After updating their litre naked for this year, Honda have shown a 650cc concept, which is expected to replace the CB650F. If the CB650F’s styling was a bit boring, the concept looks anything but. The styling combines modern elements to retro with its aggressive, streetfighter’esque stance, short tail and modern take on a round headlight.
If we learned anything from the CB1000R update, the new 650cc model, presumably called CB650R, will be launched later this autumn and the model will hit the dealers in the spring. Expect the mechanicals stay identical to the old model, which means easy and agile handling, comfortable suspension and an engine that’s extremely Honda in its massive flexibility.