This is quite a fantastic bike. Easy going, calm and collected at low revs, but pretty crazy at higher revs. Easy to ride, very stable to corner. I felt like I could knee drag right off the bat!

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    • jonas magnusson
      jonas magnusson

      Beginner bike??

      about 4 months ago
    • filoIII

      I'm waiting for dem sharp colors in the u.s.

      about 9 months ago
    • captainengland

      cager..u r forget that when the new 2019 comes out.i know i cant wait

      about 10 months ago
    • Jesus MLG
      Jesus MLG

      how do you know what gear you're in?

      about 1 year ago
    • Scorpiwolf

      Now CB650F has ABS :D

      about 1 year ago
    • Scorpiwolf
      Scorpiwolf In reply to Scorpiwolf

      I don't know, sorry :D

      about 1 year ago
    • Jesus MLG
      Jesus MLG In reply to Scorpiwolf

      is it better than the MT-07?

      about 1 year ago
    • lamm3rrr

      onde foi isto?

      about 1 year ago
    • Inquisitive

      I'm confused- honda chap said it has abs and also around 99/bhp. Also stainless steel exhaust should not rust right

      about 1 year ago
    • Sunde
      Sunde In reply to Inquisitive

      Inquisitive It has abs. Only 91 bhp. Its a honda, it wont rust.

      about 11 months ago
    • Daniel Hilley
      Daniel Hilley

      Thanks, I greatly enjoy your reviews. You are having fun and you are closer to my skill than the typical racer/journalists.

      about 1 year ago
    • goodbadugly654

      Nice review. Where did you film that? Looks nice.

      about 1 year ago
    • Rodrigo Sempiterno
      Rodrigo Sempiterno

      7:05 apanhei uma multa precisamente nesse sitio precisamente pelo mesmo motivo, passei o sinal e dei-lhe gás, resultado fui mandado parar mais a frente porque havia radar ao pé do colégio e levei 120€ multa.

      about 1 year ago
    • Evangelos Gallos
      Evangelos Gallos

      Hello, what you think is better MTO7 yamaha or the Honda CB650F?

      about 1 year ago
    • Tomas Urbanek
      Tomas Urbanek

      Hi. Good video. Have you tested CBR650F as well? If not are you planning to do it? I'd love to hear what do you think of cbr650f as I'm considering buying that bike. All the best. Keep posting videos.

      about 1 year ago
    • aviduke

      I recently bought one. Only 1200 miles on in so far but i have an idea of it. It's pretty dead under 4000rpm but from 4000 onwards the linear power gets get stronger and stronger. Above 7000 rpm it's instant throttle response and i find the bike very very fun, a proper naked race bike. The bike does lean me forward so with my short arms I will add risers for comfort. The comfy seat is low which I like with my short legs. Going back to the 1500-4000 rev range, the lack of power makes it ideal for the city. I get 53mpg UK average.
      Corners well, suspension is very good for me.The abs is good and it seems the tyres don't grip well in the wet under heavy breaking.
      The lack of the gear indicator doesn't bother me, I just put the revs where I want them (either for fun or fuel).
      I took the tracer out for two test rides. MT07 has a lot more power low and mid range a lot more! The mt gear box was horrible the clunky and the reach on the faired tracer version too long and sporty. I think it would be a more fun than the cb650f but harder to live with on a daily basis, it feels like a snarling beast, but one that could bite. The cb650f is refined and smooth and easy to ride, plus when you get the revs high it's a beast.
      One weird thing I never had on a bike before is the webbing near my thumb hurts when I ride, I think from forward lean into bars. Hopefully the risers sort this out

      about 1 year ago
    • Erth_
      Erth_ In reply to aviduke

      @M-T off road?

      about 10 months ago
    • M-T
      M-T In reply to aviduke

      I would just like to say that the CB650 is *not dead* under 4000 rpm, it is just not twitchy when compared to the mt07.
      I would also hesitate to say that it doesn't have power down low, because that is not the truth. The truth is, that if you give it throttle to 4000 rpm, it will take you a considerable distance already. Take note I used the word *DISTANCE* because doing the same thing with the mt, it will rather take your bike *UP* --- meaning pop a wheelie.

      With that, I never had a problem myself in overtaking / needing for more power when I'm driving around sub 4k rpm.
      I think the argument that "The mt07 would be better at overtaking traffic" is stated by people who has limited motorcycle experience. Simply because either they are relying solely on the graphs, and they don't know what those graphs mean, or that they haven't ridden either bike.

      Weaving through traffic is not a difficulty I can assure you with the cb650. Coming from a 125cc bike, it can do that shit effortlessly, provided however we are cruising at sub- 70kmph. More than that, and the 125cc will have a problem. More than that, the honda can handle for sure because (1) you're not going to overtake at low rpm (2) you are already at speed to use the high powerband of the bike.

