2021 Honda CB650R middleweight naked bike launched in India
In addition to the BS6 version of the fully faired CBR650R, Janese two-wheeler giant Honda has also launched the 2021 Honda CB650R in the Indian market. The new bare middleweight motorcycle is the younger sibling of the liter class Honda CB1000R This used to be available in India and has yet to get the BS6 update.
The 2021 Honda CB650R will be imported into the country via the CKD route. The price is INR 8.67 lakh (ex-showroom, Gurgaon). It will be available through the company’s premium Honda BigWing dealerships. For the color options, Honda offers two options: Candy Chromosphere Red and Matte Gunpowder Black Metallic.
The 2021 Honda CB650R is powered by the same 649cc in-line 4-cylinder engine that performs the tasks of the Honda CBR650R. The liquid-cooled engine has 16 valves and DOHC. It is a cable with a maximum power of 84.6 horsepower that is generated at 12,000 rpm. The maximum torque of 57.5 Nm is generated at 8500 rpm. The engine is connected to a 6-speed gearbox, which is accompanied by a slip and auxiliary clutch.
In terms of design, the new CB650R is very similar to its sibling in the liter class. It presents its neo-sports café design with a round LED headlight with integrated LED daytime running lights. Showa’s gold USD front forks add to the front look of the motorcycle. The sculpted fuel tank gives it a bold and muscular character, while the short rear section keeps the sport in the rear.
Speaking of the rear: The rear landing gear consists of a monoshock unit. On the other hand, braking is monitored by two rotors at the front and a single rotor at the rear, which are supported by two-channel ABS. Other electronic functions include Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC), ESS (emergency stop signal), etc.