- Gets Showa Separate Function Big Piston (SFF BP) front forks
- Powered by a Euro5 compliant engine
- Gets a new colour option
Honda has revealed the latest iteration of its middleweight naked roadster motorcycle, the CB650R. The 2021 model retains the styling cues from its predecessor, although it now complies with the Euro5 emission norms and gets an updated suspension setup.
The styling cues continue to feature the company’s Neo Sports Café design. The hardware on the motorcycle comprises of full-LED lighting, digital instrument cluster, muscular fuel tank with shrouds, split-style seats, and an underbelly exhaust. The new model features new side panels and rear mudguard/number plate mount. The motorcycle also gets an increased angle for the handlebar that is aimed to make low-speed manoeuvring easier.
The 20201 model will be available in four colours – Pearl Smoky Gray (new), Mat Gunpowder Black Metallic, Candy Chromosphere Red, and Mat Jeans Blue Metallic.
The biggest update on the 2021 model is the addition of Showa Separate Function Big Piston (SFF BP) front forks. The shock absorption task at the back is handled by a preload-adjustable rear mono-shock. Anchoring setup includes 310mm dual discs at the front and a 240mm rotor at the back. The safety net includes Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) and dual-channel ABS.
Mechanical specifications aren’t very different from the Euro4 model, and the Euro5-compliant 649cc, inline four-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine produces 93.8bhp at 12,000rpm and 63Nm at 8,500rpm.