Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India have launched the 2021 neo sports cafe racer, CB650R for the first time in India at Rs. 8.67 lakh and the 2021 CBR650R at Rs. 8.88lakh (ex-showroom, Gurugram). The two bikes are available are as completely knocked-down kit (CKD) and the bikes will be sold through Honda`s premium Big Wing Topline dealerships.
Honda has used the CBR650R platform for the CB650R and has offered a 6-speed gearbox with slip and assist clutch. Both the bikes get the same 649cc in-line 4-cylinder engine that produces a maximum power of 86 bhp at 12,000 rpm and a peak torque of 57.5 Nm at 8,500 rpm.
Speaking on this occasion, Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Director – Sales & Marketing, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd., said, “Ever since its launch, CBR650R has been the heartthrob of young motorcycle enthusiasts. Further strengthening our product portfolio of premium motorcycles, we are pleased to introduce for the first time in India, CB650R to take the excitement in the middleweight naked sports category a notch higher. The 650 siblings are set to provide a thrilling experience to the riders.”
The CB650R is a naked roadster with a retro neo sports cafe style that is really attractive. The motorcycle’s overall appearance is completed by the round LED headlight, sculpted fuel tanks, extension, and short, stubby rear section. Candy Chromosphere Red and Matte Gunpowder Black Metallic will be the two colour options for the 650 naked. The CBR650R, on the other hand, is a fully-faired supersport with sharp styling, as seen by the motorcycle’s twin LED headlights and overall sporty stance. Grand Prix Red and Matte Gunpowder Black Metallic are the two colour options the CBR650R is offered in.
Both bikes come with a single-piston calliper along with a single disc at the rear and twin disc brakes with radially-mounted 4-piston callipers at the front. Spring pre-load adjustable SFF BP (Showa Separate Function Big Piston) forks are also available at the front, along with 7-step adjustable mono-shock at the rear.
The CB650R and CBR650R have similar dual-channel ABS. The Honda’s Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) is used to optimise torque output at the rear wheel for minimising wheel-slip. The company has provided a manual switch-off and switch-on system as well. In terms of competition in the Indian market, the 206 kg CB650R will compete against the Kawasaki Z650 while the Kawasaki Ninja 650R will be the main rival of the CBR650R which tips the scales at 211 kg.
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