2019 Honda CBR650R ABS Guide

2019 Honda CBR650R ABS

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THE FUTURE OF THE MODERN SPORTBIKE.

2019 Honda CBR650R ABS:

For a certain breed of riders, once you’ve experienced the high-revving soul of a four, there’s no going back. That’s why we’re so pleased to offer our new CBR650R—a real sportbike built for the way we ride today, and powered by one of the best inline fours we’ve ever offered.

The power is instant, and it builds with an exhilarating rush. Smooth? Nothing can match a four for smoothness, especially a Honda four. The chassis, bodywork, and riding position are all designed to deliver a comfortable street ride, but still hold up when the going gets hot. In short, this bike is just plain fun to ride: light, nimble, and responsive without being a prima donna. Sportbikes should have always gotten it this right. But then, someone always has to lead the way.

Another new model name on the Honda lineup is the CBR650R sports middleweight.

It features new styling which draws strongly on the CBR1000RR Fireblade for its sharp, aggressive lines and extended side fairings, plus supershort
rear section and narrow dual LED headlights. The CBR650R is 6kg lighter than the CBR650F (which it replaces) with a sportier riding position thanks to handlebars repositioned 30mm forward, and footpegs moved both rearward and higher.

Its classically Honda inline four cylinder engine revs 1,000rpm higher, producing 5% more top end power with peak output of 70kW arriving at 12,000rpm ensuring that – along with the sculpted looks and honed chassis – the new machine’s new ‘R’ designation is well deserved.

When it was introduced in 2014, Honda’s fully faired CBR650F provided a healthy slice of four-cylinder middleweight performance, and it received performance updates in 2018. For the 2019 model year, the CBR650F has become the CBR650R, taking styling cues directly from the CBR1000RR. The revised model name and looks indicate a potent shot of sporty ability that’s designed to be explored and enjoyed on the street. In the process of its transformation, the CBR650R has become a rare breed: a sport bike that provides similar pleasure, enjoyment and adrenaline to an RR machine, yet with enough practicality to make it a viable option as day-to-day transport in addition to weekend fun.

For its 2019 evolution, the CBR650F has become the CBR650R. Taking styling cues directly from the 2018 CBR1000RR Fireblade, but with an attitude all of its own, ‘F’ becomes ‘R’ indicating a potent shot of sporty ability that’s designed to be explored, used and enjoyed on the street.

In the process of its transformation the CBR650R has become, deliberately, a rare breed: a sports bike that provides similar pleasure, enjoyment and adrenaline to an RR machine, yet with enough practicality – and sensible running costs – to make it a viable option as day to day transport in addition to weekend fun.

While the new CBR650R draws heavily on the CBR1000RR Fireblade for styling direction, its distinct new lines have an aggressive look of their own, especially around the upper front fairing.

The riding position has been adjusted to move the rider’s weight more forward, and downward. All lighting is LED and the new LCD instrument display now includes a Gear Position and Shift Up indicator.

6kg has been shaved from the chassis compared to the CBR650F, thanks to revisions to the frame, fuel tank and footpegs. A 41mm Showa SFF USD fork, radialmount fourpiston calipers and floating discs are new additions. The wheels are also redesigned.

A new intake and exhaust, plus cam timing change and increased compression ratio are responsible for the engine’s 5% peak power boost and smoother, stronger torque delivery through the midrange.

It also now revs to 12,000rpm, an extra 1,000rpm.

For 2019 an assist/slipper clutch is now fitted to ease upshifts and manage fast, successive downshifts; new Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) maintains rear wheel traction.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2019 Honda CBR650R ABS Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

Fuel consumption of 20.4km/l (WMTC mode) gives a range of over 300km from the 15.4L fuel tank.

STYLING

Aggressive lines build on the pure sports styling of the CBR1000RR Fireblade

Lighter frame plus other savings shave 5.6kg from kerb weight

41mm Showa Separate Function Fork (SFF) USD front suspension

Radialmount brake calipers and floating discs

Full LED lighting and new LCD instruments

Clipon handlebars now mount below the top yoke

While its four-cylinder power unit is still firmly on display, the CBR650R’s new wrapping ramps up the pure sporting appeal; dual LED headlights emit a penetrating, uncompromising stare, and the upper and (extended) lower fairings blend muscularity with sharp, slim lines and angles.

The seat unit is more compact and truncates the rear of the machine, adding to the harder-edged sense of purpose. The aggressive riding position starts with clip-on handlebars that now mount beneath the top triple clamp; they’re 1.2 inches forward and lower than the CBR650F, and footpegs are .1 inches further back and .2 inches higher. Seat height remains 31.9 inches.

