Honda CBR650F & Its Top Rivals
Planning to buy a sports bike below Rs.8 Lakh mark in India? Check out this quick comparison review between Honda CBR650F, Kawasaki Ninja 650 and Benelli TNT 600 GT.
Honda Motorcycle & Scooters India (HMSI) has finally launched the updated version of their popular sports bike – Honda CBR650F with a price tag of Rs.7.3 lakhs (Ex-Showroom) in India. At its price tag, the Honda CBR650F facelift variant is undoubtedly one of the best bikes under Rs.8 lakh segment. This sports bike was first launched in August 2015, and since then it has managed to attract a lot of young Indian bikers. The new facelift variant will definitely add many more new customers for HMSI.
The Kawasaki Ninja 650 and Benelli TNT 600 GT are the closest rivals to the updated Honda CBR650F. Let’s have a quick comparison of these three sports bike.
Honda CBR650F vs. Kawasaki Ninja 650 vs. Benelli TNT 600 GT
Design & Styling
It won’t be justified to compare the design and styling of these three sports bike as all of them are simply great in this aspect. The style definition of Honda, Kawasaki and Benelli are different from each other, which is showcased in the appearance and build design of these three sports bike. However, picking any one of these three won’t justify to the other two.
The Honda CBR650F is powered by a 649cc liquid cooled inline 4-cylinder engine featuring fuel injection technology. It churns 87PS of maximum power at 11,000rpm and 64NM of maximum torque at 8,000rpm. It is coupled with a six speed gearbox, which according to Honda is the smoothest and fastest till date.
The Kawasaki Ninja 650 is powered by a 649cc Liquid-cooled, DOHC 8 Valve 4-stroke, parallel Twin-cylinder engine that churns 72PS of maximum power at 8,500rpm and 64NM of maximum torque at 7,000rpm.The Benelli TNT 600 GT is powered by a 600cc Liquid cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC in-line four cylinder engine that generated 85PS of maximum power at 11500rpm and 54.6NM of maximum torque at 10,500rpm. Other than the Kawasaki Ninja, both Honda and Benelli bikes have four-cylinder engines.
|Honda CBR650F||NINJA 650||BENELLI TNT 600 GT|
|Ground Clearance (mm)||130||150||150|
|Fuel Tank Capacity (Litre)||17.4||15.5||27|
Tyres and Brakes
|Tyre Size||Honda CBR650F||NINJA 650||BENELLI TNT 600 GT|
|Front||120/70ZR-17||120/70-17 ZR17||120/70-17 ZR17|
|Front Brake (mm)||Two-piston calipers with dual 320mm discs||Dual 300 mm petal discs with two-piston calipers||Hydraulic Dual Disc Brakes|
|Rear Brake (mm)||Single-caliper 240mm disc||Single 220 mm petal disc with single-piston caliper||Hydraulic Single Disc Brake|
Price in India
Honda CBR650F – Rs. 7,30,000 (Ex-Showroom, New Delhi)
Kawasaki Ninja 650 – Rs. 5,77,402 (Ex-Showroom, New Delhi)
Benelli TNT 600 GT – Rs. 6,01,000 (Ex-Showroom, New Delhi)
While comparing the prices, it can be clearly seen that the Honda CBR650F is the most expensive bike, while the Kawasaki Ninja 650 is the cheapest. The Benelli TNT 600 GT lies between the two.
Which sports bike out of these three you own or are planning to buy? Do share your thoughts and comments in the section below.