The CBR650R replaces the CBR650F on Honda’s line-up, with new, aggressive styling and a racier riding position to offer more highly-tuned sports performance for the street. The four-cylinder 650cc engine revs higher, and gets more power and torque, plus Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) and an assist/slipper clutch. A 6kg weight loss means a 8% increase in power to weight ratio. Also new are 41mm Showa ‘SFF’ USD fork, radial-mount four-piston brake calipers and brand-new instruments. A 35kW conversion for A2 licence holders will also be available.
Taking styling cues directly from the 2018 CBR1000RR Fireblade, but with an attitude all of its own, ‘F’ becomes ‘R’ - indicating a potent shot of sporty ability that’s designed to be explored, used and enjoyed on the street.
In the process of its transformation the CBR650R has become, deliberately, a rare breed: a sports bike that provides similar pleasure, enjoyment and adrenaline to an RR machine, yet with enough practicality – and sensible running costs – to make it a viable option as day-to-day transport in addition to weekend fun.
|Engine Type||Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 16-valve DOHC Inline-4|
|Engine Displacement||649 cm³|
|Bore x Stroke (mm)||67 x 46|
|Rear Brake||240 mm x 5 mm disc single piston caliper|
|Front Wheel||6-spoke cast aluminium|
|Rear Wheel||6-spoke cast aluminium|
|Frame Type||Steel Diamond Frame|
|Amount of Credit||£4,672.79|
|36 Payments of||£80.00|
|Total Amount Payable||£6,897.37|
|Excess Mileage Charge||£0.04|
|Annual Contracted Mileage||4,000 Miles|