2022 Honda® CBR650R
Nothing defines a motorcycle like its engine, and that’s never been as apparent as with a Honda CBR650R. What makes it so special? It’s a transverse inline four, a design pioneered by Honda in the motorcycling world. Fours like this are smooth, well balanced, and most of all responsive—in other words, they’re a spectacular choice for a sportbike like the CBR650R. And this bike’s overall size hits a huge sweet spot as well: light, maneuverable, and a joy to ride, it’s like a shot of espresso for the enthusiast’s soul. Last year we gave it a big suspension upgrade with 41mm Showa® SFF-BP “Big Piston” front suspension that made the great bike better than ever. Fours aren’t as common today as they once were, but that’s okay. Because the CBR650R is a bike for those who appreciate riding a little more than most, too.
Features may include:
- 649cc DOHC ENGINE
Engines like this are what Honda does best. The four-cylinder design makes it smoother and faster revving than most twins, and offers ample low- to midrange torque, plus plenty of power through the entire rev range.
- SPORTBIKE STYLING
The CBR650R looks just the way a modern sportbike should—all business, with a generous dose of style. But the CBR650R is also comfortable enough for a wide range of riding, from around-town commuting to canyon carving to day-long trips.
- 4.1-GALLON FUEL TANK
A bike as versatile as the CBR650R needs plenty of range, and the 4.1-gallon fuel tank provides just that.
- Honda SELECTABLE TORQUE CONTROL (HSTC)
With Honda Selectable Torque Control System (HSTC) the CBR650R offers you peace of mind during aggressive riding conditions. The system adjusts engine power to optimize torque at the rear wheel, reducing rear-wheel slip. And here’s the best part: you can turn it on or turn it off with a handlebar-mounted switch.
- RADIAL-MOUNT FRONT BRAKES
Featuring huge 310mm discs, the CBR650R also comes with radial-mounted four-piston calipers. The result is premium sportbike stopping power that’s linear and easy to modulate.
- TWIN-SPAR FRAME
The CBR650R refines a classic Honda design. The twin-spar frame incorporates pivot plates, engine hangers, seat rails, and other components that all reduce weight. It’s light, strong, and provides the basis for the CB650R’s stellar handling.
- FOUR-INTO-ONE EXHAUST
Power, style and an unmistakable growl—you get all three with the four-into-one exhaust system on the CBR650R.