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16YM HONDA CBR650F

A sporty middleweight featuring sleek styling and four-cylinder engine tuned for high torque and all-round excitement, plus well balanced high-quality chassis and standard-fit ABS; a 35kW A2-licence option will also be available. New black/white and black/red colours for 2016.

Contents:

  • 1 Introduction
  • 2 Model Overview
  • 3 Key Features
  • 4 Accessories
  • 5 Technical Specifications
  • 1. Introduction

    Sporting middleweights have always found starring roles within Honda's range thanks to the poise and usability produced by their combination of low mass and strong engine performance. In 2014 Honda bucked the trend towards ever higher capacity middleweights by introducing the CBR650R - a true four-cylinder sporty middleweight that offers high style and specification, an involving easy-to-use riding experience and real value for money.

    Based on the same platform as the naked streetfighter-styled CB650F, the CBR650F was designed by a young team of Honda engineers as a sports-oriented bike, usable and enjoyable in the real world by riders of all backgrounds and experience, in environments from busy urban streets to twisting back roads.

    Teishiro Goto, Large Project Leader CBR650F:

    "The CBR650F is designed to conquer corners with ease and also be great around town. It offers a sporting edge but makes no compromise to rider lifestyle – and is a real pleasure to look at. More and more of our customers, novice or veteran, are drawn to such a distinct identity and riding feel and it gives me great pleasure to welcome them to Honda's newest CBR.”


    CBR650F – 'Cool Street Sport'

    2. Model Overview

    The DOHC 649cc four-cylinder engine powering the CBR650F is engineered to deliver high torque through the low-to-mid rpm range, especially below 4,000rpm

    The development team included many engineers in their twenties, selected to produce a bike with a focus on the younger customer. They decided early on that chasing peak power at redline was off their agenda. Strong acceleration from a standing start, low/mid range torque and mid-gear roll-on throttle response were targeted as the essential elements.

    Crisp pick-up above 6,000rpm and – for the sake of reduced running costs – economical cruising at highway speeds was also a focus. The engine is also designed to look good, with no external plumbing obscuring its lines. Sitting relatively far forward in the chassis for optimal weight distribution, the engine is truly at the heart of the machine.

    The CBR650F's steel twin-spar frame has a tuned rigidity balance along with cast pivot plates and aluminium swingarm. The rear shock works directly on the swingarm and is matched to a 41mm telescopic front fork; the wheels are a new six-spoke design. Twin 320mm wavy front and a single 240mm rear disc deliver the stopping power with 2-channel ABS fitted as standard.

    A low centre of gravity, slim feel and high-set clip-on handlebars give excellent control and confidence. And the CBR650F's sharp lines are enhanced by an effective but minimal full fairing that shows off the engine to the maximum. An HRC-inspired racing White, Red and Blue Tricolour paint option provides a finishing flourish.

    3. Key Features

    3.1 Engine

    The CBR650F's liquid-cooled engine uses compact internal architecture, stacked six-speed gearbox and starter/clutch layout with the four cylinders canted forward 30°. The DOHC 16-valve cylinder head employs direct cam actuation and cam timing that equals strong torque performance and drivability below 4,000rpm.

    Bore and stroke is set at 67mm x 46mm. Optimisation of con-rod length has decreased the side-force on each piston and 'breathing' holes in the crankcase walls between the journals reduce pumping losses as rpm rises. The pistons were developed with Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) and asymmetric skirts minimise bore contact and reduce friction. Ferrous spines on the outer surface of the cylinder sleeves reduce oil consumption (and friction) with improved heat transfer.

    A silent SV cam chain reduces frictional losses by using a Vanadium coating on its pins and the water pump – designed with CAE study of water flow – is compact and efficient, reducing drag.

    Peak power of 64kW arrives at 11,000rpm with peak torque of 63Nm at 8,000rpm. The engine is smooth at all rpm, with distinct inline four-cylinder character and resonance.

    Internal water channeling from cylinder head to cylinders does away with a great deal of the exterior hoses normally required and the motor shows off its minimal, elegant beauty and functional style. The layout of the oil filter (behind the engine) and oil cooler (front left) plus internal oilways further enhance the visual appeal and has enabled use of an evocative right side-swept 4-2-1 exhaust.

    With strong echoes of the original Honda 1974 CB400/4 the design employs optimised downpipe length and diameter, plus patented internal plates regulating airflow to improve torque. The 'wafer' design stubby underslung muffler – with 400-cell catalyser – contributes to mass centralization.

    PGM-FI fuel injection is fed through a down-flow airbox and narrow 30mm high-velocity funnels, with intake gasflow routed in as straight a line as possible. It operates with information from four separate throttle body sensors on 32mm throttle bores for crisp and accurate throttle response; Keihin KN7SJ injectors have replaced the Denso units used on the CB600F. Careful siting, position and angle of the throttle bodies allows a narrow frame width, improving manageability for the rider.

    To deliver good fuel economy at constant throttle (cruising at higher speeds) short valve overlap timing works with a specific ignition map; fuel consumption of 21km/l (WMTC mode) gives over 350km range.

