2022 Honda CBR650R Guide

2022 Honda CBR650R

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2022 Honda CBR650R: DISCOVER A PLACE WITHOUT BORDERS.

Introducing the 2022 Honda CBR650R…

Honda’s versatile middleweight sports bike continues to carve out a strong following. Specification includes 41mm Showa Separate Function Big Piston USD forks, high-revving four-cylinder engine, HSTC, assist/slipper clutch, underseat USB Type-C socket and LCD display. Both paint options receive visual updates for 2022.

Honda’s fully faired CBR650F, launched in 2014 alongside the naked CB650F, provided a healthy slice of four cylinder middleweight performance, very much at the sporty end of the ‘sports touring’ spectrum. In 17YM it received sharper styling, highlighting the engine more, plus a peak power boost, Showa Dual Bending Valve front fork and revised Nissin brake calipers.

For its 2019 evolution the CBR650F became the CBR650R. The upgrade from ‘F’ to ‘R’ indicating an even more potent shot of sporty ability designed to be explored, used and enjoyed on the street.

In the process of its transformation the CBR650R became, deliberately, a rare breed: a four cylinder 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.

It’s a direction that’s been well received. In its 2019 debut year, the CBR650R was the second best-selling sports bike in Europe. For 2021, continued its development curve with user-driven detail improvements and a major upgrade for the front suspension.

For 2022, the CBR650R – the best selling sports bike in 2021 – gains updates to both colour options.

The CB650R received a significant refresh for 2021. The major news was application of 41mm Showa Separate Function Big Piston (SSF-BP) USD forks – high quality suspension that really elevates the bike’s handling ability.

EURO5 compliance for the engine was achieved with no loss of top end power; other detail improvements included improved visibility for the LCD display and USB Type-C charging socket under the seat. The headlight reflectors, side panels and rear mudguard were all also updated.

 

2022 Honda CBR650R Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
  • 70kW peak power, 63Nm peak torque with 35kW A2 licence option
  • Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC)
  • Assist/slipper clutch
  • Full EURO5 compliance
  • Minimal panels and rear mudguard/number plate mount
  • LCD display easy to read
  • USB Type-C socket under the seat
  • Showa Separate Function Big Piston (SFF-BP) USD forks
  • Four-piston, radial-mount front brake calipers and floating discs
  • 120/70-ZR17 and 180/55-ZR17 front and rear tyres

ASSIST/SLIPPER CLUTCH

Hard braking, rapid downshifting, smoothly controlled corner entry: the Assist/Slipper Clutch allows you to confidently experience the impressive abilities of the CBR650R while easily managing the six-speed gearbox.

FOUR-CYLINDER ENGINE

The CBR650R is equipped with a powerful four-cylinder, DOHC 16-valve engine. It has a 12,000rpm redline and features Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) to maintain rear wheel traction. You have the power, all of, firmly in your right hand.

EXHAUST & MUFFLER

Thrill. Harmony. Power. That’s what the CBR650R is all about. The four exhaust downpipes sweep together around the front of the engine, and the muffler has been designed to deliver a spine-tingling roar as revs climb.

FULL LED LIGHTING

Every detail of the CBR650R has been designed for passionate riders. The premium, dual LED headlights feature new reflectors and throw out crisp white beams, marking out this motorcycle’s difference. And the taillight has a sleek, minimalist form.

LCD DISPLAY

The view forward from the cockpit is pure sports. The digital LCD instruments are clear and now even easier to read, because you need the information, fast. Gear Position and Shift Up indicators are included in the display.

ASSIST/SLIPPER CLUTCH

Hard braking, rapid downshifting, smoothly controlled corner entry: the Assist/Slipper Clutch allows you to confidently experience the impressive abilities of the CBR650R while easily managing the six-speed gearbox.

FOUR-CYLINDER ENGINE

The CBR650R is equipped with a powerful four-cylinder, DOHC 16-valve engine. It has a 12,000rpm redline and features Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) to maintain rear wheel traction. You have the power, all of, firmly in your right hand.

