The 2023 models of Honda’s middle-weight bikes, the CB650R and CBR 650R have been made available in Europe. Though the mechanical components of both bikes remain the same, each CB now comes in two new color variants.
Honda CB650R and CBR 650R
Matte Dim Gray Metallic or Matte Gunpowder Black Metallic colors are now available for the CB650R. Notably, these will be offered for purchase along with more traditional colors like Candy Chromosphere Red and Matte Jeans Blue Metallic. On the other hand, new Grand Prix Red and Matte Gunpowder Black metallic paint schemes have been released for the fully faired CBR 650R. The CBs now get updated decals apart from their new paint job and blacked-out engine casing.
Honda CB650R and CBR 650R: Specs and Features
The 649cc, DOHC, 16-valve inline four-cylinder engine powers the CB650R and CBR650R. This engine is mated to a six-speed gearbox, an assist, and a slipper clutch. Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC), ESS (Emergency Stop Signal) technology, and Honda Ignition Security System are additional features that are available for the motorcycle (HISS).
Honda sells the CB650R and CBR650R at a combined retail price of Rs. 9.15 lakh and Rs. 9.35 lakh in India (both prices are ex-showroom). Both bikes will soon be available in the new 2023 colors, as mentioned above.