Honda’s dedication to its Neo Sports Cafe like of motorcycles is something you should definitely take note of. The new 2019 CB650R recently got its price of $8,899, which seems very reasonable to me. The bike looks great with a modern, naked bike appeal.
The bike gets a 649cc liquid-cooled in-line four-cylinder engine. It’s mated to a six-speed transmission and supposed to produce five percent more horsepower than the cb650f, according to RideApart.
The bike has a diamond steel frame, a Showa inverted front fork, and an aluminum diecast swingarm with a seven-stage adjustable rear shock.
The riding position is upright but more aggressive than other Neo Sports Cafes from the company. Overall, the bike looks more aggressive and should appeal to a wide variety of riders. The slipper clutch makes shifting smoothly easy, and the ABS version of the CB650R comes with torque control.
The CB650R should be a heck of a nice middle-weight bike. It’s a sporty choice for someone who wants a naked street bike with plenty of style, what I expect to be good power, and excellent dynamics on the road. Its 4.1-gallon gas tank means you’ll be able to ride for quite some time without filing up, too.
While the CB650R certainly isn’t some game-changing machine, it’s one I like and am looking forward to learning more about. It appears to be a very well-rounded street bike, and I really like what Honda is doing with its Neo Sports Cafe bikes.