All-new Honda CBR650R unveiled at EICMA 2018, replaces the CBR650F

Japanese motorcycle maker Honda has just revealed the new CBR650R. The new CBR650R replaces the existing CBR650F, is a middle weight sports bike in the company`s line-up. Honda has given the 650R a few cosmetic changes and a mechanical upgrade.

In the looks department, the CBR650R is inspired from its elder sibling the CBR1000RR Fireblade. The bike features sculpted lines on the fuel tank and sides. The side fairing gets a dual tone red and white paint scheme which lends the bike a sporty look.

The CBR650R gets a forward lean driving posting which is quite aggressive. The foot pegs have been moved backwards and the handlebars have been moved forward.

The motorbike gets its juice from a 649cc inline 4-cylinder motor which develops 93 BHP of power and 64 Nm of twisting force. It also features dual LED headlamps.

The new CBR650R gets Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) system which in common auto terminology is called traction control system. Expect Honda to introduce the bike in the Indian market in the second half of 2019.

Impressions on the new Honda CBR650R unveiled at EICMA 2018

– The bike replaces the CBR650F
– The styling is based on the CBR1000RR Fireblade
– India launch is expected in the second half of 2019

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