CHASSIS
The steel diamond frame is updated for 2019 with pressed (rather than forged) swingarm pivot plates; it’s 4.2 pounds lighter than the previous design and uses twin elliptical spars with a rigidity balance specifically tuned (stiffer around the headstock and more flexible in the spar sections) to deliver balanced handling characteristics with high levels of rider feedback.

Curb weight is reduced by 11.6 pounds to 458 pounds on the ABS version (measured with all fluids), thanks not only to the lighter frame, but also savings to both the fuel tank and the new super-sport-style footpegs.

Also new is the 41mm inverted Showa Separate Function front Fork (SFF). Adjustable for seven-stage spring preload, the single-tube shock operates directly on the curvaceous gravity die-cast aluminum swingarm.

Four-piston radial-mount front brake calipers work on 310mm floating rotors, and are paired with a single-piston rear caliper and 240mm rotor. Two-channel ABS is available. The cast aluminum wheels are a brand-new design with five Y-shaped spokes, reducing weight by .97 and 1.2 pounds front and rear, respectively, improving handling by reducing inertia and unsprung mass.

ENGINE

5% more power above 10,000rpm, 1,000rpm higher redline

Torque delivery smoothed and boosted

New intake and exhaust designs flow more gas, and enhance the engine note

Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) features for the first time Assist/slipper clutch

Easy 35kW conversion available

Honda’s development engineers wanted to create the purest, most enjoyable midsized four-cylinder performance possible for the CB650R rider, so the 649cc, DOHC 16-valve engine has been tuned to deliver 5% more power above 10,000 rpm, with redline raised 1,000 rpm. Peak power arrives at 12,000 rpm, with peak torque delivered at 8,500. The net result is a motor that spins harder, and for much longer, at high rpm, with a smooth, linear torque delivery that builds strongly as revs rise, and sounds great in the process.

Direct cam actuation makes for a compact cylinder head; compression ratio is raised from 11.4:1 to 11.6:1, and the combustion-chamber shape is optimized by use of a revised piston design. The valve train has been reinforced and valve timing revised; iridium spark plugs are also now employed.

Asymmetric piston skirts minimize bore contact, reducing friction. Ferrous spines on the outer surface of the cylinder sleeves reduce oil consumption (and friction) with improved heat transfer, and a silent SV cam chain reduces frictional losses by using a Vanadium coating on its pins. Internal water channeling from the cylinder head to the cylinders does away with most of the exterior hoses.

New twin air ducts on either side of the fuel tank feed a larger volume of air, as opposed to the single, central duct of the old model, raising atmospheric pressure in the airbox. They also produce a throaty intake roar. The exhaust now features a larger bore tail pipe—from 1.4 to 1.5 inches—inside the muffler to flow more gas and, with its exit pipe angled upward, to emit an emotional howl.

The engine uses a compact internal architecture, stacked six-speed gearbox and starter layout with the cylinders canted forward 30°. An assist/slipper clutch is a new addition and eases upshifts while managing rear-wheel lock up under rapid downshifts. On the ABS version only, Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTV) manages rear-wheel traction; it can be turned off should the rider choose.

Transferable one-year, unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.

  • Meets current EPA standards.
  • Models sold in California meet current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment

 

The CBR650R replaces the CBR650F on Honda’s lineup, with new, aggressive styling and a racier riding position to offer more highly tuned sports performance for the street. The fourcylinder 650cc engine revs higher, and gets more power and torque, plus Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) and an assist/slipper clutch. A 6kg weight loss means a 8% increase in power to weight ratio. Also new are 41mm Showa ‘SFF’ USD fork, radialmount fourpiston brake calipers and brandnew instruments. A 35kW conversion for A2 licence holders will also be available.

 

 

Accessories

A range of Genuine Honda Accessories is available for the CB650R:

Front Fender Panels, Side covers, Seat cowl (aluminium parts or aluminium inserts)

Wheel Stripes

Tank bag and seat bag inherited from the CB1000R

Quick shifter

High Screen (2 versions: clear, smoked)

12V socket

Heated grips

 

 

 

2019 Honda CBR650R ABS Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Dynamic performance

The liquid-cooled 649 cc four-cylinder engine uses a compact internal architecture with cylinders canted forward 30 degrees for a lower centre of gravity and an impressive power-to-weight ratio.

