By Joe Appleton
Practical Performance: The 2020 Honda CBR650R
The 2020 Honda CBR650R is the latest practical sports machine from Honda. It’s a model that bridges the gap between sports-oriented performance and everyday practicality. Like the older CBR650F model, the new CBR650R is fast, fun, and incredibly versatile. The “R” designation simply indicates that the CBR650R takes more DNA from the “RR” stable than ever before.
As you can see from the design, the CBR650RR takes as a lot of stylistic cues from the current CBR1000RR. Though it’s certainly aggressive in appearance, the CBR650R offers a more restrained ride experience that carefully toes the line between trackday hell-raiser and sensible day-to-day commuter.
Powered by a 649cc liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder engine, the 650 might be bigger in displacement than the likes of the CBR600RR but the engine has been tweaked to offer more practical power, resulting in reduced peak horsepower overall, but more power where you actually need if for city riding. Still, the CBR650R still boasts a potent 94 horsepower and 47 lb-ft of peak torque.
With responsive handling, a suite of modern rider aids, comfortable and practical riding ergonomics, and more than enough power, the CBR650R is a rare beast indeed: half-racer, half-practical runaround, but with no compromises on either side.
Fitted with ABS for 2020, the CBR650R is available in Honda’s Grand Prix Red.
On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new Honda CBR650R in one place.
- Price: $9,699
- Key Features:
- Anti-lock brakes (ABS)
- LED lights
- Special Engine Tuning
- Engine type: 649cc liquid cooled inline 4 cylinder
- Power: 94 horsepower
- Wet weight: 458 lbs
- Seat height: 31.9 Inch
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2020 Honda CBR650R Specifications
|Engine||649cc liquid cooled inline 4 cylinder|
|Bore x Stroke||67mm x …read more
Source:: 2020 Honda CBR650R [Model Overview]