The Honda CBR650R is the bike of choice for those motorcyclists who desire two-wheel potency and flair on public roads. This CBR looks the real deal – indeed, it is the real deal, one that offers more riding room and greater comfort than a pure racer. Nevertheless, it’s more than capable of holding its own on the track. Think of it more as a sports tourer than simply a sports-focused racer.
Even on relatively close inspection, the CBR650R has the appearance of the Fireblade, and the comparison is apt since it’s capable of a maximum 138mph. Certainly, this is a bike which is designed as much for taking part in competition as it is for riding on city streets, country lanes and motorways.