Honda CBR650R stands for lighter, meaner and machine.
Throughout the upcoming new journey, Honda CB650R got maximum attention on the Milan stage back in November; a new CBR650R mounted in its shadow, sporting a hot brand new look inspired by its big brother, the CBR1000RR. The new CBR650R hauls the place of the CBR650F. With the all-new CBR, however, instead of going retro, Honda flees sportier and more aggressive with fruition performance to match. Here’s the whole ball of information we know about the new 2019 Honda CBR650R.
Design-wise, Honda has dribbled its “Total Control” design philosophy passed down on its supersport models into its 650 lineups with both the CB and CBR taking over more aggressive look. It is most eye-catching in the CBR’s fairing: the specific headlight has been retrieved by two cat-eye lamps. The lines are more monoamine and the new fairing expose the main structural beam of the diamond frame, instead of stretching onto the gas tank. While there is more entanglement to the lines, it also weirdly doesn’t feel as bulky as the F’s fairing. The R also receives a two-part saddle with an independent piece for the pillion which can be swapped for a cover, as well as a set of y-spoke rims.
The handlebar has endured to lowered slightly with a set of a clip positioned 1.2 inches lower than on the F and Honda guarantees that the new silhouette will result in a more dynamic and engaging riding geometry. While the magnitude volume has been virtually untouched, with only a tenth of an inch combined here and shaved off there, the bike now tips the pecking proportion at 456 lb (458 lb with ABS) is down from 465 lb (or 469 lb with ABS).
The front suspension is a 41-mm Showa capsized fork and at the back, the new R gets a Showa single adjustable shock. The front brake components have been swapped and reintegrated with a slightly smaller 310mm discs and four-piston Nissin calipers. The back brake set up receives a 240mm disc with a single one piston caliper.
The engine is the similar 649cc, inline four as in the F, but tuned to produce more power. The refurbish engine now revs higher 1,000rpm more than that the previous model, the redline is now sitting at 12,000rpm and now outturns 94 horsepower, up from 86. The engine is mated to a six-speed sequential gearbox with the annexation in 2019 of an assist and slipper clutch.
The ABS version of the model also gets the Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC), which is just a fancy approach of naming its traction control system which can be turned off. Pricing and availability in the working of the 2019 Honda CBR650R and CBR650R ABS have yet to be announced.
CBR650R Technical Specifications
|Type||649cc liquid-cooled 30º inline four-cylinder four-stroke|
|Valve Train||DOHC; 4 valves per cylinder|
|Bore x Stroke||67.0mm x 46.0mm|
|Induction||PGM-FI; 32mm bore|
|Final Drive||#525 chain; 15T/42T|
|Front||41mm upturned Showa Separate Function Fork (SFF); 4.72 in. travel|
|Rear||Showa individual shock w/ adjustable preload; 5.04 in. travel|
|Front||All four-piston, radial-mount Nissin hydraulic calipers w/ 310mm floating discs; 2-channel ABS||Dual four-piston, radial-mount Nissin hydraulic calipers w/ 310mm floating discs|
|Rear||Individual one-piston hydraulic caliper w/ 240mm disc; 2-channel ABS||Single one-piston hydraulic caliper w/ 240mm disc|
|Rake (Castor Angle)||30º|
|Trail||101mm (4.0 in.)|
|Ground Clearance||5.2 in.|
|Seat Height||31.9 in.|
|Fuel Capacity||4.1 gal. (0.8 gal. reserve)|
|Color||Grand Prix Red/Stripe|
|Curb Weight*||458 lbs.||456 lbs.|