      With a lot of the reviews in youtube, I find one thing very peculiar. The ones that advocate that the MT is better, are the ones who mainly drive off road, and enjoy popping wheelies. While the CB advocates are those who are relaxed and just drive around casually.

      And that would be my conclusion. If you want a "fun" bike, with fun meaning popping wheelies and want to enjoy a faster 0-20 mph start, then go for an mt07. Which I would call a glorified dual sport bike. But if you want a more serious, long term bike, then go for a CB650f.

      about 10 months ago
    • Jeremy Cubs
      Jeremy Cubs In reply to aviduke

      aviduke Hi mate I'm very interested in this bike and I'm just worried about mpg, is 53mpg you're getting is it with frugal riding or bit of both? I'm no speed freak in anyway but loves the thrill of the road is clear lol. What's the best mpg can you really get from this beast? Thanks

      about 1 year ago
    • Rich Vogel
      Rich Vogel

      Cager (or anyone else)...between this or the yamaha xsr700 which is the better of the two?

      about 1 year ago
    • Dave Hudson
      Dave Hudson really need to get the revs up. Yer not makin power til 7000rpm

      about 1 year ago
    • Shaher AG
      Shaher AG

      Hi Cager, 2 years ago I view your review for this bike cb650f.. and month after that i get this machine.. tq for your review.. its very clear and its help me to make the right choice.. odo meter already 39k at now.. and its still feel fun to ride.

      about 1 year ago
    • Mike X
      Mike X

      Ohlins shock and fork inserts, IXIL L3X or Z8 full system, K&N air filter, aftermarket ECU tuning box and add some irresistible bling like fat bars and fancy levers . . . jobs a goodun!

      about 1 year ago
    • Yanier Olivera
      Yanier Olivera

      Just road tested one of these yesterday. I felt too many vibrations and simply not enough low end torque. Having to keep a motorcycle in the higher rpm range in order to feel a nice pull when needed, is just not practical to me, at least in city riding. For a bike that, here in Canada after taxes and fees you’re looking at about $11000, you would expect a bit more.

      Great video though!

      about 1 year ago
    • Darek Z
      Darek Z

      Hi Cager, can't decide between CB650F and Street Triple 675? Any advice please.

      about 1 year ago
    • Hazelrey

      hehehe 8:20

      about 1 year ago
    • aviduke

      I have followed your enjoyable and honest reviews for a while.. Today I put the deposit down on a cb650f black and red and now 5 hours later I see your review and it's 100% accurate. After falling out of love with motorcycles I wanted something to make me smile again. I can't afford a Street triple but the Honda today put some fun back I to bikes for me.

      about 2 years ago
    • curious

      Love his detail in this video "the brakes are single thingy"

      about 2 years ago
    • Jose Manuel Hermida
      Jose Manuel Hermida

      Good question b. Doesn't seem the volver will answer, prefers to listen to himself.

      about 2 years ago
    • bart zeegers
      bart zeegers

      would u advise to buy a new Suzuki sv650 or this one ?

      about 2 years ago
    • Jose Manuel Hermida
      Jose Manuel Hermida

      Hello again. In addition to waiting fora response from you, or anyone that would kindly give me their opinion, I would also like to ask why you have an NC750 instead of this one since you love it so much.

      about 2 years ago
    • Jose Manuel Hermida
      Jose Manuel Hermida

      Hi Cager, thanks for the great video. I am looking for a mid range bike after many years of not riding. I would use mostly on back roads in Spain, and in city. Hope not to have to upgrade bikes after two years. Would you recommend the CB500F or CB650F? Also which is better for city, MT07 or CB650F? Would you go for Suzuki 650SV over these? Would greatly appreciate your advice. jmh

      about 2 years ago
    • Silent Walker
      Silent Walker

      where is this place, cager?

      about 2 years ago
    • Lord Seth
      Lord Seth

      Rode this today and i fucking loved it , way better than the MT7 in my opinion. Way to go Honda!

      about 2 years ago
    • shawn newton Boxing
      shawn newton Boxing

      How do you rate this to the mt07? Which would u buy?

      about 2 years ago
    • CagerOnTwoWheels
      CagerOnTwoWheels In reply to shawn newton Boxing

      I'd go for the MT07. Engine is more fun (even though on paper its less powerfull). Lots of torque everywhere.
      The CB650F is a more "mature" bike, more "adult". The MT07 is fun, darkside, hooliganish, younger.
      MT07 is also smaller and feels more nimble, the CB has that "big bike" feel.

      about 2 years ago
    • rondar2

      Review is very nice as always but now I wanna go out cycling :o where is this place. It is perfect for cycling

      about 2 years ago