Model updates: The CBR650R replaces the CBR650F on Honda’s line-up, with new, aggressive styling and a racier riding position to offer more highly-tuned sports performance for the street. The four-cylinder 650cc engine revs higher, and gets more power and torque, plus Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) and an assist/slipper clutch. A 6kg weight loss means a 8% increase in power to weight ratio. Also new are 41mm Showa ‘SFF’ USD fork, radial-mount four-piston brake calipers and brand-new instruments. A 35kW conversion for A2 licence holders will also be available.

2019 CBR650R




  • £7,949



For its 2019 evolution, the CBR650F has become the CBR650R. Taking styling cues directly from the 2018 CBR1000RR Fireblade, but with an attitude all of its own, ‘F’ becomes ‘R’ – indicating a potent shot of sporty ability that’s designed to be explored, used and enjoyed on the street.

  • Assist & Slipper clutch
  • HSTC
  • Emergency brake lights
  • Higher-revving engine with 5% more peak power, and strong pick up above 7,000rpm
  • Uprated rear shock
  • 6kg lighter than CBR650F
  • 8% improved power to weight ratio
  • Repositioned bars
  • Forward-leaning riding position
  • Lighter frame, retuned for improved feedback
  • 35kT A2 licence version available
  • All lights LED including indicators
  • LCD instruments with gears shift indicator
  • 4 piston radial calipers; floating discs
  • 41mm Showa USD forks


Model Overview

While the new CBR650R draws heavily on the CBR1000RR Fireblade for styling direction, its distinct new lines have an aggressive look of their own, especially around the upper front fairing.

The riding position has been adjusted to move the rider’s weight more forward, and downward. All lighting is LED and the new LCD instrument display now includes a Gear Position and Shift Up indicator.

6kg has been shaved from the chassis compared to the CBR650F, thanks to revisions to the frame, fuel tank and footpegs. A 41mm Showa SFF USD fork, radial-mount four-piston calipers and floating discs are new additions. The wheels are also redesigned.

A new intake and exhaust, plus cam timing change and increased compression ratio are responsible for the engine’s 5% peak power boost and smoother, stronger torque delivery through the mid-range. It also now revs to 12,000rpm, an extra 1,000rpm.

For 2019 an assist/slipper clutch is now fitted to ease upshifts and manage fast, successive downshifts; new Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) maintains rear wheel traction.


Styling & Chassis

  • Aggressive lines build on the pure sports styling of the CBR1000RR Fireblade
  • Lighter frame plus other savings shave 5.6kg from kerb weight
  • Adjustable 41mm Showa Separate Function Fork (SFF) USD front suspension
  • Radial-mount brake calipers and floating discs
  • Full LED lighting and new LCD instruments
  • Clip-on handlebars now mount below the top yoke



  • 5% more power above 10,000rpm, 1,000rpm higher redline
  • Torque delivery smoothed and boosted
  • New intake and exhaust designs flow more gas, and enhance the engine note
  • Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) features for the first time
  • Assist/slipper clutch
  • Easy 35kW conversion available



A range of Genuine Honda Accessories is available for the CB650R:

  • Front Fender Panels, Side covers, Seat cowl (aluminium parts or aluminium inserts)
  • Wheel Stripes
  • Tank bag and seat bag inherited from the CB1000R
  • Quick shifter
  • High Screen (2 versions: clear, smoked)
  • 12V socket
  • Heated grips


Type Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 16-valve DOHC inline-4 cylinder
Displacement 649cm3
Bore ´ Stroke 67 x 46mm
Compression Ratio 11.6:1
Max. Power Output 70kW @ 12,000rpm (95/1/EC)
Max. Torque 64Nm @ 8,500rpm (95/1/EC)
Oil Capacity 2.7L
Carburation PGM-FI electronic fuel injection
Fuel Tank Capacity 15.4L
Fuel Consumption 20.4km/litre
Starter Electric
Battery Capacity 12V/8.6AH
ACG Output 370W
Clutch Type Wet, multiplate with coil springs
Transmission Type 6-speed
Final Drive #525 O-ring sealed chain
Type Steel diamond
Dimensions (L´W´H) 2,130mm x 750mm x 1150mm
Wheelbase 1,450mm
Caster Angle 25.5°
Trail 101mm
Seat Height 810mm
Ground Clearance 130mm
Kerb Weight 208kg
Type Front 41mm USD Separate Function Fork

120mm stroke

Type Rear Monoshock damper with adjustable preload, 43.5mm stroke
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)
ABS System Type 2 channel
Type Front 310mm x 4.5mm dual hydraulic disc with 4 piston calipers and sintered metal pads
Type Rear 240 x 5mm hydraulic disc with single-piston caliper and resin mould pads
Instruments Digital speedometer, digital bar graph tachometer, dual trip meter, digital bar graph fuel gauge, gear position and upshift indicator, digital clock
Security System HISS
Headlight LED
Taillight LED


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