Honda Motorcycles has announced that it will introduce the CBR650F sportsbike here in 2016. The Honda CBR650F will be assembled in India and powered by an all-new 650cc 4-cylinder DOHC engine that produces 87bhp at 11,000rpm and a peak torque of 6.4kgm at 8000rpm. The engine will be mated to a six-speed gearbox.
Honda claims it has tuned the fuel injection to provide good torque in the low and mid rpm range, especially below 4,000rpm. The CBR650F will come with ABS as standard.
The sportsbike segment in India is on the rise and the manufacturer’s plan to assemble the Honda CBR650F in India will put this mid-level sportsbike within reach of many motorcycling enthusiasts. When launched, it will compete against the Kawasaki Ninja 650 and the Triumph Street Triple.