- Honda CB650R launched in India
- Priced at Rs 8.67 lakh (ex-showroom)
- Available as a CKD product
Honda has launched its middle-weight naked street bike, the CB650R, in India. The motorcycle has been priced at Rs 8.67 lakh (ex-showroom, Gurugram) and it will be available only at Honda’s premium Big Wing dealerships.
This is the first time Honda has introduced the CB650R in India. It is based on the same platform as the CBR650R fully-faired offering that has also been launched in its 2021 avatar. The CB650R boasts Honda’s Neo Sports Café styling with a round LED headlamp, a sculpted fuel tank with small extensions and a stubby tail with LED lighting. It will be available in two colour options including Candy Chromosphere Red and Matte Gunpowder Black Metallic.
Propelling the CB650R is a 649cc, inline four-cylinder, 16-valve, DOHC engine that produces 84.6bhp of power at 12,000rpm and 57.5Nm of peak torque at 8,500rpm. Its six-speed gearbox is accompanied by an assist and slipper clutch. As for the cycle parts, suspension setup comprises of Showa upside down forks and a monoshock while stopping power comes from dual radially-mounted four-piston brake calipers with floating dual discs up front and a single disc at the rear.
For enhancing the safety quotient, it comes equipped with Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) that is essentially the traction control system with switchable functionality. It also gets ESS (Emergency Stop Signal) that activates the front and rear hazard lights in an event of sudden braking.
The Honda CB650R is available as a CKD (completely knocked down) product. It will compete against the Kawasaki Z650 that is much cheaper at Rs 6.04 lakh (ex-showroom).