2022 Honda CBR650R [Specs, Features, Photos]

2022 Honda CBR650R

2022 Honda CBR650R: The Ergonomic Middleweight

The 2022 Honda CBR650R is the perfect middle ground for riders seeking the twist-grappling thrills provided by a full-size sportbike but in a middleweight form factor. It carefully balances practicality and power and packages it into a reliable middleweight motorcycle that comes with a very reasonable price tag, and even more reasonable ergonomics.

Back in 2019, Honda’s CB650F took on a new identity when they pushed it to become the CBR650R. During the period of change, the Japanese motorcycle manufacturer dropped the non-ABS version from the market and continued to provide a comfortable middleweight bike that hits that perfect sweet spot of sport and utility.

The 2022 Honda CBR650R’s bread and butter come in the form of a 649cc DOHC inline-four engine that cranks all 95 of its horsepower through an assist/slipper clutch assisted by Honda’s recent HSTC system.

Although the only notable change for the 2022 model year is the introduction of a color option, the CBR650R blueprints don’t require much tuning from last year. It continues to be a strong option when considering middleweight sport-touring models (with a heavy emphasis on ‘sport’).

The 2022 Honda CBR650R starts at $9,799 USD / $10,899 CAD

On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new 2022 Honda CBR650R in one place.

2022 Honda CBR650R


Model Overview

General Info

  • Price: $9,799 USD / $10,899 CAD
  • Key Features:
    • Standard ABS
    • Adjustable Suspension
    • Slipper clutch
    • New color option for 2022

Main Specs

  • Engine: 649cc Four-cylinder
  • Power: 95 BHP
  • Torque: 46.4 lb-ft
  • Wet Weight: 456 lbs (206 kg)
  • Seat Height: 810 mm (31.9 in.) at lowest point

Competitors

2022 Honda CBR650R


2022 Honda CBR650R Specifications

From Honda

ENGINE

Engine 649cc liquid cooled inline 4 cylinder
Power 95 BHP
Bore x Stroke 67mm x 46mm
Compression Ratio 11.6:1
Induction PGM-FI with 32mm throttle bodies
Starter
Valve Train DOHC; four valves per cylinder

DRIVETRAIN

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

CHASSIS

Suspension Front 41mm fork; 4.3 inches of travel
Suspension Rear Showa Single Shock; 5.0 inches of travel
Brakes Front Dual 320mm discs with radial-mount four-piston calipers; ABS
Brakes Rear Single 240mm disc; ABS
Tires Front 120/70-17
Tires Rear 180/55-17
Fuel Tank Capacity 4.1 gallons, including 0.8-gallon reserve
Color Matte Black Metallic

ELECTRICAL

Ignition Full transistorized ignition
Spark Plugs
Headlight
Tail Light

DIMENSIONS

Overall Length
Ground Clearance
Trail 4.0 inches
Wheelbase 57 inches
Rake (Caster Angle) 25.3°
Seat Height 31.9 inches
Curb Weight 456 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel-ready to ride)

WARRANTY

Warranty Transferable, unlimited-mileage limited warranty
Extension Extended coverage available with a HondaCare Protection Plan®

2022 Honda CBR650R


2022 Honda CBR650R Features

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.

STYLE

SPORTBIKE STYLING

The CBR650R looks just the way a modern sportbike should—all business, with a generous dose of style. But the CBR650R is also comfortable enough for a wide range of riding, from around-town commuting to canyon carving to day-long trips.
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. It’s both brighter and smaller than a conventional design, and contributes in a big way to the CBR650R’s sense of style.
EXHAUST SYSTEM

An exhaust system needs to accomplish four things: To quiet the engine without robbing power, to help tune engine output, to sound great, and it’s 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.

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.
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.
SHOWA SFF-BP FRONT SUSPENSION

Great handling and precise steering demand a premium front suspension. That’s why the CBR650R 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 also has adjustable spring preload, as well as adjustable rebound and compression damping.

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.


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