Honda launches CBR650F at RevFest
Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India has just revealed five motorcycles in events held simultaneously in eight cities across India – Bangalore, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Indore, Delhi, Chennai and Ahmedabad.The motorcycles showcased today are cosmetically enhanced versions of the CBR150R and the CBR250R, both of which receive new paint schemes and decals with no technical alterations to the engine or suspension setups. Next up, the recently-launched 110cc Honda Livo, followed by a sportier version of the CB Unicorn 160 - the CB Hornet 160R. The new Hornet 160, which is propelled by the older Unicorn's engine, in a slightly higher state of tune, is effectively the replacement for the CB Trigger in India, but Honda will continue to manufacture and export the Trigger to other parts of the world. From the abovementioned bikes, only the Livo has been launched, while the two CBRs and the Hornet 160R will be launched later this year.Now to the talking point of 'RevFest' - the launch of the highly awaited sport-tourer, the 649cc CBR650F. Yes, it's the same 86bhp, 63Nm, four-cylinder motorcycle whose expected pricing had been the subject of intense speculation. Well, Honda's now come out with the price\: the full-faired sport-tourer is priced at Rs. 7.61 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai). The 650R is Honda's first in-line four-cylinder motorcycle for India. It comes with a decent amount of kit, like Honda Ignition Security System, clip-on handle bars, a right side-swept four-into-one exhaust, an all-digital display, a chunky 180mm-wide rear tyre, petal disc brakes and alloys. The bike will also come with ABS as standard, and will be sold through exclusive sales-service 'Wing World' dealerships across 12 cities.