has taken design cues from its bigger sibling and Honda's flagship supersport - the Honda CBR 1000RR Fireblade. The faired sports motorcycle will be made available at Honda's premium Wing World dealerships and Big Wing Dealership (Gurugram).
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The 'R' in 650R means that this brutal machine has become sportier and racier. The updates include a redesigned underbelly exhaust muffler and the Fireblade inspired LED headlamp unit (twin). As mentioned the CBR 650R is offered in two colours i.e. Grand Prix Red and Matte Gunpowder Black Metallic. The floating tail lamp unit and docked tail of the CBR 650R looks distinctive and complements the sportier design of this middleweight supersport. The muscular tank and semi-exposed all blacked out engine amplify the look of the motorcycle.
The 2019 Honda CBR 650R gets the propulsion from an in-line four, liquid-cooled 649 cc engine. The motor is capable of churning out 88 bhp of max power at 11,500 rpm and 60 Nm of max torque. The India-spec engine has been detuned keeping in mind the road and riding conditions, as the global-spec model churns out 7 bhp more than the former. The fuel-injected engine gets a multi-plate wet clutch and equipped with a 6-speed gearbox.
The engine sits in a Diamond-type frame. Honda CBR 650R gets 310 mm double discs at the front and 240 mm single disc at the rear. The braking capabilities of the motorcycle are further enhanced by a dual-channel ABS unit. The suspension setup of the motorcycle includes a 41 mm Showa USD forks and a monoshock at the rear. It also comes equipped with switchable traction control or Honda Selectable Torque Control System (HSTCS), as Honda calls it. This further enhances the riding experience of the motorcycle.