- Gets Neo Sports Café styling.
- Sports revised engine and an increase in power.
- Likely to arrive in India.
Honda had showcased the CB650R concept at the Paris Motor Show a couple of months ago. Now, it has finally unveiled the production version of the bike at the 2018 EICMA.
Drawing inspiration from the bigger CB1000R, the CB650R sports the Neo Sports Café styling. It gets a round LED headlamp with LED DRLs, a muscular fuel tank and brushed aluminium tank extensions. The bike sports a rectangular full-colour TFT dash that displays a uniquely styled tachometer and all other basic information. The CB650R sports a mildly aggressive riding posture with the slightly forward set handlebars.
Powering the bike is a 649cc, inline-four engine that has been revised with a new intake and exhaust setup. This unit produces 5 per cent more power, taking it to 94bhp. The bike rides on Showa 41mm upside down forks and a monoshock at the rear while it uses Nissin 310mm twin disc for the front along with a single disc at the rear. The CB650R tips the scales at 202kg.
Since the motorcycle shares most of its components with the CBR650R which is expected to arrive in India, the CB650R too could make it to our shores in the near future.