Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Private Limited (HMSI) has officially announced that CBR 650F would be launched on 4th August, 2015 in the country. It is the company's 10th launch of this year, out of its planned fifteen products. Just so you know, the bookings for the Honda CBR 650F are underway at all company authorized dealerships at a token amount of INR 50,000.
Honda CBR 650F is powered by a 649 cc four-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine which generates a maximum power output of 86bhp at 11000 rpm and peak torque performance of 63Nm at 8000 rpm. It is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. It is being learnt through various sources that CBR 650F would be sold in 20 cities in India, initially. The company would assemble 2 bikes per day, with local content of around 5 percent. The CBR 650 would be offered in one body color option, while being based on a twin-spar steel frame. Talking about the dimensions of this new offering from Honda, the CBR 650F measures 2110mm in length, 755mm in width, and 1145mm in height. In addition, it would come with a wheelbase of 1450mm.
[caption id="attachment_15186" align="alignnone" ] Honda CBR 650F[/caption]
As for suspension system of Honda CBR 650F, a 41 mm telescopic fork does the duty at front, while a swingarm monoshock strut is at helm at the rear. The bike features 320 mm twin-piston caliper disc at the front and a 240 mm single-piston caliper disc at the rear. There is a digital speedometer with a couple of tripmeters on offer as standard feature. Honda CBR 650F would be challenging the likes of Kawasaki Ninja 650, Triumph Street Triple and the Ducati Monster 795, while being priced at around INR 9 lakhs (on-road). For those asking, HMSI, around a week back, launched the new 110cc commuter motorcycle Livo in the country at an introductory price of INR 55,000 (on-road).
Source : MotorOctane