The road traffic has always been a menace in our country, and in case of motorcycles we have always been seeing accidents north of 1,35,000 every year. And the misery further grows when it takes the government to being in reforms and mandate things because we ourselves do not demand it from the manufacturers.
After the launch of the Honda CBR 650F, our Facebook walls are filled with a lot of enthusiasm for the Kawasaki Z800. Yes, it’s a bit bizarre to see the enthusiasm for an old motorcycle over the new one launched now. Though, there are fair bit of reasons for comparing these bikes to each other, both of them have got an inline-4 motor and the price tags are roughly same too.
DSK Benelli has launched their TNT 600i and TNT 600GT at a price tag of Rs 5.15 Lacs and Rs 5.62 Lacs respectively (Both prices Ex-showroom, Delhi). The other competitors for Honda CBR 650F would be Triumph Street Triple and Kawasaki Z800, out of these two the Street Triple stands a little low because it has triple cylinder engine against the Kwaker.
Right before the launch event some spy shots taken from the venue suggested that the CBR650F launch would be inevitable this time, but Honda seemed to be little reluctant while doing so and we had only those 5 updated products from Honda that day.
Honda CBR 650F is a Sport-Tourer motorcycle which is bound to be launched in India by next financial year. Honda showcased this bike at 2014 Indian Auto Expo. The Middle-weight sports bike segment is the most loved sports bike class. The bikers upgrading from quarter litre class have their eyes on this segment. This segment basically has 600cc motorcycles which are lighter and much easier to maneuver for rookies.