The CB650R is a naked roadster, very good-looking, especially with its retro neo sports cafe design. The round LED headlight along with the sculpted fuel tanks, extension and the short, stubby rear section round off the overall look of the motorcycle in a complete manner. The 650 naked will be available in two colours, which are Candy Chromosphere Red and Matte Gunpowder Black Metallic. The CBR650R on the other hand, is a fully-faired supersport, with sharp styling, seen in the twin LED headlights and the overall sporty stance of the motorcycle. It will be available in Grand Prix Red and Matte Gunpowder Black Metallic.
Both motorcycles get Showa Separate Function Big Piston (SFF BP) forks up front which are adjustable for spring preload and a monoshock at the rear which gets 7-step adjustability. The motorcycles get twin disc brakes up front with radially mounted 4-piston callipers and a single disc at the rear, with a single-piston calliper. In terms of electronics, both bikes get dual-channel ABS along with Honda's Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) which optimises torque output at the rear wheel and reduces wheel-slip. The system can be switched off and on as well. The CB650R weighs in at 206 kg while the CBR650R weighs a portly 211 kg. In terms of rivals, the CB650R goes up against the Kawasaki Z650 while the CBR650R goes up against the Kawasaki Ninja 650.