Honda unveils the all-new CBR650R | The Manila Times

The Honda CBR650R has finally arrived on Philippine shores. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

HONDA Philippines Inc. (HPI), the country’s largest motorcycle manufacturer, has brought to local shores another super sports bike that will turn everyone’s head: the all-new CBR650R as a model of the year 2022.

Packed with promising features ranging from performance to styling, it packs a sporty performance punch starting with its liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, 16-valve, DOHC, Euro 5 compliant inline 4-cylinder engine.

With its maximum power of 70.0 kW at 2,000 rpm and maximum torque of 63.0 Nm at 9,500 rpm, the engine delivers a powerful mid-range punch and a zip to the top of the odometer . The CBR650R is also equipped with an assist/spin clutch, which allows shifts with little effort on the lever and keeps the wheel on the ground even during the fastest downshifts.

Another feature that will knock its rivals off their feet is the incredible handling qualities, powered by fine-tuned front and rear suspension settings, 41mm SFF-BP USD (Showa) front forks for a smooth ride, while the braking system is managed by dual fronts 310mm x 4.5mm disc with Nissin radial mount 4-piston calipers and a 240mm x 5mm disc with single-piston caliper in the rear, made in Steel Diamond Frame Type. It also has a 2-channel anti-lock braking system.

The all-new CBR650R also features brighter headlights that provide visibility on the go. Another feature is its full LED lighting system for an even more powerful beam, which helps the rider through dark areas. Plus, the negative-display LCD meter panel provides visibility with advanced information such as gear position, digital speedometer, fuel economy, water temperature gauge, and fuel gauge. shifting to keep the rider moving.

Emergency Stop Signal (ESS) technology is a useful feature to provide double safety to the driver on the road. It detects sudden braking or if it is necessary to stop unexpectedly, it automatically activates the hazard warning light, which flashes at high speed to warn nearby vehicles.

Additionally, it features a decidedly powerful Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) for traction control on slippery surfaces or in aggressive driving conditions by allowing the system to adjust its engine output to optimize torque at the rear wheel, minimizing wheel spin.

Also for therapy

According to a study conducted by neuroscientist Dr. Don Vaughn and published in Brain Research, riding a motorcycle increases sensory focus and improves resilience to distraction. It also increases adrenaline levels and heart rate, and decreases the stress hormone cortisol.

The result underlines that driving a motorcycle reduced hormonal biomarkers of stress by 25%. Sensory focus was also improved while driving, and brain activity suggested an increase in alertness similar to drinking a cup of coffee. Although coffee is a default, nothing compares to the joy and excitement that a weekend can bring.

The all-new CBR650R might be just the ticket to kick-start the long weekend commute habit. It is available at all Honda flagship stores nationwide from February 15 with an SRP of P530,000.

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