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Wed, 07 Nov 2018

CB650R Neo Sports Cafe unveiled at EICMA

Honda have released a brand new bike in the Neo Sports Cafe range for 2019. Joining the CB1000R and the CB125R is a brand new CB650R

With it’s retro Neo Sports Café styling, addictive four-cylinder engine, full Led lighting and sharp handling chassis the CB650R will make every ride a memorable one.

We expect this bike to be in our showroom early next year. In the meantime, here is a taster on just how well equipped this bike is.

Full LED Lighting

The lighting system of the CB650R is optimally engineered and all the lighting is premium LED. The circular headlight throws out an intense, blue-tinted beam.

Digital LCD Instruments

The new bike features digital LCD instruments that are easy to read. Now included in the display are a Gear Position and Shift Up indicator, a water thermometer, a peak hold meter of the engine RPM, and an upshift indicator linked with the engine RPM to let the rider know when to change gears.

Torque Control

The new CB650R provides perfect traction as you’re racing down the road. Rear wheel traction is managed by Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC). When the wheel sensors detect a difference between front and rear wheel speeds, the system smoothly reduces torque to the rear wheel, maintaining traction.

Emergency Stop Signal

The CB650R’s Emergency Stop Signal technology helps keep you safe if you ever need to hit the brakes unexpectedly. The system detects sudden braking and automatically activates the front and rear hazard lights, which flash to warn any nearby vehicles.

Assist/Slipper Clutch

The Assist/Slipper Clutch on the CB650R manages the six-speed gearbox while easing upshifts and downshifts with its light clutch lever action. It also prevents rear wheel lockup during rapid downshifting to allow smoothly controlled corner entry.

Four Cylinder Engine

The CB650R’s inline four-cylinder, DOHC 16-valve engine produces 69.6kW (94.6hp) with strong mid-range torque of 63.4Nm. It has a 12,000rpm redline. The ignition switch has been moved to the front of the fuel tank cover to create a minimalist frontal area.

Radical Mount Calipers

You need a motorcycle that will give you smooth, optimal control in any weather. The dual radial-mount four-piston calipers grip 310mm floating discs, complemented by a single-piston rear caliper and a 240mm disc. Dual channel ABS maintains smooth control in wet or dry conditions. Conquer the road, rain or shine.