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Honda CB650R (2019+) Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

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This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the Honda CB650R.

This maintenance schedule applies to the Honda CB650R from launch (2019) until today. It’s quite similar to the CBR650R, which has the same underlying internals.

The Honda CB650R isn’t just a re-skinned CB650F. The engine and suspension were also reworked, making altogether a much more compelling motorcycle. It revs higher, and feels a lot more taut.

The CB650R is a naked bike comes is a middleweight motorcycle in the “Neo Sports” category, along with the larger CB1000R and the smaller CB300R.

The CB650R has a 649cc, liquid-cooled, in-line four-cylinder engine that produces 69 kW (93 hp) and 64 Nm of torque. It is then paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox that uses a chain final drive. It comes with the Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) which controls the engine’s torque output.

In some markets, the Honda CB650R is available in de-tuned format. Don’t fear — the maintenance schedule (and parts needed) for the LAMS or A2-compliant version is the same.

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What you need to service the Honda CB650R — Parts and Tools

If you’re servicing your CB650R, aside from general motorcycle maintenance tools, you’ll need a few specific parts.

PartHonda CB650R/CBR650R spec
Engine oilHonda recommends SAE 10W-30, JASO T 903 standard MA, like Pro Honda GN4, which is very available and affordable. Use a torque wrench to tighten the bolt to 30 Nm (22 lb-ft).
Oil filterHonda’s standard part number for the oil filter is 15410-MFJ-D01 (for many motorcycles). Tighten it to 26 Nm (19 lb-ft). You can also use Hiflofiltro HF204RC (better quality) for the oil filter.
Engine coolantUse Honda Long-life Coolant, which is based on ethylene glycol.
Spark PlugsUse NGK IMR9E-9HES. This is what the manual suggests. Make sure it’s gapped correctly to 0.8-0.9mm (get a gapping tool) and torqued correctly (use a torque wrench).
Air filterHonda OEM part number is 17210-MKN-D50. You can also get the K&N equivalent, HA-6414.
Brake fluidHonda recommends Honda DOT 4.
Brake padsFor the front, you need two pairs of brake pads (OEM: 06455-MKN-D51, EBC: FA679HH), and for the rear you need one (OEM: 06435-MGZ-J01, EBC: FA496HH). (Here’s a combined CB650R/CBR650R brake pad change kit.)
Honda CB650R and CBR650R maintenance parts

And the following general consumables are useful as well.

motorcycle maintenance tools - paddock standPaddock Stand — Makes maintaining your chain or doing other maintenance much easier.
motorcycle maintenance tools - motul chain pasteMotul chain paste — one of the most highly-regarded chain lubes. Easy to apply, doesn’t fling off. If you need more stuff, get the Motul chain care kit as an affordable package.
Valvoline full synthetic lithium soap-based greaseAlways good to have on hand lithium soap-based grease for lubing external pivot points (like the swingarm) and bearings.
motorcycle maintenance - cable lubricantUse Protect all cable life to lubricate your cables and controls.
General motorcycle maintenance consumables

Honda CB650R Maintenance Schedule

Below is the maintenance schedule for the Honda CB650R.

The maintenance for the Honda CB650R is broken into two sections: Emission-Related Items and Non-Emission-Related Items.

Each service item is also rated with a difficulty level, which is nice because Honda is assuming that people will service their own motorcycles!

Difficulty levels (per Honda)

  • X: Intermediate. We recommend service by your Honda dealer, unless you have the necessary tools and are mechanically skilled.
  • XX: Technical. In the interest of safety, have your motorcycle serviced by your dealer. (many people still do these)

Maintenance Procedures:

  • I: Inspect and clean, adjust, lubricate, or replace, if necessary
  • R: Replace
  • L: Lubricate
  • C: Clean


  1. At higher odometer readings, repeat at the frequency interval established here.
  2. Service more frequently if the motorcycle is ridden in unusually wet or dusty areas.
  3. 50 STATE type (meets California)
  4. Replacement requires mechanical skill.
‘000 mi0.64812162024
Dif.‘000 km16.412.819.225.63238.4Or every…
XFuel LineIII
XThrottle OperationIII
Air Cleaner*2 (HA-6414)RR
XSpark Plug (IMR9E-9HES)Every 16,000 mi (25,600 km) : I Every 32,000 mi (51,200 km) : R
XValve ClearanceI
Engine Oil (Pro Honda GN4)RRRRReplace every 1 year
Engine Oil Filter (HF204RC)RR
XEngine Idle SpeedIII
Radiator Coolant *4 (Honda Coolant)IIIReplace every 3 Years
XCooling SystemIII
XSecondary Air Supply SystemI
XEvaporative Emission Control System*3I
Drive Chain (Motul Chain Paste)Every 600 mi (1000 km): I L
Brake Fluid*4 (Honda DOT 4)IIIIIIReplace every 2 years
Brake Pads WearIIIIII
Brake SystemIII
Brake Light SwitchIII
Headlight AimIII
Clutch SystemIIIIII
Side StandIII
XNuts, Bolts, FastenersIII
XXSteering Head BearingsIII
Honda CB650R maintenance schedule

Tyre size and tyre pressure for the Honda CB650R

The Honda CB650R has the following tyres, tyre sizes, and pressures standard:

TyreSizeRecommended brandPressure (cold)
Front120/70ZR17M/C(58W)METZELER ROADTEC 0136 psi (250 kPa, 2.50 kgf/cm2)
Rear180/55ZR17M/C(73W)METZELER ROADTEC 01 E42 psi (290 kPa, 2.90 kgf/cm2)
Honda CB650R tyre specs

About the Honda CB650R

The Honda CB650R was introduced in 2019. It’s a “Neo Sports” type motorcycle, which means a naked bike that has a few retro touches like a round front headlight.

The CB650R is the naked sibling to the CBR650R, the more “everyday” sports bike with a balanced torque curve compared to its stablemate the CBR600RR.

The heart of the CB650R is its 649-cc, liquid-cooled inline-four-cylinder engine. It’s a classic Japanese sport-bike engine with a sky-high redline of 12,800 rpm. The engine is very smooth in how it makes power, and the throttle is well-tuned.

The CB’s engine makes its peak power just 800 rpm below redline. Honda USA doesn’t publish horsepower figures for its motorcycles, but the Euro version of the bike is rated for 93 horsepower. Even though peak power is made high up, the torque curve is very accessible, with plenty of torque down low and no massive rush as you increase past 6-8K rpm.

This bike comes with the Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) which controls the engine’s torque output by detecting differences in the slip ratio between front and rear wheels.

As for safety and security features, the CB650R is fitted with a dual-channel ABS, the aforementioned LED lights add that crucial visibility for the road, and the Honda Intelligent Security System (HISS).

Manual for the Honda CB650R

Honda CB650R Maintenance Schedule Screenshot From Manual

The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the Honda CB650R.

You can download it here.

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