Honda made a break in production of the CBR650F sportbike. And when some fans were disappointed, true enthusiasts believed that the bike will arrive sooner or later. So, here it is. The Japanese company announced 2018 Honda CBR650F. In the past, 600 cc machines were racing bikes. You couldn’t find these on streets. Sportbikes grew from 500 cc to 600 cc vehicles, while the most powerful were these with 1000 cc. Honda made a surprise for all its fans when it launched a street-legal version CBR650F. Unique riding impression is the key to its success, and we will see it again in 2018 season.
2018 Honda CBR650F specs
The engine of the 2018 Honda CBR650F is the same 649 cc unit. However, engineers retured it to deliver more power. Also, it works smoother in various weather conditions. Furthermore, this 4-cylinder mill is faster than any other similar sibling. Torque at low and mid ranges is great. Also, the 2018 CBR650F will get a special exhaust. It is a 4-into-one system that mixes best visual and performance combo. Finally, a smooth 6-speed auto transmission routes power through new gear ratio setup. It will boost the overall impression of a ride on the sportbike.
2018 Honda CBR650F styling
We already mentioned the exhaust system that is not just functional, but also stylish. However, there are many other appealing and eye-catching details. For example, modern dashboard. It is transparent with all LCD instruments. It won’t be a problem to read all the important data at night or day. Unfortunately, Honda offers only one paint job. It is nice and stylish, but 2018 Honda CBR650F could use some other scheme besides red/black combination. Seat height is set at 32 inches, and overall weight with standard equipment is 461 pounds.
2018 Honda CBR650F competition
The 2018 Honda CBR650F can run 53 mpg and that is enough to take one of the top spots in the class. The main rivals for this sportbike will be Kawasaki Ninja 650 and Suzuki SVF650. Honda fans can find a smaller solution with CBR500R, and the bigger one is CBR1000RR Fireblade.