This is a bike for born competitors. Taking its design directly from the CBR1000RR Fireblade, the new CBR650R is an ultra-sharp beast with sporting intent, fierce power, and exceptional torque. Discover a place without borders: your obsession.
The road is open, infinite. You turn on the engine. The unique sound of the highly tuned four-cylinder symphony immediately transports you. The muffler angle has been specially designed to channel the resonating roar of your bike directly to you, giving you an immersive aural experience you can only get with an inline four engine. You’re ready to embark on a journey. Your journey. (best heard with headphones)
Take a closer look at the unique features that make CBR650R the stuff of legend.
Thrill. Harmony. Power. That’s what the new CBR650R is all about. The four exhaust downpipes sweep together around the front of the engine, and the muffler has been designed to deliver a thrilling growl as revs climb.
Every detail of the new CBR650R has been designed for passionate riders. The premium dual LED headlights echo the style of the CBR1000RR Fireblade, throwing out crisp white beams. The taillight has a sleek, minimalist form.
The view forward from the cockpit is pure sports. The digital LCD instruments are clear and easy to read. A Gear Position and Shift Up indicator are now included in the display.
Hard braking, rapid downshifting, smoothly controlled corner entry: the Assist/Slipper Clutch allows you to confidently experience the thrills of the CBR650R while easily managing the six-speed gearbox.
The new CBR650R is equipped with a powerful four-cylinder, DOHC 16-valve engine. It has a 12,000rpm redline and features Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) to maintain rear wheel traction. You have the power to unleash the beast within.
Drawn directly from the sport style of the Fireblade, the CBR650R has honed its racetrack DNA for aggressive road performance. The step and handlebars have been readjusted to give you the optimal riding position to easily manage the accelerations, decelerations, and cornering that come with tackling thrilling winding roads, and the front tyre has been reweighted to improve the bike’s turn-in capability. Up front piercing dual LED headlights fill out the tightly wrapped fairing, mirrored by the minimal seat unit. And the electrifying roar of the exhaust chasing the redline will make your hair stand on end.
Let’s talk facts. The peak power of this beast has been boosted to 70kW. But there’s an easy conversion available from Honda dealers to make it A2 licence friendly. The CBR650R leads its class in power-to-weight ratio. The 64Nm torque is exceptional, and the redline is now 12,000rpm. The inline four-cylinder DOHC 16-valve engine attracts attention. An Assist/Slipper Clutch eases upshifts and manages hard down changes, while Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) maintains rear wheel traction so you can focus on racing through turns. The twin-duct intake system features improvements to the interior structure of the air cleaners, and increased tailpipe diameter produces piercing pick-up response from around 7,000 rpm.
Although it was inspired by the CBR1000RR, the CBR650R has gone in a direction of its own, and it takes its specification up several gears to match. Thanks to an adjusted fuel tank capacity, a redesigned step, and complete LED lighting, the CBR650R is 6kg lighter than its predecessor. Dual front headlights outline the bike’s aggressive angles. Handlebars clip-on below the top Bridge, and the instruments feature a digital LCD display.
Quickly spin through the technical features of the new CBR650R.
No matter what the weather might be, the new CBR650R is ready to tackle any journey. The dual radial-mount calipers match a single-piston rear caliper for improved balance. The dual channel ABS maintains smooth control in wet or dry conditions.
The CBR650R is built to satisfy any rider and accommodate any riding style. The 41mm Showa Separate Fork Function (SFF) USD forks offer supple suspension response and fingertip feel for front tyre grip. Enter a world without borders.
The new CBR650R is a powerful machine built for passionate riders. An easy conversion is available from Honda dealers to make the bike A2 licence friendly. The conversion back to full power is equally simple.
The CBR650R’s Emergency Stop Signal technology helps keep you safe if you ever need to hit the brakes unexpectedly. The system detects sudden braking and automatically activates the front and rear hazard lights, which flash to warn any nearby vehicles.