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2017 Honda CB650F, CBR650F gets styling, chassis upgrades

Honda’s entry-level midsize naked and sportbikes recently received a makeover for 2017. According to the company, both the CB650F and CBR650F get revised styling, along with an array of suspension, motor and brake upgrades.

The 2017 Honda CBR650F

The two updated models shows similar exterior stripes and livery from the front fairing back, while both receiving revamped headlights. Meanwhile, the CBR650F gets a newly designed fairing.

Another shot of the CBR650F

The CB650F and CBR650F are both equipped with a new 41mm Showa Dual Bending Valve (SDBV) fork, enhancing rebound damping and compression damping. In addition, they also use revamped Nissin calipers for the 320 mm front discs and 240 mm rear discs. Honda says that this helps in improving the bikes’ braking power.

The Nissn brakes and revised rear suspension

Meanwhile, two-channel ABS comes as standard. The naked CB650F weighs 207 kg, while the faired CBR650F weighs 213 kg.

The 649cc motor of the 2017 Honda CB650F and CBR650F

The manufacturer said that the two bikes are equipped with the same 649cc inline four-cylinder engine, along with the new intake and exhaust system, gaining 4 PS. With this, Honda claims that it now produces 90 PS at 5,000 rpm.

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