HMSI has launched Honda CBR650R in India. This was quite an awaited motorcycle and is good news for Honda fans.

The Honda CBR650R is powered by a 649cc liquid cooled four-cylinder, DOHC 16-valve engine, which has been tuned for higher performance.

It gets a Slipper Clutch to facilitate rapid downshifting and the Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) maintains rear wheel traction. This is switchable.

The chassis is 6kgs lighter than its predecessor and gets adjustable 41 mm Showa Separate Fork Function (SFF). These USD forks offer superior suspension response.

The bike gets dual radial-mount calipers. There is dual channel ABS on offer for smooth control in wet or dry conditions.

The 4 exhaust pipes and the specially designed muffler emit an roaring note, offering a unique identity on the roads.

The CBR650R is inspired from the Fireblade, its sharp, aggressive lines and extended side fairings plus super-short rear section. It gets LED lighting with a narrow dual headlamp similar to the Fireblade and also a digital LCD display. The bike also features clip-ons and the instruments feature a Gear Position and Shift Up indicator as well.

Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Senior Vice President – Sales and Marketing 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.”

The CBR650R replaces the CBR650F under Honda’s sports middleweight line up. 2019 CBR650R is aimed at the enthusiast, looking for a powerful middleweight and modern motorcycle.