I was invited to test ride the new Honda CB650R and not only I had a blast in Spain. I was truly amazed how much was the new Honda improved from the previous CB650F generation. Thumbs up Honda!

Again, bear in mind this is not a full long-term review. I will have much more clear picture about the qualities of this new Honda after I have it for a week or so.

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****Special thanks ****
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Some people asks about the clothes I usually wear on the bike. Here it is:
Leather Jacket - www.scott-sports.com/cz/cs/product/bunda-scott-track-leather?article=2406090001006
Jeans - www.scott-sports.com/cz/cs/product/scott-denim-pant?article=2464060003551
Shoes Sidi - amzn.to/2RMdUoJ
Helmet Nexx - amzn.to/2PToBsg
Gloves - www.scott-sports.com/cz/cs/product/rukavice-scott-lane-2?article=2502300001011

Technical stuff - what I usually use
GoPro - bit.ly/gopro6jf
Sony A7 III - amzn.to/2RJLZFS
Garmin VIRB 360 - amzn.to/2RJNsfm
Zoom HRN4 Pro - amzn.to/2PSwYnX
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Comments

    • aimen alwan
      aimen alwan

      Got a question for you. This or the XSR700 (if they were matched in price)? Love your no BS reviews 👊✊

      about 29 days ago
    • photoheritage
      photoheritage In reply to aimen alwan

      aimen alwan I'm trying to decide on the same.
      Both bikes are nice but for me Yamaha being lighter, more comfortable for my size ( 1,9m 90kg) and not so experienced seems slightly better. Also it has more of more linear torque , but the honda revs higher and has more power top end.Honda also is better equipped with tc, slipper clutch, quick shifter etc. so could be useful for beginners as well..
      Tough choice .But I fit Yamaha better as I said, so if you are tall XSR could be better option if you are shorter go with Honda ;)

      about 26 days ago
    • hooeetube
      hooeetube

      3 weeks and 1200 miles in, this is by far the best bike I have ever owned.

      about 1 month ago
    • Alex Alexeev
      Alex Alexeev

      Don't you find that CBR has an engine vibration around 6K RPM? I took it for a test drive today, and I found an engine vibration is quite annoying, especially on the highway. I did like everything in this bike except an engine vibration kept me from pulling a plug on the purchase

      about 2 months ago
    • MidLifeBiker
      MidLifeBiker In reply to Alex Alexeev

      No vibration on mine but we have the castrated version in Oz. Ive tried riding at 6k revs in every gear to find it...

      about 1 month ago
    • Tony Stoltz
      Tony Stoltz

      So, it’s not so fast? Could you please let us know what is the 0 to 60 miles? Thanks

      about 2 months ago
    • Don Chivazo
      Don Chivazo

      Nice video. How tall are you and how much do you weight? Would this guy be good for a 5'10 feet tall 220 lbs dude?

      about 2 months ago
    • zman1998b
      zman1998b

      And I thought about buying an CB sevenfifty...

      about 2 months ago
    • Kasper Viggo Jensen
      Kasper Viggo Jensen

      How tall are you?

      about 3 months ago
    • Danilo Capellan
      Danilo Capellan

      Perfect bike, who needs more. 👍🏼

      about 3 months ago
    • Userhehe
      Userhehe

      you fake

      about 3 months ago
    • MegaSlipknot001
      MegaSlipknot001

      Its not a review when you just say everything thats on the website.

      about 3 months ago
    • scooby
      scooby

      Nice review. Awesome bike. I'd even trade my fz6 in for one of those ;)

      about 4 months ago
    • 42much1
      42much1 In reply to scooby

      Hum ..difficult to say I would do that...I own a FZ6 and a CBR600f, thinking about getting this or the new CBR 650F, but more inclined to trade in the 2012 CBR600F.

      about 4 months ago
    • Ghaneessharma Mathialagam
      Ghaneessharma Mathialagam

      Yamaha MT-09 or honda cb650r

      about 4 months ago
    • Ricardo Batista
      Ricardo Batista

      Great review! Just order one for me and I just cant wait! I have a question, how did you made the off bike filming? From another bike? Thanks!

