2019-2020 CB650R and CBR650R

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by cabanza, Jul 26, 2018.

  1. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer Supporter

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    It is a total pussycat down low. I wish they would tune the 1000 with more aggressive response in the low to mid-range. Jekyll and Hyde bike.
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  2. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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    The CB650R is officially out!!! :D

    It's out in Florida so it shouldn't be long until it comes to Texas

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  3. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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    Yum!

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  4. Cactus67

    Cactus67 Been here awhile Supporter

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    I wonder if the ABS models will be few and far between, like it was with the CB300R...

    A multi line dealer is getting one non-ABS model in the next week they said. But another higher volume single line dealer tells me the ABS model will be early June!
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  5. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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    ABS is nice but it's not a deal breaker for me.
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  6. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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    Local dealer has both non ABS and ABS versions. I am going to check them out this weekend.. :clap

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  7. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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    And the CBR650R is there too! Can't wait!

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  8. Smaug1

    Smaug1 '19 Kawasaki Versys 1000, '15 SMax

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    There was concern earlier in the thread about shim-under-bucket valves. I wouldn't be concerned about that. Adjust them at 25k (if needed) and they don't move after that.

    What I'd be more concerned with is the lack of a rear subframe for luggage mounting. Then, they have that big stalk going back there for the plate; yuck. I guess I'm getting old. I'm sure it's a great bike.
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  9. Skidmarkart

    Skidmarkart Dirty Middle Age Man Supporter

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    I want the 1k, but these are both just great looking bikes. I really like what Honda is putting out these days in terms of design. They have the widest and wildest design line-up in motorcycling.
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  10. Turismo9999

    Turismo9999 Been here awhile Supporter

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    This is the bike I want. Going to wait a year or maybe 2, I'm hoping for a red,white, and blue version.
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  11. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    Take some pictures.
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  12. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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    I saw the beasts in person today!

    Beautiful bikes! I like the CB better than the CBR but the CBR's lines look really nice. They had the 2018 and 2019 side by side and you can definitely tell the difference between the models too.

    The CBR is a bit lower than its predecessor but it's still a comfortable riding position. Everything on the bike exudes quality.

    The new CB makes the previous model look really old. The bike is and feels better in every way. I almost, but only almost, pulled the trigger. Everything is right: the bike and the deal but I just don't know if I'm ready to spend $9,600 OTD.

    Pics and never happened - I am 6 ft tall with a 32 inseam

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  13. Cactus67

    Cactus67 Been here awhile Supporter

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    The CB650F looked old when it was new. That Tamagotchi dash was hideous.

    Hopefully the CB650R sells better. Sounds like a winner.
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  14. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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    I am looking at several bikes at the moment but I seem to be coming back to this one.

    I used to have a Honda 919. The CB650R should be close to it... A little less powerful... A little less weight...
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  15. Tytan

    Tytan Been here awhile

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    Pic of a friends new bike he put a deposit on one at the bike show in January and just picked it up last week they finally made it to Canada. I rode it for about 15mins feels nice and light very quick handling compared to my Hinckley Triumphs typical in line four it doesn't have much low end grunt and doesn't come alive until around 6K. Typical Honda fit and finish are excellent.

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  16. AwDang

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    Really like the looks of the bike, but I’m not seeing the advantage of this over a Street Triple
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  17. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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    SW Motech makes a nice set of soft luggage for the 650R

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  18. outdoorsman

    outdoorsman Lets Ride! Supporter

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    I've been known to go for bikes based on looks alone, kinda like my women. :D
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  19. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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    The base Street Triple has a $9,950 MSRP but as soon as you get to the color on the configurator, it jumps to $10,200. The CB650R has a $8,899 MSRP. That's a difference of $1,300 between the two. Not sure the Triumph commands that premium over the Honda.
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  20. AwDang

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    Go ride one
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