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2014 Honda CB650F & CBR650F First Look

Friday, November 8, 2013
Honda debuted two brand new middleweight bikes during the 2013 EICMA show, the 2014 CB650F and CBR650F. For now both models are designated for the European markets.



The new models share a liquid-cooled DOHC, 16-valve Inline-Four engine. Honda claims 85.8 horsepower at 11,000 rpm and 46.4 lb-ft of torque at 8000 rpm. The CB650 models utilize Honda’s PGM-FI fuel injection system and power is transferred to the rear via a wet, multi-plate clutch and six-speed gearbox.

The engine is wrapped in a steel diamond twin-spar frame mated to an aluminum swingarm. Rigidity has been optimized by making the chassis stiffer near the headstock and more “flexible” in the spar sections for better handling.
Suspension is handled by a 41mm telescopic fork out front while a rear single-tube monoshock absorbs bumps out back. The rear shock also allows for seven-stages of spring preload adjustment.



Dual-piston calipers grip dual 320mm discs out front and a single piston caliper bites a 240mm disc out back on both mounts. The two rides also feature two-channel ABS as well.

The CB650F offers a more upright riding position while the CBR650F “is on the relaxed side of sporty,” according to Honda PR. Seat height for both mounts rings in at 31.8 inches.

Where available, the CB650F will come in five color options: Pearl Metalloid White (Tricolor), Pearl Himalayas White, Matt Gunpowder Black Metallic, Sword Silver Metallic and Pearl Queen Bee Yellow. The CBR650F will be either Pearl Metalloid White (Tricolor), Pearl Himalayas White, Graphite Black or Sword Silver Metallic. MSRP isn’t included in press material. 

2014 Honda CBR650F Specs
2014 Honda CBR650F.
Engine: Liquid-cooled, four-stroke, 16-valve DOHC Inline-Four – 649cc
Bore x Stroke: 67 x 46mm
Compression Ratio: 11.4:1
Power: 85.8 horsepower @ 11,000 rpm
Torque: 46.4 lb-ft @ 8000 rpm
Fueling: PGM-FI Electronic Fuel Injection
Clutch: Wet, multiplate with coil springs
Transmission: Six-speed
Final Drive: #525 O-ring sealed chain
Frame: Steel diamond twin spar
Front Suspension: 41mm telescopic fork
Rear Suspension: Monoshock with adjustable preload
Front Brake: Dual 320mm hydraulic discs with dual piston calipers
Rear Brake: 240mm disc with single piston caliper
Length: 83 in
Width: 29.7 in
Height: 45 in
Seat Height: 31.8 in
Ground Clearance: 5.1 in
2014 Honda CB650F Specs
2014 Honda CB650F.
Engine: Liquid-cooled, four-stroke, 16-valve DOHC Inline-Four – 649cc
Bore x Stroke: 67 x 46mm
Compression Ratio: 11.4:1
Power: 85.8 horsepower @ 11,000 rpm
Torque: 46.4 lb-ft @ 8000 rpm
Fueling: PGM-FI Electronic Fuel Injection
Clutch: Wet, multiplate with coil springs
Transmission: Six-speed
Final Drive: #525 O-ring sealed chain
Frame: Steel diamond twin spar
Front Suspension: 41mm telescopic fork
Rear Suspension: Monoshock with adjustable preload
Front Brake: Dual 320mm hydraulic discs with dual piston calipers
Rear Brake: 240mm disc with single piston caliper
Length: 83 in
Width: 30.5 in
Height: 44 in
Seat Height: 31.8 in
Ground Clearance: 5.19 in
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verta30032   February 10, 2014 03:00 PM
been seeking a mid liter standard. considered the 70's era cb's. but like/need the modern tech/ reliability. get the cb650f to my dealer, have cash in hand. want to ride by spring.
Drunkula   November 13, 2013 06:12 AM
I'm liking that F model. I think it would do well here in the States.
jkircher   November 12, 2013 05:00 PM
Both versions look great! I lean more towards the naked CB650F. I've been thinking about getting a CB500F but it's hard to get too excited about the sound of a 500 twin, whereas the inline four speaks for itself. Let's hope they both make it state-side at some point. I would like to see a comparison of the CB650F and the Yamaha FZ-09.
ABN2nds   November 12, 2013 10:58 AM
The 650F looks sharp!
counterintuitive   November 9, 2013 05:37 PM
...now that's looking like a real bike. A well-oversquare fuel-injected 85hp inline-4 with a moderate but decent compression-ratio, twin rotors up front and a steel tube frame. No blinky things on the mirrors. A nice long swingarm :) still waiting for the adjustable seat-height trend to start but I'd take this for a start. If they could only ditch the tricolor paint scheme and the chrome exhaust it would be a quite-decent 650 for the masses. I'm guessing it'll come in around $7k. ABS? A slipper clutch? Probably one of the two. Weight around 450lbs? Let's hope so. Should make a good competitor for the Kawi 650 and Yamis' updated FZ6. Bikes that undoubtedly will have legions of Ninja 300 riders screaming that they are too fast, make too much power, are unsafe blah blah blah.
HokieRider   November 8, 2013 11:50 AM
That CBR650F would be a great replacement for my Ninja 650R that was recently rear-ended and totaled. Give me a bump in power with a sportier stance and Honda refinement and I'd be happy. Here's to hoping they bring it stateside.