CBR650F, Honda’s First ‘Make in India’ Sports Bike Will Launch on August 4
Honda’s CBR series is one of the most known sport bikes in the world. Last year, Honda announced that CBR650F, the latest in the series, would be assembled in India as part of its ‘Make In India’ initiative. Now Honda has released a date for its launch, which is August 4.
The bike will use a 649cc liquid-cooled engine with an inline four cylinder layout that sits in a twin-spar steel frame. The engine will deliver 87PS and 62Nm of torque. The bike will come with a 6-speed transmission.
As far as the braking system is concerned, CBR uses a 320mm twin-piston calliper disc for the front wheel and a 240mm single-piston calliper disc at the rear wheel with ABS as standard. The suspension uses a 41mm telescopic fork up front and a monoshock with spring-preload adjustability at the rear.
CBR650F will have a full fairing, which should help the engine last longer. The bike comes with a single seat and an underbelly exhaust, which is reportedly a first for a Honda motorcycle in India.
Honda’s CBR650F weighs 209 kg with a 1447.8mm wheelbase and a 130 mm ground clearance. The bike will run on 120/70 ZR17 tyres in the front and 180/55 ZR17 tyres at the rear.
Honda has priced the bike around Rs. 7-8 lakh, which will make it rival to Kawasaki’s Z800 and Triumph’s Street Temple. The company will decide on locally assembling high-end based on how CBR650F performs.
Source: IBN Live
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