2017 new Honda CBR650F studio & details photos
2017 HONDA CBR650F
Model updates: Honda's faired fourcylinder middleweight gains 3kW peak power and raucous induction roar, plus a Showa Dual Bending Valve front fork and revised Nissin brake calipers. Redrawn bodywork highlights the engine and aggressively pumps up the Super Sport style.
A fourcylinder middleweight provides accessible and enjoyable engine performance tied to minimal mass and, for many riders, is a great place from which to begin or resume a motorcycling career. Affordable to both purchase and run, they're small on costs but big on excitement – a great combination. Honda has always had a strong tradition of creating such motorcycles – genuine middleweights that pack real poundforpound punch.
Designed by a young team of engineers, the faired CBR650F continues this tradition. On its introduction in 2014 alongside the naked CB650F*, it combined daytoday practicality and ease of use with a strong dose of CBRspecification sporting intent and style. For 2017, the new CBR650F turns up the volume on every level: it's still an easy machine to live with, but looks sharper, handles better, makes more power and delivers an amplified soundtrack that complements the sharper visual edge.
Mr Sadataka Okabe, Large Project Leader (LPL) 17YM CBR650F:
“The CBR650F has found its place with owners who want sports style and performance without the compromise and expense. Our aim with the new machine was to add extra rider excitement and enjoyment while sacrificing none of the usability. The engine still makes great torque from low rpm, but now hits harder, with more power up top. The latest without the compromise and expense. Our aim with the new machine was to add extra rider excitement and enjoyment while sacrificing none of the usability. The engine still makes great torque from low rpm, but now hits harder, with more power up top. The latest SDBV fork enhances the chassis and the styling is much more aggressive – more CBR and also something quite unique, with the engine really on show.” *See separate CB650F presskit.
More peak power from revised intake funnels and a new freebreathing exhaust gives the CBR650F a satisfying rush to its 11,000rpm redline, while shorter gear ratios ensure harder acceleration through the midrange.
And with the power upgrade, a new raucous growl emanates from down low and grows to a fastspinning howl as revs rise.
Its chassis too has been honed with a Showa Dual Bending Valve front fork and revised Nissin front brake calipers. Sharply angled, the CBR650F's new fairing highlights the engine and accentuates the aggressive, readyforaction stance, with an overall look and feel redolent of the 2017 CBR1000RR Fireblade. The headlight and taillight are now LED.
For 2017, the CBR650F's engine has an extra 3kW up top, with a 67kW @ 11,000rpm peak power output. The increase – which is noticeable from 5,000rpm – is due to new intake