The 2019 Honda CBR650R is sportier than its predecessor with committed ergonomics.
Honda has removed the CBR650F middle-weight motorcycle from its official website. This hints that the motorcycle is close to seeing a dead-end in India and the company might be looking for a replacement soon.
Apparently, the 2019 Honda CBR650R might be the replacement as it is one of the newest motorcycles in the company’s lineup. The new Honda CBR650R was displayed at the 2019 EICMA. It has been updated with quite a good number of tweaks on all fronts.
The new Honda CBR650R is a sports-tourer like the CBR650F, though with minor changes. The 2019 update has given it new twin headlamps and a unique appeal at the rear where the tail section is cut short. However, a few of the tweaks make it sportier over the outgoing model like the lowered clip-on handlebar (by 30 mm) and the footpegs that are pulled back further.
The new motorcycle rides on Showa-sourced 41 mm USD front forks with a monoshock for the rear. The 5-spoke alloy wheels are made with die-cast aluminium. And for the mechanical part, it is powered by a 649cc, inline 4-cylinder engine that can churn out 95 BHP of power and 64 Nm of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheel via a 6-speed gearbox.
It is to be noted that Honda India has already confirmed the expected timeline for the launch of the CBR650R in India, sometime in the first half of 2019. Once launched, it will go up against the Benelli TNT 600i and Kawasaki Ninja 650.
Honda CBR650F Discontinued
– Removed from the website indicating a discontinuation
– Expected to make way for the 2019 CBR650R
– The CBR650R is sportier than its predecessor