2019 Honda CBR 650R price is about thirty grand more than the discontinued CBR 650F
Honda CBR 650R price is Rs 7.70 lakh ex-showroom Pan India. After starting with the Honda Big Wing showrooms for retailing premium bikes in India, Honda launched much-awaited middleweight sports tourer in the country.
Honda CBR 650R costs about thirty thousand more than the discontinued CBR 650F. 650F, when it was discontinued, carried a price tag of Rs 7.4 lakh ex-showroom. For the premium what you’ll pay for 2019 CBR 650R, you’ll get more power, lesser weight, and far better styling.
Since the power output is more and the weight is reduced by 6 kilos, the bike will deliver better performance. Ground clearance of just 132 mm will make it a bit difficult to ride on bad roads and large speed breakers. A scrapping engine belly will be a frequent and troublesome problem to deal with. Honda has positioned this bike as a sports roadster which will be fun to ride on the tracks too.
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Speaking on this occasion, Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Senior Vice President – Sales and Marketing, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. said, “It was just last week that we announced the establishment of new premium big bike business vertical – the Honda BigWing in India. CBR650R further strengthens the model line up to be sold & serviced under Honda BigWing. Delivering a sporty & powerful performance with Honda’s Racing pedigree, the all-new CBR650R is set to excite middleweight biking enthusiasts.”
Honda CBR 650R price is Rs 1.81 lakh more than Kawasaki Ninja 650
Powering CBR 650R is a 648.72cc, in-line four-cylinder engine pumping out 94 bhp at a high 12,000 rpm and 64 Nm torque at modest 8500 rpm. We can clearly say that the engine on this one is high revving for sure. The motor is paired to a 6-speed gearbox via a slipper clutch for seamless gear shifting.
The middleweight sports tourer gets 41 mm Showa USD forks at the front and a pro-link monoshock at the rear for performing suspension duties. Braking department is taken care of by twin 310 mm discs at the front with 4-piston radially mounted calipers. At the rear is a single 240 mm disc with single-piston caliper. A dual-channel ABS completes the safety net.
The seat is placed at 810 mm above the ground which will be comfortable for tall riders. Short riders, on the other hand, will find it a bit challenging as the weight of bike stand at 210 kg. A 15.4-liter fuel tank will be good for about 300 km range. In my opinion, this is a bit less when it comes to touring.
Technically if see look into the main matter, CBR 650R is here to rival Kawasaki Ninja 650 which is also a sports tourer and is priced at Rs 5.89 lakh ex-showroom. Ninja 650 is a lot cheaper than CBR 650R but a four-cylinder is always my pick. In the same price range, you can have performers like Suzuki GSX S750 (Rs 7.46 lakh), Kawasaki Z900 (Rs 7.68 lakh) and Ducati Monster 797 (Rs 8.08 lakh).
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