EXHAUST & MUFFLER

Thrill. Harmony. Power. That’s what the CBR650R is all about. The four exhaust downpipes sweep together around the front of the engine, and the muffler has been designed to deliver a spine-tingling roar as revs climb.

FULL LED LIGHTING

Every detail of the CBR650R has been designed for passionate riders. The premium, dual LED headlights feature new reflectors and throw out crisp white beams, marking out this motorcycle’s difference. And the taillight has a sleek, minimalist form.

LCD DISPLAY

The view forward from the cockpit is pure sports. The digital LCD instruments are clear and now even easier to read, because you need the information, fast. Gear Position and Shift Up indicators are included in the display.

This is a bike for born competitors. Sculpted by high-speed aerodynamics the CBR650R – with suspension, equipment and style upgrades – is an ultra-sharp tool with focused, sporting intent, thrilling power, and exceptional torque. Discover a place without borders: Your obsession.

 

PUTTING THE R INTO THE CBR
Born on the racetrack, turning heads on the street.
The CBR650R has honed its racetrack DNA for aggressive road performance. The footpegs and handlebars give you the optimal riding position, for fluid movement around the machine, finding the perfect cornering balance as you tackle thrilling roads. The front tyre is beautifully weighted, for precise turn-in capability, while the 180-section rear has huge grip. Up front, piercing dual LED headlights fill out the tightly wrapped fairing, mirrored by the minimal seat unit and re-shaped, slimmer side panels. Even the rear number plate mount has been sharply re-styled. And, the electrifying roar of the exhaust, chasing the redline will make your hair stand on end.

A THRILLING RUSH TO THE REDLINE
It’s what we do. Four-cylinder power at its very best.
The inline four-cylinder DOHC 16-valve engine is built to be used. Close, short gearing and a smooth rush of power delivers exhilarating acceleration – and then there’s the evocative howl as rpm climbs high. It’s addictive. An assist/slipper clutch eases upshifts and manages hard down changes, while Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) maintains rear wheel traction. It’s an engineering masterpiece. Have fun with it.

PREMIUM EQUIPMENT
High performance means high specification.
The CBR650R stands alone. A true, sporting middleweight it has the specification to match its single-minded intent. Lithe, agile and styled by speed dual LED headlights feature new reflectors, for an even more piercing stare, and lead the bike’s aggressive angles. Handlebars clip-in below the top-yoke, for complete control and the LCD instrument cluster is now even easier to read. And, because sometimes life will interfere with your riding, there’s now a USB charging socket under the seat.

 

 

 

2022 Honda CBR650R Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Chassis

The CBR650R’s steel diamond frame uses pressed swingarm pivot plates and 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. Rake is set at 25.5° with trail of 101mm and wheelbase of 1,450mm. Kerb weight is 208kg.

Showa’s Separate Function Big Piston (SFF-BP) 41mm USD forks offer high-quality reaction. A pressure separation damper in one fork tube and spring mechanism in the other deliver high damping performance and lighter weight. Together with the use of a larger sized piston the result is increased feel, bump absorption and control. Adjustable for 10-stage spring preload, the single-tube monoshock operates directly on the curvaceous gravity die-cast aluminium swingarm.

Four-piston radial-mount front brake calipers work 310mm wave-pattern floating discs, and are paired with a single-piston rear caliper and 240mm disc. The ABS is a two-channel system.

Cast aluminium wheels mount 120/70-ZR17 and 180/55-ZR17 front and rear tyres.

 

Styling & equipment

With its four-cylinder power unit clearly on display the CBR650R’s wrapping ramps up the pure sporting appeal; dual LED headlights emit a penetrating, uncompromising stare and the upper and lower fairings blend muscularity with slim lines and angles.

The seat unit, too is compact and truncates the rear of the machine, adding to the hard-edged sense of purpose. Trim side panels accentuate the minimalism, as does the steel rear mudguard/number plate mount.

