Honda CBR650F

Honda CBR650F Review

Overall

★★★★☆
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

Honda CBR650F For Sale

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

RRP: £7,000

What Is It Like?

Honda CBR650F

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.

Honda CBR650F

Pros:

  • Seat is very comfortable
  • Nice riding position
  • Handles perfectly
  • Lightweight
  • Great for those country roads
  • Great on fuel
  • ABS

Cons:

  • 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

Honda CBR650F

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

Honda CBR650F

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

Honda CBR650F For Sale

Price Guide

Year Dealer Private Part Ex Mileage
2014 £4,350 £3,500 £3,050 9,000
2015 £4,750 £3,800 £3,300 6,800
2016 £5,100 £4,100 £3,600 5,100

How Does It Compare?

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More Info

Check out this two part video review from CagerOnTwoWheels.