Days after launching the CB300R, the oh-so-loved Honda CBR650R from the EICMA 2018 will finally make it to our shores. The CBR650R replaces the CBR650F which was discontinued earlier this year. The bike can be booked for Rs 15,000 from the 22 Honda ‘Wing World’ dealerships across the country. The CBR650R will be priced under 8 lakh, says Honda. The bike will be available in Grand Prix Red & Matte Gunpowder Black Metallic colors.
Powering the bike is a liquid-cooled DOHC, inline-four 649cc powerhouse. Though Honda has not revealed the power figures, the international model makes 92.7bhp and 63.72Nm. Compared to the earlier model, the bike has received a major overhaul and has a 6kg lighter chassis than the predecessor. The bike gets styling cues from the track-bred siblings.
The CBR650R gets the assist/slipper clutch for aggressive downshifts and smoother corner entry. The CBR650R gets dual radially-mounted calipers at the front with a single-pot caliper at the rear. The dated digital console from the 650F is replaced by a swanky LCD display that displays gear position and has a shift indcator too. The bike is also equipped with Honda’s Selectable Torque Control that maintains rear wheel traction and can be switched off as well.
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Commenting on the new bike that will hit our shores soon, Yadvinder Singh Guleria, senior vice president of sales and marketing, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd said: “Less than 2 weeks after the national launch of CB300R, Honda is proud to unleash its second global blockbuster in the middle-weight segment under the Silver Wing-mark umbrella. After the 2019 global fun model line-up unveils in EICMA, Honda has now opened bookings for its new middle-weight sports machine CBR650R in India too. With an aggressive Fireblade inspired bodywork, a strong dose of CBR sporting intent & intense power, Honda’s Make-in-India CBR650R will entice fun bikers of India like never before!”
The Honda CBR650R will be available at these showrooms
|Sr. No||State / Union Territory||City||Dealership|
|1||Tamil Nadu||Coimbatore||Suryabala Motors|
|2||Tamil Nadu||Chennai||SVM Motors|
|7||Maharashtra||Pune||Pashankar Auto Pvt. Ltd.|
|8||Maharashtra||Kolhapur||Dreams Mobility LLP|
|13||Chandigarh||Chandigarh||Krishna Auto Sales|
|15||Rajasthan||Jaipur||Advent Automobiles Pvt. Ltd.|
|16||Punjab||Jalandhar||Cargo Motors Punjab Pvt Ltd|
|17||Madhya Pradesh||Indore||Kasliwal Automobiles Pvt. Ltd.|
|18||Uttar Pradesh||Lucknow||Envision Motors|
|19||Uttarakhand||Dehradun||Ess Ell Motors|
|20||Odisha||Bhubaneshwar||PGL Ramji Motors Pvt. Ltd.|
|21||West Bengal||Kolkata||Dugar Automotives Pvt. Ltd.|
|22||Assam||Guwahati||Bimal Motors Pvt. Ltd.|