Monday, 25 February 2019

Honda CBR 650F Vs Kawasaki Ninja 650

honda cbr 650f vs kawasaki ninja 650

The middleweight bike segment is doing the most rapid growth in the Indian market as Indian enthusiasts love to fully-faired bikes as Honda CBR, KTM Duke, and Kawasaki Ninja. One or two years ago, this segment was limited to only one couple of bikes but now the segment is filled with naked, full-faired and cruiser motorcycles. Now we are going to compare two motorcycles that have created a sensation in the middleweight segment named as Honda CBR 650F and Kawasaki Ninja 650.

Styling and Design

honda cbr 650f ninja 650 styling and design

Being Honda CBR's next flagship Honda CBR 650F gets a unique and fresh design. Its sharp curves and bulbous stance give a decent look to the bike. Its style is very impressive and detaches from a similar range of motorcycles. While the Kawasaki Ninja 650 is Ninja flagship's next bike. It comes to a razor sharp curves and a decent look. It also comes with dual headlamps on its front cowl. The Ninja 650 gives a uniqueness design as it is featured with a sport-inspired dual tone paint scheme. CBR 650F is loaded with split handlebar whereas Ninja is incorporated with the single handlebar.

Furthermore, the CBR 650F is featured with a single seat, while Ninja 650 is manufactured with a split seat that offers a comfortable riding.

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Riding Position

ninja 650 cbr 650f riding position

The Honda CBR 650F offers a dynamic balancing power as it is featured with 41mm hydraulic telescopic suspensions at the front side and 7 steps adjustable mono-shock at the rear. The curb weight of the bike is 215 KG. The motorcycle is also manufactured for travel a long distance as it is featured with a bulky fuel tank that holds 17.3 liters. On the other side, Ninja is also loaded with 41mm hydraulic telescopic suspensions at the front side and 7 steps adjustable mono-shock at the rear. The kerb weight of the bike is 211 KG and the motorcycle is incorporated with a small fuel tank that's fuel capacity of 15 liters.

Power and Performance

cbr 650f ninja 650 power and performance

The Honda CBR is powered by a liquid-cooled, parallel twin, 649cc engine, four strokes and 600cc engine that churns out a maximum power of 72.1 PS and a peak torque of 64 Nm. The total power delivers on the rear wheel by using a six-speed gearbox. While, the powering of Kawasaki Ninja 650 comes from a liquid-cooled, inline four, four strokes and a 649cc engine that produces a claimed power of 71 BHP at 8,500 RPM and a paramount torque of 60.5 Nm. Both bikes offer dynamic performance on the racing trace as it is featured with 649cc mills.

Safety Features

ninja 650 honda cbr650f safety features

Both motorcycles are manufactured with many safety points that include dual disc brakes, headlight, suspensions etc. The Honda CBR 650F's braking duties are managed by dual disc brake at the front side and a single disc brake at the rear. On the other hand, The Ninja 650 also is featured with same brakes that used in CBR 650F. Both motorcycles offer dynamic balancing power on the bad road as they are featured with 41mm hydraulic telescopic forks at the front and 7 steps adjustable mono-shock at a rear side. The Honda CBR 650F is in-house with a stunning headlight that offers clear visibility on the road in night riding. While the Ninja 650 is blessed with twin headlamps that give clear visibility in night and rattling look.

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Price and Colors

The Honda CBR 650F is selling on a price tag of INR 7,30,000 lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi). The middleweight motorcycle is available only one color option as Pearl Metalloid white.
On the other side, another Japanese giant, Kawasaki offers a street fighter, Ninja 650 to the Indian enthusiasts at the price of INR 5,32,329 lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi). This bike also receives only one paint scheme like Honda CBR 650F-Lime Green with Matte Black.

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Both bikes compete each-other in every section, but in case of pricing of the motorcycle, the Kawasaki Ninja 650 is ahead. But wait, CBR 650F is the costlier than Ninja 650. But there are many reasons to justify why is it the best and most practical bike in the comparison. CBR 650F is made a most affordable four-cylinder and fully faired bike in India. Look for the bike is very impressive.  CBR 650F offers a refined motor and enhances braking experience. Talking about the Ninja 650, bike arrived in country ago many years as Ninja 650R. The motorcycle feels as premium and rock solid. Moreover, the Kawasaki Ninja 650 needs more updation in three years old bike.


Honda CBR 650F Video

Kawasaki Ninja 650 Video

Thursday, 21 February 2019

Honda Upcoming Bikes in India 2019

The numerous two-wheeler makers are trying to capture the Indian two-wheeler market in 2019 by introducing their flagship and iconic motorcycle in the auto bazaar. As we know the Honda motorcycle is the leading brand in motorcycle manufacturing in India. The company is planning to launch new models in 2019. Check out the list here to get complete details of the Honda upcoming bikes and what the firm will offer in terms of power, mileage, price, features, etc.

Honda CBR400R:

The new 2019 Honda CBR400R is based on the updated CBR500R and shares styling, colour schemes, and even the powertrain but with lower displacement and power output. It gets a 399cc, liquid-cooled, parallel-twin engine which pumps out 46bhp at 9,000rpm and 38Nm of torque at 7,500 rpm via a mated 6-speed gearbox. Other than this, there is a slipper clutch and a new exhaust setup designed by Honda Racing. Among onboard features, it gets all LED lighting, fully digital instrument cluster and ABS as standard. Available in three colour options of Grand Prix Red, Pearl Glare White, and Matte Axis Grey Metallic, the motorcycle may be on brand’s card for Indian lineup.