The aggressive riding position starts with clip-on handlebars that mount beneath the top yoke, matched to rear set footpegs. There’s also a USB Type-C socket located under the seat, for easy charging of a mobile device. Seat height is set at 810mm.

Stylish, easy-to-read LCD instruments include Shift Up, Gear Position and Peak Hold indicators.

 

Engine

The 649cc, DOHC 16-valve engine is tuned to create the purest, most enjoyable mid-sized four-cylinder performance possible, with the classically fast ‘pick-up’ through the rev range and hard-hitting, high-revving top-end for which Honda’s in-line’s fours are renowned. Peak power of 70kW arrives @ 12,000rpm with peak torque @ 63Nm delivered at 9,500 rpm. An easy 35kW conversion is available for A2 licence holders. EURO5 compliance required revisions to the ECU, cam lobes, intake timing, exhaust pipe, catalyser and silencer, as well as the addition of a crank pulsar.

Direct cam actuation makes for a compact cylinder head; bore and stroke is set at 67mm x 46mm with compression ratio of 11.6:1. Iridium spark plugs are employed and twin air ducts – either side of the fuel tank – feed the airbox and produce a throaty intake roar.

Asymmetric piston skirts minimise bore contact and reduce 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 channelling from cylinder head to cylinders does away with most of the exterior hoses.

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

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

 

 

Accessories

A range of Genuine Honda Accessories are available for the CBR650R:

Front mudguard panels, side covers, seat cowl (aluminium parts or aluminium inserts)

Wheel stripes

Tank bag and seat bag

Quick shifter

Tall screen – clear or smoked

Heated grips

 

 

 

 

2022 Honda CBR650R – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: See Dealer USD
Canada MSRP Price: $ NA CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ See Dealer GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

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2022 Honda CBR650R – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details

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2022 Honda CBR650R – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
ENGINE  
Type Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 16-valve DOHC inline-4 cylinder
Engine Displacement (cm³) 649cc
Bore x Stroke (mm) 67.0mm x 46.0mm
Compression Ratio 11.6:1
Max. Power Output 70kW/12,000rpm
Max. Torque 63Nm/9,500rpm
Oil Capacity 2.7L
FUEL SYSTEM  
Carburation PGM-FI electronic fuel injection
Fuel Tank Capacity 15.4L
Fuel Consumption 20.4km/litre
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM  
Starter Electric
Battery Capacity 12V/8.6AH
ACG Output 370W
DRIVETRAIN  
Clutch Type Wet, multiplate disc
Transmission Type 6-speed
Final Drive Chain
FRAME  
Type Steel diamond
CHASSIS  
Dimensions (LxWxH) 2120 x 750 x 1,150mm
Wheelbase 1450mm
Caster Angle 25.5°
Trail 101mm
Seat Height 810mm
Ground Clearance 130mm
Kerb Weight 208kg
Turning radius  
SUSPENSION  
Type Front 41mm Showa Separate Function front Fork Big Piston (SFF-BP) USD forks
Type Rear Monoshock damper with 10 stage adjustable preload, 43.5mm stroke
WHEELS  
Rim Size Front Hollow section 6-spoke cast aluminium
Rim Size Rear Hollow section 6-spoke cast aluminium
Tyres Front 120/70ZR17 M/C (58W)
Tyres Rear 180/55ZR17 M/C (73W)
BRAKES  
ABS System Type 2 channel; hydraulic dual disc 310mm front, hydraulic disc 240mm rear
INSTRUMENTS & ELECTRICS  
Instruments Digital speedometer, digital bar graph tachometer, dual trip meter, digital bar graph fuel gauge, gear position and upshift indicator, digital clock
Headlight LED
Taillight LED

 

# Please note that the figures provided are results obtained by Honda under standardised testing conditions prescribed by WMTC. Tests are conducted on a rolling road using a standard version of the vehicle with only one rider and no additional optional equipment. Actual fuel consumption may vary depending on how you ride, how you maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, installation of accessories, cargo, rider and passenger weight, and other factors.

 

 

 

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