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 gas flow routed in as straight a line as possible.
The CB650F turns the page on the CB600F Hornet and, sharing no common parts, starts a fresh chapter.
Brand new from the wheels up – conceived and developed by a young team of Honda engineers – the concept behind its performance is completely different.
In recent years, the trend has been toward ever-larger capacity mid-sized machines.
Honda has decided on a different direction, and for 2014 will produce a true four-cylinder middleweight that offers high style and specification, an easy-to-use all-round fun riding experience and real value for money.
It is sporty but makes no compromise to rider lifestyle – and is a real pleasure to look at.
Sitting relatively far forward in the chassis for optimal weight distribution, the engine is truly at the heart of the machine.It’s been designed from the outset to put the rider fully in tune with the machine and offer arresting style, identity and attitude.Teishiro Goto, Large Project Leader CB650F: “The CB650F captures the joy of winding roads and is also great around town.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 the agenda.