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Ferrous spines on the outer surface of the cylinder sleeves reduce oil consumption (and friction) with improved heat transfer.
A silent SV cam chain reduces frictional losses by using a Vanadium coating on its pins and the water pump – designed with CAE study of water flow – is compact, light and efficient.
Also, since she’s a four-cylinder – you can twist it all the way up to 11,000rpm.
The development team included many engineers in their twenties, selected to produce a bike with a focus on the younger customer.
Twin 320mm front and a single 240mm rear disc deliver the stopping power and you have 2-channel ABS as an option on the 2018 CB650F.
PGM-FI fuel injection is fed through a down-flow airbox and narrow 30mm high-velocity funnels, with intake gas flow routed in as straight a line as possible.
It operates with information from four separate throttle body sensors on 32mm throttle bores for crisp and accurate throttle response.
It’s been designed from the outset to put the rider fully in tune with the machine and offer arresting style, identity and attitude.
“Genuine middleweight four-cylinder motorcycles are an important Honda tradition.