An energetic streetfighter

CB650F

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

At a Glance:

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

Colours: Pearl Mettalloid White, Pearl Spencer Blue, Millennium Red

Price: €8,900.00

Features

Seeing clearly

The clear-lensed LED headlights illuminate the darkest roads and city streets. The rear taillight is also LED to improve visibility and is positioned high for that uncompromising streetfighter look.

Easy information

Keep up to speed with what’s going on underneath and around you. This simple, twin digital screen, with a white back light, means you won’t miss a thing: rev-counter, speedometer, fuel gauge, clock, odometer and warning lights are all clearly displayed.

Stop sure

The CB650F has revised two-piston Nissin front calipers that squeeze 320mm wavy discs. With two-channel ABS as standard, they provide strong braking power and confidence in all conditions. A single-piston rear 240mm disc is at the rear.

Shaped to ride

The seat has been created with a narrow middle section, this is not only good for rider movement around town, but helps ground reach when you’re on and off the pegs in traffic. For comfort, it’s been designed to sit on rubber mounts to minimise any vibration.

Hard style

Pared back and hard, the smaller side cowls highlight the angular fuel tank and show much more of the muscular engine. The headlight cowl has been drawn in tighter, with sharper angles presenting a hard-edged appearance.

Pure muscle

Engine casings are finished in an attractive, satin bronze coating. They not only contrast with the imposing black, DOHC engine, they highlight the CB650F’s super sport connection with Honda’s racing heritage.

Beautifully powered

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

Fully adjustable front and rear suspension by Showa.

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.

Specifications

Engine
Bore × Stroke (mm) 67.0 x 46.0
Carburation PGM-FI electronic fuel injection
Compression Ratio 11.4:1
Engine Displacement (cc) 649cc
Engine Type (cm³) 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valves
Max. Power Output 66kW @ 11,000rpm (95/1/EC)
Max. Torque 64Nm/8,000rpm
Oil Capacity (Litres) 3.5L
Starter Electric
Wheels
Suspension Front 41mm SDBV telescopic fork
Suspension Rear Monoshock damper with adjustable preload
Tyre Size Front 120/70ZR17 M/C (58W)
Tyre Size Rear 180/55ZR17 M/C (73W)
Wheels Front Hollow section 6-spoke cast aluminium
Wheels Rear Hollow section 6-spoke cast aluminium
Dimensions and Weights
Battery Capacity (VAh) 12V/8.6AH
Caster Angle 25.5
Dimensions (L×W×H) (mm) 2110 x 775 x 1120mm
Frame type Steel diamond
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 17.3L
Fuel Consumption 21km/litre
Ground Clearance (mm) 150mm
Kerb Weight (kg) 208kg
Seat Height (mm) 810mm
Trail (mm) 101mm
Wheelbase (mm) 1450mm
Transmission
Clutch Wet, multiplate disc
Transmission Type 6-speed
Instruments and Electrics
Headlights LED
Tail Light LED