Honda reveals updated CBR650F

Faired middleweight updated with more power, new forks and styling tweaks

Honda reveals updated CBR650F

HONDA has just revealed an updated CBR650F at its pre-Eicma press conference.

The main changes to the fully-faired four-cylinder 649cc machine are an increase in power, Showa dual bending valve fork, revised Nissin brakes and restyled bodywork.

Engine changes include a new, free-breathing exhaust and intake management, which contributes to the CBR650F’s increased 89.8hp at 11,000rpm.

Honda says handling and comfort have been improved thanks to the addition of a brand new 41mm diameter Showa dual bending valve fork.

Stopping performance is also said to be improved thanks to revised two-piston front calipers and 320mm discs and a single -piston caliper and 240mm disc at the rear.

The new front fairing is intended to make the bike look sportier and channel more air into the intake.