Hitting the brakes to set up the bike for the bend ahead, you’ll appreciate afresh the CBR’s stable nature as the pair of 320-mm dia front rotors with Nissin four-piston callipers bite with potent force. At the rear, the bike gets a single 240-mm dia disc. ABS is standard kit.
Flick the bike into the turn and its dynamic capabilities truly come to the fore. The bike also has a pliant ride. Again, a must if you intend to go touring on Indian roads. Ruts and patches go by without much fuss and only a deep pothole will jar your senses back to our Indian realities. Until then you can continue to enjoy the Japanese interpretation of refinement.
|Need to Know: Honda CBR 650F|
|Price (Ex-showroom, Delhi)||Rs 7.30 lakh|
|Engine||Liquid cooled, in-line, four cylinder, DOHC|
|Maximum Power||87 PS @ 11,000 RPM|
|Maximum Torque||62.9 Nm @ 8,000 RPM|
|Chassis||Steel diamond type|
|Front Suspension||41 mm telescopic forks|
|Rear Suspension||7-stage spring preload adjustable Monoshock|
|Front Brakes||Twin 320-mm dia discs with Nissin two-piston callipers (with ABS)|
|Rear Brakes||Single 240-mm dia disc with single piston calliper (with ABS)|