Honda CBR650R BS6 Gets One Step Closer To India

Besides a greener motor, the middleweight sports tourer gets comprehensive updates

  • Features 41mm Showa Separate Function Big Piston forks now.
  • Gets a revised headlamp assembly, side fairing and LCD instrument console.
  • Its Euro5/BS6-compliant 649cc inline-four motor delivers 95PS and 63Nm.
  • It could be launched in India early next year.
2021 Honda CBR650R Revealed

Honda has released the 2021 CBR650R  overseas. The middleweight sports tourer gets a greener and more powerful Euro 5/BS6 motor with feature and mechanical updates. It also gets a sharper and meaner look courtesy of a redesigned headlamp unit and new side fairing. 

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The 649cc inline four-cylinder motor has been significantly updated to meet emission norms. It features revisions to the ECU, cam lobes, intake timing, exhaust system, and crankshaft.  The motor now delivers 95PS at 12,000rpm and 63Nm at 8500rpm. In comparison, the BS4-compliant CBR650R sold in India offered 88PS at 11,000rpm and 60.1Nm at 8000rpm. Rider aids include a switchable Honda Selectable Torque Control. It continues to use a six-speed gearbox with a slip and assist clutch. 

2021 Honda CBR650R Revealed

Besides a sportier motor, the CBR650R also gets sportier chassis updates. It now features 41mm Showa Separate Function Big Piston upside down forks. The new front end should offer better feedback and stability during cornering. It continues to use a pro-link rear monoshock. Braking is via dual 310mm front discs with Nissin radially mounted calipers and a 240mm rear disc. 

2021 Honda CBR650R Revealed

Honda may launch the updated CBR650R in India early next year. Along with the new updates, it could carry a price premium. We expect the upcoming CBR650R to be priced at around Rs 8.0 lakh. It will compete with the Kawasaki Ninja 650 and the upcoming Benelli 600RR.

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