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CB650F

Beautifully tough

Raw aggression

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Honda CB650F product logo.

An energetic streetfighter

Stripped back, lean and charismatic, this free-revving 650 has unrivalled attitude.

A distinctive presence

This motorcycle has real pulling power.

The CB650F delivers the kind of enjoyable performance, acceleration and handling that will never fail to make you smile. Its looks are striking; most dominant are the sinuous exhaust pipes that sweep down, then up and around the four-cylinder engine where they let out a deep growl. Pure Honda.

Close up of the Honda CB650F logo.
Rear three-quarter close up of Honda CB650F to show rear lights.
Side facing Honda CB650F on its stand in the dark.
Close up shot of Honda CB650F brake disc.

Street or Super Sport

Whichever you choose, you’ll be riding a 650cc machine that really packs a punch.

Side facing Honda CB650F. CB650F A middleweight Naked Street style motorcycle with a 649cc, DOHC inline, four-cylinder engine, new 6-speed short ratio gearbox, LED lights, two-channel ABS and 41mm SDBV telescopic fork. (Kerb weight 208kg)
Side facing Honda CBR650F. CBR650F A middleweight Super Sport style motorcycle with a sleek, aerodynamic fairing and specially designed air ducts. Underneath is a 649cc, DOHC inline, four-cylinder engine and a new 6-speed short ratio gearbox. Comes with LED lights, two-channel ABS and 41mm SDBV telescopic fork. (Kerb weight 213kg)

A fine balance

Fully adjustable front and rear suspension by Showa.

Front three-quarter facing Honda CB650F with rider.

This suspension system is fully adjustable and can be tweaked to suit all road and riding conditions.

Front fork

The CB650F has a 41mm Dual Bending Valve type fork that provides excellent control. Incorporating a free valve structure that progressively increases the amount of damping according to the road conditions – there is no limit to how much the compression damping can be reinforced. This simple, innovative technology – a world first – delivers superior performance levels that are equivalent to cartridge type suspension units, but in a lighter package.

Rear shock

Underneath the seat is housed a single-tube, monoshock suspension unit with 7-stage spring preload adjustment. It the works directly on the neatly curved, gravity die-cast – for stability and strength – aluminium swingarm.

Close up shot of Honda CB650F rear swingarm.

A black, rear swingarm matches perfectly with the finish of the cast alloy wheels.

Beautifully powered

A compact 649cc engine that’s smooth in every sense.

Side facing Honda CB650F.

The sleek and lithe profile of a street fighter, with exquisite hollow section 6-spoke cast aluminium wheels.

The CB650F’s (EURO4 compliant) engine now develops 67kW @ 11,000rpm. This is down to a new intake and exhaust system with shorter air intake funnels linked to a down-flow airbox. Together with a 4-1 exhaust, with a larger muffler outlet, you can hear the power as well as feel it.

A body of steel

The CB650F is built around a steel diamond frame, which incorporates twin 64mm x 30mm elliptical spars. A rigid balance specifically tuned to deliver delightful handling with high levels of feedback. Rake is set at 25.5° and trail is 101mm for good straight-line stability. The wheelbase is 1,450mm – short and sweet – for excellent turn-in performance.

Close up shot from underneath Honda CB650F.

Revisiting an air-cooled era, the gorgeous chrome exhaust pipes are reminiscent of the stunning 1970’s CB400 Four .

Front three-quarter facing Honda CB650F with rider in tunnel.

A throaty growl at low-to-mid rpm soon develops into an addictive high-revving howl, a reminder of Honda’s four-cylinder racing heritage.