“IT’S BETTER LATE THAN NEVER” proverb seems to apply where big capacity Honda motorcycles are concerned for the Malaysian market. The Japanese brand’s official importer and distributor, Boon Siew Honda has just announced the availability of the MY 2016 editions of the CB650F and CBR650F.
Granted, there’s no changes in the official specifications between the original 2014-15 editions over the 2016 variants other than the colours, which are now Matte Black with Red Chassis and Matte Black with White Chassis. The 2014-15 editions came in HRC Tri-Colour, Matte Black and Graphic Red.
NOTE: Photos published are for illustration purpose only. Bikes for the Malaysian market do not come with ABS as shown in the photos.
Honda fans wanting to buy the actual MY 2017 models will have to wait a bit longer as they are only scheduled to be available in Europe and the rest of the world from the 2nd-quarter of 2017 onward, with Malaysia expecting them to be available either in 3rd- or 4th-quarter of the year.
Unlike the MY 2016 bikes, which only feature new colour schemes, the MY 2017 models undergoes several upgrades, such as revised front Showa forks, increased horsepower, LED headlights and a louder engine growl in addition to even better colour graphics.
Both the MY 2016 models come with digital speedometer, digital bar graph technology, dual trip meter, digital bar graph fuel gauge, digital clock, HISS security system and LED taillight.The four-cylinder machines will be available in Honda Impian Shop from 23rd January 2017 onwards with affordable price from RM 44,730.94 (CB650F) and RM 46,850.94 (CBR650F) with GST included. The model comes with a two years or 20,000km manufacturing warranty (whichever comes first).
Technical Specifications of Honda CB650F and CBR650F
Engine Type: Liquid-cooled inline 4-cyclinder
Bore X Stroke(mm): 67 x 46
Compression Ratio: 11.4
Clutch Type: Wet, Multiplate with coil springs
Dimensions (LxWxH) (mm): CBR650F: 2,110 x 775 x 1,145; CB650F: 2,110 x 775 x 1,120
Wheelbase (mm): 1,450
Caster Angle / Trail (mm): 25.5⁰ / 101
Curb Weight (kg): CBR650F: 206; CB650F: 209
Fuel Tank Capacity (ℓ): 17.3
Suspension Type: Front: Telescopic
Rear Axle: Pro-Link
Tyres Size: Front: 120/70ZR 17M/C (58W); Rear: 180/55ZR 17M/C (73W)
Front: Hydraulic Double Disk
Rear: Hydraulic Single Disk