2021 Honda CBR650R and Honda CB650R launched in India

By Aditya Jadhav | on March 30, 2021

Honda CBR650R BS6 launched alongside the CB650R debutant. While the CBR650R sports tourer continues to rival the Kawasaki Ninja 650, the CB650R will take up the torch against motorcycles above its segment.

Over a year has gone by and Honda has now re-launched the 2021 CBR650R in BS6 avatar for the price of Rs 8.88 lakh ex-showroom. Alongside the sports tourer, Honda has also launched the CB650R street naked motorcycle in India for an ex-showroom cost of Rs 8.67 lakh. Both the motorcycles will be brought via the CKD (Completely Knocked-Down) Route.

Honda CBR650R

The 2021 Honda CBR650R

The sports-tourer has become Rs 1.18 lakh more expensive than the previous (BS4) 2019 model. As mentioned earlier, the motorcycle now comes with a BS6 compliant engine and the tweaks have dropped the power and torque at disposal. What's more, is that the 2021 CBR650R has higher a kerb weight than the 2019 model. The peak power and torque now come in later in the rev-range. Most of the electronic and cycle parts stay the same as the older model but the MY-21 gets an addition of a switchable traction control unit.


2021 Honda CBR650R (BS6)

2019 Honda CBR650R (BS4)


Rs 8.88 lakh

Rs 7.70 lakh


85.82bhp at 12,000rpm

87.19bhp at 11,500rpm


57.5Nm at 8,500rpm

60.1Nm at 8,000rpm

Kerb weight



The newer model has taken a hit at its power to weight ratio. However, the lighter naked version - the CB650R - could be the choice of most buyers who are looking for a mid-capacity everyday motorcycle.

Honda CB650R Bs6

Honda CB650R

The CB650R has made its debut in the Indian market and the motorcycle is the naked iteration of the CBR650R that we know. The mechanicals are shared between the two. The styling of the CB650R is based on Honda's Neo Cafe design that we have seen on the Honda CB300R.

The CB650R gets a 648cc in-line four-cylinder engine and the power and torque figures are identical to its faired sibling. 85.82bhp at 12,000rpm and 57.5Nm at 8,500rpm. The motorcycle tips the scale at 206kg and the CB650R gets the safety net of traction control as well.


The naked, as well as the faired 650cc twins, have the same wheelbase and wheel sizes. The cycle parts are matched as well. For suspension, the Showa Separate Function-Big Piston (SSF-BP) Up-Side Down Fork is set in the front, while the rear gets a mono-shock assembly. The wheels are 17-inch on either end, with tyre sizes 120/70 in the front and 180/55 at the rear. The brakes are a radially mounted twin-disc setup in the front and a single disc unit in the rear.

The Honda CBR650R continues to rival the Kawasaki Ninja 650, while the Honda CB650R rivals the Kawasaki Z650 in terms of capacity and the Kawasaki Z900 in terms of pricing.

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