Honda commences nationwide deliveries of Make-in-India CBR650R
First customers from Gurugram ride away on new sports middle-weight motorcycle
Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India has commenced the deliveries of its latest Make in India sports middle-weight motorcycle CBR650R from Honda BigWing Gurugram (Haryana).
Revealed at the 2018 Milan Motorcycle Show, CBR650R replaces CBR650F under Honda’s sports middle-weight line up drawn directly from Fireblade super sports style. Priced at Rs 7.70 lakh (ex-showroom pan India), the model has received a splendid response from the customers across the country.
Yadvinder Singh Guleria, senior VP, sales and marketing, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India, said, “The new CBR650R defines true sporty and powerful performance with Honda’s racing pedigree. The motorcycle has received good response and we are confident that it will all together provide a new experience to young passionate riders. We are happy to commence deliveries to our booking customers and wish them an exciting journey ahead.”
The new CBR650R comes equipped with a powerful 649cc liquid cooled four-cylinder, DOHC 16-valve engine, for an enriched high tuned performance. From rapid downshifting to smoothly controlled corner entry, the assist/slipper clutch allows one to confidently experience the thrills of the CBR650R while Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) maintains rear wheel traction and can be switched off should the rider choose to.
As a high-revving sports machine lives in the turns, the CBR650R’s chassis is 6kg lighter than its predecessor for faster side-to-side steering agility. The new, adjustable 41 mm Showa Separate Fork Function (SFF) USD forks offer superior suspension response. Always Ready to race, the CBR650R also allows easy pauses with enhanced braking. The dual radial-mount callipers match a single-piston rear calliper for improved balance. The dual-channel ABS maintains smooth control in wet or dry conditions.
Taking cues directly from the Fireblade, CBR650R features new styling with its sharp, aggressive lines and extended side fairings plus super-short rear section. Modern full LED lighting with a narrow dual headlamp akin to the Fireblade and a digital LCD display enhances its bold looks.
The CBR650R is available in 2 vibrant colours - Grand Prix Red & Gunpowder Black Metallic.