89.8bhp | 213kg | Seat height 810mm
The CBR650F’S 649cc engine gets an extra 4bhp at peak, taking it up to perfectly useable 89.8bhp at 11,000rpm. Combine the power gains and freer-flowing exhaust with shorter gear ratios from second through to fifth, and the new CBR650F should get off the line faster than the previous model. Up the pointy end is a brand new 41mm Showa Dual Bending Valve (SDBV) fork which is claimed to improve comfort and handling. At the back end is a preload-adjustable monoshock, mounted direct to the die-cast aluminium swingarm.