    3.2 Chasis

    The steel diamond frame uses twin 64mm x 30mm elliptical spars. Its rigidity balance has been specifically tuned – it's much stiffer around the headstock and more 'flexible' in the spar sections – to deliver the desired handling characteristics and level of rider feedback. Rake is set at 25.5° with trail of 101mm and wheelbase of 1,450mm. Kerb weight is 211kg.

    The swingarm pivot plate is forged then welded together, while the gravity die-cast aluminium swingarm features a curvaceous shape that arcs over the muffler on the right. Adjustable for 7-stage spring preload the single-tube monoshock operates directly on the swingarm.

    The shock and 41mm telescopic fork were developed to work directly with the CBR650F frame's performance parameters to provide supple, neutral control in all conditions. Both feature firmer spring rate (with damping to suit) compared directly with the CB650F to match the faired bike's more sports-oriented focus.

    Cast aluminium six-spoke wheels wear 120/70-17 and 180/55-17 front and rear radial tyres. The wavy discs use the same manufacturing technique as the twin-cylinder NC750 series; the 240mm rear is formed within a 320mm front, saving material (and ultimately cost) to the customer. The two-piston front calipers and single-piston rear are managed by standard-fitment 2-channel ABS, ensuring safe and consistent stopping in all weathers.

    A 'Mass Forward' stance gives the CBR650F its sleek and aggressive appearance. The dynamically curved fuel tank and chiseled fairing add a strong identity, as does the stubby, shrink-wrapped tail unit. Hinged at the back the tank allows easy access to the cylinder head for maintenance. Both taillight and front position light are LED.

    The riding position is on the relaxed side of sporty and pillions get an ample seat and strap for security. Seat height is 810mm and a narrow middle profile helps ground reach.

    The dash comprises twin large digital screens. On the left are the rev-counter and speedometer; on the right are a fuel gauge, clock, odometer and the warning lights. Both sides are lit by a white back light. A compact 'wave' design ignition key offers improved security and reduced chance of breakage.

    The CBR650F will be available in the following colour options:

  • Pearl Metalloid White
  • Graphite Black
  • Matt Gunpowder Black & Red (new colour)
  • Matt Gunpowder Black & White (new colour)

  • 4. Accessories

    A range of accessories will be available for the CBR650F, including:

    • Tall windscreen
    • 35L top box
    • Seat bag
    • Rear carrier
    • Carbon-look hugger
    • Carbon-look seat cowl
    • Carbon-look front mudguard
    • Crankcase protectors
    • Heated grips
    • Paddock stand
    • Alarm

    5. Technical Specification

    ENGINE

     

    Type

    Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 16-valve DOHC inline-4

    Displacement

    649cm3

    Bore ' Stroke

    67 x 46mm

    Compression Ratio

    11.4:1

    Max. Power Output

    64kW @ 11,000rpm (95/1/EC)

    Max. Torque

    63Nm @ 8,000rpm (95/1/EC)

    Oil Capacity

    3.5L

    FUEL SYSTEM

     

    Carburation

    PGM-FI electronic fuel injection

    Fuel Tank Capacity

    17.3L

    Fuel Consumption

    21km/litre

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

     

    Starter

    Electric

    Battery Capacity

    12V/8.6AH

    ACG Output

    343W

    DRIVETRAIN

     

    Clutch Type

    Wet, multiplate with coil springs

    Transmission Type

    6-speed

    Final Drive

    #525 O-ring sealed chain

    FRAME

     

    Type

    Steel diamond

    CHASSIS

     

    Dimensions (L'W'H)

    2,110mm x 755mm x 1,145mm

    Wheelbase

    1,450mm

    Caster Angle

    25.5°

    Trail

    101mm

    Seat Height

    810mm

    Ground Clearance

    130mm

    Kerb Weight

    211kg

    SUSPENSION

     

    Type Front

    41mm conventional telescopic fork

    120mm stroke

    Type Rear

    Monoshock damper with adjustable preload, 43.5mm stroke

    WHEELS

     

    Type Front

    Hollow-section 6-spoke cast aluminium

    Type Rear

    Hollow-section 6-spoke cast aluminium

    Rim Size Front

    17M/C x MT3.5

    Rim Size Rear

    17M/C x MT5.5

    Tyres Front

    120/70-ZR17M/C (58W)

    Tyres Rear

    180/55-ZR17M/C (73W)

    BRAKES

     

    ABS System Type

    2-channel

    Type Front

    320 x 5.0mm dual hydraulic disc with dual-piston calipers and sintered metal pads

    Type Rear

    240 x 5mm hydraulic disc with single-piston caliper and resin mold pads

    INSTRUMENTS & ELECTRICS

     

    Instruments

    Digital speedometer, digital bar graph tachometer, dual trip meter, digital bar graph fuel gauge, digital clock

    Security System

    HISS

    Headlight

    12V, 55W x 1 (low)/55W x 1 (high)

    Taillight

    LED

    All specifications are provisional and subject to change without notice.

    # Please note that the figures provided are results obtained by Honda under standardised testing conditions prescribed by WMTC. Tests are conducted on a rolling road using a standard version of the vehicle with only one rider and no additional optional equipment. Actual fuel consumption may vary depending on how you ride, how you maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, installation of accessories, cargo, rider and passenger weight, and other factors.
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