The Honda CBR650F is one of the few high power sports motorcycles in India and is a dream for many bikers across the country. Launched in 2015, this performance-oriented motorcycle has been well received in the motorcycle world and is still going headstrong.
The Honda CBR650F is a middleweight tourer-cum-sports motorcycle that is way superior to most of its peers. It is powered by a four-cylinder engine while the table topper, the Kawasaki Ninja 650 is powered by a two-cylinder engine.
There are many more things about the motorcycle, just like this small little intro, that you will love, absolutely. So, here are the top features that standout in motorcycle and make it so high in performance.
The Honda CBR650F is a big motorcycle, with all necessary fairing to make it look like a monster of a performance-oriented motorcycle. However, the motorcycle isn’t bulky at all. In fact, it is sleek, lean and extremely aggressive. The entire fairing on the motorcycle is chiseled and sculpted and looks extremely sturdy. The headlight and tail lamp get LED units.
It is offered in a single colour option, which is the red, white and blue tricolour. However, we would have loved if we could get more colour options on offer.
High revving engine
The Honda CRB650F isn’t just powerful at its heart, the engine delivers an extremely responsive throttle with the engine revs getting higher as you keep twisting your right arm. The 87 bhp of power and 63 Nm of torque may sound at par with any motorcycle of this caliber, but these figures come at a staggering figure of 11,000 and 8,000 revs per minute respectively.
The best thing about the Honda CBR650F is that is a dual-channel ABS as standard, which is a must-have for such a performance oriented motorcycle. This makes it have an edge over some big names like the Benelli TNT650GT and the Kawasaki Ninja 650.
Better than its rivals
The Honda CBR650F is the most powerful motorcycle among its competitors. It competes against the likes of the Benelli TNT650GT and the Kawasaki Ninja 650, which is presently the most affordable offering in this segment. However, the Honda motorcycle is a good 15 bhp more powerful than the Ninja and up to 2 bhp more than the TNT.
Good stability and control
The Honda motorcycle is suspended over telescopic front forks and shock absorbers at the rear. However, these suspension units are developed so as to perform according to the performance parameters of the motorcycle’s frame under any condition. The springs are firm and make it more focused towards performance.
Is it really good?
The Honda CBR650F is the company’s first power-oriented motorcycle to be fully assembled in India. The other motorcycles in this segment are CBU units. However, the locally assembled factor does not quite affect the overall pricing of the motorcycle as it still holds a retail price starting from Rs. 7.3 lakhs. The Kawasaki Ninja is priced at Rs. 5.36 lakhs as is almost Rs. 2 lakhs cheaper than the Honda.
However, the Honda is still the most powered motorcycle in its segment and has pretty good features on offer along with the best-in-class handling and ride quality.