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post #1 of 12 Old 05-10-2017, 08:36 AM Thread Starter
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CB650F Coming Stateside

Looks like Honda is finally bringing the Hornet replacement back. I'm really pleased to see so much attention being paid to more middle weight bikes as opposed to liter crotch rockets. What does everyone think of it? I really like the headers and low slung exhaust. With a fender eliminator, that thing would look pretty sharp. Do any of our Continental friends have opinions on it from actual seat time?

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post #2 of 12 Old 05-10-2017, 11:38 AM
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was going to mention that as well, hopefully if it does well in NA they'll refresh the CB1000R down the road.

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Well I think it's a replacement for the hornet 600 not the 900. Been in Australia since 2014. I have not personally ridden it. Does seem to be popular with learner riders as it doesn't exceed the learner riders legal engine capacity. I personally would prefer a litre engine, cleaner looks with a retro twist. Just like my CB900 hornet. Still don't think there's a replacement for my niner, yet.

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It's great to see more options for the middleweight category. With bikes like these, the big 4 are truly making motorcycling more accessible to more people at an affordable price.

I hope Honda is going to be able to successfully differentiate this one from other bikes in the class. The CB650F one looks mid-pack on transformer looks, but hopefully the engine shines through compared to the other twins. It's not enough for Honda to try to go by reliability anymore because other manufacturers like Yamaha have really stepped up their quality and variety of fun bikes.

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Too heavy................FZ07, SV650, & naked Kawasaki 650 are 400-420lbs.

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Would prefer to see a different engine configuration. Looks alright, but its just another I4...
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458 pounds wet. 89 hp.

My piped and rejetted 599 should be close to 89 hp, and it weighs 410ish, low on fuel.

The new one looks better. Probably rides better. I'm not interested.

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god that headlight <PUKE>

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so has anybody actually ridden one of these?


Was looking up comparisons mt07 vs cb650f... Can't really find anything

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I got pretty excited when I first saw the CB650F but then when I started looking at the details I thought they really missed the boat relative to the 919. It weighs the same as the 919 (give or take) has significantly less power and less torque. It also comes with non-adjustable suspension damping. So where's the "win-win" for switching over to this?


The proposed spec's for the CB1000 that seems to be in the pipe for the US are much more compelling. It weighs 50 lbs (give or take) less than the CB 650, has gobs of HP and torque, and has adjustable damping suspension. Yeah, it costs a tad more than the 650 but I figure I'll just save up some to be able to afford it. No more Starbucks for a year should just about do it!
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I might drop the cash for a new cb1000 too :P or the previous gen maybe? If I can find one for a real good price ?


I wonder if the ohlins from the 919 will fit the new bike... @LDH any ideas?




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I got pretty excited when I first saw the CB650F but then when I started looking at the details I thought they really missed the boat relative to the 919. It weighs the same as the 919 (give or take) has significantly less power and less torque. It also comes with non-adjustable suspension damping. So where's the "win-win" for switching over to this?


The proposed spec's for the CB1000 that seems to be in the pipe for the US are much more compelling. It weighs 50 lbs (give or take) less than the CB 650, has gobs of HP and torque, and has adjustable damping suspension. Yeah, it costs a tad more than the 650 but I figure I'll just save up some to be able to afford it. No more Starbucks for a year should just about do it!

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When the KTM 790 shows up, the best the rest can hope for will be Second Place.

That little old used 848 Streetfighter, for which I paid $7500, weighs 430, and supposedly has 130 hp at the crank.

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