The Honda CBR650F has been updated and comes in the form of the 2018 Honda CBR650F facelift. The bike has been launched at ₹ 8.03 lakhs (on-road). The CBR 650F gets some updates this time. It gets a redesigned fairing and new color options and graphics. The engine delivers a power of 85.2bhp and a maximum torque of 60.5Nm. The new CBR650F claims to have improved the gear ratios to provide better performance.

The Honda CBR 650F has been in a class of its own and an affordable option for those who love in-line fours. It brings in a refined approach to sports bike riding and is not too aggressive in its riding stance. This makes it comfortable for everyday riding and thus increases its utility value. What is new in the 2018 Honda CBR650F? Read further to know more.

Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Senior Vice President – Sales and Marketing, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. said, “The new CBR650F, delivers a strong dose of CBR series sporting intent and style. With a great combination of sporty style & powerful performance of inline 4 cylinder engine, CBR650F has got a long list of enthusiastic riders. The new CBR650F offers additional value at no increase in price from its previous generation. We are confident, the enthusiast will feel the rush & get delighted with new ride & excitement.”

2018 Honda CBR650F facelift Price in India

Price (on-road)₹ 8.03 lakhs

The bike is priced at ₹ 8.03 lakhs (on-road). At this price point is is quite affordable for an in-line four engine. CBR fans will find the new bike more attractive and a good option to consider in its segment.

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2018 Honda CBR650F facelift Design

The 2018 Honda CBR650F is a well styled bike and the design it subtle and looks purposeful. It is not in the face and has pleasing looks. However, the sporty factor is high. This is evident specially with the colour schemes used on this bike. The newly styles fairing further increases its appeal. The bike has an open rider triangle. This means the seat, hands and feet contact the bike. The CBR650F is comfortable in city traffic conditions and even on longer rides.

2018 Honda CBR650F facelift Specifications

Engine648.72 cc, in-line four, liquid-cooled
Power85.2bhp @ 11,000 rpm
Torque60.5Nm @ 8,500 rpm
Seat Height810 mm
Ground Clearance133 mm
Kerb Weight216 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity17.3 litres

The 2018 Honda CBR650F facelift comes with an inline-four cylinder engine which is specifically tuned for low-to-mid range torque. It delivers a powerband that’s suited for a wide range of riding styles. Its a bike that now looks sharper, handles better, and makes even more power. It churns out power of 85.2bhp@11,000rpm and maximum torque of 60.5Nm@8,500 rpm.The engine comes mated to a 6speed transmission.

2018 Honda CBR650F facelift 0-100 km/h

Acceleration2018 Honda CBR650F
0-100 km/h3.4 secs

The 2018 Honda CBR650F is a mighty quick machine. It accelerates from rest to 100km/h in just around 3.4 seconds. It does provide the thrill that riders seek in this category.

2018 Honda CBR650F facelift Top Speed

Top Speed194 km/h

The top speed of the bike is electronically limited to 194 km/h. It provides great high speed stability and is best for cruising at around 140km/h.

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2018 Honda CBR650F facelift Mileage

City15 km/l
Highway20 km/l

The Honda CBR 650F should return around 15km/l in the city and around 20km/l during highway runs. This is a four cylinder bike so the fuel efficiency is lower than its twin cylinder counterparts.

2018 Honda CBR650F facelift Brakes

At the front the bike gets 320 x 5 mm dual hydraulic disc with dual-piston calipers and sintered metal pads. The rear sees a 240 x 5 mm hydraulic disc with single-piston caliper and resin mold pads. The 2018 Honda CBR650F comes with twin channel ABS.

2018 Honda CBR650F facelift Features

Twin Spar Steel Frame

Front and Rear Disc Brakes

Twin Channel ABS

Clip-On Handle

Radial tyres

One piece seat

LED position lights

Tall Windscreen

LCD instrument pod

2018 Honda CBR650F facelift Competition

The New Honda CBR650F will mainly compete with the Kawasaki Ninja 650, Kawasaki Z800, Triumph Street Triple, Ducati Monster 795, Benelli TNT 600i, and Hyosung GT650R. The Honda has an edge over the other as far as racing prowess goes.


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