Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India has updated its premium motorcycle portfolio with the launch of the BS6-compliant CBR650R. The middleweight motorcycle has been launched in the Indian market at an ex-showroom price tag of Rs 8.88 lakh (ex-showroom, Haryana). In comparison, its predecessor was available at Rs 7.70 lakh. Here we list the top five highlights of the Honda CBR650R BS6.
The styling cues include a CBR1000RR inspired design that brings a twin-pod headlight at the front, a transparent windscreen, a full fairing, split-style saddle, and a compact exhaust cannister. The headlight on the 2021 model features a sharp new reflector profile. The bodywork has been designed to showcase the four-cylinder power unit clearly. Other features include new side panels, steel rear mudguard/number plate mount clip-on handlebars, and rear set foot pegs. The motorcycle rides on aluminium wheels with five-spoke Y-shaped design. The CBR650R BS6 tips the weighing scale at 211kg.
The 2021 Honda CBR650R BS6 will be sold in two colours – Grand Prix Red and Matte Gunpowder Black Metallic.
The premium feature list on the middleweight motorcycle include all-LED lighting, a digital LCD instrument cluster, and an assist and slipper clutch mechanism. The safety net comprises of dual-channel ABS, Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC), Honda Ignition Security System (HISS), and Emergency Stop Signal (ESS) technology. The ESS technology detects sudden braking and automatically activates the hazard lights.
Mechanical specifications include a 649cc, inline four-cylinder, DOHC, 16-valve engine that produces 85.8bhp at 12,000rpm and 57.5Nm of peak torque at 8,500rpm. The motor is linked to a six-speed transmission.
The hardware setup on the CBR650R BS6 include Showa Separate Function-Big Piston (SSF-BP) upside-down front forks and a rear mono-shock to perform the shock absorption tasks. The braking setup comprises of twin discs at the front and a single rotor at the back.