The popular model from Honda stable, the CBR650F has hit the native land, Japan in its latest avatar along with its naked brother the CB650F. However, both these models have already marked its global appearance in its 2017 MY iteration at the last year’s EICMA show.
At the said event, the comparative changes on the unveiled models (the new 2017 CBR650F and the naked CB650F) from the last version had already been observed at the visual front. As, the motorcycle has become more sharp and aggressive than ever, and get fitted with LED by replacing the last model’s headlamp assembly.
Whereas the applied alterations at the mechanical and cycle parts aspects are now completely undisguised.
Based on an improved and more durable chassis, the 2017 Honda CBR650F packs a 648cc water-cooled, in-line four cylinder mill under the skin. The engine is claimed to generate enhanced power of 90 PS from 86.47 PS(last iteration figure) at 11,000 rpm and delivers 64Nm in place of 62.9 Nm at 8,000 rpm. As per company’s saying, the increased power will be felt at 5,000rpm and above. Mated a 6-speed gearbox transmission, performs duty of sending all the produced power to the real wheel.
Besides this, Suspension setup also gained Showa supplied 41mm dual bending front forks, while the rear placed monoshock with 7 preloads will be similar to the last one. Braking to stop this beast will come from revised two piston Nissin calipers at the front wheel.
Available in three eye catchy shades of Pearl Glare, Victory Red and Matte Gunpowder Black, the 2017 CBR650F is priced at 9,99,000 Yen, which is equivalent to the Rs 5.94 Lakh in Indian currency. While the naked sibling 2017 CBR650F will make you spend in the vicinity of 9,99,000 Yen (around Rs 5.94 lakhs) to 10,31,400 Yen(Rs 6.13 Lakhs).
Indian emergence of the 2017 Honda CBR650F and Honda CB650F is likely to take place sometimes by the end of this year. As the bike maker has cleared off the outstanding stock of the previous model owing to the BS- IV emission norms hit the Indian motoring market in April 2017.