The RevFest is the biggest launch event till date organised by Honda as it witnessed the launch of 4 motorcycles at the same time. Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Private Limited (HMSI) has been pondering the launch of CBR650F since a long time. The Honda CBR 150R and the Honda CBR 250R get minimal cosmetic changes like new graphics and added colour option, while the all-new CBR650F and the CB Hornet 160R are added to the company’s product portfolio in India.
Honda CBR650F- After contemplating for a long period, Honda has launched the much awaited CBR 650F in India. The motorcycle comes fitted with a 649cc, liquid-cooled, in-line 4-cylinder, 16 valves engine that churns out maximum power of 88.2PS at 11,000 rpm and peak torque of of 63 Nm at 8,000 rpm. It is mated with a six-speed gearbox. The silver finished silencer is tucked under the engine that lowers the centre of gravity of the motorcycle. The clip-on handle bars provide straight sitting posture to the rider. Honda has launched the motorcycle at Rs.7.30 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)
The Honda CBR 650F sports telescopic forks at front and monoshock with spring preloaded adjustability at rear. 320Mm disc with twin-piston calipers at front and 240mm disc with single piston calipers at rear boost confidence in the rider to hit the top speed. The instrument console of the motorcycle includes digital speedometer, KM counter, two trip meters, bar tachometer and fuel gauge. The Honda CBR650F will be available at selected showrooms across the country.
Honda CB Hornet 160R – Honda has further expanded its legacy of “Fun Motorcycling” with the introduction of the CB Hornet 160R in India. The 163cc engine seen in the Honda Unicorn 160 will power the Honda Hornet CB 160R. It is capable of pushing out top power of 15PS at 8,000 rpm and maximum torque of 14.6 Nm at 6,000 rpm. The robust motorcycle features single-piece handlebar, bikini fairing and muscular tank shroud supporting faux air intakes.
The design cues of the motorcycle are borrowed from Honda’s CX-01 concept. The Honda CB Hornet 160R sports a short edgy tail with “X” shaped LED. It also gets LEC digital meter, wider rear tyre, sharp shaped position lamps and all-new wave disc with CBS. It also comes with telescopic suspension at front.
Honda CBR 250R- The Honda CBR 250R receives only cosmetic changes such as all-new graphics and colour schemes. No word has been said about the mechanical and instrument changes. The motorcycle draw power from the same 249cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4 stroke engine that delivers 26PS of top power and peak torque of 22.9 Nm. Earlier it was said that Honda will launch the CBR 300R in India, but surprisingly, the CBR 250R was under the covers. The motorcycle rivals with the likes of Kawasaki Ninja 300, KTM RC 390 and the upcoming Yamaha R3.
Honda CBR150R- Like its elder sibling, Honda CBR 150R also gets cosmetic changes and new colour options. The CBR 150R uses the existing 149cc, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, single-cylinder engine producing 18.5PS of power and 12.66 Nm of torque. The motorcycle has been specially made for the young customers in the rapidly growing 150cc segment in the country.
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