2021 Honda CBR650R ABS
2021 Honda CBR650R ABS

Specs

General Information

Manufacturer
Honda
Honda
Model Year
2021
2021
Model
CBR650R ABS
CBR650R ABS
Model Code
CBR650RAM
CBR650RAM
Color
Matte Black Metallic
Matte Black Metallic

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes

Front - Dual 320 mm discs with radial-mount four-piston calipers; ABS

Rear - Single 240 mm disc; ABS

Front - Dual 320 mm discs with radial-mount four-piston calipers; ABS

Rear - Single 240 mm disc; ABS

Tires

Front - 120 / 70-17

Rear - 180 / 55-17

Front - 120 / 70-17

Rear - 180 / 55-17

Dimensions

Weight
Curb - 456 lb. (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel-ready to ride)
Curb - 456 lb. (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel-ready to ride)
Wheelbase
57 in.
57 in.
Seat Height
31.9 in.
31.9 in.

Drivetrain

Transmission
6-speed
6-speed
Final Drive
#525 O-ring chain; 15T / 42T
#525 O-ring chain; 15T / 42T

Engine

Engine
DOHC; four valves per cylinder
DOHC; four valves per cylinder
Cooling
Liquid
Liquid
Cylinders
Inline 4
Inline 4
Displacement
649 cc
649 cc
Bore x Stroke
67 x 46 mm
67 x 46 mm
Compression Ratio
11.6:1
11.6:1
Fuel System
PGM-FI with 32 mm throttle bodies
PGM-FI with 32 mm throttle bodies
Emissions
Meets current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.
Meets current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.
Ignition
Full transistorized
Full transistorized
Fuel Capacity
4.1 gal. (including 0.8 gal. reserve)
4.1 gal. (including 0.8 gal. reserve)

Operational

Front Suspension

41 mm fork

Travel - 4.25 in.

41 mm fork

Travel - 4.25 in.

Rear Suspension

Showa Single Shock

Travel - 5.04 in.

Showa Single Shock

Travel - 5.04 in.

Rake
Caster Angle - 25.3°
Caster Angle - 25.3°
Trail
4 in.
4 in.

Other

Warranty
1 Year transferable, unlimited-mileage limited
1 Year transferable, unlimited-mileage limited

Features

ENGINEERING

  • TWIN-SPAR FRAME: The CBR650R refines a classic Honda design. The twin-spar frame incorporates pivot plates, engine hangers, seat rails, and other components that all reduce weight. It’s light, strong, and provides the basis for the CB650R’s stellar handling.
  • FOUR-INTO-ONE EXHAUST: Power, style and an unmistakable growl—you get all three with the four-into-one exhaust system on the CBR650R.
  • REAR-DISC BRAKE: A 240mm hydraulic disc at the rear complements the twin front discs for plenty of stopping power.
  • REFINED INTAKE SYSTEM: The CBR650R features a twin-duct intake design, engineered to ram cool, dense air into the airbox, increasing horsepower.
  • SIX-SPEED TRANSMISSION: 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.
  • SLIPPER CLUTCH: The assist slipper clutch lightens clutch operation by approximately 12 percent compared to previous models, and that reduces rear-wheel hop during rapid downshifts.
  • SPECIAL ENGINE TUNING: Finely tuned valve timing and piston shapes improve engine response, especially from the idle to 8000 rpm. This delivers a big advantage in urban environments.
  • SPORTING RIDING POSITION: Comfortable for casual, weekday use and more aggressive weekend sport rides alike. The seat/bar/peg relationship in any motorcycle is critical, and with the CBR650R, you’ll truly feel like a part of this bike.

HANDLING

  • Honda SELECTABLE TORQUE CONTROL (HSTC): With Honda Selectable Torque Control System (HSTC) the CBR650R 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.
  • NEW SHOWA SFF-BP FRONT SUSPENSION: Great handling and precise steering demand a premium front suspension. That’s why the CBR650R now features a Showa Separate Function Front Fork Big Piston unit (SFF-BP). It offers both reduced weight, superior rigidity, and excellent overall performance. Plus it offers adjustability for spring preload as well as rebound and compression damping.
  • RADIAL-MOUNT FRONT BRAKES: Featuring huge 310mm discs, the CBR650R also comes with radial-mounted four-piston calipers. The result is premium sportbike stopping power that’s linear and easy to modulate.

PERFORMANCE

  • 649cc DOHC ENGINE: 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. New cams and intake timing for 2021 deliver plenty of power.

