Auto Expo Live – Honda to produce CBR 650F in India next year; New factory announced

Posted on: Feb 5, 2014 - 12:09pm IST

Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Limited announced its future plans at the Auto Expo today. The Japanese two-wheeler giant has said that it will produce its CBR 650F in India beginning 2015.

Speaking about production, the company announced its fourth factory to produce two-wheelers. The new factory will be located in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, and should begin operations in 2015.

Honda CBR650F rear three quarters at Auto Expo 2014

The new plant will have a capacity of 1.2 million units per annum and will provide 3,000 new jobs. By 2016, Honda two-wheelers will have have an installed capacity of 5.8 million units per annum in India.

The CBR 650F was also shown at the expo today. It is powered by a 649 cc, in-line four-cylinder 16V DOHC engine which outputs 85.8 hp at 11,000 rpm and 63 Nm of torque at 8,000 rpm. It comes matched to a 6-speed gearbox. According to the EU tests, the CBR650 F is good for 21 km/l. The bike weighs 208 kg.

Honda also announced a new Activa scooter powered by a 125 cc engine. The new scooter is claimed to offer best in class fuel efficiency.

Honda CBR 650F at Auto Expo – Image Gallery

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Auto Expo 2014 – Press Release

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3 thoughts on “Auto Expo Live – Honda to produce CBR 650F in India next year; New factory announced

  1. Sujit P. M. says:

    Hi to all reader’s & editors… its really nice to see this bike coming to India next year… but am not keeping my hopes high as Honda had earlier showcased 400cc & 500cc bikes and had never made it to Indian shores… so will only be convinced once it hits the Indian roads…. and still surprised as to why Honda is leaving such a HUGE void between the 250cc & 650cc !!! unless they fill the void… its the Bajaj that will have the upper hand with the release of SS400 & CS400 scheduled for release in 2015… Honda really do have the time to rethink about this void this year… Honda you guys do really make real good bikes.. so Please to take this into consideration… keeping fingers crossed…

  2. Vincent says:

    This would undoubtedly be the cheapest 16valves bike if made and sold in India. Man!!! it sure sounds fantastic to say the least.

  3. Gaurav says:

    I luckily got a chance to ride this superb bike on the streets of london. Man, this bike is amazing. Light & zippy to say in few words. The owner said he sold his Yamaha R1 to buy this & I don’t have a doubt.


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