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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Leather Jacket - www.scott-sports.com/cz/cs/product/bunda-scott-track-leather?article=2406090001006
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Comments

    • Vadscast Steel
      Vadscast Steel

      ❤❤❤

      about 1 day ago
    • Cool Running
      Cool Running

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

      about 11 days ago
    • Raziack Zing
      Raziack Zing In reply to Cool Running

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

      about 9 days ago
    • animatronics evolution
      animatronics evolution

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

      about 18 days 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 23 days 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 23 days ago
    • KissMyAsthma
      KissMyAsthma

      Front folks not adjustable is a bummer...

      about 23 days ago
    • MissMan666
      MissMan666 In reply to KissMyAsthma

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

      about 7 days 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 1 month ago
    • BrotherMe H
      BrotherMe H

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

      about 1 month 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 1 month ago
    • Wai Wong
      Wai Wong

      Damn honda why your new bikes have to be so good

      about 1 month 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 1 month ago
    • Cask Strength
      Cask Strength

      How tall are you?

      about 1 month ago
    • Roland Nissan
      Roland Nissan

      Those old style mirrors and ugly foot pegs :-(

      about 1 month ago
    • fingerhorn4
      fingerhorn4

      Lovely engine, but my god it's ugly and ridiculously expensive. For the same price you can buy a whole car with a decent engine, five seats, decent performance, air conditioning, a radio, sat nav, a seven year warranty, etc. Yes, yes, I know it is not the same experience but after you've accelerated to within an inch of your life you have to slow down again or die.

      about 1 month ago
    • john doe
      john doe In reply to fingerhorn4

      You're nuts

      about 1 month ago
    • Ferenc Erdei
      Ferenc Erdei

      Hi. Thanks for the test. My only question is that how tall are you? Because Iam 185cm - does it fit for me also?

      about 1 month ago
    • michal3245r
      michal3245r In reply to Ferenc Erdei

      Hi, I think he's 193 cm tall. I am 185, haven't ridden it, just sat on it - seemed ok.

      about 24 days ago
    • Jun Boo
      Jun Boo

      Is this a good bike for a beginner and use it for at least until it breaks?.

      about 1 month ago
    • Via Molina
      Via Molina

      Which one is better between cb500x and cb650r?...a gift for my husband..thx

      about 1 month ago
    • Bunnyshooter 223
      Bunnyshooter 223 In reply to Via Molina

      He may get tired of the 500 power unless he is conservative rider. The CB650R is art. Not quite 'dream bike' status but one heck of a nice standard bike

      about 29 days ago
    • Eric Ngai
      Eric Ngai In reply to Via Molina

      There different kinds of machine

      about 29 days ago
    • Bunnyshooter 223
      Bunnyshooter 223 In reply to Via Molina

      This

      about 1 month ago
    • bunty pundir
      bunty pundir

      How is the power delivery....?

      about 1 month ago
    • stivi s
      stivi s

      Best cb is from 07 -12 CB600F with ENGINE CBR 167 kg 102 HP ABS ALUMINIUM FRAME

      about 1 month ago
    • stivi s
      stivi s In reply to stivi s

      You look like as student of philosophy 😂 I'm glad you have kawasaki then you know what engineering means !! The new HP2R is really the highlight of the same ...

      about 5 days ago
    • MotoZest
      MotoZest In reply to stivi s

      +stivi s I'm not a "seller for costumers", I'm a medical student and I own a Kawasaki. I'm simply pointing facts - if you don't accept them and prefer to live in an alternate reality, be my guest.

      about 5 days ago
    • stivi s
      stivi s In reply to stivi s

      +MotoZest I am talking about engineering and advanced technologies, this 21st century, how do you, as a corporation, offer us as customers new and advanced that you have not shown before 10 years ago? My grade from 1 to 10 for cb 650 is 5. This is nothing new. already seen in the mentioned model cb600f also produce Vfr 800 identical since 1998 ??? The same frame is the same injection of the same machine with very small changes .. Your story is great as a seller for customers. But you also need to be on the professional responses of people in new technologies.