      about 4 months ago
    • Soloman 5k
      Soloman 5k

      The mt 09 is an inline 3 not two cylinder

      about 4 months ago
    • Shub Sodhi
      Shub Sodhi

      dude??/ 650r for god sake...... it's 650F "F".

      about 5 months ago
    • cardo d lisay
      cardo d lisay

      Im planning to buy this one soon love this bike

      about 5 months ago
    • BensMotoWorld
      BensMotoWorld

      I Trade my 2018 BMW R1200R into a Honda CB650R. And i Love it!!

      about 5 months ago
    • BensMotoWorld
      BensMotoWorld In reply to BensMotoWorld

      John Puremaster Unfortunately, I do not have the Honda anymore. had a serious motorcycle accident. Machine is totally hurt.

      about 2 months ago
    • John Neomaster
      John Neomaster In reply to BensMotoWorld

      @BensMotoWorld Still happy? I have a BMW too and I must say, this Honda looks temtingly good!

      about 2 months ago
    • BensMotoWorld
      BensMotoWorld In reply to BensMotoWorld

      Alien On a Bike I sold the BMW privately. Of course there was a lot of money left over.

      about 4 months ago
    • Benson Sitompul
      Benson Sitompul

      Let me know...should I buy this bike...coz I'm thinking another bike with the same prices ..

      about 5 months ago
    • 金方塊
      金方塊

      How tall are you?

      about 5 months ago
    • Vadscast Steel
      Vadscast Steel

      ❤❤❤

      about 5 months ago
    • Cool Running
      Cool Running

      Of course that sounds better than a 2-cylinder bike, that's a four cylinder bike stupid

      about 6 months ago
    • Raziack Zing
      Raziack Zing In reply to Cool Running

      My 1 cylinder sounds much better stupid.. Nothing like a thumping sound..

      about 6 months ago
    • animatronics evolution
      animatronics evolution

      Estoy indeciso si está o la z900,cual me recomiendas?

      about 6 months ago
    • koutsion
      koutsion

      Great bike :). Thank you for your review! I will have to wait 10 years for the price to drop though xD. Patience is a virtue

      about 6 months ago
    • MegaSlipknot001
      MegaSlipknot001 In reply to koutsion

      Price to drop? Its cheap as fuck!!!

      about 3 months ago
    • KissMyAsthma
      KissMyAsthma

      Your throttle control is really choppy...watching you on and off the throttle repeatedly and applying front brake mid corner multiple times while cornering is really painful...

      about 6 months ago
    • Mr Messy
      Mr Messy In reply to KissMyAsthma

      Totally agree.
      Someone needs to watch "Twist of the wrist".

      about 1 month ago
    • KissMyAsthma
      KissMyAsthma

      Front folks not adjustable is a bummer...

      about 6 months ago
    • MissMan666
      MissMan666 In reply to KissMyAsthma

      Better to have a non adjustable quality front fork than a crappy adjustable one.

      about 6 months ago
    • BrotherMe H
      BrotherMe H

      I noticed there are a few times ( few seconds each time) of "square blurred vision" at the odometer when acceleration occurred, so what is the speed limit of Spain?

      about 6 months ago
    • BrotherMe H
      BrotherMe H

      You sound so excited . I reckon you can't get a good sleep before the test drive. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

      about 6 months ago
    • Clive O'Mahoney
      Clive O'Mahoney

      How did the bike seem after you rode it for longer? I've got a Tracer 700 at the moment and can't make my mind up about changing it to the new 650R. My worries are the tyres and the riding position, more than anything else.

      about 6 months ago
    • Rhiannon studios
      Rhiannon studios In reply to Clive O'Mahoney

      Clive O'Mahoney I sat on one today, where I’m comfortable on a Tracer 700 on this I was too canted forward putting too much weight on my wrists unfortunately ☹️

      about 5 months ago
    • Wai Wong
      Wai Wong

      Damn honda why your new bikes have to be so good

      about 6 months ago
    • Harjot Singh
      Harjot Singh

      Are the vibrations reduced in comparison to the previous version?? is he smoothness in line with the likes of zx6r r6 or other smooth 4 cylinders ?

      about 7 months ago