Honda brings a fresh new approach to the ultra-competitive naked middleweight arena, with the Neo Sports Café styling of the CB650R. The classically- Honda four-cylinder engine propels a lightweight chassis with high-revving brio, and premium specifications throughout include 41mm Showa SFF USD fork, radial-mount four-piston brake calipers, Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC), assist/slipper clutch and ultra-modern instruments. A 35kW conversion for A2 licence holders will also be available.
The new CB650R mirrors the CB1000R, with pared-down lines designed to put maximum machine on show – this is the motorcycle laid bare. Its super-compact, trapezoid form draws extremities in tightly, and the four-cylinder engine – blacked-out with cam and engine covers highlighted in burnished bronze – is very much the centrepiece of the machine.
Styling & Chassis
Compact Neo Sports Café style accentuates ‘real metal’ engineering
Lighter frame plus other savings shave 6kg from kerb weight compared to CB650F
41mm Showa Separate Function Fork (SFF) USD front suspension
Radial-mount brake calipers and floating discs
Full LED lighting and new LCD instruments
Tapered handlebars and more aggressive riding position