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Live in the moment

Nothing quite compares to the feeling of taking a sports bike out on a twisty road at the weekend. But why can’t that feeling of ‘being in the moment’ live on right through the week, as you take on the city streets? With the all-new CBR650F it can.

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Your repayments will be less than traditional finance. You put down a deposit on a bike, and we calculate its Guaranteed Minimum Future Value (GMFV). We deduct this from the price of the bike and your monthly payments are based on what’s left. You can then choose to pay the GMFV and keep your Honda, return it or part-exchange it for a new bike.

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About the CBR650F

Sporting middleweights have always found starring  roles within Honda’s range thanks to the poise and usability produced by  their combination of low mass and strong engine performance. Whereas  the trend recently has been toward ever-larger capacity mid-sized  machines, for 2014 Honda has decided on a different direction and will  produce a true four-cylinder sporty middleweight that offers high style  and specification, an involving easy-to-use riding experience and real  value for money.

The new CBR650F is brand new from the wheels up.  Based on the same platform as the naked streetfighter-styled CB650F,  it’s been designed from inception by a young team of Honda engineers as a  sports-oriented bike, usable and enjoyable in the real world by riders  of all backgrounds and experience, in environments from busy urban  streets to twisting back roadsSporting middleweights have always found starring roles within Honda's range thanks to the poise and usability produced by their combination of low mass and strong engine performance. Whereas the trend recently has been toward ever-larger capacity mid-sized machines, for 2014 Honda has decided on a different direction and will produce a true four-cylinder sporty middleweight that offers high style and specification, an involving easy-to-use riding experience and real value for money.

The DOHC 649cc four-cylinder engine powering the CBR650F is completely new and engineered to deliver high torque through the low-to-mid rpm range, especially below 4,000rpm

The development team included many engineers in their twenties, selected to produce a bike with a focus on the younger customer. They decided early on that chasing peak power at redline was off their agenda. Strong acceleration from a standing start, low/mid range torque and mid-gear roll-on throttle response were targeted as the essential elements.

Crisp pick-up above 6,000rpm and - for the sake of reduced running costs - economical cruising at highway speeds was also a focus. The engine's also been designed to look good, with no external plumbing obscuring its lines. Sitting relatively far forward in the chassis for optimal weight distribution, the engine is truly at the heart of the machine.

The CBR650F's steel twin-spar frame has a tuned rigidity balance along with cast pivot plates and aluminium swingarm. The rear shock works directly on the swingarm and is matched to a 41mm telescopic front fork; the wheels are a new five-spoke design. Twin 320mm wavy front and a single 240mm rear disc deliver the stopping power with 2-channel ABS fitted as standard.

A low centre of gravity, slim feel and high-set clip-on handlebars give excellent control and confidence. And the CBR650F's sharp lines are enhanced by an effective but minimal full fairing that shows off the engine to the maximum. An HRC-inspired racing White, Red and Blue Tricolour paint option provides a finishing flourish.

Key Features



The CBR650F's liquid-cooled engine uses compact internal architecture, stacked six-speed gearbox and starter/clutch layout with the four cylinders canted forward 30°. The DOHC 16-valve cylinder head employs direct cam actuation and cam timing that equals strong torque performance and drivability below 4,000rpm.

Bore and stroke is set at 67mm x 46mm. Optimisation of con-rod length has decreased the side-force on each piston and ‘breathing' holes in the crankcase walls between the journals reduce pumping losses as rpm rises. The pistons were developed with Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) and asymmetric skirts minimise bore contact and reduce friction. Ferrous spines on the outer surface of the cylinder sleeves reduce oil consumption (and friction) with improved heat transfer.

A silent SV cam chain reduces frictional losses by using a Vanadium coating on its pins and the water pump - designed with CAE study of water flow - is compact and efficient, reducing drag.

Peak power of 64kW arrives at 11,000rpm with peak torque of 63Nm at 8,000rpm. The engine is smooth at all rpm, with distinct inline four-cylinder character and resonance.

Internal water channeling from cylinder head to cylinders does away with a great deal of the exterior hoses normally required and the motor shows off its minimal, elegant beauty and functional style. The layout of the oil filter (behind the engine) and oil cooler (front left) plus internal oilways further enhance the visual appeal and has enabled use of an evocative right side-swept 4-2-1 exhaust.