Lots of low-end torque

The DOHC 16-valve cylinder head with direct cam actuation and 11.6:1 compression ratio contributes to the engine’s effortless performance at low and mid rpm, allowing you to smoothly pull away from 1,500 rpm—even in sixth gear.

Even more power

Upgrades to the pistons and valve timing for 2019 boost power even higher, giving the CBR650R an even sportier character.

New HSTC torque control

New to the CBR650R, the Honda Selectable Torque Control System (HSTC) controls torque output by detecting differences in the slip ratio between front and rear wheels. When the rear tire loses traction on a slippery surface, HSTC instantly kicks in and suppresses torque by controlling fuel injection to inhibit rear tire slip. User adjustable, the system can also be turned off.

New slipper clutch

Not only does the new slipper clutch help to prevent rear-wheel lockup on downshifts, it also reduces the effort it takes to operate the clutch lever.

Quality engineering

Asymmetric piston skirts, ferrous spines on the cylinder sleeves and a silent SV cam chain using a Vanadium coating on its pins ensure reduced friction, minimal oil consumption, and improved heat transfer.

Quick response

The PGM-FI fuel injection system operates with information from four separate throttle body sensors for crisp and accurate throttle response.

Optimal fuel economy

Specific fuel-injection mapping and ignition timing work together to optimize fuel economy and deliver impressive range from the generous 15.4 L fuel tank.

Sporty sound and feel

The sleek side-swept 4-1 exhaust features a dual-pass internal structure to reduce back pressure and deliver an addictive high-rpm howl that attests to the bike’s CBR racing heritage.

Rapid acceleration

With reduced weight, improved airflow, the numerous engine improvements, and a quick-shifting six-speed transmission, the CBR650F produces thrilling acceleration as you click through the gears.

Sharp response

New dual ram-air ducts and a redesigned air cleaner both contribute to the engine’s immediate throttle response and sporty overall performance.

Lighter frame

Upgraded for 2019 to be even lighter and to improve mass centralization, the twin-spar steel frame is engineered for sporty handling and a high level of rider feedback.

New inverted fork

New inverted front fork and adjustable single rear shock complement the CBR650R’s sporty character. The shock operates directly on the curved gravity-die-cast aluminum swingarm.

Lighter wheels

New Y-shaped five-spoke wheels combine rigidity with reduced weight for more nimble handling and improved bump absorption.

Better braking

Radial-mounted four-piston calipers work the front 310 mm wave discs, while the rear brake squeezes a 240 mm disc. Standard ABS provides peace of mind during sudden stops or when riding on uncertain surfaces.

Inspired styling

New CBR1000RR-inspired styling includes a redesigned fairing incorporating dual LED headlights, plus LED turn signals and taillight. Handlebars have been lowered and footpegs raised and set back for improved rider manoeuvrability and mass centralization.

Comfortable seating

The carefully shaped seat has a narrow middle profile that provides comfort while riding, and an easier reach to the ground at stops. The seat also includes ample room for a passenger.

Digital display

The backlit digital display tells you everything you need to know about your ride, with a speedometer, tachometer, odometer, gear indicator, fuel gauge, clock, warning lights, plus all trip details including average speed, fuel consumption rate and elapsed time.

Safe and sound

A compact wave-design ignition key offers increased security and reduced chance of breakage.

 

 

 

 

2019 Honda CBR650R ABS – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $ 
USD
Canada MSRP Price: $ CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
Australia MSRP Price: See Dealer for Pricing in AUS
Model CBR650R ABS CBR650R
ENGINE
Type 649cc liquid-cooled 30º inline four-cylinder four-stroke
Valve Train DOHC; 4 valves per cylinder
Bore x Stroke 67.0mm x 46.0mm
Compression Ratio 11.6:1
Induction PGM-FI; 32mm bore
Ignition Full transistorized
Starter Electric
Transmission Manual 6-speed
Clutch Multiplate wet
Final Drive #525 chain; 15T/42T
SUSPENSION
Front 41mm inverted Showa Separate Function Fork (SFF); 4.72 in. travel
Rear Showa single shock w/ adjustable preload; 5.04 in. travel
BRAKES
 

Front

Dual four-piston, radial-mount Nissin
hydraulic calipers w/ 310mm floating discs; 2-channel ABS
 

Dual four-piston, radial-mount Nissin hydraulic calipers w/ 310mm floating discs

 

Rear

Single one-piston hydraulic caliper w/
240mm disc; 2-channel ABS
Single one-piston hydraulic caliper w/
240mm disc
TIRES
Front 120/70-17
Rear 180/55-17
MEASUREMENTS
Rake (Castor Angle) 30º
Trail 101mm (4.0 in.)
Length 83.9 in.
Width 29.5 in.
Height 45.2 in.
Ground Clearance 5.2 in.
Seat Height 31.9 in.
Wheelbase 57.0 in.
Fuel Capacity 4.1 gal. (0.8 gal. reserve)
Color Grand Prix Red/Stripe
Curb Weight* 458 lbs. 456 lbs.

*Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel—ready to ride Meets current CARB and EPA emissions standards

 

 

 

 

2019 Honda CBR650R ABS – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details
Model CBR650R ABS CBR650R
ENGINE
Type 649cc liquid-cooled 30º inline four-cylinder four-stroke
Valve Train DOHC; 4 valves per cylinder
Bore x Stroke 67.0mm x 46.0mm
Compression Ratio 11.6:1
Induction PGM-FI; 32mm bore
Ignition Full transistorized
Starter Electric
Transmission Manual 6-speed
Clutch Multiplate wet
Final Drive #525 chain; 15T/42T
SUSPENSION
Front 41mm inverted Showa Separate Function Fork (SFF); 4.72 in. travel
Rear Showa single shock w/ adjustable preload; 5.04 in. travel
BRAKES
 

Front

Dual four-piston, radial-mount Nissin
hydraulic calipers w/ 310mm floating discs; 2-channel ABS
 

Dual four-piston, radial-mount Nissin hydraulic calipers w/ 310mm floating discs

 

Rear

Single one-piston hydraulic caliper w/
240mm disc; 2-channel ABS
Single one-piston hydraulic caliper w/
240mm disc
TIRES
Front 120/70-17
Rear 180/55-17
MEASUREMENTS
Rake (Castor Angle) 30º
Trail 101mm (4.0 in.)
Length 83.9 in.
Width 29.5 in.
Height 45.2 in.
Ground Clearance 5.2 in.
Seat Height 31.9 in.
Wheelbase 57.0 in.
Fuel Capacity 4.1 gal. (0.8 gal. reserve)
Color Grand Prix Red/Stripe
Curb Weight* 458 lbs. 456 lbs.

*Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel—ready to ride Meets current CARB and EPA emissions standards

 

 

 

2019 Honda CBR650R ABS – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details

Engine

Bore × Stroke (mm) 67mm x 46mm
Carburation PGM-FI electronic fuel injection
Compression Ratio 11.6:1
C02 Emissions 112
Engine Displacement (cc) 649cc
Engine Type (cm³) Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 16-valve DOHC inline-4 cylinder
Max. Power Output 70kW/12,000rpm
Max. Torque 64Nm/8,500rpm
Starter Electric
Throttle Bore 32

Wheels

ABS System 2 channel
Brakes Front 310 mm x 4.5 mm disc with four piston caliper
Brakes Rear 240 mm x 5 mm disc with single piston caliper
Suspension Front Showa separate function fork (SFF) USD
Suspension Rear Mono with 10 stage pre-load adjuster, Aluminium Cast swingarm
Tyre Size Front 120/70ZR17M/C
Tyre Size Rear 180/55ZR17M/C
Wheels Front Hollow-section 6-spoke cast aluminium 17M/C x MT3.5
Wheels Rear Hollow-section 6-spoke cast aluminium 17M/C x MT5.5

Dimensions and Weights

Battery Capacity (VAh) YTZ10/FTZ10S 8.6Ah MF
Caster Angle 25.5°
Dimensions (L×W×H) (mm) 2,130mm X 750mm X 1,150mm
Frame type Steel diamond
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 15.4L
Fuel Consumption 20.4km/litre
Ground Clearance (mm) 130mm
Kerb Weight (kg) 207kg
Seat Height (mm) 810mm
Trail (mm) 101mm
Wheelbase (mm) 1,450mm

Transmission

Clutch Wet multiplate, A.S.clutch
Final Drive Chain
Gearbox 6-speed

Instruments and Electrics

Headlights LED
Ignition System Full transisterized
Instruments Digital Speedometer, Digital Bar Graph Tachometer, Dual Trip Meters, Digital Fuel Level Gauge & Fuel Consumption Gauge, Digital Clock, Water Temp, Gear position, Shift UP Indicator
Tail Light LED

 

 

2019 Honda CBR650R ABS – Totalmotorcycle.com Australian Specifications/Technical Details

 

 

 

 

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