The CBR650F is a beautiful machine from Honda. The DOHC 649cc four-cylinder engine powering the CBR650F is completely new and is said to deliver high torque in a healthy rev range, below 4,000rpm. The development team included many engineers in their twenties, selected to produce a bike with a focus on the younger customer. Strong acceleration from a standing start, low/mid range torque and mid-gear roll-on throttle response were targeted as the essential elements. The CBR650F’s steel twin-spar frame has a tuned rigidity balance along with cast pivot plates and aluminium swingarm. The rear shock works directly on the swingarm and is matched to a 41mm telescopic front fork; the wheels are a new five-spoke design. Twin 320mm wavy front and a single 240mm rear disc deliver the stopping power with 2-channel ABS fitted as standard.
Unlike the extremely sport CBR600RR, the CBR650F which has its origins in the CB650F naked, has a low centre of gravity, slim feel and high-set clip-on handlebars for a much less taxing riding posture.