MCN - - 2019 NEW BIKES -

649cc in­line four 94bhp / 47ftlb 208kg (kerb) £7729

The new CBR650R gets en­gine and fu­elling upgrades, a higher rev limit, 5% more power at peak, im­proved torque curve and a 6kg weight sav­ing thanks to frame, tank and other ef­fi­cien­cies. The rider’s seat­ing po­si­tion is also slightly more ag­gres­sive, although it’s not as fo­cused as the de­funct RR, while its baby Fire­blade aes­thetic is clearly in­tended to ap­peal to RR refugees. Add the op­tional quick­shifter and this will be a great sporty road bike.

The CBR650F is dead, long live the sportier CBR650R

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