Honda CBR650R, CB1000 Hornet, CBR500R Design Patents Leaked Ahead of India Launch

The Japanese automaker has filed patents for multiple bikes such as the CB500 Hornet, the CBR500R, the CBR650R, and the CB1000 Hornet. However, the exact launch date for these Honda bikes in India is currently unknown.

By Sanorita | on May 15, 2024 Follow us on Autox Google News

Honda has submitted design patents for several motorcycles in India, including the CB500 Hornet, CBR500R, CBR650R, and CB1000 Hornet. The CB1000 Hornet, the automaker's largest motorcycle in this lineup, had its global premiere at EICMA 2023, displacing the CB1000R in the company's global portfolio. The Japanese streetfighter has a 999cc inline-four cylinder engine with 147bhp and 100Nm, connected to a six-speed transmission. It is equipped with Showa forks in the front, a Pro-Link shock in the back, and dual front and single rear disc brakes. Let's see what the other design patents reveal about the bikes.

Honda CB500 Hornet Design

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Honda New Design Patents: Key Highlights 

The CB500 Hornet and CBR500R have also been patented for our market. The former is a naked roadster, while the latter is a fully-faired sports machine. Currently, the NX500 is Honda's sole middleweight adventure tourer offered in India. Its 471cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin engine generates 47bhp at 8,600rpm and 43Nm at 6,500rpm, with a six-speed transmission and assist and slipper clutch. While there is no official confirmation, the upcoming 500cc bikes are expected to have similar features.

Honda CBR500R Design

Another bike on the list is the Honda CBR650R. Its 2024 international-spec version has a more refined design language, which is evident in the updated headlight and tail portion. The bike benefits from a Bluetooth-enabled TFT dash. It is powered by a 649cc inline four-cylinder engine, mated to a six-speed gearbox. Other notable elements of the middleweight supersport include ABS, traction control, and full LED lighting.

Honda CBR650R Design

In terms of suspension, the 2024 Honda CBR650R is fitted with a 10-step adjustable rear shock and 41mm Showa Separate Fork Function-Big Piston front forks. It has two 310mm front discs and one 240mm rear disc for braking. The bike rolls on 17-inch wheels with tyres measuring 180/55 up front and 120/70 at the back.

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The exact launch date for these Honda bikes in India is currently unknown. More information on this subject is likely to become available soon.

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