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.
A bike as versatile as the CB650R needs plenty of range, and the 4.1-gallon fuel tank provides just that.
An exhaust system needs to accomplish four things: To quiet the engine without robbing power, to help tune engine output, to sound great, and they’re a huge style element on any bike. The CB650R’s exhaust knocks it out of the park on all counts, and sounds like only an inline four can.
Power, style and an unmistakable growl—you get all three with the four-into-one exhaust system on the CB650R.
With Honda Selectable Torque Control System (HSTC) the CB650R 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.
The CB650R features a twin-duct intake design, engineered to ram cool, dense air into the airbox, increasing horsepower.
Smooth, nearly seamless shifts and gear ratios matched to the way you want to ride: those are two of the characteristics that make this Honda so much fun to ride.
Changes to valve timing and piston shapes (compared to the previous generation CB650R) have improved engine response, especially from the idle to 8000 rpm, a big advantage in urban environments.