The CBR650R is Honda's attempt to blend aggressive sportbike styling and prowess with everyday practicality. This middleweight sportbike shares the same 649cc inline-four engine and basic platform as its naked cousin, the CB650R. The sportier CBR, however, comes with performance-oriented ergonomics and Fireblade-inspired styling cues. The CBR650R tips the Cycle World scales at 455 pounds fully fueled.
We ran the CBR650R on the Cycle World dyno to record horsepower and torque numbers. The Honda produced 80.1 hp at 10,950 rpm and 41.73 pound-feet of torque at 8,170 rpm.