On the surface, the 2017 Honda CBR650F and its naked sibling the CB650F don’t look much different than their 2016 versions apart from their new graphic schemes.
The overall visual design, including their oh-s0-sexy cascading header pipes are back, and the underslung silencer has only a slightly different shape. Underneath the familiar skin, however, are a few updates that further refine Honda’s two 650 models.
Honda shortened the air intake funnels for the 649cc inline-Four while adding a dual-pass internal structure (rather than triple-pass) in the exhaust to improve the overall intake and exhaust flow management. The result is a 4 hp increase in peak power output to 89.8 hp at 11000 rpm while maximum torque increased by three-quarters of a pound-foot to 47.2 lb-ft. at 8000 rpm.
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