Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India have announced that the bookings for the 2017 Honda CBR650F have commenced. The price is unchanged, at INR 7.3 lakhs, ex-showroom Delhi.
The 2017 Honda CBR650F comes with a host of changes for better riding experience. For starters, the bike gets new LED headlight, new air ducts in the fairing, reworked engine, and revised suspension and brakes. According to a Mumbai dealer, the booking amount stands at INR 25,000, and the tentative waiting period is two months.
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The 2017 Honda CBR650F features specially designed air ducts in the fairing for better aerodynamics. The 648.72cc in-line four DOHC engine features new intake and exhaust flow management. This set up helps in offering better breathability and reduction in back pressure. The engine pairs with a new 6-speed short ratio gearbox, which improves the mid-range performance. The powerplant makes 86.6 PS of power at 11,000 rpm and 60.5 Nm of torque at 8,500 rpm. The engine nestles inside a steel diamond frame. Honda launched the previous generation bike in August 2015.
The front end comes with a new 41 mm Showa Dual Bending Valve (SDBV) type fork. It incorporates a free-valve structure that progressively increases the amount of damping according to the road conditions. The rear monoshock features 7-stage spring preload adjustment and links with the aluminium swingarm. The bike also comes with revised two-piston Nissin front callipers that squeeze twin 320mm petal discs at the front. A single-piston rear 240mm disc is at the rear, and dual-channel ABS is standard. The motorcycle gets a 17.3-litre fuel tank and tips the scales at 216 kg, kerb.
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The 2017 Honda CBR650F is available at Honda Wing World Dealers across 22 cities in India. Two colour choices are available- Millennium Red & Matte Gunpowder Black Metallic. In the segment, the prime competitor of the bike is the Kawasaki Ninja 650.