  • Engine: 399cc
  • Power: 46 BHP
  • Torque: 38 Nm
  • Expected Price: 5.17 Lakh

Honda CB125R:

Honda CB125R is a premium naked bike which shares neo-retro styling from its elder sibling the CB1000R. Here in India, it is among Honda’s upcoming bikes in near future. Cool and super smooth in appearance the motorcycle gets alluring features like all LED lighting, tiny underslung exhaust, and steel swingarm as well. Powering for the bike comes from a liquid cooled 124.7cc single cylinder engine that makes out 13.1bhp at 10,000 rpm and peak torque at 8,000rpm. This comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox. Other attributes which will pull the audience includes inverted LCD dash with backlight, 41mm USD forks and rear monoshock from Showa, and Nissin sourced disc brakes at both wheels.
  • Engine: 124.7cc
  • Power: 13.1 BHP
  • Torque: 10 Nm
  • Expected Price: 1.10 Lakh

Honda CBR150R:

Honda CBR150R, the youngest member in the CBR family has been updated for the 2019 Calendar year. It gets new graphics job including the Repsol racing livery. There’s a larger windscreen, dual LED headlights and LED turn indicators as well on the new 2019 CBR150R. Other new features include petal disc brakes, five-step adjustable front, and rear suspension as well as the instrument cluster. The powering comes from the 149cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine which makes out 16.8 BHP and 14.4 Nm of torque via a six-speed gearbox. Here in India, it is expected by 2019 at the price tag around INR 1.40 lakhs (ex-showroom).

  • Engine: 149
  • Power: 16.8 BHP
  • Torque: 14.4 Nm
  • Expected Price: 1.40 Lakh

Honda CBR650R:

Honda CBR650R is a sport-tourer which has showcased globally in its 2019 model year version at the passed EICMA motorcycle show last year. Here in India, it is slated to hit the country early this year. The 2019 Honda CBR 650R which draws styling inspiration from its elder sibling, the CBR1000RR Fireblade, is the model with comprehensive updates. It now receives larger intake, exhaust system which along with the updated powertrain 649cc liquid-cooled in-line four-cylinder engine supplies an improved performance. The churned power output from the said powertrain stands at 95bhp and 64Nm via a mated six-speed gearbox transmission.

  • Engine: 649 cc
  • Power: 93.81 BHP
  • Torque: 64 Nm
  • Expected Price: 7.50 Lakh

Honda CB 150R:

Honda motorcycle will bring a new sports bike, named Honda CB150R in Indian auto market. It receives a refreshed, muscular and aggressive design. The front of the motorcycle is equipped with two level headlight in a newly designed, sharper fairing. Conventional blinker has been replaced by the LED blinkers that are high mounted, as the same as the previous model CB Unicorn 160. The CB150R receives high mounted handlebar which provides a comfortable riding on the rugged road. The exhaust loses the curvy look for the new dual tone, two-piece unit. Another new welcome change is the fully digital instrument panel.

Honda CB150R
  • Engine: 149.6cc
  • Power: 16.8 BHP
  • Torque: 13.8 Nm
  • Expected Price: 1 Lakh

Honda CBR 500R:

The Honda CBR 500R is middleweight motorcycle that's bodywork inspired by CBR series. Its full of improvement, a new muffler improve the mas of centralization, gear shift feel, along with a newly adjustable brake lever and a hinged fuel cap for added convenience. The Chassis tuned especially for sports riding, the steel tube frame. This is a perfect choice for the new riders, who appreciates a great do it all street bike, the CBR500 will be also an affordable choice. This bike has also a full line of available Honda Genuine accessories including a sports screen, color matched passenger seat cowl and carbon look accents.
Honda CBR500R
  • Engine: 471cc
  • Power: 46.9 BHP
  • Torque: 43 Nm
  • Expected Price: 4.5 Lakh

Honda CBR 300R:

The CBR 300R is also ready to launch in 2019, but the company has not released any information about its launching date, the CBR 300R will compete against its competitor such as Ninja 250. It will be the most affordable bike from Honda that will meet with your requirement. The CBR 300R will offer an outstanding performance as it comes with a 286cc engine and PGM-Fuel Injection system that offers outstanding performance. Furthermore, it is blessed with an anti-lock braking system.

Honda CBR300R
  • Engine: 286cc
  • Power: 30 BHP
  • Torque: 27 Nm
  • Expected Price: 2.5 Lakh

Honda CX-01 S:

Honda has unveiled its new model, Honda CX 01 in the Indian auto market. This is a crossover motorcycle which is meant to be an equally capable machine both on and off road. It is totally designed and developed in India by the Honda R&D at Manesar. CX 01 attracts the audience by its ultimate looks and designs but the most attractive part of it headlight, which reminds us of the 'Transformers'. This is a better concept in the 160cc bikes. For design and technology, the bike is a better concept for the youth for its sporty look. The bike is made by keeping the Indian road in mind, ground clearance is high and the suspension is tuned for longer traveler range. It means the bike can be the ride on rugged roads.
Honda CX-01
  • Engine: 249.6cc
  • Power: 25 BHP
  • Torque: 23 Nm
  • Expected Price: 1.3 Lakh