The CBR650R (ABS) is priced at RM45,499 in either Grand Prix Red or Mat Gun Powder Black Metallic, while the CB650R costs RM43,499 and comes in Candy Chromosphere Red or Graphite Black.
In 2018, Boon Siew Honda successfully launched a total of seven high-performance big bikes in Malaysia with an overwhelming response from the market. Now, the company looks to the middleweight segment with the launch of the two new bikes today.
Both bikes take their styling cues from the venerable CBR1000RR Fireblade and have inherited some of its sharp, aggressive lines, extended side fairings, as well as the super-short rear section and narrow dual, LED headlights.
The CBR650R is now 6kg lighter than the outgoing CBR650F with a sportier riding position due to the repositioned handlebars that are now 30mm more forward, while the footpegs have been moved further back and higher up.
The 649cc inline four-cylinder engine has gained an additional 1,000rpm - redlining at 12,000rpm over its predecessor and produces 5% more power than before at 94hp.
The bike arrives with an adjustable 41mm Showa Separate Fork Function (SFF), Upside-down forks, radial-mount four-piston front brake callipers, Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) and an assist/slipper clutch.
Additionally, it also comes fitted with full-LED lights and a new LCD instruments display that includes a 'Gear Position' and 'Shift-Up' Indicator as well as an emergency stop signal to bolster safety.
As for the CB650R, this ‘Neo Sports Café’ bike is essentially a naked bike that eagerly shows off the same engine on the CBR650R, signature round headlight, and sculpted fuel tank while mirroring the CBR650R's fixtures and fittings.