STYLE

  • SPORTBIKE STYLING: The CBR650R looks just the way a modern sportbike should—all business, with a generous dose of style. This year we’ve freshened things up with revised headlight covers, new downsized sidecovers, sharp new graphics and a new rear mudguard/number plate.
  • 4.1-GALLON FUEL TANK: A bike as versatile as the CBR650R needs plenty of range, and the 4.1-gallon fuel tank provides just that.
  • INSTRUMENTS: In addition to the usual speedometer and tachometer, the full-flat instrument panel features an LCD readout with indicators for gear position, water temperature, peak-hold display of engine RPM, upshift indicator, and more.
  • LED HEADLIGHT: The CBR650R uses an eye-catching dual-lens LED headlight that casts a powerful, scientifically tuned beam that features revised reflectors for 2021. It’s both brighter and smaller than a conventional design, and contributes in a big way to the CBR650R’s sense of style.
  • MUFFLER: Mufflers need to accomplish four things: They need to quiet the engine without robbing power, they need to help tune engine output, they need to sound great, and they’re a huge style element on any bike. The CBR650R’s exhaust knocks it out of the park on all counts, and sounds like only an inline four can.
  • Y-SPOKE ALUMINUM WHEELS: The aluminum wheels feature helps reduce unsprung weight. These lighter hoops have a greater influence on handling than the numbers alone suggest.

ENGINEERING

  • TWIN-SPAR FRAME: The CBR650R refines a classic Honda design. The twin-spar frame incorporates pivot plates, engine hangers, seat rails, and other components that all reduce weight. It’s light, strong, and provides the basis for the CB650R’s stellar handling.
  • FOUR-INTO-ONE EXHAUST: Power, style and an unmistakable growl—you get all three with the four-into-one exhaust system on the CBR650R.
  • REAR-DISC BRAKE: A 240mm hydraulic disc at the rear complements the twin front discs for plenty of stopping power.
  • REFINED INTAKE SYSTEM: The CBR650R features a twin-duct intake design, engineered to ram cool, dense air into the airbox, increasing horsepower.
  • SIX-SPEED TRANSMISSION: 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.
  • SLIPPER CLUTCH: The assist slipper clutch lightens clutch operation by approximately 12 percent compared to previous models, and that reduces rear-wheel hop during rapid downshifts.
  • SPECIAL ENGINE TUNING: Finely tuned valve timing and piston shapes improve engine response, especially from the idle to 8000 rpm. This delivers a big advantage in urban environments.
  • SPORTING RIDING POSITION: Comfortable for casual, weekday use and more aggressive weekend sport rides alike. The seat/bar/peg relationship in any motorcycle is critical, and with the CBR650R, you’ll truly feel like a part of this bike.

HANDLING

  • Honda SELECTABLE TORQUE CONTROL (HSTC): With Honda Selectable Torque Control System (HSTC) the CBR650R 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.
  • NEW SHOWA SFF-BP FRONT SUSPENSION: Great handling and precise steering demand a premium front suspension. That’s why the CBR650R now features a Showa Separate Function Front Fork Big Piston unit (SFF-BP). It offers both reduced weight, superior rigidity, and excellent overall performance. Plus it offers adjustability for spring preload as well as rebound and compression damping.
  • RADIAL-MOUNT FRONT BRAKES: Featuring huge 310mm discs, the CBR650R also comes with radial-mounted four-piston calipers. The result is premium sportbike stopping power that’s linear and easy to modulate.

PERFORMANCE

  • 649cc DOHC ENGINE: 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. New cams and intake timing for 2021 deliver plenty of power.

STYLE

  • SPORTBIKE STYLING: The CBR650R looks just the way a modern sportbike should—all business, with a generous dose of style. This year we’ve freshened things up with revised headlight covers, new downsized sidecovers, sharp new graphics and a new rear mudguard/number plate.
  • 4.1-GALLON FUEL TANK: A bike as versatile as the CBR650R needs plenty of range, and the 4.1-gallon fuel tank provides just that.
  • INSTRUMENTS: In addition to the usual speedometer and tachometer, the full-flat instrument panel features an LCD readout with indicators for gear position, water temperature, peak-hold display of engine RPM, upshift indicator, and more.
  • LED HEADLIGHT: The CBR650R uses an eye-catching dual-lens LED headlight that casts a powerful, scientifically tuned beam that features revised reflectors for 2021. It’s both brighter and smaller than a conventional design, and contributes in a big way to the CBR650R’s sense of style.
  • MUFFLER: Mufflers need to accomplish four things: They need to quiet the engine without robbing power, they need to help tune engine output, they need to sound great, and they’re a huge style element on any bike. The CBR650R’s exhaust knocks it out of the park on all counts, and sounds like only an inline four can.
  • Y-SPOKE ALUMINUM WHEELS: The aluminum wheels feature helps reduce unsprung weight. These lighter hoops have a greater influence on handling than the numbers alone suggest.