The 2019 Honda CBR 650R was unveiled at the 2018 EICMA Motorcycle Show held in November and now Honda has confirmed the launch of this 650 cc sport tourer in our country in the early 2019. Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Senior Vice President, HMSI confirmed that the CBR 650R will be launching in the country in early 2019. He further reported that the new motorcycle will be more powerful, mechanically advanced and offer a number of upgrades, compared to the CBR 650F. Therefore it is clear that the upcoming Honda CBR 650R will replace the Honda CBR 650 F, which currently on sale.
The sports tourer has borrowed it’s styling clues from its larger sibling the CBR 10000RR Fireblade. TheThe 2019 Honda CBR 650R will be offered in two colour options – the Matte Gunpowder Black Metallic and the Grand Prix Red. The unique look of the 650 cc bike is enhanced by the features including the twin headlamps, a shorter tail and exposed engine. Besides that the 2019 Honda CBR 650R comes equipped with an updated mechanics and larger intake and exhaust system to improve the performance and overall efficiency of the bike.
Powering the 2019 Honda CBR 650R is a liquid cooled in line four cylinder 649 cc engine. The engine churns out a power of 95 bhp and produces a peak torque of 64 Nm. A six speed transmission comes paired to the engine. The engine is claimed to have a fuel efficiency of 20 kmpl. The fuel tank capacity of the 650 cc sport tourer is 15.4 litre. Once launched, the 2019 Honda CBR 650R will compete on the likes of the Kawasaki Ninja 650 and the Yamaha R6. Honda has not yet made a word on the pricing of the upcoming CBR 650R.
The 2019 Honda CBR 650R sits on light weight die cast aluminium five spoke wheels. The suspension duties on the sport tourer is handled by the 41 mm USD forks up front from Shows. Besides that, the upcoming Honda CBR 650R will be offered with the brand’s Selectable Torque Control, slipper clutch and a quick shifter. Moreover, the bike gets a more committed riding position, a higher rev limiter and improved torque curve as well. The upcoming Honda CBR 650R gets 6kg reduction in weight.