Honda CBR650F Review
|✓||Great riding position with all day comfort, stylish looks, comfy seat, suspension and handling, ABS system|
|×||Heavy twin spar steel frame, short screen, non-adjustable levers, no gear indicator, some reliability problems|
What Is It?
The 2014 Honda CBR650F is a mid-range everyday sports bike which was updated in 2017 with LED lighting and better suspension.
Engine: 649 cc Inline Four, 87 bhp
Economy: 50 mpg, 190 miles
Seat Height: 810 mm
Wet Weight: 211 kg
What Is It Like?
I've only been riding since October 2017 so when I passed it was like a minefield for choosing a bike. Although I knew I wanted a sports bike! After sitting on many different bikes the CBR was the best fit for me in many ways. So glad I went for a minimum of 600cc than anything less. The CBR650F gave me the sports feel that I wanted and most definitely fun for a first bike.
She's very light, so easy to handle. I'm 5'9" and my feet touch the ground very comfortably. Although not the most BHP in the 600 group for a first time rider you won't be disappointed with its power or agility.
- Seat is very comfortable
- Nice riding position
- Handles perfectly
- Great for those country roads
- Great on fuel
- Wrists hurt after a couple hours riding
- Stock exhaust sound is not very good for a sports bike
- Clutch is quite far out (not able to adjust)
- No gear indicator
Changes I've made:
- New clutch and brake levers
- Akrapovic full exhaust system installed (added more HP)
- Tail tidy
- Crash bungs fitted (full kit)
- Wind shield fitted (after market)
- Wheel trim decals
- New bar ends
- Optimate lead fitted
Overall view of this bike is very good. So glad I took my time. First time I sat on her and rode her I knew she was the bike for me. First time riders definitely have this bike in your sights she's a real contender!
- Keats P, 2018
How Does It Compare?
Honda CBR650F (2017 On) - New upgraded version.
Honda CB650F - Naked version with no fairing and high bars.
Check out this two part video review from CagerOnTwoWheels.