      about 5 days ago
    • MotoZest
      MotoZest In reply to stivi s

      +stivi s The impressive sales figures of the CB650R prove you wrong. Here in Portugal and Spain people are putting down deposits since early March and the stock will only be replenished in July. Never in the history of Honda Iberica has a model sold more than this one. In the rest of Europe things aren't very different. Another argument is the styling - altough subjective (which is why I left it out of my previous comment) this Neo Sports Cafe design language seems to be *exactly* what the market wants right now, considering they're all selling like hot cakes (from the CB125R to the CB1000R). I think they look a lot classier than the Manga-inspired MT-09 and old Hornet nonsense. Given the sales figures, the market seems to agree with me.

      about 5 days ago
    • stivi s
      stivi s In reply to stivi s

      Compare a motorcycle of 10 g younger with a model that has it all and is still lightweight and sturdy and has a show-like standstill as opposed to this modelq where only the latest model has up side down fork. of course, the new model does not have a tank of 19 l already 16 l, so in comparison to the age of 10 g the younger does not offer basically anything for the money that is being sought. it is better to Buy new yanaha Mt 09 or second hand CB600 F 2007/2013

      about 5 days ago
    • Agnoy Sarangay
      Agnoy Sarangay

      Your riding CB 650 not CBR 650R. Lol very stupid.

      about 1 month ago
    • Agnoy Sarangay
      Agnoy Sarangay In reply to Agnoy Sarangay

      +Heinrich Larsen they edited it you tiny imbecile.

      about 27 days ago
    • Heinrich Larsen
      Heinrich Larsen In reply to Agnoy Sarangay

      Try reading the title again, idiot. It says CB650R, not CBR650R.

      about 27 days ago
    • Marko Ristic
      Marko Ristic

      Man! Amazing review!🥇
      Very clear, as well like much subtitle in case that I miss something.
      Just now doing spinning cycling and watched it.
      Question pls: this bike coming from Japan or Thailand?
      Cheers :)

      about 2 months ago
    • Bunnyshooter 223
      Bunnyshooter 223

      It is a NICE standard bike. But holy @#$! Is it expensive, damn near $10k after fees etc (less if u pay cash).
      Suzuki SV650 is THE bike to beat, imo. That said, every gearhead should try an inline 3 or 4... who doesnt like to hear a 4-cyl. sing at top gear

      about 2 months ago
    • OneManMob
      OneManMob

      my 1999 Hornet 600 had same power and revs and was a bit lighter....

      about 2 months ago
    • Bunnyshooter 223
      Bunnyshooter 223 In reply to OneManMob

      Imo, Honda CB____ should not be about max power/performance, but fun. Just my .02 cents. I wonder if the 'modern' exhaust restrictions have something to do with weight

      about 2 months ago
    • Pulse Hasan
      Pulse Hasan

      Loving #Honda from #Bangladesh

      about 2 months ago
    • Nantawat Kongcharoen
      Nantawat Kongcharoen

      which one you like between Ducati scrambler800 and CB650R in term of fun ride

      about 2 months ago
    • 67cckelly
      67cckelly

      CB650R Owners Facebook @t

      about 2 months ago
    • 67cckelly
      67cckelly

      @tCB650R Owners Facebook

      about 2 months ago
    • hey whotsgoinon
      hey whotsgoinon

      Bleeding ugly.

      about 2 months ago
    • hey whotsgoinon
      hey whotsgoinon In reply to hey whotsgoinon

      +Stuart Lumsden I'm afraid I'm old school mate. The bikes I lusted after were the old Z900 , CB750 fours etc. These new bikes are fantastic technically, but just dont float my boat..I dont even like the new Triumphs, and positively dislike the new yamahas. Bikes to me are gradually beggining to all look the same. Ah well probably an age thing. Ive been riding bikes for 43 years now,stuck in my youth probably lol. Best wishes bud. Ride safe.

      about 1 month ago
    • Stuart Lumsden
      Stuart Lumsden In reply to hey whotsgoinon

      Why?

      about 1 month ago
    • Lukasone88
      Lukasone88

      Buenas, e leído en algún foro, que alguna unidad estando limitada daba vibraciones molestas en estriberas y deposito, llegando a vibrar hasta el espejo. Me podéis decir tema vibraciones como la habéis notado vosotros?

      about 2 months ago
    • John Dunstan
      John Dunstan

      Uggh looks like a chook chaser (dirt bike). Please, Mr.Honda will we ever get a naked bike like the 1980 style CBX1000 six cylinder or the CB900 Bol'dor? They were so beautiful. This is so disappointing.

      about 2 months ago