With strong echoes of the original Honda 1974 CB400/4 the design employs optimised downpipe length and diameter, plus patented internal plates regulating airflow to improve torque. The ‘wafer' design stubby underslung muffler - with 400-cell catalyser - contributes to mass centralization.

PGM-FI fuel injection is fed through a down-flow airbox and narrow 30mm high-velocity funnels, with intake gasflow routed in as straight a line as possible. It operates with information from four separate throttle body sensors on 32mm throttle bores for crisp and accurate throttle response; Keihin KN7SJ injectors have replaced the Denso units used on the CB600F. Careful siting, position and angle of the throttle bodies allows a narrow frame width, improving manageability for the rider.

To deliver good fuel economy at constant throttle (cruising at higher speeds) short valve overlap timing works with a specific ignition map; fuel consumption of 21km/l (WMTC mode) gives over 350km range.



The steel diamond frame uses twin 64mm x 30mm elliptical spars. Its rigidity balance has been specifically tuned - it's much stiffer around the headstock and more ‘flexible' in the spar sections - to deliver the desired handling characteristics and level of rider feedback. Rake is set at 25.5° with trail of 101mm and wheelbase of 1,450mm. Kerb weight is 211kg.

The swingarm pivot plate is forged then welded together, while the gravity die-cast aluminium swingarm features a curvaceous shape that arcs over the muffler on the right. Adjustable for 7-stage spring preload the single-tube monoshock operates directly on the swingarm.

The shock and 41mm telescopic fork have been developed to work directly with the CBR650F frame's performance parameters to provide supple, neutral control in all conditions. Both feature firmer spring rate (with damping to suit) compared directly with the CB650F to match the faired bike's more sports-oriented focus.

Cast aluminium five-spoke wheels wear 120/70-17 and 180/55-17 front and rear radial tyres. The wavy discs use the same manufacturing technique as the twin-cylinder NC750 series; the 240mm rear is formed within a 320mm front, saving material (and ultimately cost) to the customer. The two-piston front calipers and single-piston rear are managed by standard-fitment 2-channel ABS, ensuring safe and consistent stopping in all weathers.

A ‘Mass Forward' stance gives the CBR650F its sleek and aggressive appearance. The dynamically curved fuel tank and chiseled fairing add a strong identity, as does the stubby, shrink-wrapped tail unit. Hinged at the back the tank allows easy access to the cylinder head for maintenance. Both taillight and front position light are LED.

The riding position is on the relaxed side of sporty and pillions get an ample seat and strap for security. Seat height is 810mm and a narrow middle profile helps ground reach.

The dash comprises twin large digital screens. On the left are the rev-counter and speedometer; on the right are a fuel gauge, clock, odometer and the warning lights. Both sides are lit by a white back light. A compact  ‘wave' design ignition key offers improved security and reduced chance of breakage.


The CBR650F will be available in the following colour options:

Pearl Metalloid White (Tricolour)

Pearl Metalloid White

Graphite Black

Sword Silver Metallic

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Bore × Stroke (mm)67 x 46
CarburationPGM-FI electronic fuel injection
Compression Ratio11.4:1
Engine Displacement (cc)649
Engine Type (cm³)Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 16-valve DOHC Inline-4
Max. Power Output64 kW/11,000rpm
Max. Torque63 Nm/8,000 rpm
ClutchWet, multiplate with coil springs
Final Drive#525 O-ring sealed chain
Brakes Front320 x 5mm dual hydraulic disc with dual-piston calipers and sintered metal pads (two-channel ABS)
Brakes Rear240 x 5mm hydraulic disc with single-piston caliper and resin mold pads (two-channel ABS)
Suspension Front41mm conventional telescopic fork, 120mm stroke
Suspension RearMonoshock damper with adjustable preload, 43.5 mm stroke
Tyre Size Front120/70-ZR17M/C
Tyre Size Rear180/55-ZR17M/C
Wheels FrontHollow-section 5-spoke cast aluminium
Wheels RearHollow-section 5-spoke cast aluminium
Dimensions and Weights
Battery Capacity (VAh)12V-8.6AH
Dimensions (L×W×H) (mm)2110 x 755 x 1145
Frame typeSteel diamond
Fuel Consumption59.3 mpg (WMTC mode)
Ground Clearance (mm)130
Kerb Weight (kg)211
Seat Height (mm)810
Trail (mm)101
Wheelbase (mm)1450

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