2014 Honda CBR650F First Look

Cycle News Staff | February 5, 2014
Meet the new Honda CBR650F.

American Honda announced the addition of some new models to its 2014 line-up including the all-new CBR650F (pictured), giving customers another model in its middleweight sportbike market to chose from. The CBR650F boasts what Honda says is the balance between sporty handling and performance with fuel efficiency and comfortable seating accommodations.

The CBR650F features a liquid-cooled 16-valve DOHC 649cc inline-four engine that Honda claims produces 85.8 horsepower and 46.4 lb-ft torque. It has a six-speed transmission and four-into-one exhaust system.

Chassis-wise, the CBR650F has a twin-spar steel frame, which Honda claims is strong but not too stiff for casual everyday riding. It has a 57-inch wheelbase and reasonably low 31.9-inch ride height.

Suspension is made up of a 41mm fork and a preload-adjustable single rear shock.

Stopping power is provided by dual 320mm rotors with two-piston calipers up front and a single 240mm disc with a single-piston caliper in back.

Honda lists the curb weight at 461 pounds, which includes the 4.5-gallon fuel load and other necessary fluids.

The fully faired CBR650F was first introduced at the 2013 EICMA show in Milan alongside its sister, the naked standard CB650F. Originally both models were designated for the European market, but now the sportier CBR650F will be the one to hit the U.S. market this summer. It will be offered in Red, Candy Blue, Matte Black Metallic and the MSRP is listed at $8499 and $8999 for the ABS upgrade.

Engine Type                 649cc liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder
Bore and Stroke                 67.0mm x 46mm
Induction                 PGM-FI Programmed automatic enrichment circuit, with 32mm throttle bodies
Ignition                  Digital transistorized with electronic advance
Compression Ratio                 11.4:1
Valve Train                 DOHC; four valves per cylinder
Transmission     Six-speed
Final Drive           #525 O-ring-sealed chain
Front Suspension              41mm Fork; 4.3 inches travel
Rear Suspension               Single shock with spring-preload adjustability; 5.0 inches travel
Front Brake         Dual two-piston calipers with 320mm discs
Rear Brake           Single-caliper 240mm disc
Front Tire              120/70ZR-17 radial
Rear Tire               180/55ZR-17 radial
Rake (Caster Angle)         25.30°
Trail        101.3mm (3.98 inches)
Wheelbase         57.0 inches
Seat Height         31.9 inches
Curb Weight       461 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel—ready to ride)
Fuel Capacity     4.5 gallons
Estimated Fuel Economy               TBD MPG
Emissions             Meets current EPA standards. California version meets current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.
Available Color                   Red, Candy Blue, Matte Black Metallic
One Year               Transferable, unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.
*All figures are preliminary and subject to change.