Honda reveals updated CBR650F

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

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.

Comments

Beautiful. Wonder if they're using rubber engine mounts this time around. Just wish they'd give it the RR headlights already since the RR is going out next year.

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