SUPER SPORT STYLE
This middleweight motorcycle has a real thirst for action.
One quick glance gives away its true purpose – from headlight to taillight it looks agile and fast. The CBR650F just can’t hide its desire to perform and will take riding enjoyment to a level you never thought possible. It can provide you with comfortable, everyday performance when you want it, but you’ll also find this free-revving bike is eager to satisfy the irresistible urge to just let it go on an empty, open road.
Pin-point and precise suspension means sharper handling.
The CBR650F 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.
Underneath the seat is housed a single-tube, monoshock suspension unit with 7-stage spring preload adjustment. It works directly on the neatly curved, gravity die-cast – for stability and strength – aluminium swingarm.
PRIMED FOR ACTION
Feel and hear the power from one corner to another.
The CBR650F’s engine develops 67kW @ 11,000rpm and 3kW more than the previous model, it’s an increase you can really feel above 5000 rpm. This is down to a new intake and completely redesigned, 4 into 1 exhaust system. Together with a dual-pass muffler to reduce back-pressure, it delivers a raucous growl when you wind on the throttle. Drive it out of a corner and accelerate through the stacked six-speed gearbox and you get hard acceleration with the short gear ratios – more noticeable in the bike’s mid-range.
Sharp, sure and confident
The CBR650F is built around a steel diamond frame, which incorporates twin 64mm x 30mm elliptical spars. It provides you with excellent rigidity and balance that’s specifically tuned to deliver real-world handling for the road. A rake of 25.5° with trail of 101mm and wheelbase of 1,450mm gives a good combination of straight line stability with light and exciting turning ability.