6 Things that make Honda CBR650F Stand out from the Rest

Modified On Oct 27, 2018 By Sameer Sheikh for Honda CBR650F

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We Indians are always in love with faired bikes. More so, we look for the bikes that bring us  thrilling riding experience at the best possible price. Getting on a sports bike has always been a wet dream of a biker. The melodious sound of a quartet of exhaust pipes are no less than a therapy. The twist of the throttle is enough to shrug off everyday anxiety that each of us come across in fast-paced urban life. The craving for such wheels is exceedingly high, but unfortunately, the price of such machines takes them beyond the reach of the majority of people.  


Honda CBR 650F is a motorcycle that was meant to be a game changer for avid motorcycle enthusiasts. First showcased in Auto Expo 2014, this was eagerly awaited by most of the bikers of the country, expecting Honda to offer this bike within their budget. But the officially declared price shattered the dream of aficionados who expected the bike to be in their budgets. Even the company faced some criticism while pricing the bike, but after taking it for a ride, one can definitely say that Honda CBR 650F is one of the few motorcycles that needs to be looked beyond its price tag. It is fun to ride while being practical at the same time - this is what Honda does like no one else. The inline-four engine is specially tuned for low-to-mid range torque and delivers a power that is suited for wide range of riding style. No matter whether you use it as a weekday commuter or for a weekend sports riding or long trips or short hauls, the Honda CBR650F does it all.

Honda CBR650F is equipped with 649cc, liquid cooled, four stroke, 16 valve DOHC, in-line four-cylinder engine that is mated to a 6-speed constant transmission system and uses a wet multiplate clutch system. The bike generates the power output of 85.8bhp along with peak torque of 63Nm. The powertrain is assisted with Honda’s Programmed Fuel Injection System (PGM-Fi), which promises crisp throttle response with an interrupted power delivery.

Let’s find out what makes the Honda CBR650F stands out from rest of the motorcycles of this segment.

1. Sleek and Aggressive Appearance:



Honda CBR650F features ‘Mass Forward’ sleek and aggressive appearance. It has dynamically curved fuel tank and a chiseled fairing that adds strong identity and shrink wrapped tail unit, which look stubby. The tank of the bike is hinged at the back that allows easy access to cylinder head when required. Both tail light and front lights are LED.

2. Excellent Handling:



Honda CBR650F has a steel made Diamond frame that uses twin 64mm x 30mm elliptical spars. The rigidity and the balancing of the bike are specifically tuned making it stiffer around the headstock and more flexible in the spar section, which delivers desirable handling and high level of rider satisfaction.

3. Information at a Glance:



The dashboard of the bike includes twin large digital screens. It has rev-counter and speedometer on the left whereas on the right it boasts a fuel gauge, clock, odometer and warning lights. Both sides have white back light.

4. Strong Torque:



Honda CBR650F has DOHC 16-valve cylinder head, which employs direct cam  actuation and cam timing that delivers strong torque and drivability below 4000rpm. The bike reaches maximum power at 11000 rpm with a peak torque of 8000rpm.

5. Neutral Control in Every Condition:



The shock and telescopic forks of the bike are developed in accordance to the performance parameter of bike’s frame that brings supple, neutral control in all conditions. The firm spring rates makes it more sports-oriented focussed.

6. Consistent Stopping:

It has a wavy disc brakes that follows the same technique used in NC750 series; the 240mm rear disc formed within 320mm front disc that not just saves the material but also cost for the consumer. The two-piston front and single-piston rear callipers are managed by 2-channel ABS that ensures consistent stopping in most of the times.

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