Honda’s Updated 2017 CBR650F & CB650F

The 2017 CBR650F & 2017 CB650F Get Some Awesome Updates For The New Year

Updated August 16, 2018

Honda has given the 2017 CBR650F and CB650F with a few interesting updates. On the surface, it doesn’t look like the pair have had much work done to them, but if you look past the plastics and focus on the engine, they’ve had quite the overhaul. Now, before we get too excited, it’s worth mentioning that we still have no idea whether Honda will bring the naked CB650F across the pond…we’ve got our fingers crossed, but since we’ve lucked out since the platform arrived in 2014, we’re not holding our breath. It would be nice though!

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Anyway, at first glance, the only real differences you might see would be the slightly different shape of the silencer – luckily the gorgeous pipes are still on show though! Underneath the appealing exterior, Honda have made a few significant changes to the 649 cc inline four engine, which have resulted in an overall power increase of 4 hp. Honda have managed this by shortening the air intake funnels, and refining the exhaust for a better intake and exhaust flow. The small change may not seem that significant, but with a power increase of 4 hp (now pushing the 2017 CBR650F and CB650F up to 89.8 hp at 11000 rpm), and the torque upped to 47.2 lb – ft at 8000 rpm, it’s quite the increase.

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Honda have also tinkered with the gear ratios for the 2017 models, making slight adjustments between second and fifth. Honda have claimed that the improved acceleration is significantly better than last year’s model, and would defeat the 2016 bike by three whole bike lengths in a straight shoot out over a 400m long stretch. Impressive words, but I would love to see a video to back that one up. Any takers?

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As for the rest of the hardware, Honda have replaced the existing front suspension with a set of new 41mm Showa Dual Bending Valve forks which offer better comfort and handling, and giving the 2017 CBR650F and CB650F with 4.7 inches of travel – up from last year’s 4.3 inches. The rear shock remains the same, with the seven stages of pre-load adjustment. The braking system has also been upgraded, although Honda have been quiet on the details. They’re still Nissin though.

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Both models now come equipped with LED lights at the front and rear too. Other than the new headlights, that’s about it, save for a few changes to the bodywork that are almost too minimal to mention. We wish they’d gone a bit sharper with the lines of the CBR650F fairings, but that’s a small gripe. Aside from that, we look forward to having a go on one in the new year. No word on the price or availability yet, either!

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