Honda Motorcycle India today introduced the updated CBR650R at Rs 9.35 lakh (ex-showroom). Compared to the old model, the new one costs around Rs 5,000 more. The 2022 Honda CBR650R receives minor cosmetic updates, while its features and engine mechanism remain unchanged. The updated model comes in two color combinations – Matte Gunpowder Black Metallic and Grand Prix Red. While the former has contrasting orange highlights, the latter features sporty new graphics.
As mentioned above, no other changes were made to the bike. The 2022 Honda CBR650R continues to feature the liquid-cooled 648.72cc 4-cylinder engine that develops 85.8hp and 57.5Nm. It gets a 6-speed gearbox with power assist and a slipper clutch. The bike has the same Showa inverted forks and mono-shock rear suspension units. Stopping power comes from dual radially mounted four-piston brake calipers with dual floating discs up front and a single disc in the rear.
Speaking of features, the new CBR650R offers the Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) system with switchable functionality and Emergency Stop Signal (ESS). The feature list also includes full LED lighting, under-seat USB charging socket, LCD instrument panel, dual-channel ABS (anti-lock braking system) and traction control. The bike has a ground clearance of 132mm and supports an empty weight of 211kg. It offers a seat height of 635mm and a fuel tank capacity of 15.4 liters.
In other updates, the Japanese two-wheeler manufacturer plans to launch a new electric scooter in 2023. The feasibility test of the model has already started in the country. Although there is no information about the upcoming Honda electric scooter, it is said to be the Honda PCX that broke into the Delhi Auto Expo 2018. In fact, the company registered its patent in India in May 2021.