Honda CBR650R Launched; Priced At Rs 7.70 Lakh

Modified On Apr 24, 2019 By Gaurav Sadanand for Honda CBR650R

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That’s a premium of a little over 30,000 when compared to the CBR650F

  • The Honda CBR650 is available in two colours - red and black.
  • It’s available across all 22 WingWorld dealerships in the country and the sole Honda BigWing dealership in Gurugram.
  • Customers can book the bike for a token amount of Rs 15,000.
  • The India-spec model has been slightly detuned to keep in line with noise-emission laws in the country.

Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) has launched its mid-displacement sports bike - the CBR650R - in India. The bike was first showcased at EICMA 2018 and designed to be a step up from the CBR650F. Priced at Rs 7.70 lakh (ex-showroom India), the bike makes its way to India via the CKD route and commands a premium of around Rs 32,000 over the CBR650F. It’s offered in two colour options - red and black. Interested customers can book the bike via any 22 WingWorld dealerships across India or visit the sole Honda BigWing dealership in Gurugram, Delhi. Official booking for the bike has commenced for a token amount of Rs 15,000.

That said, while both the India and international-spec model use the same 649cc, liquid-cooled, inline-four, the one we get is slightly detuned. It produces 88PS of power at 11,500rpm and a peak torque of 60.1Nm at 8000rpm. In comparison, the bike available overseas dishes out 95PS at 12,000rpm while producing 3.9Nm (64Nm) more torque at 8500rpm. The move is most likely to keep the bike in line with noise emission laws in India and the low quality of fuel here. Apart from the power deficit in the India-spec model, the bike remains identical to the international model. 

In terms of displacement, the Honda CBR650R goes up against the Kawasaki Ninja 650 priced at Rs 5.89 lakh (ex-showroom, India). However, in terms of price, the bike competes against the Suzuki GSX-S750 (7.46 lakh) and Kawasaki Z900, which is priced at 7.69 lakh (all prices, ex-showroom India)

 

Refer to the press release below for more information about the bike.

 

 

Press Release:

 

Honda launches CBR650R at Rs. 7.70 lacs

  • Racing pedigree for revving performance: High revving four-cylinder engine for powerful performance.
  • Available in 2 vibrant colours- Grand Prix Red & Matte Gunpowder Black Metallic.

 

Gurugram, April 22, 2019: The wait for enthusiasts chasing the rush of racetracks is finally over!  Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. today launched its latest sports middleweight model - new CBR650R at Rs.7.70 lacs (ex-showroom PAN India).

Speaking on this occasion, Mr. Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Senior Vice President - Sales and Marketing, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. said, “It was just last week that we announced the establishment of new premium big bike business vertical – the Honda BigWing in India. CBR650R further strengthens the model line up to be sold & serviced under Honda BigWing. Delivering a sporty & powerful performance with Honda’s Racing pedigree, the all new CBR650R is set to excite middleweight biking enthusiasts.”

 CBR650R – The beast on track!

Unleash Your Racing Spirit: The new CBR650R comes equipped with a powerful 649cc liquid cooled four-cylinder, DOHC 16-valve engine, for an enriched high tuned performance

Total Control: From rapid downshifting to smoothly controlled corner entry, the Assist/Slipper Clutch allows you to confidently experience the thrills of the CBR650R while Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) maintains rear wheel traction and can be switched off should the rider choose to.

Sharper Chassis: As a high-revving sports machine lives in the turns, the CBR650R’s chassis is 6kg lighter than its predecessor for faster side-to-side steering agility. The new, adjustable 41 mm Showa Separate Fork Function (SFF) USD forks offer superior suspension response.

Enhanced Braking: Always Ready to race, the CBR650R also allows easy pauses with enhanced braking. The dual radial-mount calipers match a single-piston rear caliper for improved balance. The dual channel ABS maintains smooth control in wet or dry conditions

Roaring Wild: The 4 exhaust downpipes sweep together around the front of the engine, and the specially designed muffler delivers an electrifying roar, giving the rider a unique symphony flagging off every ride!

Fireblade DNA Bleeding Passion: Taking cues directly from the Fireblade, CBR650R features new styling with its sharp, aggressive lines and extended side fairings plus super-short rear section. Modern full LED lighting with a narrow dual headlamp akin to the Fireblade and a digital LCD display enhance its bold looks. The view forward is pure sports; the handlebars clip-on below the top yoke and the instruments feature a Gear Position and Shift Up indicator.

Revealed at 2018 EICMA Show in Milan, CBR650R replaces CBR650F under Honda’s sports middleweight line up. Drawn directly from Fireblade Super Sports style – and adding something extra all its own – the 2019 CBR650R indicates a potent shot of sporty ability designed to be explored and enjoyed on the street. The CBR650R is available in 2 vibrant colours - Grand Prix Red & Gunpowder Black Metallic. Attractively priced at Rs. 7.70 lacs (ex-showroom pan India) the CBR650R will be available at 22 WingWorld and one exclusive Honda BigWing dealership. 

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